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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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have a policy for reading reviews on Tripadvisor. I always look at the 'terribles' and try to spot a common thread running through them, single complaints don't mean too much but if the same thing keeps rearing its ugly head then maybe there's an issue. One problem with this site is that it doesn't 'draw a line in the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Friends we were visiting thought we might like this restaurant. They were right. But bear in mind it was a glorious summer evening when the Suffolk countryside was at its very best. Fields of ripe corn. A swelling crescent moon heading towards a harvest moon. The road up to the restaurant is...lumpy. If you manage to negotiate the speed bumps,... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a lovely meal here on a beautiful hot July eve. Service excellent and so was the food. Had 2 courses plus wine, coffee and nightcap and bill was reasonable for special eve. The owners were very hospitable. The room was a little echoie perhaps could have done with some background music, but will definitely go back.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a lovely two course meal at The Dark Horse. The surroundings were great - a converted barn - and the food interesting and delicious. The staff were attentive and helpful. We will be returning!

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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