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The Magpie Inn

Closed Now: 16:00 - 23:30
Open today: 16:00 - 23:30
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First Visit and will be back

We have just moved into the area, a couple of our new neighbours recommended coming here for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Sunday carvery

Remember to pre book as it's very busy on a Sunday and today was no exception. The food served... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“First Visit and will be back”
18 Mar 2018
“Sunday carvery”
A 15th Century traditional Freehouse Pub, recently refurbished to a high standard with many oak beams, offering fantastic friendly family atmosphere, a well created menu and good selection of real ales, specialist evenings ie Seafood nights...more
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Hours Today: 16:00 - 23:30
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1 Combs Ford, Stowmarket IP14 2AP, England
+44 1449 612727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just moved into the area, a couple of our new neighbours recommended coming here for the Sunday carvery and I have to say they weren’t wrong. We were a party of 6 and each of us said that the food was fresh, plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, value for money, plenty of choice. Recommend the Kung Po chicken. Nothing too much trouble, you can request extra vegetables or add pineapple to the gammon instead of just as per the menu. Shame that like most pubs / restaurants they use frozen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SjT48
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Remember to pre book as it's very busy on a Sunday and today was no exception. The food served was fantastic, lots of meat wide variety of vegetables all in a very friendly pub. Would highly recommend any day of the week well done Magpie...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 189pamr
Jen M, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for you recommendation and we are glad you enjoyed the carvery. Please come again.

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening meal this evening lovely service with friendly staff. We had the steaks and there very large burgers. Delicious good value for money would definatly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

26th to 29th of May. This will be SUFFOLK'S premier gin festival. Music from man in the hat on the Friday 26th. 130 gins at the moment with another 30 coming in...... even an alcohol free ????????

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Did the surf n turf with a drink for a tenner, food was very good no complaints. I think it's value for money.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank chelseabob5
Malcolm C, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear chelseabob5 Many thanks for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal and yes it is certainly value for money, look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had a late booking, the restaurant was full, a good sign! We had a choice of three platter sizes. The staff were helpful very polite and friendly.The choice of meats was fine, nut roast had been offered on booking but was off the menu...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank timcarey2016
Malcolm C, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear timcarey2016, Thankyou so much for your review, I do apologise about the nut roast was a very busy day on the Saturday for vegetarians eating hence we ran out sorry, we as a team all try to assist people when we can, even going...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

But I am taking my vegetarian daughter and family there tomorrow and trust me, if she likes the food as she thinks she will, then the Magpie continues to be the best on the East Coast. THIS CONTINUES TO BE THE BEST EATERY IN THE...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Sharon D
Malcolm C, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear Sharon D, Thankyou for this fantastic review I am not sure what has happened to your mentioned review, but again thankyou sos so much for being so truthful.

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the staff, barmaid very attentive and welcoming. Engaged well with the children. Great deal on a Saturday surf and turf! Lovely meal, steak was tender our needs were well catered for. We'll be back, thank you for a lovely meal in a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Saw some Groupon vouchers going for this place at £18 for 2 courses plus drink for two people which I thought was too good to be true. Based on that I wasn't really expecting much. However, the menu was great, the food wasn't world class...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Viv C
16 May 2018|
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Response from Jen M | Property representative |
Yes we have a range of vegan meals available. They vary so unable to provide a menu
23 July 2016|
Response from Jen M | Property representative |
We have noticed the other entry under night life but cannot find a way to delete it.