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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.

Stay Specials at The Packhorse Inn

Valentine’s Weekend

Stay Valentine’s night (Saturday 14th February) and either Friday or Sunday night for £525 per room.
This special package includes:
- a bottle of champagne on arrival;
- 2 night’s accommodation, bed and breakfast in any of our rooms, for 2 sharing. Book early to make sure you have a choice of rooms.
- Valentine’s dinner for two. Click here for menu.
For this special weekend only, The Packhorse Inn is not available for Saturday night only stays.

The Two Day 200

Stay any 2 nights for just £200 per room (2 sharing), breakfasts included. To qualify for this special offer, guests need to eat with us on one of these nights. The cost of dinner is not included in this offer price. Book early to have your choice of rooms. Offer available Monday-Thursday throughout January, February and March but excluding the 4th and 5th February.

The Sunday Sleepover

Enjoy Sunday lunch or dinner at The Packhorse (Sunday menu) and stay the night in any of our eight bedrooms, for just an additional £75.00 per room (bed & breakfast, 2 people sharing). Book early to have your choice of rooms. Offer available for Sundays throughout January, February and March but excluding 15th February.

BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS – dinner, B&B just £100

Business can be pleasure with our current package designed for the business man or woman in mind:
Single occupancy B&B of any of our rooms, a 2 course dinner and use of The Club Room for meetings free of charge (subject to availability and booking required) for just £100 if staying Sunday-Thursday*
(*excluding the Tattersalls Sales dates when weekend rates apply)

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