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Race Horse Inn

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Mill Common, Westhall, Halesworth IP19 8RQ, England
+44 1502 575706
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Spent the week in a cottage nearby on holiday and decided to give the local pub a try. Our 15 month daughter decided to play up causing the friendly staff to bend over backwards to accommodate us. They served food before the scheduled time and also discounted the childrens meal rate due to her size. The restaurant is very pleasant... More 

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Thank Glenn F
Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Best Sunday roast I have had in a pub - lots of meat and potatoes, great selection of vegetables and plenty of gravy. Great value! The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Only disappointment was that we walked half an hour from our holiday accommodation so that we could have a few drinks only to find that their card machine... More 

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Thank Jackie Kim I
Rendlesham, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Came here after staying near by. Pretty standard for a pub in every sense of the phrase. Very much seemed like it was full of locals and the food was a little over priced. However the standard of the food was quite good and we were very welcomed by all those who worked there. A pleasant experience.

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Thank Joshua B
East Anglia
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This pub was on our cycle route in early January and we arrived just after noon. We were the only customers. This might be because various local publications claim the pub is closed lunchtimes from October to March. We were warmly welcomed by the landlord and there was a choice of about three real ales as well as a few... More 

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Thank travelbob31
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Out of the way pub and not particularly comfortable in a dated way but very talented chef here. Went for Sunday lunch which was top drawer!

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Thank AH1969
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Visited on a busy bank holiday so had a bit of a wait but I expect that on weekends and especially bank holidays! The staff were all lovely and the food was amazing, I highly recommend the steak and the banoffee pie! Will see you guys again soon :)

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Thank r8chw
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

went to the racehorse for lunch, ordered drinks first, told drink was cloudy as it was cold!!! Ridiculous why was 2nd drink clear??? Ordered food to wait 60 + minutes for a sandwich which when we asked were our order was we were told they didn't know anything about it, so we could either wait til it had been submitted... More 

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1 Thank Drich12
sara k, Owner at Race Horse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Drich12, I sincerely apologise if you had a bad experience whilst visiting the Racehorse Inn - Westhall. Unfortunately My wife and i were away for family reasons. We are not normally open on Mondays but due to being bank holiday we thought we would open. We didnt expect to be as busy as we were and i believe the... More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

A last minute booking on Mothers day, although they where very busy managed to fit us in. Great service, very attentive staff but didn't feel pressured, food was of very high quality, fresh and hot, reasonably priced. What more can you ask for. Will recommend to all our friends and family.

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Thank richard b
sara k, Owner at Race Horse Inn, responded to this review

Hi Richardb Thank you for your lovely review of your visit at The Racehorse Inn - Westhall. I am glad your mum had a nice time and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again, Ben & Sara More 

East Anglia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

From time to time, The Racehorse holds specialist food evenings - it's well worth looking out for these. We went to one of their Tapas Nights and had a fantastic meal - masses of choice and really authentic Spanish cooking. The chef certainly knows what she's doing! This pub, often overlooked because of its position right in the middle of... More 

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sara k, Owner at Race Horse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Grandgousier Thankyou for such a lovely review, we are thrilled you enjoyed our tapas night! next one coming soon! Best Regards Sara More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

Expensive for pub grub, spoonful of vegtables tasted like frozen, for the price you want a hearty meal.

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1 Thank Sharon M
sara k, Owner at Race Horse Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sharon I apologise if you feel you had a bad experience at the Racehorse Inn. I remember your visit very well, you wanted to know exactly how the meat was stored, prepared and cooked, and also had many other strange questions and requests. Which were all happily answered and met. The only vegetables that we serve that are not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Common, Westhall, Halesworth IP19 8RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Halesworth  >  Westhall
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 575706

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?