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Dark Horse Restaurant

Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 3JY, England
+44 1359 230904
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $17 - $25
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Dark Horse offers light lunches/brunch from 11am - 2.30Pm dailey (closed Monday) and evening meals 6pm - 9pm, all day Saturday & 12noon - 4pm on Sundays including roast dinners. The bar is open all day from 11am - 11pm (closed Monday)
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English first
suffolk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

popped in here with a friend for lunch clean spacious soft chairs excellent discreet service food was excellent and freshly prepared with fresh ingredients with good portions. from a disabled persons view this is excellent with wide doors and enough turning room for a wheelchair and accessability to loos and courtyard. Child friendly.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Recently reopened under new ownership, it provided excellent food in updated surroundings. The wine was excellent and different beers were good to see. We will be returning and hope this is a successful venture for the new owners

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After being let down by a local carvery restaurant with, our party of 11 celebrating a ruby wedding anniversary, we rang the Dark Horse and were welcomed with open arms! Although they were fully booked, we enjoyed a drink in the stable bar and were seated as quickly as possible. The owners Cathy and Paul were more than helpful and... More

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to the Dark Horse as it has not been open for a while we had decided to give it a try for my Birthday. We has a lovely welcome from the new owners Cathy and Paul. We had Steak and I had home made cheesecake to die for. Don't be put off by other reviews... More

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SUFFOLK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Got to give them the benefit of the doubt as they haven't been open long and I guess it takes time to get all your "ducks in a row". Visited the Dark Horse on Mothers day, first time since it had re-opened, and was pretty disappointed, two of us had the Beef, and was that tough!! neither of us could... More

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Recently reopened. Made very welcome. Food - a good choice, soup excellent, mains very good and the desserts lovely. Wine not overpriced which makes a nice change. A good meal in pleasant surroundings. I will return.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Decided to visit on the way back from London up to Norfolk for Sunday lunch as it is only a small detour and it is well worth missing the Elveden road in its current state!! We were late but on both occasions I phoned to apologise they were really helpful and didn't pose a problem. We have 2 children and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Four of us visited for lunch having passed the brown signs a number of times while driving past the village. The road to The Dark Horse is a little interesting - take it slow as there are some enthusiastic speed humps! The building itself is beautiful - I love that the bar and toilets were in old stables, and the... More

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Barningham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I recommend the fishcakes! My risotto was delicious too. The building is beautifully presented. Worth making the trip.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

They need to take the brown signs down leading to this place... I followed them today and it's quite a way off the main road down a bumpy track - parked up and found it completely dead with a hand written note on the door... shame as i'd heard good things but seems like it's been closed a while according... More

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andrew b, Manager at Dark Horse Restaurant, responded to this review

The Dark Horse is under new ownership & re-opened on 7th March 2014. We have dealt with the H & S issues with a complete refurbishmenyt of all areas - starting with the kitchen!! More

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