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Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE

((((* European
  •  - Suffolk
Main course: £20
Food spend: £40

My wife and I took our daughter and husband to Fredericks at The Ickworth Hotel near Bury St Edmunds. It wasn't cheap but you certainly get what you pay for. Excellent food, we all agreed, and very friendly and charming service from our waitress.

Tony 14 February 2019
from Cambridge

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With a variety of dining options for adults and children alike, Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel combine elegance with family-friendly approachability. There are special children's high teas, as well as adult-only refinements in Fredrick's Restaurant.

Menus at Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel Bury St Edmunds boast a huge choice for any family or time of day. In the Conservatory, there are platters with Suffolk game charcuterie, and inventive recipes like pheasant kiev with smoked bacon risotto. Vegetables on the menu come from the hotel's own walled garden. There are two extensive children's menus for older and younger ages, including numerous vegetarian options, and kids can also order special mocktails.

The lounge menu at The Ickworth Hotel includes cocktails and artisan spirits from around the UK and the globe. In the adult-only Fredrick's Restaurant, the menu extends to premium grill options, and rich desserts like malted milk panna cotta, and a comprehensive wine list.

Set against a stunning rural backdrop, The Ickworth Hotel is a 13-minute drive from Bury St Edmunds Rail Station.

Restaurants at The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE

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  • lunch (15)
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  • ((((( 14 February 2019 by Tony from Cambridge

    My wife and I took our daughter and husband to Fredericks at The Ickworth Hotel near Bury St Edmunds. It wasn't cheap but you certainly get what you pay for. Excellent food, we all agreed, and very friendly and charming service from our waitress.

  • ((((( 15 January 2019 by Janet from Bury St Edmunds

    The Staff on duty were absolutely lovely. Could not fault them at all. My only disappointment was the scones. Sorry. A little bit over worked and over cooked so a bit dry and hard, but on the whole it was a very pleasant afternoon.

  • (**** 17 December 2018 by Samantha from Cambridge

    For such a luxurious looking stately set up why is the lunch menu light bites only or afternoon tea. I went super hungry and ordered the Blt club sandwich for £16 it was not double stacked as I expected it was a small sandwich of ciabatta bread it was loaded with so much mayo and served with lettuce that was brown and old so how that left the kitchen is beyond me. Neither of us fancied the puddings so we asked for a piece of cake seeing the afternoon teas starting to come out, we were offered cookies or brownies, we declined. This location was perfect for me and a friend to meet as it is 1 hours drive for us both, but we won’t be back.

  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Elizabeth from Bury St Edmunds

    Amazing! From the moment we arrived we were treated as VIP’s. The staff were attentive and when the afternoon tea arrived all food items were described in mouth watering detail. A selection of teas and coffees were available.
    There was only one downside - only one pot of tea/coffee included in the price. We will return.

  • (**** 6 December 2018 by Neil from Norwich

    I dined at the Ickworth because I was given a restaurant voucher as a gift. I expected the meal to be good as it is a 4* hotel. My wife and I decided to order a main course and a dessert which was a big mistake. I ordered Butternut squash cavatelli and my wife The Dedham Vale Ingleton. My fife decided to order some potatoes as a side dish as the waitress said the dish didn’t come with any. On taking the order the waitress returned to say there were no new potatoes and that she could have triple cooked chips instead. She described to go ahead but said she would have preferred new potatoes. When our mains arrived we were shocked at the small quantities. My pasta would have been more suited to a toddler, which at £18 was unacceptable. My wiffe’s tiny ribbons of meat at £22, were also unacceptably small and laid on three leeks. We felt that vegatbles should have come with these dishes at these expensive prices. The mains tasted nice, however my wife said that the chilps were so salty that after one mouthful the rest of her main course was impossible to taste. The desserts were better sized for the expensive price tags; I had a chocolate brownie and my wife ice-cream. The thing that really annoyed us was the size of the children’s meals. Their mains were priced at £7 and a bowl of pasta was three times the size of my main. The desserts were equally as big. I know this is fine dining but you do expect a certain amount of food and wish to leave a restaurant full when you have paid a lot of money for something. This was the worst value for money meal I have ever had and it wasn’t anything special taste-wise.

  • ((((( 7 November 2018 by Eleanor from Newmarket

    Beautiful location and delicious Sunday lunch! Was perfect as I normally
    work every Sunday but was so nice to go out and spend the day elsewhere and enjoy a lovely meal.

  • (((** 7 October 2018 by Timothy from Bury St Edmunds

    Good atmosphere. Food and service average.

  • ((((( 30 September 2018 by David from Sawbridgeworth

    Staff excellent. Really enjoyed the stay.

  • (((** 11 September 2018 by Val from Kent

    We had afternoon tea - was ok but cakes were disappointing & we onky had 4 fingers sandwiches each.Loveky setting.

  • ((((( 22 August 2018 by Neil from Palgrave

    A very pleasant afternoon tea with very good service and relaxing surroundings.

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