The Horse and Groom Wilmington

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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
We are excited to welcome you to our friendly, recently refurbished pub situated in Wilmington. The Horse and Groom is the perfect place to pop in for a quick bite and a pint (or two!), or to indulge in a delicious meal and a nice bottle from our extensive wine list. Here at The Horse & Groom we're proud to serve a selection of classic British dishes with a modern twist every day of the week. Freshly prepared on site, all of our dishes will use locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible. So whether you fancy a hearty homemade stew or a nibble on one of our delicious handmade scotch eggs - there’s sure to be something to suit all. Sundays we will be serving quality roast dinners from 12pm to 9pm and booking is recommended.
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Been here a few times the food is normally great but had the roast for the first time and the meats were quite fatty and the menu was smaller then normal !

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RenataS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice pub, great seating outside, pets friendly to sit outside. Went for Sunday lunch. Apart from choices of roast the rest of menu poor. So if you don’t like Sunday roast, go other days of the week. Not great value for money, food was very average for what you pay. For us it is handy pub as we can walk there and everyone can have a drink.

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SergioG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good overall service, staff friendly and value for money

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DavidW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We booked the Horse & Groom for a friends birthday, but quite honestly i wished i had gone elsewhere. It was like a staff canteen rather than a restaurant, the noise there you could hardly hear yourself. The menu wasn't what I expected, nothing special the usual burgers, steak & chips. Plus why is it that all vegetables now seem to be barely cooked, just because it's fashionable, I hate it! The price was quite reasonable but I don't think we will be returning. Very poor, I have been to much better pub restaurants with a better menu.

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Camin3103
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

What a pity this pub/restaurant has changed hands, they appear to have firgotten what makes for an enjoyable dining experience - good food and efficient service.
The good was OK but lacking flair and flavour and, in this case the ability to cook risotto. The service was terrible. 30 minute before getting our starters (and that needed promoting) and another 45 for the mains (again prompted). Good job it wasn’t busy, they expect the table back within a 2 hour window.
Would we return, definitely not, far too many places that do value their customers.
What a pity, this was a good place to visit.

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Booked a table for 2 didn't get seating till 2:20 couldn't have the stars I'm just because it was getting too late and we had to leave disappointed as it was my sister in laws birthday and I was going to do something with a candle but I didn't get to do it but never mind overall the service was good bit slow you had to keep calling them if you needed anything dinner was absolutely lovely can't thought that I think some of it is a bit over priced specially for a roast dinner but I do recommend a food

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GeordieGirl
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic evening great choice of food, staff very friendly great place

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wendyl
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, polite staff and dog friendly. Nice pub for meeting friends or family.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was lovely. But service was very slow. Had to keep chasing drinks and food . Had a lovely evening though
Nice busy pub / restaurant. Would definitely recommend

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Sues
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Not as good as it used to be. Food is good and the service is excellent. The menu is not that inspiring.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely service. The roast was delicious. The putts and dips starter was a bit pricey for what it was. Lovely pub, can be loud and hot at times!

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LaurenW
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really lovely meal. Service was slow - but didn’t necessarily bother us as we were enjoying each other’s company and catching up.

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EveO
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our first time here celebrating a milestone birthday. The food and service was good, but we were a bit squashed on our table and it was unbearably hot where we were seated in front of the kitchen. So much so that it was too uncomfortable to fully enjoy your food.
Would return but would request table away from the kitchen. Staff we friendly and polite and brought out birthday cake and sang happy birthday making celebration feel special

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PatsyF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing lunch here on Sunday. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was even better. Was a tad noisy but expected as it was bank holiday Sunday but once seated in the restaurant area it was a lot better. Will definitely be returning. Would rate higher if I could!!

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LesP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent meal, and was good value for money. Would have no hesitation in recommending other to visit. Staff friendly which makes your visit to the restaurant/pub even more enjoyable. Only issue was when restaurant is full, can be noisy and difficult to hold a conversation.

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ChrisA
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 colleagues had a lively and lovely meal. Lovely staff, varied menu and good beer.

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KathrynH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Lovely restaurant and lovely garden in nice weather Been a few times and my only comment would be that when very busy can be quite noisy but I'm sure this is just acoustics.

