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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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ipswich suffolk
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went to the dark horse on saturday 22nd of april and had what was one of the best meals we have had the food was fantastic both to look at and taste the service was first class and couldnt have been more polite and helpful also in a lovely setting with a nice atmosphere

Thank mary t
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a shame! Beautiful country secluded setting, lovely building but AWFUL terrible food! We each had three courses and all three were disappointing. Tasteless and bland! Could have been wonderful but sadly the chef needs intense training. Can not recommend.

Thank Tiggsboo
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw a picture on Facebook of the new improved afternoon tea, which looked very delicious but below is a picture of what we received.I must say comparing my picture to their picture how very disappointed we were. When you picked up the cheese sandwich, there was more cheese left on my plate than in the sandwich. The salmon sandwhiches were... More 

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Fawley, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an absolute gem. Loved the place, loved the food, loved the staff - Bethany is delightful and Reese, the chef (proper chef too), is excellent. The other half and I both had pan fried prawns for a starter, then Chris had Pork Belly, Scallops and Squid Rings, with accompaniments. I had the best piece of salmon ever, with white... More 

Thank kimbayley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal here last night. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The atmosphere is amazing (although a little dark) and we loved the quirky bar area. The staff were lovely and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hockley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Norfolk for a wedding. We had a groupon voucher which made it very good value for money. The lovely young people running this restaurant gave us very good service and the menu had plenty of choice including some different dishes. This restaurant deserves to do well and we would certainly return... More 

Thank Frances M
Suffolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for food as busy day and just wanted to relax and enjoy some decent food after work. Has mushroom starter such was absolutely delicious with a bottle of merlot of course. We asked for steak for our main and I have to say it really was delicious and I was kinda worried as I like mine well done. The... More 

Thank bunnytau
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Afternoon tea/baby shower. A delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes in a beautiful setting. The size of our group slightly delayed the service but staff remained polite and cheerful. We had a lovely afternoon thanks to all at The Dark Horse.

Thank TRUDIvivian
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 

1 Thank Kenjo J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 19
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?