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Blackbirds - The Three Blackbirds, Newmarket, Suffolk

The Three Blackbirds

4.5
4.5
708 Reviews
£25 and under
English

A warm welcome back to our much-loved 17th Century village pub in Woodditton, situated in the picturesque heart of horse racing country near Newmarket.

The Three Blackbirds suffered a devastating fire in 2018, we have been working tirelessly to bring this fantastic building back to life ensuring we retain its charm whilst adding a few modern twists and bursts of colour. And, we have been able to add 9 new bedrooms in The Barn – so you can stay even longer!

The result (we hope!) is, a cosy, relaxed setting to kick off your boots, wellies or otherwise - enjoying time with friends and family. We are foodies at heart – so expect to find pub classics as well as a regularly changing menu that focuses on our local access to amazing meats, award winning cheeses and the best Fenland veg.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Lunch Wed, Thu 12:00–15:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01638 731100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Newmarket

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

What 708 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SG

    SueG

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great breakfast, efficient service and excellent value

  2. JE

    JackieE

    Norfolk

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again an excellent evening with delicious food and a good choice of wine. Thank you.

  3. SD

    SallyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely birthday lunch I had with my husband and Mum at the Three Blackbirds. The decor was contemporary yet their was lots of character and history around us too. The food was delicious and was presented beautifully. The situation in the pretty village of Wooditton with good walks around was lovely. We had a table overlooking the garden/outside area which was also appealing.

  4. JH

    JohnH

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The usual extremely friendly team and excellent food made it a lovely evening

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Hi JohnH, Thanks so much for your kind words ! We are really happy to hear you had such a great evening on your recent visit with us, We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team.

  5. GC

    GrahamC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day lunch, great food, nice atmosphere and very relaxed. Staff very pleasant

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Hi GrahamC, Had to hear you had such a great Father's Day meal ! We hope to welcome you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team.

  6. CF

    CatherineF

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic roast as always, food is excellent at the Blackbirds, our table of 4 people very happy

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Hi CatherineF, Thanks for taking the time to post about your recent visit with us, Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to welcome you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team.

  7. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Roast beef the best I have ever tasted. I would love to know how it was cooked. All the food was excellent and the 2 girls who served us were friendly and very helpful. You should be proud of the place and we will return.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Hi AnneM, Wow, Thank you so much for your kind words ! We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience while visiting us, We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team.

  8. LC

    LynnC

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, good service. It's what we've come to expect. Keep it up

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Hi LynnC, Thanks for taking the time to post about your recent visit with us, Glad to hear you enjoyed you visit. How can we improve to make this a 5 star rating next time ? Three Blackbirds Team.

  9. T

    Tash

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Good was good but slow service on a not particularly busy Friday afternoon

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Tash, Thank you for review and that you enjoyed the food. Apologies that the service was not up to our usual standard. Kind regards, Team Blackbirds

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, well cooked. Lovely surroundings and a beautiful restored building.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your great review. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Team Blackbirds

  11. BA

    BrianA

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The Three Blackbirds is a very pleasant pub, but we found it a little bit too crowded together, and if compared with our last meal at The Carpenters Arms in your group, we preferred the atmosphere and layout there. Having said that we would visit again, but will be trying another location in the Chestnut group first.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 5 days ago

    Hi BrianA, Thanks for taking the time to post about your recent with us, I'm sorry to hear you found the your table too crowded, Happy to hear you are enjoying our newest addition to the chestnut group, the Carpenters Arms is a beautiful property. Look forward to welcoming you back to The Three Blackbirds soon.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Food good service very slow

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your review and that you enjoyed your food. Apologies that our service was not up to our usual standard.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food & service as always! Thank you!

