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The Packhorse Inn - Pub in Suffolk

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Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket, CB8 8SP, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

Michael Box
+44 (0)1638 751818(landline)

You'll find fabulous food and beautiful rooms at this cool little country inn close to Newmarket, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds

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The rise of the cool country inn continues apace and the most recent member to join the club is the Packhorse, a beautifully renovated pub that was rescued from abject neglect. These days it's a small-scale pleasure dome – striking interiors and ambrosial food that elate – yet it remains a village local with a lovely bar that welcomes all. The bar and dining room are open plan with a fire that burns on two sides and the odd armchair to take the strain. You'll find varnished floorboards, beautiful art, low-hanging lamps at the cool little bar. Irresistible food waits, maybe truffled goats cheese with quince and figs, Suffolk venison and kidney pudding, plum tarte tatin with fruit-cake ice cream. There's a terrace for good weather and a private dining room turns into a very cool meeting room.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Michael Box:

Local points of interest from
Michael Box:

  • Literally right on our doorstep we have an English Heritage site - The Packhorse Bridge - a pretty, four-arched late medieval bridge, spanning the River Kennett on the old route from Cambridge to Bury St Edmunds. Other English Heritage sites nearby.
  • Newmarket - the home of flat racing, is just 3 miles from The Packhorse Inn. See the website for details of the race fixtures as well as Newmarket Nights – fun filled Friday evening racing with performances from well know popstars throughout the summer
  • The Newmarket Rides - Three circular routes to enjoy on foot, by bike or on horseback between Newmarket & Bury St Edmunds. And you can start off from The Packhorse. See our website for maps.
  • Bury St Edmunds - just 12 miles away. Key attractions: St. Edmundsbury Cathedral; The Abbey and its gardens; Ickworth House; The Greene King Brewery; The Theatre Royal; Moyse’s Hall Museum
  • Cambridge - less than 20 miles away. Key attractions: the Colleges; the Backs and museums.Key attractions: the Colleges; the Backs and museums. Visit our sister pub The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester.
  • EAT, SHOOT & STAY - Dinner bed and breakfast for shooting parties - £125 Shooting parties welcome. Some dates are available at Euston Hall, home to the twelfth Duke of Grafton.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"A fabulous find - wonderful rooms and delicious dinner menu. We had a fabulous stay and will definitely be returning. "
June 2015

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Lunch from £6. Dinner, 3 courses, about £35.


Open all day.


Bridge Street, Moulton, Newmarket, CB8 8SP, Suffolk


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