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4.0/5 Very Good
22 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


Explore the area

Popular LocationNational Horseracing Museum10 min drive
Popular LocationNational Stud14 min drive
Popular LocationNewmarket Racecourse15 min drive
AirportCambridge (CBG)23 min drive

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  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub

    Room amenities

    • 29 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Bathtub

    Room amenities

    • 31 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


The Packhorse Inn is located in Newmarket. Ickworth House and National Horseracing Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Fuller's Mill Garden and West Stow Country Park and Anglo Saxon Village. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Newmarket Racecourse or Mildenhall Stadium.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Horseracing Museum - 10 min drive
  • National Stud - 14 min drive
  • Newmarket Racecourse - 15 min drive
  • Lackford Lakes - 19 min drive
  • Ickworth House - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Kennett Station - 3 min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) - 23 min drive

About this property

The Packhorse Inn

Luxury inn with restaurant and bar/lounge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free inn. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a banquet hall. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, free bottled water and portable fans.
The Packhorse Inn offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: GBP 15.00 for adults and GBP 10 for children
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available


Banquet hall
Newspapers in reception
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room




Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Portable fan


Free toiletries


Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water



Check-in between 3 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per day
Dogs only
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 10.0 per day

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.00 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Is this inn pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 10 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Packhorse Inn?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 11 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Packhorse Inn?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Packhorse Inn located?
Situated in Newmarket, this luxury inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket Racecourse and National Stud. Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club and Mildenhall and District Museum are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Wow what a great place, I really hope I can engineer another reason to visit the area in the near future. I called the property to advise I would be a late check in prior to travelling, expecting to get their at 21:30. The manger was very kind and said it wouldn't be a problem they usally their until 23:00 / 24:00. About 30 mins later he called me back to check if I would like any food putting to one side as I would miss last orders at my arrival time. I had a horrible journey down due to road works, but at 22:30 I got a further call because they were worried I still hadn't arrived. I eventually got their at 23:00 to what can only be described as a warm, almost family like welcome. Then I got to the room! Wow, I was in the Plantation room and that HUGE bath with the hottest water and most epic water pressure ever was heaven. After a refreshing nights sleep, I had an early breakfast of Avocado and Poached eggs on toast! OMG best ever, i was so guttered I hadn't got their earlier so i could of had dinner, based on how nice breakfast was, i definatley missed out lol Thank you Packhorse Inn Team, you made a solo traveller for work VERY HAPPY!

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Lovely location. Lovely property, but room had no shower, just one over the bath that soaked the floor. Room was very noisy & while the bar / kitchwb was open was not ideal for a business traveler. If you were staying for a pleasure trip it would not be a problem.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

5 Star

Fantastic stay at this place, would highly recommend and the staff where extremely friendly.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Staff & service

Bad communication and not best customer service

Communication was poor, no working bath and was not told before arrival. Transferred to another hotel, but we was told in the morning that we had to pay for the other hotel and that our hotel.com booking was cancelled (there was no cancellation). My wife was 7 month pregnant and was getting quite stressed. The manager at the place was not understanding and was arguing and not finding a solution for us. I would not go back or to any of the parent group restaurants

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


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    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019