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 13 June 2022

    Hi, Thanks so much for your kind words. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, Hope to welcome you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  14. N

    Nick

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good gluten free options on the day we were here - especially the starters. Dogs in the eating area would not be our preference, and when eating with a more mature person with hearing issues, constant music is not helpful. But the food and staff were excellent and overall we would recommend.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi Nick, Thanks for taking the time to post about your recent visit to the The Three Blackbirds. We are proud to be a dog friendly property so unfortunately this does mean dog throughout, but we can always find a table away from dogs. We are also more than happy to turn the music down. Hope to welcome you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  15. WC

    WillC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely venue. Food was excellent and the service was exceptional. Thank you.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi WillC, Thanks so much for your kind words ! We are very happy to hear you had such a lovely time when you visited us, We hope to see you again soon, where hopefully we can make this a 5 star review ! Look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  16. DG

    DaveG

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Very good quality food. Need more choice for vegetarians though

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi DaveG, Thanks for taking the time to post about your recent visit with us, Glad to hear you enjoyed your food, We do have a couple of vegetarian dishes on the main meals and we also can make any of our vegetarian starters into main sizes, Sorry if you wasn't told this. We hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  17. JB

    JoanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    A bit disappointed with our Meal. Starter good. Main the Steak a bit overdone and slightly grisly. We had Jersey Royals instead of the chips. They were very large and almost black, and tasteless. Should have commented at the time really. Our fault for not saying anything at the time, but didn’t want to make a fuss. It was a Meal for our 53rd Wedding Anniversary. Most admit it has put us off coming again.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi JoanB, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience with us, Im really sorry to hear that your meal wasn't up to our normal high standards, We would have preferred if you let us know on the night as we would have rectified this in house rather you leaving disappointed, We do hope you will try us again soon, if you would like to discuss this further please email me on gm@threeblackbirds.co.uk

  18. a

    ausram

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place , excellent food. Friendly service.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi Ausram, Wow thanks for your 5 star rating, Glad to hear you really enjoyed your recent visit with us, Look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  19. IC

    IanC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The overall ambience was very good, although there was a longish wait for desserts

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 26 May 2022

    Hi IanC, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience, Glad to gear everything was good, I'm sorry to hear you had a wait for your desserts ! We do hope you will try us again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are really friendly the food was amazing and the venue was absolutely lovely

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 26 May 2022

    Hi, Wow ! Thanks for your kind words ! Happy to hear you had such a great visit with us, We hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely food. Higher price than your average pub but it’s worth it

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 2 June 2022

    Hi, Thanks so much for your kind words, Glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, Hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  22. W

    Watsonthered

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday lunch with older children and partners. Delightful Sunday lunch , good options - we would not have been disappointed if they were half the options. Great service from a young team , timely service and never rushed. We all really enjoyed the meal. Well done team Three Blackbirds from a very happy family.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 20 May 2022

    Hi Watsonthered, Wow ! Thanks so much for the kind words ! Really happy to hear you enjoyed your recent with us, We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team.

  23. SP

    ShellyP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food and Service were great, Heard- such great things about dog friendly but a bit disappointed with food options for them, thought I could have ordered a roast dinner or something hot for him, all it meant was that you could take dogs inside basically.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 20 May 2022

    Hi ShellyP, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience with us, Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, We are very dog friendly here, we do have a doggie menu I'm really sorry if this wasn't shown to you, The only hot item on the dog menu is a dogs sausage, but we would have been more than happy to do a smaller portion of our roast if you wanted us to, We hope to see you again soon, and hopefully we could make this a 5 star review. Three Blackbirds Team.

  24. LW

    LyndaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service and the food was delicious, even our dogs enjoyed their food from their special menu.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 20 May 2022

    Hi LyndaW, Thanks for your 5 star review, Glad to hear you and your dogs enjoyed the food ! We hope to see you all again soon, Three Blackbirds Team.

