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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked on Friday for a table on Saturday and were surprised to get one as it had always been really busy. We have been here several times before and it has been good to OK Only one other table was taken. There were no other reserved signs on any of the other tables. When our order came what was on... More 

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1 Thank teammellis
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've dined here a couple of times. Once as a couple and then as a large group. The set up is interesting comprising converted stables and a large dining area. We've always found the food to be good or very good. In our opinion, there are a couple of things that detract. 1. Significant delays between ordering and being served.... More 

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Thank Kenjo J
England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good meal and not overpriced. Food was well presented and staff were helpful. It's worth a visit, even if it is not on the main road.

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Thank Britainabroad
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never having visited the Dark Horse before, nor having had afternoon tea either, I decided to rectify both with a visit on my husband's birthday today. Everything was wonderful. The Dark Horse Restaurant is the old stables on the Stowlangtoft estate with the main house now being a care home. Our afternoon tea was really lovely and my husband very... More 

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Thank Tricia W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

As we arrived for valentines we where warmly welcomed,food was out of this world,staff where lovely,chef's we salute you Excellent all round

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Thank Matthew W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Where to start, as I had heard so many good things about the place. We were a party of 7, and the restaurant wasn't busy, us, as only two other tables occupied. We ordered 2 lamb Sunday roasts, 2 beef Sunday roasts, the venison sausages, a steak & chips and pig and fish (belly pork and sea food) Food took... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Since discovering this delightful restaurant a while ago I visit as often as I can with friends and family . We've enjoyed a few birthday celebrations here and we all love the food and the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sharon777t
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Turned out to the Dark Horse at 1:30 today and was all locked up - nothing about closure on website or even on the door! We try to support local small concerns - so at least have the courtesy to publicise your variations to your publicised opening hours. You have lost us as customers.

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Thank 3691dps
Rochechouart, France
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The building was beautiful, the bar was exquisite, however, the restaurant was plain and uninviting, clean but decoration was unwelcoming. The Christmas decorations had seen better days, and there was I believe a very "small" i.e., miniature Christmas tree. Staff were brilliant, the food average - needs more imagination. My starter was over cooked but immediately replaced upon request. Dessert... More 

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Thank suedunphy
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Description
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?