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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 food in a traditional Tudor room

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Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
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Converted from a whitewashed Tudor inn in the early 1980s and newly refurbished, Theobald’s still pulls in diners with its consistency and attention to detail. Ancient beams abound and tables are dressed in pristine white. There's a monthly-changing carte, so a winter menu might bring wild pigeon and pistachio nut terrine with quince jelly and toasted brioche, followed by roast best end of lamb with steamed leeks, roast garlic and Madeira and rosemary sauce. Locally reared meats and East Anglian fish are the mainstays, and the quality of raw materials is indisputable. Dessert could be rhubarb cheesecake with shortbread biscuit and ginger ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 10 days in spring/summer
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday to Thursday and Saturday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12.15
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Simon Theobald

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 34
  • Wines over £30: 16
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £28.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £32.50
  • Tasting menu from: £36.50
  • Credit cards accepted

Additional information

  • Seats: 32
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

7 miles from Bury St Edmunds on A143 (Bury to Diss road).

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Nearest train station

Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket
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