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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last week for our first visit. This wonderfully authentic and reassuringly unpretentious pub was just a treat for us and our student son. Tony and his daughter, Jane, made us very welcome indeed and we enjoyed a scrumptious meal. It was verything that...is good about the Chalke Valley. An increasingly rare find these days and all the more enjoyable for it. Next stop will be Sunday Lunch at the Horseshoe! Thanks to Jane and Tony.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those really good traditional pubs that are now becoming a rarity. The beer is exceptional, the home cooked food delicious, and it's very well run by a friendly family team.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

The staff are all very friendly and provide a great service with a smile. We enjoyed an excellent lunch on this our third visit and all the food was of fantastic quality. We cannot recommend this establishment highly enough and will be back soon.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021

We have been a few times for lunches, with friends and more recently my elderly Mum. Each time we have been made to feel like friends rather than customers - everyone is so friendly without being intrusive. The food is fabulous, generous portions, a good...selection of largely homegrown vegetables, and the beer is good. Always a treat to visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

Beautiful pub: the building dates back to 1300s and the pub itself is over 100 years old, the current landlords having held tenancy for almost 40 years. We had drinks and two courses of lovely home cooked food. Wonderful atmosphere and - not being locals...- we felt so very welcome. Our dog was also very well looked after (pampered, really) and would highly recommend to other four legged friends. The weather wasn’t great for our visit but I am sure the beautiful garden is a lovely place to sit in warmer weather.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021

Traditional, family run country pub, serving home cooked food with a huge selection of fresh, home grown vegetables. Food was delicious, piping hot and generous in size. Local ales were good too! Lovely warm greeting from Tony and Jayne, who made us feel so welcome...and couldn’t do enough for us. Two of the nicest people you could wish to meet. Couldn’t fault anything about this establishment! Would suggest you book :)More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 July 2021

A traditional pub serving good home cooked food. Friendly staff and pleasing menu. Never fails to disappoint. Pretty well kept garden.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021

Tony and Jayne Bath, who run this fantastic home-from-home, provide the finest homemade food and best-kept beers and ciders. My family and I, in endless combinations, have been guests here since the 1960s. Tonight, we booked a table to recognise my daughter Isobel’s birthday: last...night she was headlining a concert at Salisbury Arts Centre. I’ll keep it brief. Tony doesn’t serve perfect beers and ciders: he serves beyond-perfect beers and ciders. That’s all you need to know. Our smashing supper included home-made fish pie, the most tender steak, fresh crab that was exquisite, mixed salads that included strawberries, apples, peppers and grapes, bowls of fresh mixed vegetables and buttered new potatoes, pork fillet in cider sauce and the best sticky toffee pudding ever. Our greeting, welcome and service were exemplary: we felt welcomed - why do other local landlords not even say “hello,” when you’ve been a regular for 30 years? - well-fed and very very happy and honoured to be guests of Tony and Jayne. This is the real local pub. Real value, a genuine greeting and lovely beautifully-cooked and presented food and drink. But - take note other pubs - the greeting is so great.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

My Wife and I have just returned from a week in Ebbesborne Wake, and we have to say all the staff were fantastic. And the food cooked by his wife and daughter superb, each time we ate in Tony’s establishment. At the tender age of...79 Tony only has the 50 ish years of experience, and it’s shows. He has a sharp wit, but as we’re from up north we enjoyed each other’s banter. We left feeling happy to have enjoyed a few great nights at the Horseshoe, and felt we would be remembered when we return in the future. My recommendation is if you are in the area book yourself a table or just pop in for a beer. It has definitely left an impression on me, and memories I will cherish for a long long time Till our next visit. Tony & LeeMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 10 December 2020

Just wanted to say how wonderful our experience at this pub was this lunchtime. Wonderful friendly staff, warm, cosy and traditional pub with AMAZING FOOD. All portions were large and everything homemade. We will definitely be back. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2020
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4 January 2019|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
This is a very old hostelry. There is an inside female toilet but I do not know if it has disabled facilities. The male toilet is 40 yards outside and so have not noticed disabled facilities. I advise telephoning the... More
24 November 2015|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I do not have any info which may help you on this occasion. I suggest you try a web-search.
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Response from riley317 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, been there with our border collie with no problems, and welcome. They do have their own dog, and on a recent visit I did see a sign stating they might refuse dogs if very busy. I guess that means large dogs, in that... More
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Horseshoe Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5