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The Tickled Trout

4.2
4.2
538 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Cosy pub and dining room, with six boutique bedrooms, sun terraces and large garden with kids’ play area. Located near the gorgeous village of West Farleigh, The Tickled Trout is the local hub for lovers of great food and drink. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner serving locally sourced seasonal food with an Italian twist and a passion for fresh seafood. On the bar we are always serving local and international beers, wines (including our own Hush Heath English wines) and spirits with flair and enthusiasm.

Our menus change seasonally to reflect the best of our local produce, featuring signature fish dishes as well as traditional pub classics and tasty creations lovingly prepared in our chef’s kitchen.

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Booked 10 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 08:00–23:00
    Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01622 814717

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Desserts

  • Chilled Chocolate Fondant£8.00

    crystalized lemon, lemon sorbet

    • Sticky Toffee Pudding£7.00

      salted caramel, vanilla ice cream

      • Toffee & Bacon Tart£7.00

        walnuts, vanilla ice cream

        • Ice Cream & Sorbet Selection£6.50

          • Local Cheese Board£10.00

            onion & apple chutney, lightly pickled celery, grapes & crackers

            Mini Desserts & Coffee

            • Mini Raspberry Pavlova£8.00

              • Mini Chocolate Brownie£8.00

                vanilla ice cream

                To Finish

                  Dessert Wine

                  • Balfour Late Harvest

                    • 125ml£8.50
                  • Petit Guiraud Sauternes, La Fleur d'Or, France

                    • 125ml£7.50

                  PORT

                  • Warre's Heritage Ruby Port, NV

                    • 50ml£7.00
                  • Quinta Do Vallado 10 Year Tawny Port

                    • 50ml£8.50

                  Last updated: 15 September 2021

                  What 538 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.2
                  4.2 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.2Food
                  • 4.3Service
                  • 4.1Ambience
                  • 3.9Value

                  NoiseModerate

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                  1. KR

                    KellyR

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 3 days ago

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    Lovely food friendly staff good atmosphere welcoming good value for money

                  2. E

                    Ellie

                    London

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 3 days ago

                    overall2food1service3ambience3

                    Very little choice on the menu, 6 things were not available when we ate at 7.30 Strange raspberry and mozzarella sauce on fish which looked and tasted terrible and cost £22

                  3. S

                    Shazhal

                    Kent

                    4 reviews

                    4.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined 4 days ago

                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                    Good beer from the wine company. We had the Friday fish special and the king prawn linguine was very good and also included some mussels and other bits of fish. The whitebait starter was good too

                    The Tickled TroutResponded 3 days ago

                    Good Morning Shazhal, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  4. EA

                    EmilyA

                    Kent

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 16 January 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Very enjoyable afternoon in the tickled trout. Accommodating team who were very attentive the whole afternoon. Cost decor and tasty food. Despite the cold weather it was lovely and warm in the restaurant. Was surprised not to have roast chicken as a roast dinner option but the beef was very well cooked. Dinner was customisable with roast dinner sides added at £4 a go which is quite pricey given the meal is already £17 but good quality.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded 5 days ago

                    Good Evening Emily, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  5. ET

                    ElleT

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 16 January 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Really enjoyed our roast. Lovely restaurant, food and service. I did think it was slightly over priced compared (£25 each for a roast and a soft drink) but a lovely afternoon so couldn’t complain. Will be back!

                    The Tickled TroutResponded 5 days ago

                    Good Evening Elle, Thank you for such a kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  6. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 15 January 2022

                    overall1food3service2ambience1

                    Very disappointed with the availability from the menu, hardly anything was available and it’s saturday night

                    The Tickled TroutResponded 3 days ago

                    Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that their were items unavailable on the menu during you visit to us. Please feel free to contact us on 01622 814 717 to discuss your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  7. DD

                    DD11

                    Kent

                    16 reviews

                    1.0

                    16 reviews

                    Dined on 15 January 2022

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    Terrible service, food not as described on the menu and overpriced.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 17 January 2022

                    Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience did not meet your expectations, please contact me on 01622 814 717 to discuss the issues highlighted within your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  8. AM

                    AliceM

                    London

                    5 reviews

                    5.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 14 January 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fabulous food cooked with freshest ingredients. Staff attentive and efficient.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 16 January 2022

                    Good Morning Alice, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  9. a

                    abbyv

                    1 review

                    1.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 25 December 2021

                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                    Extremely disappointing Christmas Day lunch, no welcoming drink offered so in the end went to bar to ask if we could have one. Starters took at least 30 minutes, mine was incorrect so sent back by the time the correct one arrived other guests had finished, it was cold so had to take it back to kitchen to be heated. Roast Turkey mains arrived at least 45 minutes later, zero for presentation, everything was covered with a mound of cabbage, had to send one back as it was cold. Deserts took ages to come so when waitress did appear we asked for the other courses to be wrapped to take with us. Seeing the amount you we’re paying expected much better, also knowing that the venue had everyone’s orders pre ordered there really should not have been a problem. Did taint our Christmas celebrations somewhat.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 13 January 2022

