Welcome to The Tickled Trout


The Tickled Trout is located between Maidstone Town Centre and Kings Hill and is the perfect spot whether you are on business or leisure. With a rustic yet modern dining area, and a large terrace and lawned garden, we are ready to welcome you whatever the weather.

We offer an indulgent innovative menu using produce sourced from local suppliers. The highlight of The Tickled Trout has to be our Mussels Bar, using South Coast Mussels- they are a real favourite with the locals.

There is also the option to join us for the night too! Our boutique hotel rooms offer a welcoming environment with all your essential home comforts and a modern cosy décor. Ideal for exploring the Kentish countryside or for escaping the rat race whilst travelling on business. For our best available rates, be sure to book direct.

What's on & Offers

Summer Balfour Wine Dinner

Join us Wednesday 15th September for 5 courses of delicious food and wine from £80pp

Fish Fridays

Enjoy a weekly changing menu from £30 per person, including 2 courses and a glass of wine

Wine Wednesdays

Enjoy a Kentish Cheese & Charcuterie Plate for 2 and a bottle of Balfour still wine every Wednesday



While you're here

Leeds Castle


Discover 900 years of history and explore 500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens at Leeds Castle in Kent. The whole family will enjoy the maze and grotto, thrilling falconry displays, punting on the moat, adventure playgrounds and more!

The Hop Farm


The Hop Farm is Kent's most iconic and historic landmark. Featuring the world's largest collection of Victorian oast houses, it was a major supplier of hops to London breweries in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Teapot Island


Teapot Island is a family run business that was established in Yalding in April 2003, housing the biggest collection of Teapots in England! With over 7600 teapots on display in our exhibition that is open to the public for a small charge.

Mote Adventure Park


Welcome to Maidstone’s brand new Mote Park Outdoor Adventure - bringing the ultimate day-out destination for family and friends, with action for all ages. Not forgetting our onsite Adventure Café for when you need a breather from all the fun.

Kent Life


The 28-acre site that constitutes Kent Life has evolved through the years from the historic Sandling Farm, an area that formed part of the wider Allington Castle estate in the mid 16th century – stretching some 461 acres – and was owned by Thomas Wyatt.

Port Lympne


Journey to South America, Asia, and Africa on our authentic safari park and see some incredible animals along the way. Get up-close with life size prehistoric creatures in the Dinosaur Forest and wander our pathways to discover where the wild things are.

We are part of a collection fabulous pubs throughout the region, all proudly serving Balfour wines and Jake’s beers and ciders. We are passionate about offering locally sourced menus, a great atmosphere and inviting boutique bedrooms. To see our sister properties, click on their logo below.

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