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Stylish country pub near Newmarket

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly

Those who seek out dining establishments with top notch food should head here, one of Suffolk’s most highly acclaimed. Former banker and founder of Chestnut Inns, Philip Turner owns it, having reopened it following a six-month renovation and changing its name from the Kings Head in homage to the adjacent medieval, pedestrian-only bridge across the River Kennet. Just two miles from Newmarket Racecourse, this smart, family-friendly country pub and restaurant attracts all – locals, out-of-town race-goers and everyone in between – to its large dining and bar area and individually designed, en suite bedrooms. The emphasis is on quality, locally sourced food and drink, including game from shoots, lamb from Moulton, beers from Woodforde’s and guest breweries, and Harry Sparrow cider from the Suffolk village of Aspall. Fish has to travel a little further of course, but mainly fish from British waters are sought. The concise but appealing, regularly changing menus might start with roast Norfolk quail, celeriac and pickled walnut sauce; or goats' curd mousse, verjus jelly and glazed beetroot. Among the mains might be roast and braised Suffolk marsh lamb, turnips, mashed potato and black garlic; caramelised shallot tart, watercress and turnip salad; smoked haddock fishcake, bantam egg, watercress and horseradish; or Kilhorne bay scampi, creamed peas, tartare sauce and fries. Finish with baked plums with white chocolate ganache, fennel and vanilla; or chocolate and sea salt brittle, Early Grey jelly and fudge.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: all week 7-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Woodforde's Wherry, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall Harry Sparrow
  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A14 junction 39, B1506 signed Newmarket. Left onto B1085 to Moulton

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