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“Nice but a bit pricey”
Review of Sorrel Horse

Sorrel Horse
Ranked #26 of 99 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
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 opinion a little too salty and buttery. We also felt they were a little overpriced. All in all we were slightly underwhelmed.

Date of visit: September 2018
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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

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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.

Date of visit: September 2018
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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.

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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 super friendly and went above and beyond for our special birthday celebrations. The toilets are immaculately clean. I'm definitely heading back. This is a real gem of a pub.

Date of visit: September 2018
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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

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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 a little bit more sorting out to make it more appealing, grounds are all a little overgrown and a bit of a dumping ground.

Date of visit: September 2018
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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 is no smaller than you recall as a kid, for seating we have a dedicated bar area where one is not obliged to eat, with a separate dining room next door. We plan to decorate inside during the winter months but are currently focusing on the much needed outdoor renovations, hence why you may have considered the area a dumping ground?

As for being the grounds being overgrown I’d have to take issue with that comment as the gardens are lovingly tendered by Derek our extraordinary and talented village gardener. As a result we have enjoyed many compliments for our garden this summer.

Yours
Gary

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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

Date of visit: August 2018
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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

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