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Dark Horse Restaurant

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Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 3JZ, England
+44 1359 230904
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Description: The Dark Horse offers light lunches/brunch from 11am - 2.30Pm dailey...
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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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I always wonder how to review somewhere that was great on the first visit and then when you go back its not so great or maybe its gone to pot. Needn't have worried here! this place still rates as one of our favourite places to eat, great food, well cooked and beautifully presented. I said before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jackthelad2014
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I always wonder how to review somewhere that was great on the first visit and then when you go back its not so great or maybe its gone to pot. Needn't have worried here! this place still rates as one of our favourite places to eat, great food, well cooked and beautifully presented. I said before and I'll say it... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was our first visit to the restaurant, impressive driveway but beware of vicious speed bumps! We were driving slowly but still the car scraped over one or two! Pleasant entrance into area previously used as stables and now used as reception and bar. Pleasant staff who showed us to our table in oak panelled dining room. Tables set a... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went to lunch at Dark Horse with a fairly large group. The starter was OK, but the Main Course was not very special, most of us left our chips! Our table of eight, was not all served together and, in fact, although it may be OK for couples, I felt that they did not seem able to cater for... More 

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bury st eds
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice restaurant in an unusual setting, the welcome was of the kind expected from this sought of venue, the staff where most courteous, the meal we had was quite acceptable although the some of the vegetables could have been better cooked. This venue is ideal for that something out of the ordinary experience.

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england
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very different venue, nice conversion of the stables of a large country house. We were treated to lunch for my birthday. Good service, lovely pork fillet. Syrup sponge very light, could have had a little more custard. The raspberry cheesecake was a little disappointing, defrosted frozen raspberries and I'm pretty sure the chocolate decoration was a chocolate flavour as opposed... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We enjoyed a Sunday lunch with friends. The service was friendly and prompt. Several choices for both starters & main courses. 2 roast choices. Selection of desserts seemed a little limited but they all looked tasty. Fairly generous portions of well cooked food. Will certainly go there again - would like to try an evening meal. Interesting venue, good value... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in on the Dark Horse a few weeks ago just for a drink, we liked the surroundings and the friendly staff. Then we saw that they had a Groupon deal, so we purchased the meal for four. We went last night and the food and service we're excellent. Even though we had the benefit of the Groupon deal, we... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited the Saturday before last. My daughter had been before and highly recommended a visit. I was not disappointed. Started with pear, walnut and stilton salad. Warm mushroom and leek quiche with herby roast new potatoes, delicious. The waitress was lovely. We wanted to change seats, not a problem. We asked her to take some photos, not a problem.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a good meal here in delightful quirky surroundings. Enjoying a bar drink in the stable was a fun surprise. The waitresses were friendly and helpful. The food was good and the portions all good sizes. The menu was interesting and offered a good range of dishes.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Rural Suffolk has plenty of top-notch middle-of-nowhere treats, and this is truly one of the best. Secreted away at the back of a country house being used as a residential home is this humble restaurant, lovingly run by a welcoming couple. The former coach house and stables have been converted into a well-presented dining room and bar area which makes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 3JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bury St. Edmunds  >  Stowlangtoft
  • Phone Number: +44 1359 230904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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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