The Packhorse Inn

4.6
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428 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English

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Sunday Lunch
The Packhorse Inn is located in Newmarket, one of the most exciting towns in Suffolk. At The Packhorse Inn you will experience a traditional pub at the heart of the community, as well as a five star AA dining and hotel guest experience.

Featuring stylish en-suite bedroom accommodation with eight rooms, exceptional service and friendly atmosphere, The Packhorse Inn has an award winning edge.

With the world famous Newmarket Racecourse, gallops and stables on its doorstep, expect to bump into a jockey or two while visiting! Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, available seven days a week.

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What 428 People Are Saying
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AnnaF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely ambience, smell, service. My husband was given a wonderful birthday desert. Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Menu particularly good across all courses with choices difficult to make. Quality of the food was first rate with service to match.

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David
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and an enjoyable experience overall. Waiting staff could be better trained and listen more. Noise levels were high but attributed to one particularly boisterous table. Recommendable for food.

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SusanM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely evening with friends, great food, excellent service, very nice ambiance

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good although expensive for portion sizes.
We were taken to our table after ordering our food in the bar.
Bread was already on the table, which we hadn’t asked for but were obviously charged for. Our meals arrived straight away so no chance to eat the bread before our main meal.
At no point were we offered any water for the table. It just felt like we were being rushed.

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Julio
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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LMinsuffolk
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed it, even if it was a bit expensive

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch for a long time. Good relaxing atmosphere with efficient service and very tasty food served with a smile. Good value for money will be back soon. Thank you everyone.

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DavidT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked food, served quickly - perfect for a working lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service wine and venue well done the packhorse

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Glenn
Cambridge
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for Sunday lunch and the food and service was excellent as usual (4th time we've been). I can thoroughly recommend The Packhorse.

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DianneB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We visited for a Sunday lunch. I had the roast pork I was a little disappointed with two very thin slices of pork which was not overly tender and served only just warm. The rest of our party had roast beef which they all thoroughly enjoyed. The rest of the meal was delicious and am looking forward to returning sometime in the near future.

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JaneW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely building and staff. Food was OK, but not outstanding in terms of flavour. Some dishes bland, others over spiced.

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JeanW
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Packhorse had the warmest atmosphere and the staff were all delightful and helpful

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SamanthaM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the evening, service was brilliant, food was lovely and a good price range.

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BeccyN
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely stay with amazing food. Will definitely be returning soon!

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SaraM
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub - good food, service, ambience, very kind and willing staff. Liked it so much we are going to stay there in a couple of months!

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ChloeN
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming and couldn’t fault their service and quality of food!

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here lots but not for over 6 months and this was by far the best meal we have had here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restuarant & the food was spot on! Love this place!

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Megan
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the Packhorse Inn so when my friends came to stay at the weekend I knew I wanted to take them.
I have never been on a Sunday before and it was a little busier than I was expecting so I'm glad we booked!
I love the atmosphere in the pub - it's a lovely mix of cosy and grand - the fire was on and it smelt of burning wood and delicious food!
I had the Roast Beef and it was incredible - best roast dinner I have ever had!
The Packhorse continues to be my favourite (for a special occasion!) and I can't wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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danielb
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for girlfriends birthday meal really good service and food, really nice place nicely decorated for Christmas

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TGreen
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting and festive mood. Good food. Thank you!

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Jak92
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice venue, actual meal prices not too badly priced for some, but some overpriced and very little for the money ie the salmon portion is shocking. The extras are far too expensive a portion of sprouts an example. It is only a pub after all. Very sorry to say as we do like it but the little things let it down.

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Pamfoodie
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very welcoming inn with open fire and Sunday papers to mull over while waiting for friends. Food delicious though starter a bit small. Salmon cooked to perfection. An ideal end to Christmas!

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vipKevinB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place to go. Always very friendly and the food is always to a very high standard. Wine is good which is why’ve go there!!

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JUSTINB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service from one of our favourite restaurants locally.

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FrancesA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Quality of food was good, nicely presented and a great deal better than on my last visit a few months ago. The price is on the high side, but this is compensated by the fact that it is very nice and properly seasoned. A small rail to assist the less mobile with the couple of steps would be appreciated.

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GeoffreyB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch in lovely surroundings for a family group that don’t meet very often.. from the moment we walked in with drinks at the bar to the moment when we all left ...the dining experience was first class !! We particularly loved the smoked salmon starter and the beef shin along with the plum pudding and delicious ice cream ! Compliments to the chef all round !! the bottle of St Emilion too was a wonderful wine ! Thank you and keep up the high standard you have set !!
Friendly, efficient staff made the lunch all the more memorable ...

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Tris
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were rushed through our meal with the starter arriving before we had finished our olives and bread, the main also arrived too quickly, which was a shame as the food itself was lovely. If we had been given longer in between courses we might have managed a dessert too...bit disappointing as this was a very expensive christmas treat with a good friend

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ianj63
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with good food of a high standard.
Staff really friendly and attentive.
Would certainly return again in the future.

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SallyL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, great friendly relaxed service. Good food.

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sarahp
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I would recommend, but make a reservation. When we got there people were being turned away as they had not booked a table. We were in a quieter room off the main room by the bar, which was very noisy, and is the main route between kitchen and the other rooms. The service was really friendly but a bit chaotic as the Inn was absolutely full. We had to ask for ice three times, and there was quite a wait between the starters and the main course. However, the food was well presented - not massive portions - and we enjoyed the evening. I had a chardonnay (I didn't specify which) and it was really excellent. The menu isn't large but there are enough dishes to choose from.

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GinaG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Lovely cosy restaurant.

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Kelly
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venison Tatare was outstanding

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MF69
London
26 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

This is a lovely pub but we were really disappointed by our visit for Sunday lunch. On arrival we were kept waiting, none of the staff acknowledged us, we had to flag one of them down as they were passing.

Be warned the menu is limited on Sunday. We didn't really like any of the main courses offered. Service was very slow. The food is excellent when you get it but so it should be for the price. Main plus is the setting and ambience.

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Sarahb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch set menu - fantastic value and delicious with super presentation- great service - and my sister had a birthday candle in her dessert !!!! Plus our dogs were welcomed and spoilt with doggie treats too !!

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AdrianS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, interesting menu and very friendly staff. Particularly liked the mix of my Virgin Mary on arrival.

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