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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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woodbridge uk
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My lamb was good but veg seemed tired. Service friendly but a little slow. Hot inside barn like restaurant. A bit pricey. Lovely setting. Turned loud muzak off when we asked. Why do posh restaurants like this think we need intrusive pop music?

Thank john a
Bury st Edmunds
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a bit off the beaten track, the setting of this restaurant is lovely. Set in the old stables, it retains many original features. A warm welcome by the staff was followed up with superb food and wine. Would thoroughly recommend.

1 Thank nkimberley1
Diss, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large family gathering and were very well looked after by the wonderful friendly waitress. Drinks outside in the lovely courtyard followed by a wonderful meal. All of our dishes were beautifully presented and full of flavour, whether it was scallops, steak , chicken or lamb all cooked to perfection. Great menu and fabulous puddings including the most... More 

Thank TollyD
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to this restaurant, after having a pleasant meal some weeks ago. Unfortunately, this time it did not score high as it did before. I had a very good creamed pesto and blue cheese gnocchi, where my partner had a somewhat overcooked pan fired pigeon breast. For mains, my partner requested rare sirloin steak. Unfortunately, it came up medium, to... More 

Thank Pourubat
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We enjoyed a quick stop here for lunch while visiting friends in Suffolk. The pub and restaurant occupies an old stable block in quaint surroundings. There are holiday cottages around the grounds too. Our lunch was good and well presented. Pub favourites like Steak & Ale Pie, Fish Pie as well as more adventurous offerings. We sat on the terrace... More 

Thank KatySurrey
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We were about to leave Suffolk after a lovely weekend away from the City. With an empty stomach and a reluctance to leave the lush planes of Suffolk, it was recommended that we experience the delights of ‘The Dark Horse’. What a great suggestion. A reception so country-like, I swear they converted stables to replace with an appointment book and... More 

Thank Gary B
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Located in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, the old stables have been sensitively converted and still retain much of the old grandeur of stalls and cobbles. The main restaurant is light and airy with access to outside courtyard for summer lunches and evening dining. The menu is interesting and imaginative and offers great tastes and decent sized portions. The owners and... More 

Thank Ferrensac16
bristol england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I arrived expecting a very good meal but expensive,this could not be further from the truth.I got a great meal served by a very pleasant and excellent waitress and cooked as i liked it and in the type of portions i love when the food is this good the chefs specials were interesting and very tasty, the beer was Adnams... More 

1 Thank barry n
Radnage, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We tried the Dark Horse for the first time last night as we live near-by. A very enjoyable evening! Quaint setting in the converted stable block and there is outside seating in the courtyard at the front and the back which will be very nice in the summer! The food was beautifully prepared and presented and my sea bass was... More 

Thank watsonroly2
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Cycled over to the Dark Horse from Walsham and had a lovely lunch. Great food and great service, defiantly one to return to!

Thank Sarah P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $20
European, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?