If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I do love Beefeater, we have reviewed in the past and if we ever travel in the UK it’s where we look for to eat.
They accommodate families well, especially families like mine with picky eaters and Grayson being in a wheelchair, so when we were asked to head to the Malta Inn, Maidstone and share with you their new look decor and menu we jumped at the chance.
The restaurant has an amazing location, just a short drive from the town along with a Premier Inn it sits on the River with great views and a lovely walk to take afterwards. They make the most of this with an amazing outside restaurant and bar area perfect for the Summer months.
We headed inside to the restaurant but unfortunately was met with the fact that the table service restaurant is not accessible to the disabled. We were offered to have Grayson and his chair carried up the several flights of stairs, but that would have been quite risky and the chair weighs an awful lot so we decided to sit in the very large bar area. At the time we had not been explained that this was not table service as our waiter Cameron said he would serve us downstairs anyway.
As always the kids menu are hugely adaptable, you can change all sides (which very generously they get 2) and even though mashed potato was no longer on the menu they had it made for Grayson, thanks Beefeater.
The kids meals arrived in record time, we always get these before our own as Grayson has to still be fed, Addison was super excited to have a large portion of veggie sticks along with her “tasty” Pasta.
Our meals soon followed, I could not go to Beefeater and not have Steak, as they are one of the best at it. Whilst Ashley and I enjoyed our meals the kids happily played, the great thing about the Malta Inn is the new large booth seating areas for families, I am sure we can all agree there is nothing worse than tiny tables when you are with the kids.
Deacon loved having room to play cars, whilst Addison took full advantage of the colouring kits Beefeater give all children when they arrive.
All of us chose Desserts from the new menu, the kids felt very grown up with their make your own Brownie plates, which honestly were big enough for an adult, Ashley was pleased as it meant he got to finish the extra ice-cream.
Ashley and I both had the new Mixed Fruit Trifle which again was a HUGE portion and was very delicious indeed, accompanied with Sherry trifle Ice Cream it felt quite decadent.
Our meals were as always when we attend the Beefeater of excellent quality, unfortunately once our waiter went on break the service we received was terrible as no one would serve us as there is no table service in the bar, once Cameron (our waiter) returned he was hugely apologetic and our desserts were not charged for, but I find it so sad in todays age that this had to happen.
I have since spoken to Beefeater who are looking into the matter immediately and have assured me it shall be sorted, the Malta Inn is actually one of the best atmospheres I have seen in a Beefeater, with beautiful Decor, hopefully they will make a table service area downstairs for the disabled as there really is plenty of room and with such a lovely location it would be a shame for us not to return.