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The Packhorse Inn

Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket CB8 8SP, England
+44 1638 751818
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“scampi” (10 reviews)
“sea trout” (3 reviews)
“macaroons” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket CB8 8SP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on Saturday night. Still a pub - gets the balance right between pub atmosphere and Restaurant service. All the staff we met were so professional and helpful. The advice on both wine and Brandy was spot on and the food just about perfect. Ham...More

Thank jim b
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear jim b, Thanks for taking the time to review the Packhorse and for the positive comments on the whole experience are much appreciated. We are delighted to hear such great comments about our team and our service! I will pass on your kind words...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Packhorse recently on a Tuesday evening. For a Tuesday the pub was very busy and the atmosphere was buzzing. When we arrived we were met by Ian who was exceptionally welcoming. Nate then served us with a drink from the bar and...More

Thank Karen L
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Karen L, Thanks for taking the time to review the Packhorse and for the positive comments on the whole experience are much appreciated. We are delighted to hear such great comments about both Nate and Ian! I will pass on your kind words to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is beautiful inn with an out of the way location which is well worth the detour. The dining area is handsomely furnished, spotlessly clean and inviting. We enjoyed our tasty, well-presented lunch in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with attentive but not in your face...More

Thank Barbara W
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Barbara W, Thank you for the glowing review. We are delighted to hear you had a great experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kind regards, The Packhorse Inn

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch last week. We hadn't booked and received a friendly welcome and were seated quickly. We both ordered blackberry pickled pear and goats cheese cannelloni , carrot and caramel puree and pistachios. We were amazed when it arrived. It was art...More

Thank 15travels15
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 15travels15, Thanks for the review. We are delighted to were you enjoyed your lunch with us. Great to hear such great comments about our pouched pear starter and our 'favourite' scampi. I will pass on your great comments to the team We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought we would give the packhorse a try for a special birthday meal out. Although not many dished on the menu it wasn't hard rock make a choice. All the food was well cooked and presented. There were some interesting choices on wine menu...More

Thank Cara-Kaiser C
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cars-Kaiser C, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are obviously disappointed to hear that we you waited a length of time before ordering your dessert; i have noted your comments and this will be discussed immediately. We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at the Packhorse in late July was memorable, from drinks and bits at an outside table to dinner and wine inside, great friendly service, great food, all good enough to make me want to consider staying at the inn on our next visit to...More

Thank HMac_2013
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear HMac_2013, Thanks for your glowing review. We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience with us. I will pass on your kind comments to the team We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Packhorse Inn.

Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I ate here yesterday, and was so excited looking at the pictures on here. It did not disappoint and the pictures do not do the food justice it was sublime!! To top it off the staff are second to none and deserve big pat on...More

Thank Melanie A
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Melanie A, Thanks for your glowing review. We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience with us. I will pass on your kind comments to the team We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Packhorse Inn.

Reviewed July 9, 2017

This is our second stay at the Packhorse and this time stayed in The Plantation room which is a pleasant corner bedroom with views over the garden and the green. It has a large bathroom with both bath and rain shower and cleanliness was of...More

Thank GeorgiaYorkshire
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Dear GeorgiaYorkshire, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you had a great stay with us. I have noted your comments regarding the sea trout and bouillabaisse and will pass it on to the relevant team members. We look forward too welcoming...More

Reviewed July 8, 2017

We went there to celebrate an anniversary, knowing it to be a special kind of place. Not disappointed with the food and the professional service. The salmon starter with a pea veloute was small but beautifully presented. The mains, steak and fish cakes, were perfectly...More

Thank debelt
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Dear debelt, Thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us for your anniversary. I will pass on your kind comments to the team. We do apologise that you did not like the table you were sat at, if you...More

Reviewed July 3, 2017

My borther-in-law was visiting for the weekend and so we went for a Sunday Lunch at The Packhorse Inn, many other local pubs being fully booked. We knew that it was a little on the expensive side (£19 for roast beef, £23 for my lamb...More

Thank AndyY_UK
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Packhorse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Dear AndyY_UK, Thanks for the review. First of all thank you for your feedback. Had you made us aware your roast beef was too pink we would have been more than happy to change it for a more well-done piece. We are delighted you thought...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket CB8 8SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket  >  Moulton
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 751818
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Description
Revitalised and reopened in October 2013. The Packhorse Inn offers a truly stunning dining and staying experience. Mediocrity is most certainly not on the menu or indeed any aspect of this eight bedroom country inn, which deliberately sets out to stretch the definition of "pub" to the limit. Awards/Recognition: • 3 AA Rosettes • 5 AA Stars for accommodation • Listed in The Times' 'Ultimate 100 British hotels' feature. • Sawday's "Favourite Newcomer" • Winner "Best Food Pub" in The Great British Pub Awards • Sawday's "Favourite Newcomer" • Listed in the Michelin Guide and The Good Food Guide Location: Rural Suffolk village just two and a half miles from Newmarket, the historic home of horse racing. Facilities: • 8 individually designed en suite bedrooms • a large dining and bar area • garden/terrace • club room for business meetings & events Food & Drink: The menu is best described as Modern European, catering for all tastes, from our affordable fixed price menu through to the a la carte, which delivers smart, contemporary dishes full of vibrant flavours.
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