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£4 - £18
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have visited a few times recently. Last time with family as a group of 7. Cannot fault anything about our visit. The menu offers a really good choice and the prices are reasonable. The food and service were excellent. The staff are friendly and attentive...and the place , both the restaurant and the bar area,has a really nice atmosphere. Members of the family who hadn’t previously visited have said they’ll definitely come again. Highly recommended.👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our usual booking by phone for Sunday lunch. However, when we turned up this time there was no booking made on the list for Steve and we were directed into the bar area to order a drink and wait, which was so full...there was hardly any standing room. We waited 10 minutes to be served and gave up, returning to the restaurant area. We enquired whether we would be allocated a table and we were told that we would have to wait until the 2pm service was seated to see if there was a spare table available. There were absolutely so many people queued out of the door waiting to be seated for 2pm. We have never seen the place so busy before. We felt totally disregarded and let down and chose to leave and find an alternative lunch elsewhere (which we did). Doubtful if we will choose to return after our totally shabby experience this time. I know my husband made the booking from his phone call history and do not doubt him for a minute. What is the point of telephoning and making a booking for lunch if it is disregarded and not made?? Why would you do that to customers?? Highly unaccaptable and complete lack of customer service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked one night and it was just perfect. Very clean, comfortable room, lovely food and excellent staff. We would certainly return .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd visit here and it was as good as I remember, great warm welcome by Daryl the owner and attentive staff Seated in a very nice area with very comfortable chairs drinks order taken and menus delivered, cask ales are to die for shame I...had to drive 🥲 The menu was extensive with a Valentine’s special menu but still kept on the Wednesday Curry special offer which looked very tasty and good value I had to start black pudding with peppercorn sauce and my wife had fondue both fantastic and served piping hot, then onto mains Surf & Turf 10 oz Ribeye and a good portion of garlic prawns and Caledonian Chicken both fantastic and the steak one of the best I have ever had, cooked to perfection medium rare high praise considering the amount of steak I have eaten in my life and well traveled To finish 2 of the best traditional deserts sticky toffee pudding and bread and butter pudding with a twist great finish to a great meal and experience The only slight fault was drinks service was slightly slow but considering how busy the place was easily forgiven Last but not least all the staff are friendly and charming a credit to themselves and obviously great training from management A great local gemMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this Hotel because of its proximity to my days work. What an absolute gem of a find. The Hotel is also a regular public house , but don’t let that put you off. The dining area is a modern addition and very tastefully...decorated. The Staff are most pleasant and welcoming. But here is the best thing, the price of a fantastically comfortable bedroom with a fantastic breakfast INCLUDED in the price.. I’ve stayed in lesser quality hotels that have cost more and provided a lot less. If you are ever in this area and in need of a quality stopover… this is the place to comeMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never fails to impress ,what a fantastic lunch we had today the food was amazing as usual. We had two course from the light lunch menu which was amazing.All of the staff here are fantastic and very friendly especially our waitress EL who was a...brilliant member of staff . We will definitely be back again to sample more great food and wonderful ale .... Thank you everyone.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

I’ve came here a couple of times now and both times have been really good. The food is at a high standard and I wish I lived closer to go more often.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

We have become regulars here, on almost a weekly basis, over the past four months - and are never disappointed with either the food or the service. Great choice of meals on the standard menu, with the early evening price deal, as well as plenty...of delicious choices on the ‘Specials’ menus. Service is always prompt and friendly and we have yet to leave feeling disappointed. In terms of quality of food, price and service, I challenge anyone to find a better place!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Food was excellent but it took ages for someone to come and take the order…. For 5 adults. 4 meals arrived but we had to ask for the 5th. We ordered second drinks but they never arrived so we cancelled and paid the bill. We...have eaten here many times but never been so disappointed with the service. Sadly it seemed an apology was not considered.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Visited yesterday , Christmas Day 2023 for lunch . The food was amazing . I was with family in a party of 4 . The restaurant was totally full . What an amazing experience . The atmosphere was warm and welcoming , the staff were...lovely . Nothing was too much trouble . All of our dishes were exceptional . We were met with canapés and Buck’s Fizz . Followed by a choice of soup then a starter . The turkey was delectable , moist and succulent .Loved The fact we were offered a Yorkshire pudding with our turkey. My mum and nephew chose beef which was extremely tender and tasty . Desserts were gorgeous . We weren’t rushed between courses or to leave after we were finished . My sister often visits for a meal in the week and never has a complaint , she says the food is always very good . I live in the South East and have eaten out on Xmas day and I have never experienced food of this standard especially on Christmas Day .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Good points: Food was nice and well presented on hot plates. Staff Friendly Bad Points Christmas Fayre booked. Only table with no crackers Main courses served when the starters were still on the table. Even though 2 members of staff seated tables and go see...our empty plates. Turkey dinners served without pigs in blankets and stuffing. No one asked if the food was ok. So we could not tell anyone. Now they could have run out, but it would have been nice to be told. Unfortunately, today saw chaos in organization and service. We won’t be coming back as there are other venues to try. A pity as we used to bring groups to dine here throughout the year.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Four of us ate here today, we all had Christmas Fayre. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, piping hot, loads of vegetables, the yorkshire pudding and the gravy was outstanding. The beef was moist and succulent. Darryl and Sonia work hard...to maintain a high standard and it shows. Merry Christmas to you allMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

A satisfactory experience on the whole. Food was hot and portions were generous. Chips were those soggy pre cooked type which I never really understand. They will not win any prizes for their fine cuisine but canny enough.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Just returned from another wonderful visit to the Three Horseshoes. Booked an overnight stay with the Christmas Fayre. The food was fabulous..the staff were very attentive..our room was so lovely..with the most comfortable bed..with quality bedding and perfect pillows. Highly recommend this wonderful establishment..Daryl is...the most perfect host..5 ⭐️ Can’t wait to return.. Thank you so much 😊More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Brilliant as always. Fabulous Christmas dinner, could not fault the service. Daryl in evidence and always observing what goes on. If you want time to relax over a meal this is a really good place. Staff helpful and pleasant. Yet again can’t fault it.

Date of visit: December 2023
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The Three Horseshoes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4