The Packhorse Inn

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Total refurbishment by a local entrepreneur has elevated the Packhorse Inn from ‘heart of the community’ village boozer to aspirational dining destination – although drinkers can still prop up the light-filled bar and sample a little of what the kitchen has to offer (perhaps a plate of charcuterie or a burger with mooli slaw). Meanwhile, those ensconced in one of the elegant but snug dining areas make the most of a brief menu that includes quirky takes on pub favourites and more ambitious fare such as confit chicken wing with cauliflower and toasted yeast, fillet of Hereford beef and ‘Jacob’s ladder’ with shallot jus or monkfish with braised oxtail, parsnip and caviar. After that, save some room for banana soufflé with cream-cheese ice cream or blackberry trifle with whipped custard and blackberry sorbet. The reasonably priced wine list offers plenty by the glass, and there are bijou bedrooms upstairs if you need to recuperate.

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The Packhorse Inn

Bridge Street, Moulton ,Newmarket CB8 8SP

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Perfect country pub

by   platinum reviewer (164)

Oct 2014

Whilst most country pubs would happily host a girly catch up dinner for 5 not every one would accommodate one on a Saturday night that comes with 3 black labradors, one baby and one very unsleepy toddler determined to explore the entire bar area so it's a testament to the hospitality of the friendly staff and clientele at The Packhorse Inn that we were not only tolerated but actually welcomed. The food here is more than you'd expect from the average country pub too. Yes, there are a few classics...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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