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Dark Horse Restaurant

Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 3JZ, England
+44 1359 230904
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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
Sudbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at the Dark Horse on several occasions and have previously eaten at the owners previous business. We have never had a bad experience. The food is consistently good and freshly cooked. Moreover, given that I have a dietary disorder and need a gluten free diet, the kitchen is always willing to flex the menu to accommodate me.... More

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Bury St EDmunds
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Let me summarise: Paper Napkins! We asked for a jug of water and received precisely that! (Warm water - no ice!) Dreadful, dreadful intrusive music, not conducive to relaxation! Cheap cutlery. Terrible lighting - no atmosphere whatsoever. Frozen chips! (In a restaurant?) Cheap quality frozen peas and mushrooms. A tatty cactus on the table rather than flowers or a candle!... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went for breakfast a couple of times on a Sunday morning. Smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs are the best in the world. (I don't like my eggs sloppy) so perfect for me, the tea and coffee are wonderful and the breakfast my husband had was great. well done Dark horse hoping to see you for dinner on Wednesday night.

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suffolk uk
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Have visited twice now and experienced no improvement sadly! Meals chosen sounded nice on the menu but disappointed with quality and taste. Presentation moderate to good but just not quite good enough to really enjoy and say yes I'll be back. Actually we won't!

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Cambridgeshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Decided to try The Dark Horse instead of the Leaping Hare as reviews were positive. We were a bit disappointed. It wasn't what we expected. Not really sure how to describe it but restaurant doesn't fit for us. Not a pub or a cafe. Perhaps the sort of dining place you might find in a National Trust property. Quite interesting... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

we had a meal midweek and it was our first visit there. The converted barn was different and we loved the location. The food was plentiful but quite run of the mill. Good value and pleasant surroundings on a lovely evening, what else could you want? Would we go again? Definitely.

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Wymondham, Norfolk. UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to the Dark Horse on Saturday for lunch. It was a Groupon deal so we went with an open mind. The Dark Horse was in a lovely setting and had been tastefully refurbished. We sat outside in the sheltered courtyard as we had our dog with us. We could have sat inside in one of the stables but... More

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bury st edmunds suffolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had been there many times before it had changed hands, and it was amazing, so we knew that it had something to live up to, however, the new owner did,nt introduce himself, the service was appalling, and we sat there ages without a drink. The Sunday dinner had seen better days, it tasted like it had been kept warm... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What an amazing place. Good food, excellent value for money, genuinely food served all day. Lovely for eating or just a drink. Welcoming owners and staff. Highly recommended

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had visited the Dark Horse a couple of times under the previous owner and found it average. We were interested in the Trip Advisor reports posted this year, as the ownership had changed. When a Groupon offer of two courses and a small glass of wine each for £24.99 came up , we booked. On arrival the man behind... More

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