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Sibton White Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Sibton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset, England
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 18 August 2011

A beautiful part of Suffolk and perfect for walking and exploring local villages. The food and the welcome were first class. Jill and Neil are clearly committed in what they do and the pub seems to be a community focus as well as catering for guests.

Room Tip: Room 6 seems suitable for a disabled traveller and companion too. It has a wet room shower.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

as with the previous reviews jill and neil are great hosts, food was good, ale excellent, wine (by the glass so maybe not fully representative of the range) average, service was friendly, quiz night was fun, our room and the ameneties were fine but in my opinion at £90 was about 15% overpriced.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

We booked a 3 day break at The White Horse after reading all the comments on Tripadvisor and were interested to see if it lived up to it's reputation. We were late arriving last tuesday due to our car breaking down, old Morgan, water in the distributor, had to call out the AA, so we phoned and Neil said "no problem". We finally arrived to be greeted by Neil, who gave us time to have a quick and much needed drink in the bar before showing us to our room. We had booked Room 1, which we knew from the website was upstairs in the separate accomodation building, as from previous experinces we didn't fancy any late night returning guests being noisy overhead. We were not disappointed, the room was tastefully decorated in the most soft mediteranean yellow, with complimentary furnishings. The bathroom was light and airy with the biggest pile of soft towels and high class toiletries and a unexpected bonus of a small and well appointed dressing room.
We had made a booking in the resturant for 8pm and after a quick shower and change we walked the few yards back to the bar. The bar was busy as was the resturant and we now know why! Neil gave us 2 menus, the Pub Menu and the A La Carte and was keen to point out that we could mix and match, and to take a look at the "Specials" on the blackboard. Having had a difficult day I did not want a huge meal and chose the Chicken and Bacon salad from the pub menu and Phil chose the Beer Battered Fish from the same menu. My salad was excellent, lots of warm chicken and finely sliced smoked bacon on a bed of mixed leaves with just the right amount of light dressing, yummy and the fish and chips weren't bad either judging by the speed at which they were eaten. We retired to our very comfortable bed for a good night sleep. Breakfast each day was again excellent, such a choice, fresh fruit, yoghurt, nuts, cereals, jams and here Neil and Gill get extra brownie points, real Marmite. The cooked breakfast were amazing, my scrambled eggs and smoked salmon put a lot of top London hotels to shame, creamy, light and fluffy with a very, very generous helping of smoked salmon. Phil had a kipper which was meaty and nothing like the plastic fish you get in supermarkets as was the smoked haddock he had on the second day. It was easy to see why this place is so successfull, fresh local produce cooked to perfection, the lamb we had on the second evening was soft, pink and sumpteous only to be beaten on our last night by the best Gressingham Duck I have ever eaten, if I had been able to, I would have been tempted to wipe the plate with my finger, so delicious was the meal I didn't want leave any of it. Phil had a steak which again was devoured with lots of noises like Mmmmm this is good! We can only say we had a wonderful time at The White Horse, Neil and Gill deserve the praise, they are genuinely "Mine Hosts" and proud of what they have achieved and so they should be. If you want to explore Suffolk we can think of no better place to stay than here, friendly owners with a vast knowledge of the area, spotlessly clean accomodation and excellent food , beer and wine. We congratulate you.
(Neil I won't mention the lack of black pudding on our last day as you had tried so hard to convince the other guests how tasty and wonderful it was, the extra rasher of bacon made up for it)
Sue & Phil from Leicester

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We have been staying at this pub for about 4or 5 times a year for the last 12 years and have seen ownership change several times, the most recent being when Neil and Gill took over some years ago. The place has been transformed since they took over from what was always a pub full of character with good food and letting rooms to something much more upmarket. The accommodation is second to none and always beautifully maintained and clean and everytime we visit some more work or an improvement has been carried out. The food is second to none and we always book dinner for all nights when we stay as it is always busy and although there are other places around this is the best by far. The menu always has enough choice for more than one night of dining and the food is superb and all local, in fact we have never had cause for complaint or had anything we did not enjoy !! The pub has a superb atmosphere with many visitors mixed in with the locals, many of which we now know, and the ales and wine are excellent, especially the local brew Adnams. We would have no hesitation in recommending the White Horse for a great place to stay or for a fine meal out.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Once again we enjoyed a comfortable relaxing stay at this lovely friendly intimate hotel. It is quietly located yet perfect for those of us who go in pursuit of our feathered friends. Bitterns at Minsmere, Dartford Warblers at Dunwich and great food and drink at the White Horse. Dinners are wonderful, particualrly when accompanied by local ales and cider and the breakfasts are the same, freshly cooked with local produce and served by the cheeriest of waitresses. - Yes, we make it a rule never to go to the same place twice but after three trips guess where we are going again next year!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

Our first visit to Suffolk and what a delight to find such a fantastic place to stay. The owners have clearly put a lot of hard work into making this a really excellent place to stay, sleep and eat. Our room was pristine and extremely well thought out. We had booked to eat in both nights of our stay and we were pleased with this decision as it meant that we could explore all day, then arrive back knowing all we had to do was change and wander into the pub before having dinner. The atmosphere in the pub itself is laid back and welcoming, the food and service in the restaurant were excellent and the prices were very fair. Again at breakfast, the food was fresh, local produce and service with a smile. Neil & Gill, the owners manage to be welcoming yet unobtrusive serving superb but unpretentious food in a beautiful, proper country pub.

At the end of our stay there was absolutely nothing that we could fault, we enjoyed our trip and we could not believe that we had happened upon such a superb place.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

The Inn is well located for visiting attractions on the Suffolk coast including Dunwich and the Minsmere reserve. The accommodation is clean, well maintained and to a high standard. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the room along with bottled water and biscuits. When we stayed real coffee was provided in the room with a french press, which is a cut above the rest! The owners and staff are always very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation is in a separate building to the main pub so if you want an early night you won't be disturbed by people enjoying their food and drink. The Inn is in a quiet rural location - I've never been disturbed by road noise during the night. The pub runs a very good restaurant and if you want a meal it is recommended to book as it is popular. We loved breakfast which included fresh fruit and cereals along with a good menu choice of cooked fare. If you need internet access ("working from home"?), free internet is provided for customers in the accommodation and the pub.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sibton White Horse Inn
Address: Halesworth Road, Sibton, Saxmundham IP17 2JJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham > Sibton
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Sibton
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sibton White Horse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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