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Dark Horse Restaurant

Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3JZ, England
+44 1359 230904
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kiln Lane, Stowlangtoft, Bury St Edmunds IP31 3JZ, England
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

After two previous glowing reviews of the Dark Horse and two very enjoyable visits with excellent food, you don't bother checking Tripadvisor before a third. Pity really We had made a reservation for 12 August which had been confirmed, when we arrived we found the...More

2  Thank Jackthelad2014
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I got an email on 25th July from The Dark Horse after I enquired about a voucher through Groupon. They said that "The Dark Horse has ceased trading". Such a shame as they did great meals and afternoon teas, but I know customers were hard...More

1  Thank Tricia W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Just a little note to save anyone a journey to this restaurant, it has now cease trading. I suppose it's was just a matter of time.

2  Thank H683UJtinap
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We had booked a meal here with friends. They are not answering the telephone, the Facebook page has disappeared. You would have thought that would contact customers who had booked to let them know. We did have Groupon vouchers which Groupon have thankfully refunded us...More

2  Thank Carolyn E
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants. We booked with a groupon a recently as it was my husband's birthday. In the afternoon we were telephoned to say they could not get an agency chef (not sure why needed), and cancelled. It was...More

5  Thank jennom101
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We booked a table for a birthday using a Groupon voucher for a Saturday night but due to a change of plans we changed this to the Sunday lunch. However when we arrived the restaurant was closed and a neighbouring business said they had been...More

4  Thank c h
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

BEWARE. BEWARE. BEWARE!!!!!! SUPPOSEDLY UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!!!! Here is an email I sent after turning up with my family having booked a table. The never responded. Good afternoon I am at a loss, confused and angry that a customer can make a reservation, drive for...More

8  Thank Jezco10
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Back in September 2014 I gave The Dark Horse a 'Very Good' rating for a Sunday lunch. Unfortunately there seems to have been a drastic change for the worse and we had what I can only describe as one of the worst meals we have...More

2  Thank timothyP
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went as a group of 6 for a special birthday lunch. Great surroundings, friendly waitress, terrible food. Salad was from the 60's with just lettuce, tomato and cucumber served with little imagination. Food was average at best. Do not go if you like good food...More

1  Thank SlamminHammo
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is the 3rd time we have been to the dark horse in the past 7 weeks, their girls can not be more helpful always got a smile and nothing is too much trouble. We like to eat outside and this is catered for which...More

Thank Jane L
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9 January 2015|
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Response from A440FDX | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all the above, lets hope the proprietor reads the reviews and does something to help new customers. Not everybody reads Trip Adviser as they should when they go somewhere new.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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