The Chestnut Group are back with yet another venture… The Blackbirds Inn. Following the huge success of The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds at the end of last year, this has been their latest project and they’re opening the doors today!
Located in the quaint village of Woodditton, The Chestnut Group have overtaken The Three Blackbirds and transformed it into yet another unique space. After acquiring the building back in August last year, it has since undergone a sensitive refurbishment and essentially a little TLC.
Philip Turner, Founder of The Chestnut Group, said, “The opportunity for us to acquire The Three Blackbirds was incredibly exciting. The Packhorse Inn, has been an overwhelming success and incredibly well supported by the local community. We look forward to extending this with The Blackbirds Inn, but with an altogether more relaxed hospitality experience.”
The Blackbirds Inn has a casual and welcoming vibe which is also mirrored in their menu. As with their other locations, the pride themselves upon offering the finest seasonal and local produce and offer traditional British cuisine with a twist. The menu is graced with an abundance of pub classics such as various steak cuts, their ‘pie of the week’, Newmarket bangers and mash and ‘fish of the day’. There is also a range of homemade pizzas from their in-house, stone baked pizza oven. How does ‘The Newmarket’ sound? It’s topped with pulled pork, caramelised apple and Suffolk Gold cheese. If you’re just looking for a light bite, they’ve got it covered on their sandwich menu. Oh… and at £5.50 that’s really not to be sniffed at!
Now you must have been to The Packhorse for their Sunday lunch, but now there is even more choice over at The Blackbirds Inn. Choose from traditional roast beef or pork or take your pick from the Sunday specials. All are served with seasonal veggies and traditional trimmings. If you’ve got little ones, they’ve also got this covered with their homemade smaller plates and wait for this… they’ve even got a dog’s menu. Yes… a menu for our furry four-legged friends! Count us in.
Whether you’re popping in for a mid-week pint, a hearty pub dinner or perhaps a quick lunch, The Blackbirds Inn have it all. If you’re perhaps celebrating a special occasion, why not take a look at The Gun Room – a private area for parties up to 12.
Watch this space as work will begin on the nine bedrooms which are scheduled to open in spring 2018. The Chestnut Group also have plans to continue to add to their portfolio too.
Food review to follow!
Wednesday – Saturday 11:30am – 11pm
Sunday 11:30am – 8pm
The Blackbirds Inn
36 Ditton Green, Woodditton, CB8 9SQ
Tel: 01638 731100