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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An old stable with 3 draft beers not much choice, restaurant was quite with two other dinners. Food quality was very poor, over cooked meat, veg was old and not prepared and over cooked. Hygiene was a concern due to the number of people entering the kitchen A horse would of eaten better in this old stable will not return.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found by accident, just followed brown signs. Lovely venue in old stables, very quaint. Staff very pleasant. Food was good although the duck was a little over cooked for my taste, but it was still good. Had crumble for desert which was good, I did ask what make of ice cream they served and after checking with the kitchen said,... More 

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woodbridge uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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?

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Bury st Edmunds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 

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Thank TollyD
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

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Thank Pourubat
Surrey
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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 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank Gary B
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank Ferrensac16
bristol england
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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 

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Restaurant Details

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