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.

Specials at The Packhorse Inn

The Sunday Sleepover

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

Midweek Set Lunch

Midweek Dine & Stay
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast – £160 per room (2 people sharing)

Latest News

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Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2015 – The Packhorse Inn shortlisted for two!
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