The Tickled Trout

Pub with Rooms
5.0 11
5.0 (11)
Breakfast included
Free parking
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Discover the beauty and charm of the Tickled Trout, a quaint pub and hotel located in the picturesque village of West Farleigh, Kent. Their warm and welcoming atmosphere offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

What makes a stay at The Tickled Trout unique?

What sets the Tickled Trout apart from other establishments is its unique blend of traditional style and modern comfort. The historic building boasts original features, such as exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings, while the comfortable rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a relaxing stay.

What style cuisine is on offer at The Tickled Trout?

Their menu showcases the best of local produce, with a focus on seasonal ingredients and traditional pub favorites. Whether you're looking for a hearty meal, a refreshing drink, or a peaceful place to stay, the Tickled Trout has something for everyone.

What is the signature dish at The Tickled Trout?

Indulge in a truly unique dining experience at the Tickled Trout with their signature dish - Whole baked rainbow trout en Papillote. This delectable dish is expertly prepared with fresh, locally sourced rainbow trout, wrapped in parchment paper and baked to perfection.

The addition of rich garlic butter, smoky bacon, and seasonal winter vegetables elevates this dish to new heights. The flavours of the tender fish, savoury garlic butter, and salty bacon combine to create a taste sensation that will leave you wanting more.

Served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables, this dish is the perfect meal for a cosy night in or a special occasion. The presentation of the dish alone is a showstopper, and you'll feel like you're dining at a seafood restaurant, right in the comfort of a super country pub.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Tickled Trout?

Escape to the comfort of the boutique hotel rooms at the Tickled Trout. The 6 elegantly appointed bedrooms offer a warm and inviting environment with all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay. Whether you're exploring the breathtaking Kentish countryside or travelling on business, the hotel provides the perfect respite from the fast-paced world.

Each room is beautifully decorated with a modern and cozy style, ensuring you feel right at home. You'll appreciate the attention to detail and comfort that their rooms offer, from the soft linens to the well-equipped bathrooms.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Maidstone area?

When staying in the Maidstone area, guests can expect to enjoy a variety of exciting attractions, including:

- Leeds Castle: One of the most iconic castles in England, set on an island in a lake surrounded by beautiful gardens.

- Maidstone Museum: Explore the history and heritage of Maidstone and the surrounding area through a range of interactive exhibits.

- The Hazlitt Theatre: Catch a performance or event at this stylish and modern venue, which hosts a range of theatrical productions, concerts, and comedy shows.

- Mote Park: Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a picnic in this expansive park, which boasts 400 acres of beautiful countryside, a lake, and a golf course.

- Balfour Winery: Take a tour of this historic vineyard and sample some of the region's finest wines.

- Kent Life: Visit this popular heritage park and experience what life was like in Kent during the 19th century.

- The County Town Trail: Explore Maidstone's rich history and heritage by following this self-guided walking trail, which takes you past some of the town's most significant landmarks and monuments.

These are just a few of the many attractions that guests can enjoy when staying in the Maidstone area. Whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or entertainment, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Based on 11 reviews
The Tickled Trout

Stayed here last night was perfect! All of the staff very friendly, polite, warm and welcoming.. arrived late 7pm on a Sunday so couldn’t eat main meal but they did assist in letting us know a place to eat 10minz down the road.. they showed us to our room which again was extremely pleasant, warm, cosy and very clean, hospitality is 10 out of 10 breakfast was included with room booking, and breakfast was also exceptional.. good job kitchen staff.. soft dippy poached eggs next time though not cooked till hard haha.. great place great hospitality great staff. Keep up the good work.guys Fantastic and would most definitely return again.thank you.. for taking us last minute also.


Fantastic vegan options! The mushroom kebab is other-worldly, quite salty with an amazing texture and taste. The smoked tofu, likewise, is absolutely fabulous. Good Kentish drinks available, and plenty of space and service on a Saturday. Will definitely come again! Didn't try any of the mains, but they looked to be just as good. I suppose the only downside is that they only serve food at the front, next to the b road, or inside, but not in the nice garden out the back. Still, I'd definitely come again 😊


Fantastic breakfast, we all went for the full English which really good quality food cooked perfectly, the service was friendly and efficient. I was very impressed with my sons child’s breakfast it’s refreshing to find somewhere that offered the same quality and options as the adult menu. We will be back at a later date to try the evening menu.


Excellent Sunday roast I had the lamb and husband had the beef. Both were delicious. All the staff seemed really freindly too. Will definitely be back.


Very friendly and welcoming staff...we had the festive meal which was perfect and very tasty..a must if you enjoy good food...


Lovely place and staff Well above normal pub food and worthy of a special night out Food excellent and some lovely wine!


Lovely place and staff Well above normal pub food and worthy of a special night out Food excellent and some lovely wine!


A lovely evening. The food was delicious and the team looked after us so well! Definitely recommend.


Excellent food, lovely staff and fantastic rooms.

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Facilities & information

Features and facilities

Dog friendly


Breakfast included

Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


4 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Children's cots

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Parking Available


Iron/ironing board



Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (a short drive)

Golf course (a short drive)

Theatre (a short drive)


Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


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Arrival information & directions

Address: Lower Road, Maidstone, Kent, MaidstoneME15 0PE, United Kingdom

To reach the Tickled Trout pub in West Farleigh, Kent, from the M20 motorway, follow these simple instructions:

- Take the M20 and exit at Junction 4.

- Take the A228 towards Maidstone.

- Continue on the A228 for approximately 6 miles.

- Take the exit for West Farleigh and follow the road into the village.

- The Tickled Trout pub is located in the centre of West Farleigh, and you will see the sign for it upon entering the village.

- Alternatively, you can use a GPS device or a map to navigate to the pub's exact location at: ME15 0PE.

Have a pleasant journey and the team look forward to welcoming you to the Tickled Trout soon.


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