The Horse and Groom Wilmington

4.5
984 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 9pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
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Phone number
01322 290056
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
Large car park available for guests.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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SG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good overall service, staff friendly and value for money

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DW
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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CA
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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w
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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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S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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LW
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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EO
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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PF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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LP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CA
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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DW
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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JG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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CT
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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LS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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SB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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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C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

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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F
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - Sunday roast. great service as always.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 3

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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VG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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MS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and excellent food made a great evening

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L
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab on toast starter was excellent and particularly good value

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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F
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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CT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KT
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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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LS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and so were staff, very attentive and friendly!

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