Revitalised and reopened in October 2013, The Packhorse Inn was also renamed to reflect the adjacent medieval bridge across the River Kennett. The location is a rural West Suffolk village just two and a half miles from Newmarket, the historic home of horse racing, and part of the ancient route from Bury St Edmunds to Cambridge. This stylish Suffolk inn, which defies pigeon-holing into the classification of pub, hotel or restaurant, but achieves a blended definition of all three at their very best, offers 8 individually designed en suite bedrooms, a large dining and bar area and the Club Room for business meetings and private celebrations.

Food, Drink & Rooms

Award-winning chef Chris Lee is the Chef/Patron at The Packhorse. For the 10 years prior to this new venture Chris and his wife Hayley managed an AA 3 rosettes hotel and restaurant and so you can expect the highest quality of food and presentation. A regular presenter at a number of Suffolk food festivals, Chris is passionate about seriously good and locally-sourced produce. He promotes the use of no-nonsense cooking techniques and likes to introduce, what is fast becoming his trade mark style, a little element of surprise. See Menus.

The décor of The Packhorse may be relaxed but it is also grand, especially in the eight en suite bedrooms. See Accommodation.



Sunday Sleepover*

Enjoy Sunday lunch or dinner at The Packhorse (Sunday menu) and stay the night in any of our rooms for just an additional £75.00 per room (bed & breakfast, 2 people sharing). Book early to have your choice of rooms.

* Offer valid until Sunday 28th September 2014

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