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The Magpie Inn

) #11 of 46 Restaurants in Stowmarket ££ - £££ , British,
1 Combs Ford, Stowmarket IP14 2AP, England
+44 1449 612727
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“magpie” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Combs Ford, Stowmarket IP14 2AP, England
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Magpie with two of our friends. We hadn't booked but were made to feel very welcome. A tab was offered as soon as the staff knew we were dining, something not offered by many pubs. Although one of our first choices was...More

Thank MACE144
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are into East European food, then this place is for you. Lovely atmosphere, life music, suits to celebrate any occasion.

Thank kristina482017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic. Had the Saturday surf and turf. Excellent. The steak was cooked perfectly and a huge quantity. If the fish sharing platter hadn't been so delicious we would have cleared the lot. Very good value, will certainly eat here again

Thank barbaramoss2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had 130 gins and special mixers too. Went in not a gin drinker came out drinking some of them neat! And to top it off the live music was great! Can't wait for the next one 26-28th August

2  Thank Diane R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had a very good Sirloin steak (cooked perfectly) & Scampi meal inclusive of a drink of your choice (Aspels cider in our case) for £9.99 each .... what an absolute bargain. I say this as I am an experienced chef for...More

2  Thank mike2310
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Great meat very well cooked ( beef still pink in the middle which I prefer) but there was the option for those wanting it cooked through more. Gammon and turkey were the other meat options. A choice of 3 sizes, ideal for our family. Homemade...More

Thank alandelsol
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I visited for a Friday night dinner out with a friend of mine. We had been once before for drinks and were really impressed with the price and atmosphere. The service when we arrived was fabulous, the landlord was absolutely lovely and so friendly and...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Magpie Inn today as we had heard the carvery was a good one. We weren't disappointed. Fabulous food, they had beef, gammon and turkey on. We had the beef and a bit of turkey . The food was delicious and excellent value...More

Thank Paul D
Malcolm C, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Paul D Thankyou for your review we are so glad you enjoyed your carvery, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Title says it all. For two portions of chesy chips, in an empty restaurant, to take 30 mins to arrive is a little poor to say the least. When they came they were very nice so won't criticise unduly.

Thank DRB380
Malcolm C, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thankyou very much for your review, I am sorry you waited a while for your cheesy chips I believe it was when we had a few electrical problems in the kitchen which has now been sorted again very sorry hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Booked the Mothers Day carvery for our family get together a month in advance & after waiting 15 minutes being jostled & ignored in the packed bar area was sent to our table to find...no table. Was then squashed onto a small table in the...More

1  Thank lovesgoodservice2017
Malcolm C, Owner at The Magpie Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Dear lovesgoodservice2017 Thankyou for your review, however feel it is only right for me to correct a few points you have mentioned and exaggerated, I am sorry that the bar was packed when you turned up, surely that is a good sign we are a...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, We're visiting for Sunday lunch on the 20th. If there's no space out front, could you recommend anywhere nearby to park? Thanks
5 March 2016|
Response from Malcolm C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes you can try our car park at the back of the pub if not just up combs lane the doctors surgery parks about 40 cars, is only about 30metres walk to us
Hi, We are looking to buy a groupon voucher and wondered if this was valid for every day of the week weekend included?
19 November 2015|
Response from Malcolm C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry if you go on the groupon website it will open up a diary page for you to choose a day, however due to our popularity we are extremely busy so please be patient with us
How much is the carvery please and what times ? Is it advisable to book or usually have room ? It would be good if times and prices etc were available on a website or Facebook page .
19 September 2015|
Response from Malcolm C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Childs carvery is £4.95, Adult is £6.95 and jumbo is £8.95 served every sunday 12.00 till 3.00pm then we go onto main menu until 5.00pm, all will soon link our new web site to facebook, instagram etc sorry about the delay... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Combs Ford, Stowmarket IP14 2AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 612727
  • E-mail
A Traditional English Country Pub Offering Wide-range Menu and beers.
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