                    Good Evening Abby, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience did not meet your expectations. We are very sorry that you missed the welcome drink table as you arrived but are glad to hear that you got your welcome drinks later in your meal. Please call me on 01622 814 717 to discuss the issues highlighted within your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  10. ML

                    MandyL

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 21 December 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    A fantastic lunch with fantastic staff, nothing was to much trouble. Would highly recommend.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 31 December 2021

                    Good Evening Mandy, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are so excited to see you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  11. AJ

                    AJP201

                    London

                    110 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    110 reviews

                    Dined on 20 December 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Great food, great service, this is definitely somewhere I will be returning to!

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 13 January 2022

                    Good Evening, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade

                  12. JR

                    JoanneR

                    Kent

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 December 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent food. Very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 31 December 2021

                    Good Evening Joanne, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  13. TC

                    TracyC

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    3.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 15 December 2021

                    overall3food4service4ambience4

                    Very limited menu not much to choose from but what we had was very nice. Thought it was a but pricey

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 18 December 2021

                    Good Evening Tracy, We are very sorry that you found our menu limited. But we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food that you had. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  14. R

                    Roobear

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 10 December 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely place to sit and relax. Food was lovely and service was too.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 12 December 2021

                    Good Afternoon Roobear, Thank you so much for leaving us a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  15. DH

                    DavidH

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    4.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 6 December 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Food was good, although the menu was quite small. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the old pub is very pretty.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 7 December 2021

                    Good Evening David, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  16. SK

                    StuartK

                    Kent

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 5 December 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    great meal and great service will be going back soon

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 7 December 2021

                    Good Evening Stuart, Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  17. S

                    Sunshine

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 5 December 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    My favourite place for a Sunday roast :) would highly recommend

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 7 December 2021

                    Good Evening Sunshine, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review!! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  18. D

                    Denise

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    2.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 27 November 2021

                    overall2food3service3ambience4

                    Extremely limited menu. Starters were fine, mains came out at different times and was barely warm, had to ask for cutlery. Fish was lovely but three had steaks, although cooked well the meat was so chewy. Actually put it in a napkin to take home for the cat as at £28 was expensive. Blue cheese was not torched just grated and brought out in a separate dish to share. Deserts were at best ok. What they don't tell you before you leave a tip is that there is a disgressionary service charge of 10% added to the bill you will find it written at the bottom of the menu in tiny print. Have to say had better steak for less money . Very expensive for what it is, wouldn't go back.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 28 November 2021

                    Good Evening Denise, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience did not meet your expectations. Please contact us on 01622 814 717 to discuss the issues highlighted within your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  19. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    vip
                    1.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 27 November 2021

                    overall1food5service4ambience1

                    Excellent food and service at our own table but I don’t care to be driven from restaurant by loutish behaviour of large party not challenged effectively by staff. My party were not the only ones offended.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 28 November 2021

                    Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. We are very sorry to hear that you were offended by some of our other guests. We can guarantee that the party were challenged by both staff and a member of the management team. We look forward welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  20. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    8 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on 26 November 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Fantastic service as always. Thank you for a lovely evening!

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 27 November 2021

                    Good Evening, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind Regards, Jade.

                  21. BH

                    BrendaH

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 22 November 2021

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    Had a very lunch we’re not rushed & staff ver attentive

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 27 November 2021

                    Good Evening Brenda, Thank you for leaving us a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  22. L

                    Lorna

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 21 November 2021

                    overall4food3service5ambience3

                    Very limited menu if you are not a meat eater. Staff very friendly. Nice decor and clean. Shame the menu choices let it down really.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 27 November 2021

                    Good Evening Lorna, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are very sorry to hear that you felt that our menu options were limited. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  23. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 20 November 2021

                    overall2food2service2ambience3

                    Limited menu, small cramped table space, expensive, rather rushed service.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 27 November 2021

                    Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please contact us on 01622 814 717 to discuss the issues highlighted within your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  24. AT

                    AlanT

                    Kent

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 November 2021

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    Balfour have made positive changes to this already decent pub. There is nothing negative to say. Food, drink, service all excellent. Not the cheapest place, but you get what you pay for. If you want cheap tat go somewhere else.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 27 November 2021

                    Good Evening Alan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  25. b

                    benl

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 17 November 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Really nice pub and place to eat. Really great beers and wine. I especially liked the small limited menu - still plenty of choice, and decent food.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 27 November 2021

                    Good Evening Ben, Thank you for leaving us such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  26. EC

