It’s all about quality pubs in our Newmarket nightlife round-up, with an honourable mention for The Ark Newmarket, a recently renovated event and clubbing space.
Nightlife in Newmarket
A former coaching house, the Bull pub on High Street is a great place to start your pub adventure. The Greene King pub has a large beer garden – including outdoor TVs for summer events – with classic pub food, a wide range of drinks and a very decent range of gins, cocktails and wines.
On the same side of the street, a little further up towards our Newmarket hotel, is The Waggon & Horses, an old-fashioned watering hole with a wide range of real ales, ciders and beers, plus a daily food menu covering breakfast and lunch.
If you’re looking for something a little livelier, head to the White Hart also on High Street. A busy and buzzy venue that blurs the lines between pub and bar, they do a wide range of cocktails, a resident weekend DJ and a food menu that veers from light bites to juicy burgers.
Heading out into the Suffolk countryside, there are plenty of rural pubs worth exploring. The White Horse in Exning is a quaint family-run pub with a beautiful pub garden, roaring log fire in winter and the sort of hearty, home-cooked food that’s worth repeat eating.
The Packhorse Inn in nearby Moulton is another standout country pub with excellent food – the sharing roasts come highly recommended. The warm, modern pub has a large patio and stylish interior and one of the best wine and cocktail menus in the region.
Pubs in Newmarket
Clubs in Newmarket
The small town of Newmarket might be dominated by pubs, but there are a few after-dark options for night owls including The Ark Newmarket. A modern, redeveloped event space previously known as Innocence, The Ark Newmarket on High Street hosts a range of entertainment including comedy, live music, white-collar boxing and regular club nights.