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The Sorrel Horse

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The Street | Shottisham, Woodbridge IP12 3HD, England
+44 1394 411617
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been putting off writing this review as the food, staff and atmosphere used to be great at this pub. Unfortunately there seems to have been a lot of changes and none for the better. After going back about 5 times in the hope it would improve since Christmas we will NOT be going again. The food and staff are... More 

Thank SJAM
Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On vacation from Canada and spent four days at Bawdsey Hall (that's an excellent B & B April 4-7/17) discovering this pub within a few miles we found it to be excellent in atmosphere, food and great staff (especially the young lady who could match and beat me at my home game of silly wit!) One point that was most... More 

2 Thank 893Matelot
Greater London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this great pub 3 times for food and good ale, was very surprised to find out it is run and owned by the village itself wow, it is a great old pub excellent food well cooked and presented great people who run the pub very friendly highly recommend

3 Thank Robert B
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had lunch here today & was very disappointed.2 of us had jacket potatoes which were slightly overpriced for the size of the potato,1 had omelette & chips which was OK --I chose a tuna & sweetcorn sandwich which came with chips & coleslaw £7.50 so slightly pricey for a sandwich.Very disappointed when it arrived--no sweetcorn & a very thin layer... More 

1 Thank Sandra O
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This has got to be the place to get the best fish and chips in the UK. Food is absolutely excellent, service just as good, and no rip off prices. The best scallops I've ever had - simple, well presented and that sweet taste ( they chef knows what he does ) Just give it a go if you are... More 

2 Thank Andrew B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My partner & I were in Shottisham for just 2 nights arriving Sunday. After the drive & frustrated with getting a fire stabilised we went to The Sorrel Horse for some dinner. The greet was warm & friendly but with the bad news of no food on a Sunday evening. After a fruitless internet search for a local store we... More 

4 Thank Mark G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Went here for Saturday lunch after a walk with the dog around Sutton Heath. Dog friendly, even had a treat from the chef. The lady working the bar and serving the food was very happy and even though it got busy (a party of 12 ramblers came in), service was quick, efficient and with a smile. Chef came out to... More 

4 Thank Lyn19682013
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Last week I contacted the pub to book a table for lunch today and to advise that I am a vegan. Michael, the new chef, was brilliant and promised to ring me on Sunday with a choice of meals for me. This he did, giving me a choice of 3 meals. I chose a sweet potato curry which was delicious.... More 

3 Thank Ellyoga
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit since the new chef arrived and goodness what a difference ! Varied menu and plenty for non meat eaters to choose from, plus one of the best cheesecakes I have ever had the pleasure of eating. I will be back very soon

2 Thank Fairysparkle2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We eat here frequently as a couple or with family. The food always hits the spot especially when paired with a cold pint of Aspalls. The dining room has an open fire that creates a wonderful ambiance but can be a bit warm if sitting nearest to it. On Sunny days the front garden has a relaxed country feel, just... More 

2 Thank Richard K

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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$8 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Shottisham, Woodbridge IP12 3HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 411617
Reputedly a Smugglers Inn dating back to the 15th century, The Sorrel Horse is the quintessential English country pub with tap drawn cask ales, a thatched roof, tiled floors and an original bar billiards table, nestled in a picturesque rural Suffolk village. Given our fantastic location on the Bawdsey Peninsula in glorious countryside, the pub is especially attractive to walkers, cyclists and the horse fraternity. Superb walks, open rolling countryside and the quiet and genteel nature of the area make the village a popular destination for visitors. With two bars you've a choice of both a restaurant or traditional bar for your food and drinks. The restaurant has a large wood burner, with the bar having a lovely open fire.

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