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The Blackbirds Inn

££ - £££, British,
36 Ditton Green, Woodditton CB8 9SQ, England
+44 1638 731100
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 Ditton Green, Woodditton CB8 9SQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Attractive gastro pub in pretty village. Interesting menu which changes regularly and includes vegetarian option. Helpful and friendly staff. Parking can get a bit tight at busy times but there's some space at the front too. Will go there again.

Thank Cheryl O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this pub for drinks and share a pizza but we went for a roast last sunday and it was really disappointing. The meat was correct but the purée was cold, and the vegetables nearly nonexistent (only one roast carrot and few roast potatoes...More

Thank Mathilde-Lgn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely sunday walk up the Devils Dyke , was made even better by a lunch at the refurbished blackbirds..... as good as a Sunday lunch gets in particular fantastic service from Daniel :) we will be back in force

Thank Alasdair P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here a couple of times now, once for supper and once for lunch. Both times we were kept waiting for over 40/45 minutes from ordering to receiving our food, with no explanation or apology! The child's lunch menu is almost a joke!...More

Thank Suffolkliving84
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Blackbirds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Suffolkliving84 Thanks for taking the time to review the Blackbirds. I am really sorry that we haven’t hit the mark with the food on your most recent visit. Please do contact me directly as I would like to make amends - steve@chestnutgroup.co.uk Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice before, one very good, one poor so when we heard it was under new management we though we'd try again. It had all the makings of a nice meal - steak and ale pie was good but the steak was...More

Thank gimbals
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Blackbirds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gimbals, Thanks for taking the time to review the Blackbirds. Please accept our apologies for the way in which we have handled your experience. We accept that we will have the odd food issue when serving thousands of people per year however, we strive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for an evening meal with friends and although everyone else seemed to have a good meal, my 'sausage, mash & caramelised onions' was very disappointing. It was half the size of all the other plates and the only onions on it was a...More

Thank anne s
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was our first visit and we arrived for lunch with no booking, we were given a very warm welcome by John and offered drinks while we looked at the menu. There was a very good value set lunch available which we decided to try....More

Thank DinerJS
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A delicious and un-rushed lunch today to catch up with friends and enjoy a delicious lunch. Fabulous wild mushroom risotto and the sticky toffee pudding was divine, not overly sweet! great service from Harry C and we enjoyed hearing about the other establishments. I shall...More

Thank Nikki O
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

All four of us has the best Sunday roast ever here, could not of asked for better service! Thank you.More

Thank foskett25
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Blackbirds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Susan H, Thanks for taking the time to review us and for the positive comments on our Sunday roast. We are delighted to hear such great comments about our food and our service! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kind regards...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

My friend has just moved to the area and had heard that this was a great place to eat. She has been out of the country so a typical British Sunday Roast was exactly what we all needed and wanted. She had booked as we...More

1  Thank TeamThomas_2000
ChestnutGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Blackbirds Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Susan H, Thanks for taking the time to review us and for the positive comments on the whole experience are much appreciated. I am so sorry to hear you waited for quiet a while for your water. I have spoken to the team to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Ditton Green, Woodditton CB8 9SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Woodditton
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 731100
  • E-mail
WELCOME Situated 3 miles from Newmarket, the horse racing capital of the UK, The Blackbirds Inn is situated in the quaint village of Woodditton. Our beautiful 17th century, family and dog friendly Inn is part of the multi award-winning Chestnut Group. ​ Whether you’re popping in for a quick pint, a midweek burger or for a special occasion, we look forward to welcoming you to The Blackbirds Inn. ​ Celebrating something special? Our private Gun Room provides the ideal location for parties of up to 12 people.
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