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Kelly
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was a nice family place, staff were welcoming & food ordered was serviced efficiently & was lovely too.
The only downside to the restaurant is the parking, the car park is small for the number of customers they receive within a night, so we had to park in a road adjacent to the restaurant & walk round.

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The management were so helpful and made us feel most welcome. The Horse & Groom is a lovely venue especially in good weather.

The service was spot on - Thank you

JG
JillG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening staff excellent food excellent and a lovely ambiance

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Ryan
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Once again, we had a superb diner at the Horse and Groom. The service was very attentive.

The roast dinner is the best in the area .... very tasty, flavoursome and importantly crispy roast potatoes. Excellent.

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SaraA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been before & been better. Was a busy sunny day but service was slow - would have ordered pudding but no one came back. 20 mins to get our drinks. Pulled pork wasnt good either. We like it here but on this visit was poor. sorry!

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SandraL
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this gastro pub.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebrated my mothers 87th birthday here on Sunday 14 April 2019. Had a really lovely meal served by various very friendly, efficient staff, the food was really good and had no complaints. The only two down-sides were 1. the lack of parking, the car park is way too small in relation to the amount of tables in the restaurant and I had to park about a five minute walk away which is not the end of the world, however my mother has trouble walking and although my sister managed to get the last disabled parking bay it is something that other people may want to be aware of. Also the amount of large family gatherings meant the noise levels were really high at times, it felt a bit like a canteen with the very high background noise. All in all a really good meal, good value with excellent staff. Thank you. Christine

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LisaS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy eating here. The food was very good, all three courses. Service was friendly, we waited a while for our starters to be cleared but it was busy so not too much of a problem. The only thing to mention is that it’s quite noisy there. Fortunately we were in a corner so not as loud as when you’re in the middle of the room. Would go again though.

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Judrop
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal, but very noisy that evening, with a huge table & lots of kids! Would definitely recommend, as have been before & it’s a great pub!

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SheilaB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We went for lunch on Wednesday last. The food was a huge disappointment. The starters were just about acceptable, although the pate had a skin where it had been sitting about for too long. 3 of the main courses were miserable. The Vegan salad bowl was a mishmash of ingredients with no cohesion. The vegetarian curry had overcooked soggy vegetables. Limp broccoli is very unpleasant. The accoustics are awful with nothing to soften the noise. All in all best to stay at home.

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Clerk
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !
Great food !
We had a really enjoyable evening .
Would highly recommend the horse and groom in Wilmington.

DS
DianeS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience4

My meal was sent back because the veg was so undercooked it was almost raw. The staff service was excellent and I was offered a different meal which I accepted, but even then the veg was so undercooked it was impossible to eat.
Really wouldn’t order a dish with veg there again.

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Foodie
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - Sunday roast. great service as always.

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Bettybooploveswine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Even though the pub it’s self and staff were very friendly and service was good , 3 hours after eating there I was very ill ,
May just have been me but obviously wouldn’t go back

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ValentinaG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food & service was very good..no complaints there. It was very very noisy though..because the bar was very busy & it is all open plan the constant noise from the bar travels to the restaurant areas. It made it impossible to have a conversation with our meal and unfortunately my mother whose birthday it was left with a headache. Will probably go again but not for a family meal.

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MarkS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and excellent food made a great evening

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Lesley
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab on toast starter was excellent and particularly good value

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Jazzy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and good choice of wines, staff were very helpful and polite, I can not recommend enough

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Foodie
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous roast dinner. Great service and friendly staff as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our third visit since Christmas and our most recent visit didn't quite hit the spot. It was very busy the night we went so it was very loud, meaning we had to talk quite loudly too. The food was lovely although a little overpriced I think, for the amount you get, however, the setting makes up for that. Let down by the time we had to wait for our desserts - ice cream - had to wait nearly half an hour; I think they forgot us. Overall, not as good as previous visits but will more than likely return.

CT
CliveT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Very pleased with everything in particular the staff

KT
KealeyT
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here. The food is always spot on and the service is always so welcoming and lovely. Would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Staff should be prepared to offer customers an acceptable form of recompense when food is of an unacceptable standard ... not argue with customers!
Really disappointed at this treatment.
A waitress, to whine we explained why we would not be leaving any gratuity on this occasion, also agreed this was unacceptable

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The Horse and Groom Wilmington is rated 4.4 stars by 986 OpenTable diners.