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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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Modern British dining alongside a historic waterwheel

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The imposing white building on the edge of the Stour was once a working watermill, as witness the millpond opposite and the glassed-in waterwheel that forms a focal point in the dining room. Views of the landscapes hereabouts once inspired Thomas Gainsborough, and make for a relaxing setting for the modern British food on offer. Start simply with seasonal asparagus in hollandaise with a poached egg and cumined pistachio crumb, before mains bring on blackened sea bass on spicy salsa with wilted greens, or a textbook grilled rib eye in peppercorn sauce. Memorable desserts include rich chocolate and cherry marquise, or strawberry semifreddo with pistachio biscotti.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Daniel Collins

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 20
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6
  • Main course from: £16
  • Dessert from: £6
  • 2-course lunch from: £18
  • 3-course lunch from: £21
  • 2-course dinner from: £18
  • 3-course dinner from: £21
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 60
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A12 to A134 Sudbury. South from town centre, follow one-way system, Market Hill to Gainsborough Street. Leave one-way system as it bears sharply right. Straight on, right into Walnut Tree Lane. Hotel on left.

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