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The Flying Shuttle

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Three Counties Way, Haverhill CB9 7FB, England
+44 1440 702853
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12:00 - 22:30
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SUFFOLK
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday to celebrate a family birthday Waiter pleasant but mumbled so sometimes difficult to understand Pepsi served flat when waiter swapped it he said it was because of all the ice ! Swapped the drink but still flat We ordered 4 starters and advised we would be sharing , only two plates brought out to it from Food not... More 

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to The Flying Shuttle in Haverhill many times since it opened as it has a great 'non gluten containing ingredients' menu. There are very few places in Haverhill that have a separate 'easy to work out what you want' menu for those that are gluten free with as much choice. It has a lovely modern, friendly atmosphere... More 

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Thank Sue W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 1 hour waiting for food with 2 small children. The food arrived as we were going to leave and was inedible. It was absolutes disgraceful. Worst experience ever!!👏👎

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Thank Westley M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came to Flying Shuttle for a catch up with a friend, our waitress Danielle was so welcoming, very friendly and made sure we was happy! Drinks came out really fast, ordered our mains which were really tasty, and then to finish off we had the dessert which topped it off was absolutely delicious! Only fault was a chip in one... More 

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Thank Sophie S
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Flying Shuttle Its great to see Danielle made a great impression upon your party and i'll be sure to show her your review, as this always gives our team a great moral boost. I'm glad to see you enjoyed every aspect of your visit, and I will ensure our chefs check... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

There were a few offers to be had. The menu was modern pub fayre and the ale was real the choice of 3 wasn't as they were all "the same" in they were all amber/dark and malty. I prefer lighter and hoppy.

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Thank CambridgeIan
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Flying Shuttle. We have a variety of Ale's available and change 2 ales on a weekly basis, we always stock Pedigree and Hobgoblin (a light and a dark) and then change our guest ales depending on whats available. We hope to see you again soon to try some of our lovely... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stopped here not expecting much pleasantly surprised, very nice staff, food was much better than expected, very enjoyable and the bill was ridiculous (I thought they'd missed something off the bill). Modern, comfortable, warm and inviting place just wish it was closer to home.

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Thank Fanny C
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

Thank you For your honest review of The Flying Shuttle. We are glad to see we exceeded your expectations and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thanks Again Rochelle Potter General Manager More 

Suffolk
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I was here recently with a few friends for a meal and some drinks. Despite being close to Christmas the wait staff, although clearly busy, were very attentive to our table. The food was great and excellent value for money with the £6 menu. All 4 of us managed a 3 course meal for £10! And the drinks are reasonably... More 

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Thank IceColdWildcat
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the Flying Shuttle We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I'm glad to see the team have risen to the challenges of Christmas and a busy festive season and can still provide great service and standards. The waiters here are all going crazy over which one of them was pleasant to... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Called in for family lunch, friendly staff, Great service and ambiance. Had Sirloin steak, chicken and meat pie followrd by sticky toffee pudding and coffee. Will be back in New Year.

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Thank Commissioner2015
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review We are extremley happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. And we look forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Again Rochelle Potter More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

For second year running booked Boxing Day lunch for three. Warm welcome as usual and friendly staff. Starters were excellent as was main course. Two of us had Turkey and trimmings and one had chicken, both nicely presented and ample. Christmas pudding and other dishes excellent. Would have given five stars but for two things, plates for main course were... More 

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Thank Furt1312
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on the Flying Shuttle I'm glad to see you enjoyed your meal with us on boxing day, it was a great day enjoyed by all team and guests. With regards to the music I can only apologise as we was unaware the music was too loud, if a team member had been made aware we... More 

Haverhill, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I work with 6 other people, we went to The Flying Shuttle for a Christmas meal. There was one man behind the bar, running around like headless chicken with no help. He was lovely & helpful but rushed off his feet. We went mid week early evening, I hope there is more staff at the busier times. The food was... More 

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Thank MRSFLUFF72
FlyingShuttle2016, Manager at The Flying Shuttle, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We try to ensure we have the correct staffing levels to deliver great service and great food, i will investigate as to why there was such a delay on drinks arrival we look forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Anthony Potter General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Three Counties Way, Haverhill CB9 7FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Haverhill
  • Phone Number: +44 1440 702853
Description
Jono and the team look forward to welcoming you to The Flying Shuttle! A Rotisserie Restaurant and Bar for Haverhill, situated at the entrance to the new Haverhill Research Park on the A1307 heading out of town towards Cambridge. The name for the restaurant came about due to the town's links with the industrialisation of weaving. From the 16th Century, weaving was an important local industry to Haverhill and it was John Kay in 1733 who invented the Flying Shuttle, a significant improvement to the looms, enabling weavers to weave faster and create wider fabrics. The invention revolutionised the industry allowing for automatic machine looms to be produced. A stunning design combined with a warm and welcoming atmosphere makes it an ideal place for dining out with friends and family. Please come and try our delicious Rotisserie chicken cooked in the customer area fresh on the spit. Don't worry if you don't fancy chicken, the menu is extensive and the specials change regularly so we are confident that we have something for everyone! Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Suffolk countryside, it will be the place to visit during the Summer months offering full table service in the outdoor patio area. If you would like more information about us and any up and coming events or offers join our 'be the first' scheme by registering your details online. Claim a free drink just for registering. See you all soon, we look forward to meeting you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?