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“Very disappointing food and not good value for money” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sibton White Horse Inn

Sibton White Horse Inn
Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Saxmundham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Exceptional good quality food served in the oak beamed restaurant. Just won the 'Suffolk Best Pub Food' award for the 2nd year running.
uk
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very disappointing food and not good value for money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

What a shame - All the awards and claims but the Sibton White Horse cannot deliver.. Our meal was very basic and not good value for money. Our waitress was lovely but the management have a severe lack of people skills. We wouldn't go back as there are several pub/restaurants in Suffolk far better than this. £135 bill for 4 you should get a better than average dining experience......

  • Visited May 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice food and a lovely atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

I enjoyed a good meal here last weekend - booking was essential. I just happened to pop in while passing on the Sunday morning to check about reservations, and would have been disappointed if I'd just turned up that evening. However it was the early May bank holiday weekend - and the best weather we'd had so far this year, so maybe you could risk it! The dining area was quite small; I was sitting on a raised area with three tables laid for four, and one longer table for eight at the back of the space. Beer was good with a selection of real ales. Food was brilliant! I was just going to have two courses, but ended up with a pudding as well and was glad I did. The kitchen were very accomodating; I ordered fish pie minus the crayfish (because I can't eat shell fish) and this was produced without any fuss or bother. So, top marks for helpfulness. Yes, I would definitely go back for another meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank AnnClarissa
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We recently stayed in our caravan within the grounds of the white horse sibton. It was our wedding anniversary we had a wonderful tasty fresh cooked a la carte meal the staff were wonderful and friendly they were very busy but remained calm and attentive to all their customers so Thankyou to everyone at the white horse for a special weekend

  • Visited April 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Stayed locally for a couple of nights and ate in the White horse on both nights. Enjoyed the starter so much, I had it both nights,(Crayfish risotto). They deserve the rosette. Great local beers on tap and a good choice too, regularly changed. Staff friendly. May be a tad slow but all in all 2 very enjoyable nights meals

  • Visited April 2013
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“something's gone wrong!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Despite having had very good food at the White Horse in the past and despite the awards I'm afraid something has gone disastrously wrong with the food. Probably the worst meal we have had in Suffolk. Everything we had was just awful, badly coooked, badly presented, dreadful quality and bizarre combination of ingredients; we honestly could not find anything to like. It is such a shame as we have had good experience in the past and they have just lost it for some reason.

  • Visited April 2013
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