                    ElaineC

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 13 November 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Our waitress was very attentive and the service great. The food was absolutely delicious

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 16 November 2021

                    Good Evening Elaine, Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  27. SL

                    ScottL

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 13 November 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    An ideal gastro pub to catch with friends we haven’t seen for over two years due to COVID. Waitress was really friendly, organised and a good laugh. We’ll definitely return. Great place, good food and great to see fresh vegetables available as a side order.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 16 November 2021

                    Good Evening Scott, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your service so much! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  28. LA

                    LAFoissy

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 13 November 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Well impressed with the service. Couldn’t have asked for a more caring person to look after my wife and I with our 2 sons. Food amazing overall. Just the chicken supreme a little too dry… a jus would have helped. The rest cooked beautifully.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 16 November 2021

                    Good Evening Leon, Thank you so much for leaving us such a wonderful review! we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our service so much. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade

                  29. DP

                    DerekP

                    Kent

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 November 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent food and service would be nice to see more choices on the menu.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 16 November 2021

                    Good Evening Derek, Thank you for leaving us a wonderful 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kind Regards, Jade

                  30. RA

                    RACHELK

                    Brighton

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 7 November 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We were a party of 4 visiting on a Sunday afternoon. Everything lovely- venue, food, value, service. We shall be back for sure! Thank you xx

                  31. BB

                    BB10

                    Kent

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 3 November 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Enjoyable evening, nice to see it busy with a good atmosphere. Kitchen were very accommodating catering for GF and pan fried a piece of fish for me, which was great and would make me want to return.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 16 November 2021

                    Good Evening, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Jade

                  32. CM

                    ClaireM

                    Kent

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 30 October 2021

                    overall2food1service3ambience2

                    Hairs in main meal and one of the desserts. Burgers were poor quality mean. Very fatty and greasy

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 2 November 2021

                    Good Morning Claire, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience did not meet your expectations and that you had issues with your food. Please contact us on 01622814717 to discuss the issues highlighted within your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  33. m

                    malcolmg

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 30 October 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                    Good food, priced accordingly. Friendly and interested staff.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 2 November 2021

                    Good Morning Malcolm, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  34. JS

                    JackieS

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 October 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely friendly restaurant. Food was amazing! Nothing any trouble , accommodated gluten free

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 30 October 2021

                    Good Evening Jackie, Thank you for leaving us a kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  35. W

                    Welshhunk1

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 24 October 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Amazing staff, friendly welcome. Food to die for. Would come back In a heartbeat.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 30 October 2021

                    Good Evening, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  36. NS

                    NatalieS

                    Southwest Florida

                    8 reviews

                    3.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on 24 October 2021

                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                    Mains not at same standard as other restaurants in the group.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 30 October 2021

                    Good Evening Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your experience was not up to your expectations. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  37. G

                    Graham

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    3.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 23 October 2021

                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                    Scallops to start were nice but lacked a bit of flavour Sea Bream again lacked seasoning Mushroom Linguini lacked mushrooms and no sauce so a bit dry

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 30 October 2021

                    Good Evening Graham, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion the food did not meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact us on 01622814717 to discuss your review further. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  38. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 23 October 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Lovely meal really enjoyed the dishes we had "Pan fried prawns, Jake's fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding" good portion size too. Definitely recommend. Stayed in Luke's tree room and it was comfortable well equipped and clean. Breakfast included too which was excellent "full English" Manager and service staff very attentive , friendly and welcoming.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 30 October 2021

                    Good Evening, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 4 star review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jade.

                  39. BM

                    BernadetteM

                    London

                    9 reviews

                    5.0

                    9 reviews

                    Dined on 19 October 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Superb bedroom and bathroom.extremely large and comfortable bed. Furnished to a very high standard and fabulous bathroom.

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 24 October 2021

                    Good Morning Thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards Aneurin

                  40. S

                    Sunshine

                    Kent

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 10 October 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Wonderful place with a fab team. We've already been back with our friends and booked for a big family meal too. So no complaints here 😁

                    The Tickled TroutResponded on 30 October 2021

                    Good Evening Sunshine, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you soon! Kind Regards, Jade.

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                  The Tickled Trout is rated 4.2 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

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                  Booked 10 times today
                  Google Map for The Tickled Trout

                  Lower Road West Farleigh Maidstone, Kent ME15 0PE

                  • Area

                    Maidstone

                  • Hours of Operation

                    Wed–Sat 08:00–23:00
                    Sun 09:00–22:00

                  • Cuisines

                    Gastro Pub, British

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress Code

                    Casual Dress

                  • Parking Details

                    Large car park

                  • Public Transit

                    Bus no. 23, The Lodge

                  • Payment Options

                    MasterCard, Visa

                  • Additional

                    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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