The Packhorse Inn is a stunning alternative to a boutique hotel in Suffolk, just a few miles from Newmarket, the historic home of horse racing. With award-winning food, cosy bar, private dining room and 8 stylish rooms this country Chic Retreat brings a much needed breath of fresh air to Newmarket. The Packhorse Inn opened at the end of 2013 after total renovation and refurbishment by owner Philip Turner whose vision and passion has turned this rural idyll into the best restaurant with boutique hotel rooms in west Suffolk on the Cambridgeshire border. This small, yet perfectly formed, Chic Retreat in Suffolk, introduces a new breed of hospitality to the race-going and shooting crowd in Newmarket and Cambridge and is the perfect all-year-round hideaway for those looking for a boutique hotel in Suffolk, within easy reach of London.
Newmarket Races is home to British horse racing and is just a few miles from The Packhorse Inn. The historic city of Cambridge is only 20 minutes by car and Bury St Edmunds, with is many cultural attractions and shops is only 15 minutes away. During the summer months enjoy one of the many surrounding walks and head home to enjoy a pint of Pimms in the garden of The Packhorse Inn.
Relaxed and stylish dining is what the restaurant at The Packhorse Inn is all about. The menu focuses on local ingredients which includes meat direct from the farmer in Moulton, fresh fish from the Suffolk coast or Marrfish, game supplied from local shooting days, sometimes guests, and often from Box Tree Farm in Wattisham. Seasonality is a priority and the menu always focuses on what is available each month; the March menu may include Suffolk venison pie, roast Suffolk chicken with sage & onion, or pan fried wild stone bass with carrot, with creamy coconut rice pudding with passion fruit jelly (Lulu's favourite!) as pudding. Pub favourites including char-grilled Suffolk ribeye steak & chips and Red Poll burger with Suffolk Gold or Dublin Bay scampi are always available. Prop up the bar and whilst deciding on your food order enjoy a local ale, Suffolk cider, draft lager or one of the carefully selected wines chosen to complement the monthly-changing menus.