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The Cock Horse - Detling, Kent
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 17.768 E 000° 34.237
31U E 330629 N 5685560
Quick Description: The Cock Horse Inn, a 14th Century inn situated just off the M20 north of Maidstone, standing right on the Pilgrims Way.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/3/2019 11:23:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM11815
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
"This 14th Century inn is situated just off the M20 north of Maidstone and stands right on the Pilgrims Way. This is a very ancient trackway which runs between Winchester and Canterbury and was already an important West – East trade route in pre-Roman times, between 500 and 450BC. There has been an inn on the spot since the 14th Century, and it stands at the foot of the steep North Downs escarpment. The name is derived from the need to supply a “cock” or trace horse to provide the necessary horsepower to get stage coaches and heavy carts up the hill. The stables can still be seen at the rear of the building. Although there has been some alteration over the years there are still a lot of the original features still in place helping to create a warm and friendly atmosphere."

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"This 14th century pub with restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, serving freshly cooked food every day. Refitted Feb 2016 after new licensees took over. The name derives from the necessity for a ‘cock’ or heavy horse to provide assistance in getting coaches up the steep gradient. It is popular with walkers on the Pilgrim's Way. A small selection of RAF Detling memorabilia can be viewed on the walls."

SOURCE - (visit link)

Opening Times -
Monday 5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday Midday - 11.00 pm
Wednesday Midday - 11.00 pm
Thursday Midday - 11.00 pm
Friday Midday - Midnight
Saturday Midday - Midnight
Sunday Midday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times -
6 - 8.30 Mon
12 - 4, 6 - 8.30 Tue - Sat
12 - 4 Sun
Real Ale: yes

Bar Food Available: yes

Restaurant: yes

Dogs Allowed: yes

Garden: yes

CAMRA Listed: yes

Beer brewed on site: no

Website: [Web Link]

Children Allowed: Not listed

Accommodation: Not Listed

General comments: Not listed

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