  25. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    service was excellent the food was very nicely cooked and the time between courses was perfect wine list was good and reasonably priced pre dinner drinks in the friendly bar all in all a nice evening the steak and fish cooked exactly as we requested

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 20 May 2022

    Hi PaulF, Glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us ! We hope to see you again soon, where hopefully we can make this a 5 star rating next time ! Three Blackbirds Team

  26. F

    Friends

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, gorgeous inside and great food. Perfect

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 20 May 2022

    Hi, Thanks for your kind words and 5 star rating ! Glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit us, Hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  27. AB

    AlanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish we had was beautifully presented, and tasted gorgeous. Service excellent

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 17 May 2022

    Hi AlanB, Thank you so much for your 5 star rating ! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  28. OH

    OliviaH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service,excellent food and a nice quiet setting.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 17 May 2022

    Oliviah, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! We hope to see you soon! Team Blackbirds

  29. GH

    GailH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great choice on the menu and standard of food was excellent. Restaurant was full on a Wednesday night with a lovely ambiance and I will definitely return when in the area

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 20 May 2022

    Hi GailH, Thank you for your kind words ! Happy to hear you enjoyed your experience while visiting us. We look forward to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  30. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely pub in really quiet location and perfect for our overnight stay. Dinner was excellent as was the breakfast the next morning. Would recommend.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 17 May 2022

    Hi KarenH, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience, Glad to hear you had a great stay ! Hope to see you again soo, and hopefully can make this a 5 star rating next time, Three Blackbirds Team

  31. SA

    SarahA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely village setting. Stunning interior design. Very friendly staff. Lovely food. One point...More vegetarian options would be appreciated. All in all a lovely, classy village Pub Restaurant...

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 12 May 2022

    Hi SarahA, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience with us, Glad to hear you had a good time, We hope to welcome you back soon and hopefully we could make this 5 star rating. Three Blackbirds Team

  32. T

    Trina

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very welcoming! Lovely food and even brought our dogs a bowl of water 😊

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 12 May 2022

    Hi Trina, Thanks for 5 star rating, Glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit, Hope to see you again with your dogs ! Three Blackbirds Team

  33. SP

    SheenaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Will be back

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 23 May 2022

    Dear SheenaP Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did, we cant wait to welcome you again Thanks The Three Blackbirds Team

  34. VS

    VickySue

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food with vegan and gluten free options. Great location and lovely garden.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 17 May 2022

    Hi VickySue, Glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, Hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  35. D

    Debs

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.Dessert menu very expensive.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 12 May 2022

    Hi Debs, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, Hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal in great surroundings, good service

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 9 May 2022

    Good Morning, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us ! We look forward to welcoming you back soon were hopefully we can make it a 5 star experience. Three Blackbirds Team

  37. SL

    StephenL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful stay would definitely return Steve & Caroline Low plus Millie the Dachshund

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 9 May 2022

    Stephenl, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Three Blackbirds! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  38. BH

    BernieH

    Essex

    150 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our burgers followed by a sharing cheese board.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 9 May 2022

    Hi BernieH, Thanks for taking the time to post about your experience, Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal ! Hope to see you again soon, hopefully we can make this a 5 star rating ! Look forward to welcoming you back soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  39. DC

    DrewC

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not a fan of dogs in a restaurant. I am allergic to a protein in dog saliva. Many pet owners seem to think everyone wants to meet their dog! Not true.

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 4 May 2022

    Hi DrewC, Thanks for taking the time to post about your recent visit. We are dog friendly throughout, We are always happy to move your table away from any dogs for future bookings. Hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

  40. JO

    JOWd

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you are looking for a sophisticated but non pretentious place to enjoy a lovely meal - look no further. The quality of the food is absolutely superb. The sirloin roast was amazing! Thoroughly recommend

    The Three BlackbirdsResponded on 4 May 2022

    Hi JOWd, Thank you so much for your great review ! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us, We hope to see you again soon, Three Blackbirds Team

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The Three Blackbirds is rated 4.5 stars by 708 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Three Blackbirds

36 Ditton Green Woodditton Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9SQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Newmarket

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Lunch Wed, Thu 12:00–15:00 Fri–Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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