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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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Well-crafted, unfussy cooking in country gastro-pub

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

This stylishly made over, mustard-yellow village inn sits comfortably at the gastro pub end of the spectrum, but without losing any of the features one hopes for – smart and cosy rooms with a copper-sheathed bar serving Suffolk ales, plus exposed beams, a huge inglenook and country-style tables. The kitchen here appreciates the value of top-class local ingredients, follows the seasons keenly. Kick off with beetroot gravad lax with caper and lemon dressing, or seared king scallops with Dingley Dell black pudding, chorizo and garlic butter, then follow on with slow-cooked pork belly with sage, Madeira and apple sauce, braised red cabbage and crushed new potato bubble-and-squeak.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 11.30
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 11


  • Chef(s): Craig Rice

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 18
  • Wines over £30: 7
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from: £4.50
  • Main course from11.95
  • Dessert from: £5.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £14.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £17.95
  • 2-course dinner from: £14.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £17.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 25
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From Bury St Edmunds take A143 towards Haverhill. Left onto B1066 to Whepstead. In Whepstead right into Church Hill, leads into Rede Road.

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