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Five Horseshoes

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Russells Water, Maidensgrove RG9 6EX, England
+44 1491 641282
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East Anglia, UK
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228 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This remote pub is well worth finding. We were welcomed (including our dog) and our booked table was near the open fire. Food was good all round (up to excellent from some reports), service friendly and great, we were given space to talk and chat with no pressure from the establishment. The atmosphere was positive without being noisy (apart from... More 

Thank tlwmd
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Once a month, this great little pub hosts the incredible Rebecca Poole and friends for a Jazz evening with a great supper. Its a fabulous evening, listening to seriously talented musicians whilst enjoying wonderful food. You need to book in good time - its a small venue, but that is its joy. The service and the food at this pub... More 

Thank LEA2011
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Although it is not that near for either of all of us, it has become our meeting point. Very relaxed with timings, it is very hard to be punctual these days as the traffic is really bad, wherever you go. We arrived slightly delayed , we sat in the bar area with our two dogs, and we had a great... More 

1 Thank anastasiaEngland
Tracey T, Owner at Five Horseshoes, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Anastasia. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit as much as your previous ones. I have passed your comments on to our team. We are about to have a refurbishment and the Ladies toilets will be included - the pipe work and fittings are quite old now and need a... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We chose the Five Horseshoes to celebrate three September birthdays having been before and loving the beautiful location. I don't know if we chose a particularly busy Sunday lunchtime but we weren't as lucky as other Trip Advisor reviewers. Two of us chose the smoked salmon. Mistake. The plate was mainly leaves with just a few wisps of salmon. The... More 

Thank Lindsay S
Tracey T, Owner at Five Horseshoes, responded to this review

Hello Lindsay Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with some aspects of your visit. Sunday lunchtimes are always our busiest service. We had to juggle things a bit to accommodate your party of 14 on one table and gave you 3 tables put together by the window. I'm sorry if the table access wasn't ideal... More 

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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here recently. Great choice on menu, friendly welcoming staff and to top it off wonderful views. All four of us couldn't fault the food and endeavour to return very soon.

Thank Nicola L
Tracey T, Owner at Five Horseshoes, responded to this review

Thank you Nicola. I really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post a review, It does mean a lot to me and my husband plus the chefs who work hard to make nice food. We love running this pub and are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Kiind regards, Tracey Taverner More 

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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We have been going to the Five Horseshoes for almost 20 years and we take friends & family there. You have to start with the location which offers great views & walks in the local countryside. Tina & the team have maintained the reputation for great food & good service and you can eat outdoors, so Spring through to Autumn... More 

Thank Maxdog1
Tracey T, Owner at Five Horseshoes, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm really happy to hear that we are continuing with making The Shoes a good place to visit, particularly as you have a long association with place. Consistency is key in this business and so we aim to keep it that way. Thank you so much for helping by sharing your experience. Kind regards, Tracey More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is a hidden country treasure secreted by long thin lanes. The view over the sheep-filled fields to the hills is idyllic. The car park is vast. Its a flint and brick construction with lots of bits added on. There is a terrace with umbrellas, dining rooms with the view and a bar area with tables too. Toilets are good.... More 

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Tracey T, Owner at Five Horseshoes, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I have passed on your comments to our chefs and kitchen staff who are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with your friends. Please come back and see us again, it was an absolute delight to have you here. It's a hard work business to be in but made all... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We came for a roast dinner and pudding today with my cousin and his girlfriend. It was all really nice, the beef melted in your mouth and the red cabbage was so good!! Lovely puddings too!!

Thank katie356
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing views, amazing service, amazing food. Glad we moved to the area! I am looking forward to working my way through the menu.

Thank alexanderlewis
Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I was searching for a pub in the Henley area, to meet up for a family lunch but also to bring our puppy. I am so glad I found this place as we will definitely be back - the food was terrific, the staff were brilliant and the fact that we could take our dog with us was perfect!

Thank Izzy345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russells Water, Maidensgrove RG9 6EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Maidensgrove
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 641282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?