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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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner have been here on numerous occasions, we have sampled several different dishes and have had some amazing food at a good price. Lovely place in a nice setting, fairly consistent. Worth a visit if you haven't so already.

Thank jakeythesnakey21
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Sadly, beautiful venue but desperately needs a proper chef Have been twice in the hope the first experience was just a one off but worse the second time Fish mouse.... flakes of white fish, no flavour and certainly not a mouse Main- belly pork and scallops- limited flavour and scallops?... Crumble at £7 .... please ... better found in local... More 

Thank 925bbrown
Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Again the food was excellent and well presented the staff were friendly and helpful.it was quit busy this Saturday lunch time but the attention by staff was excellent. We booked again for a evening dinner in December. And will probably call in for lunch when we stay in one of the estate cottages for a few days in November.

Thank hec2rhinchliffedavid
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were gifted an afternoon tea at the dark horse as a birthday present so almost felt obliged to give a five star rating but on reflection give a four. The place definitely has character and the fact it's out of the way down a track adds to that. The service was fine and the afternoon tea was nice and... More 

Thank Martin H
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have been to the Dark Horse several times, mostly for lunch but occasionally for dinner. I have normally had an excellent experience here, and wanted to return. My husband and I visited for dinner to celebrate an important occasion for us. It did not need to be mentioned to staff as we just wanted a normal meal. I do... More 

Thank Aniste
Pentney, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My uncle and aunt took a party of 12 here for an evening meal to celebrate their wedding anniversary. It is tucked out of the way and we went "in convoy" but once there it was well worth the trip. The staff were attentive and we did not feel rushed (despite being the last to leave) it is a fairly... More 

Thank PedroandPolly
Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were out for a Sunday drive and dog walking in the forest near Thetford. Heading down into Suffolk we were ready for lunch an saw a road sign for the Dark horse though we would go and see if they had table as it was a Sunday. Several tables were reserved but we arrived just after 12 midday and... More 

Thank hec2rhinchliffedavid
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a great place to eat or just visit for a drink. The staff are friendly and the food is good. I have eaten here on numerous occasions and even had a christmas dinner with a few friends and never had one complaint about the place. I still have yet to sample the cream teas on offer but have... More 

Thank jayne452
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lovely unique venue, food is amazing, portions are good all home cooked. Staff are friendly. If you want a great meal at a good price in a small friendly place this is it. cannot wait to return have already taken several friend there.

Thank MrsGayles
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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.

Thank LondonDinner1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?