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The Stag Maidstone

3.9
29 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for a Date
An enchanting, traditional style pub, complete with exposed wooden beams and bare brick walls, The Stag offers Maidstone diners a wealth of wondrous dishes in a comfortable environment. Serving eclectic menus for all tastes, including an extensive vegan friendly menu, The Stag serves as a grand location for all rumbling stomachs.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Vegetarian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00
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Phone number
01622 296420
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Wine
What 29 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Brilliant what more can I say, waitress extremely helpful, all friendly

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4.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Superb Sunday roast with friendly and attentive staff.
Definitely recommend

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1.0Dined on 8 April 2018

the waiter who attended to us was really friendly and good but the food was poor quality. roast Beef was raw, veggies was dry. There’s nothing especially about it to be honest. I tried their steak as well couple of weeks ago and it gave me runs.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

I loved this place! The atmosphere was perfect - chilled and cosy and the decor was a nice mix between contemporary and traditional.
The main reason we ate here was we had heard they offered a vegan menu which we were keen to try and we werent disappointed! There were lots of choices and the food was delicious! Its so nice to see more and more restaurants recognising the ever increasing popular choice to become vegan and eat with compassion and kindness. The fact there there is a whole vegan menu here rather than just one or two dishes is nothing short of FABULOUS! Really encouraging and inspiring. Thank you so much for this and we shall definitely be back as a result!

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Great food and service always personable and not just a run of the mill place. Beer choice is varied and differs from the standard chain choices.

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Lovely meal in a nice comfortable environment-
Staff all friendly and welcoming and with the group in excellent value for money

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

The stag, was a friendly place. Me and the Mr enjoyed our steak Meal. It was cooked to perfection. Staff were there when needed. Great place for date night. *

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4.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Food quality and the service was very good. Only thing is food could have been a little warmer.

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2017

Staff were very helpful and welcoming, food was lovely, would definitely eat there again.

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3.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Afternoon tea was nice for the nice. Disappointed that the presentation was not as noce as the stand was broken so we had it on plates.
No butter in the sandwiches... so very dry sandwiches that just fell apart :(

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3.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Second time to this pub / restaurant and was not quite as good. The service was quite slow - my
Food was lovely but my friend’s steak was not as extremely fatty. All in all though good value for money and we would go back again.

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1.0Dined on 15 November 2017

Waited an hour for our meal to arrived - we asked the staff twice where our meal was - place was pretty empty so really no excuse. Then the steak arrived first, chips followed 3-4 minutes later. Peppercorn sauce was milk with pepper added. Staff were pleasant but didnt explain what was happening other than 'our food is freshly cooked'. We had pre-paid with a Groupon voucher and expected good food with a nice atmosphere prior to our booked show however totally disappointed from start to finish. I would not recommend The Stag to anyone.

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4.0Dined on 12 November 2017

Sunday lunch for four,staff very friendly and attentive without being ott,two pork,one chicken and one beef Sunday roast,four clean plates,what else can I say.
A very nice and relaxed Sunday afternoon spent with my family.

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4.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Service was quick and friendly, great value with the Groupon voucher. Meal was ok for the money. Roast potatoes weren’t very nice, so I would recommend changing these. Other than that very nice.

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5.0Dined on 12 October 2017

Lovely steak lunch - staff were really friendly and we would defiantly return.

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5.0Dined on 8 October 2017

Table reserved and ready on arrival. Immediately served by very helpful staff and every need met. Not interfered with by staff until each course finished and nothing seemed too much when requested. One minor point, pepper added to meal which a bit strong for some diners. Pointed out and told it would be rectified. A thouroghly enjoyable meal, lovely atmosphere and very helpful staff. Would go back and dine again without hesitation.
Thank you.

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4.0Dined on 27 August 2017

Waited 45 mins for food and with 2 hungry children it was not nice

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3.0Dined on 20 August 2017

Tables was dirty and uneven but the staff came over to help, we waited a long time but that was due to good being cooked to order, vegetables was lovely however the beef was ridiculously tough when asked how things was by staff member he said he would speak to the butchers about their cuts of meat? I personally felt it was due to being overcooked.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2017

We went for the groupon steak night and we had a brilliant meal great food, great staff great evening

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3.0Dined on 2 July 2017

Food looked better in the photos than the plate!
also cant to the table warm, not hot... clearly been sitting under the lamp for a while...

The waitress wasn't informed with necessities i.e. the soup of the day and asked about the camembert for starter (not included in the 2 course special) had to go away to find out if you could get it normally.

I'll go elsewhere next time.

We decided to go elsewhere for dessert.

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3.0Dined on 1 July 2017

Choice of Menu was not great but what we were served was fine. The vegan Wellington was very small. Decor and atmosphere were pleasant

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2017

We both enjoyed a really good well cooked steak. something that some establishments cannot cook. However it was lovely, the staff are friendly willing and pleasant. O
verall good value for money. The decor could be a little brighter and my chair wasn't very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2017

Great value steak and wine meal. Peppercorn sauce and huge chips were amazing, will definitely is it again.

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1.0Dined on 28 May 2017

Food was awful and very overpriced had to wait over half an hour even though we pre booked the table was told no beef on menu even though it wasn't busy so could not of sold out staff un attentive will not be visiting again

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4.0Dined on 24 May 2017

We went for their two steaks and a bottle of wine for £25 offer. Well worth it. Nice steaks well cooked, and they were out of house wine so we got the run of the menu which was a little bonus.
Seems they have a nice rotation of beers too and the interior is nice.
Attentive staff too.

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2.0Dined on 21 May 2017

We regularly use the Stag and have had some great meals...however had to wait over an hour for our food but the restaurant was over booked. Guests seated after us received their meal first...not impressed....we were forgotten as they were just too busy.

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4.0Dined on 30 April 2017

This pub has been turned around from the previous versions it has been over the years and is a great place to have a couple of drinks at any time of the day. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, nice food.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2017

Had a lovely meal at The Stag. The staff were attentive and food delicious. Great value for money too.

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1.0Dined on 26 March 2017

We visited for mothers day having been there before Christmas for the first time. On our last visit we were very happy with everything hence rebooking however following our visit last weekend we will categorically not be returning.
Initially our booking time was changed which was ok, we had to come earlier as the restaurant had overbooked but we accepted this.
The rest of the experience was awful, the food was tasteless, lacked any flavour, over cooked and unacceptable in my eyes. We were left waiting almost an hour for mains, which was unacceptable considering we had two young children who were starving and becoming increasingly impatient. When we questioned the staff as to what was happening they said they would enquire with the kitchen but no one came back to us until the food arrived about 15mins.
We noticed at this point we had seen no food come out of the kitchen in ages and the 6/7 tables in our viewpoint were all waiting for food.
I did not want to make a fuss as I didn't want to ruin the whole day for the family however when paying i mentioned this to the staff who didn't really care. I categorically told them how unhappy I was with the service, the food and everything else and only had a response of " I am sorry you feel this way madam" - this is not good enough, I will not be returning and will not recommend this to anyone. I understand mothers day is a busy day and the restaurant will be at capacity however whilst this may excuse the late food , it does not excuse that what we had was terrible quality nor does it excuse that we were not updated that they were running late or even offered an apology. Such a pity!!

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