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Sorrel Horse

££ - £££, British,
The Street | Shottisham, Woodbridge IP12 3HD, England
+44 1394 411617
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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18:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Street | Shottisham, Woodbridge IP12 3HD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Sorrel Horse for dinner with a large group of 24 friends. The communication beforehand in booking for our group was easy. The food itself was fantastic and the service was of a high standard (which was refreshing for a bunch of city...More

Thank sjb323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying locally at Hollesley Run Cottage, and again made the walk to the Sorrel Horse, which is well worth it. What can be said about this pub but fantastic! Lovely staff great service, food, good wine and beer! Well worth a visit. Can’t wait until...More

Thank essexbrowny26
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow that’s a decent walk, a great way to ensure a healthy appetite! Thanks so much for the kind and thoughtful review Hope to see you again soon Yours Gary

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some lovely walks around the Shottisham area which to my way of thinking is a fairly unique piece of countryside. What better then than a walk through unspoilt countryside, maybe down to the river and back, followed by a great Sunday lunch in...More

Thank DJinfo
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I must echo your sentiments in the Shottisham area in the Deben Peninsula is indeed a beautiful and special area to be based and to live, let’s hope more people will take the trek out to this neck of the woods to see for themselves!...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Although slightly out of season - we had the place to ourselves. 4 Adults & 2 dogs - food excellent - fresh fish, plough mans , calamris & devilled whitebait. Sweets very good too & a good choice of real ale & cider etc. Dog...More

Thank stevebaumber2002
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward to welcoming you once again in the near future With best wishes Gary

Reviewed 24 September 2018

We had an early evening, midweek dinner here. It was extremely quiet so obviously there wasn't much atmosphere but the pub had a nice "olde worlde" feeling to it. The staff were friendly and attentive. We both had fish, which were tasty but in my...More

Thank uniquelyme
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks for your review and sorry that you felt somewhat underwhelmed. We do price as keenly as we can but do insist on good quality produce which of course commands a premium which may not suit every budget. Yours Gary

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Staying at the local campsite we ate here 2 nights. Good beer and lovely food at reasonable prices. Staff helpful and friendly. Fine walking country all around.

Thank Nicholas B
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review, it is certainly a special corner of the country. We sincerely hope to be able to host you again soon With kindest regards Team Sorrel.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Yesterday evening myself and 7 friends spent a lovely few hours at this wonderful little country pub. The food was absolutely wonderful, tasty, hearty, good food in an uncomplicated setting. ( no bistro pub here, just good old fashioned Suffolk country pub) the staff were...More

Thank adelehudge
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Wow thanks so much for the kind and special review, we do sincerely appreciate your generous words Yours gratefully Team Sorrel

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Visited this pub as a kid when staying at the local campsite, always had good memories, but it seems smaller and there is no real tables to sit at unless you are eating, so rainy day you would be in a bit of trouble. Needs...More

Thank Powerscape
GaryM4583, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Powerscape, Thanks for your review and comments. I must confess to being somewhat bewildered on the initial reading of your post, and wondered if you had reviewed the correct establishment. I realise of course that you had! In response I’d suggest that the pub...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Great location, lovely food and friendly staff reasonable price and comfy. Well stores ghost shipped for a top notch pint! We were plagued by flies but that's nature for you

Thank Simon C
Gary M, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We do appreciate your kind words, thank you for your visit and we do hope to see you again soon, once the flies have departed the Peninsula of course!! With best wishes Gary

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Called in today for a stop off on our circular walk, just had a simple bowl of celery & stilton soup and it was delicious. Many thanks for keeping us going through to the finish of our 10 miler.

1  Thank seakingaviator
Gary M, Director at Sorrel Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Our pleasure, glad the team could help! Thanks also for your visit and kind words With best wishes Gary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Shottisham, Woodbridge IP12 3HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 411617
  • E-mail
Reputedly a Smugglers Inn dating back to the 15th century, The Sorrel Horse is the quintessential English country pub with tap drawn cask ales, a thatched roof, tiled floors and an original bar billiards table, nestled in a picturesque rural Suffolk village. Given our fantastic location on the Bawdsey Peninsula in glorious countryside, the pub is especially attractive to walkers, cyclists and the horse fraternity. Superb walks, open rolling countryside and the quiet and genteel nature of the area make the village a popular destination for visitors. With two bars you've a choice of both a restaurant or traditional bar for your food and drinks. The restaurant has a large wood burner, with the bar having a lovely open fire.
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