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FOOD AND DRINK
A showcase for all the great producers of Kent, at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig 10 of 13 hand pumps serve locally produced ales, ciders and lagers.
Food is in the pipeline now that repairs and refurbs are well underway in the kitchen so watch this space for more news...
Ye Olde Thirsty Pig was built in the 15th Century and is likely the third oldest building in Maidstone. Originally it was a farmhouse within the estate of the Archbishop's Palace.
Many visitore are fascinated with the buildings history, so we've added some information it here.
At Ye Olde Thirsty Pig we have Poker Nights twice a week, a Star Wars X Wing group and monthly Karaoke and Quiz Nights.
plus occasional live music and special events and 'Pig Power Hours' every Monday between 6.30 and 8.30pm... get 50p off a pint!
This gem of a pub can be found just off Maidstone's High Street, down Gabriels Hill and along Lower Stone Street to the junction of Knightrider Street.
The venue never fails to surprise and delight those who venture in for the first time and taking a moment to walk around the four seating areas arranged over two floors is well recommended. Reputedly the third oldest building in the town, it dates from around 1430 and has a wealth of massive timber beams, sloping floors and curious nooks and crannies. Downstairs the ceilings are low, but upstairs they are high and vaulted. The building oozes charm and has a welcoming feel to it in spite of various reports of hauntings!
If you would like to know more about the history of the building you can find this on a separate tab among the options at the top of our website. Affectionately know as 'The Pig' by our friendly locals, we are predominantly a traditional Ale House, although we keep a huge range of ciders, lagers, spirits shots and liqueurs too. Folks of all ages and walks of life quickly find themselves at home here and the venue is particularly popular amongst many of the more alternative groups in Maidstone who have added their own special magic to the place over many years. In terms of atmosphere we are confident that you will not find another pub quite like ours. So many have lost the ability to stir up that warm sense of welcome and belonging within us these days, but here it's still very much alive and well.
Browse through the tabs to find out more about our events and groups, see what ales are on or coming up and what facilities we can offer. See you soon!