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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Village restaurant and bar with modern cooking

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Fressingfield's timber-framed Tudor guild hall serves as the village inn, but if you want something more ambitious than well-crafted pub classics, head upstairs to the beamed restaurant for creative modern cooking driven by Suffolk's abundant larder. An opener of smoked salmon confit with apple and lemongrass consommé, coriander cress and coconut shows a kitchen aiming higher than the average pub offering. Mains include beef fillet with dauphinoise foam, roasted cauliflower, kale, sauté potatoes and red wine sauce, or slow-cooked hake with oyster mushrooms, potato gnocchi, shaved fennel, mushroom ketchup and lobster sauce. Finish with warm treacle and hazelnut tart with marinated prunes and vanilla ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–30 Dec, 2nd week Jan for 2 weeks
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 8.30

Chef

  • Chef: P Yaxley, M Wyatt

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 38
  • Wines over £30: 14
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from16.95
  • 2-course dinner from27
  • 3-course dinner from34
  • Tasting menu from50
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 35
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 35

Getting here

A140 & B1116 (Stradbroke) left after 6m, in village centre by church

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