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The Horseshoe Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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About
Re-opened after a 4 month break, we are refurbished, refreshed, and rather less tables. Set in the picturesque village of Offord D'Arcy between St Neots and Godmanchester, The Horseshoe successfully combines an old village pub and a gourmet restaurant. Known locally as The 'Shoe, the Grade 2 listed 395-year old period building has been extended but retains its original features and charm. The bars offer both low ceilings and rustic style, with exposed beams and Inglenook real fireplaces, whereas the restaurant has a part vaulted ceiling and a more recent design. The frequently changing menu allows you to experience internationally influenced dishes as well as the best of British cuisine. Dishes
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Free off-street parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no idea a take out Sunday lunch could be so good. We’ve eaten at the Shoe scores of times & their Sunday carvery is to die for. But take out seemed a risk. Not a bit of it. We had beef, or better...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re an English rugby fan sharing my frustration this evening, order a takeaway from the ‘Shoe’! It won’t change the result, but it will add some positivity to your Saturday night! Just had the burger with Pulled Pork, followed by the Fig and Honey...More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Went out for lunch with my family at The Horseshoe Inn and I am pleased to say that our experiences were wonderful! The staff were warm, welcoming and friendly. The service was excellent and the food was very good too! It was a day to...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

We visited on Saturday our first time out for a few months. All of us had 3 courses and enjoyed the food. But When we asked for menus we was given one between 4? When we asked for more we was told that was it?...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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980RET, Owner at The Horseshoe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

Very sorry about this. New member of staff not quite as polished as we usual! Menus are destroyed after you have used them for obvious reasons. So normally 2 menus between 4. The wine list an aberration I’m afraid. Very glad you enjoyed our food....More

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

A stunningly good Sunday roast. Every request catered for (well done lamb etc..) Beautifully cooked veg, offer of seconds but not required, lovely deserts too. Service excellent and even though we arrived early, straight to table with a drink. Things may be more difficult at...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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iank757, Owner at The Horseshoe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Sincere thanks for your appreciation! Worth its weight in gold currently!

Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

The wife and I had our first Sunday Roast hereand it was amazing. The food was such a high standard, possibly the best Roast around. The staff honestly could not be more friendly and helpful. Thanks all

Date of visit: September 2020
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iank757, Owner at The Horseshoe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Very many thanks for taking the time to endorse us. Your compliments are very much appreciated.

Reviewed 24 July 2020 via mobile

Covid precautions here were excellent. Tables were well screened. Our party of ten were catered for on two tables in the same section. It felt a bit do it yourself, in that we had to pass our plated food from a trolley to each other...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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980RET, Owner at The Horseshoe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2020

Sincere thanks for your review. For us also, it’s nice to be back after 4 months. We worked hard on getting the COVID 19 precautions right. With so many differing opinions we tried to cover it all. Thus the trolley service to your table. It...More

Reviewed 5 July 2020

Just had the most amazing afternoon here. First class service, delicious sunday roast and wonderful beer. After lockdown this was a treat beyond words. The owners have gone to incredible efforts to make diners feel safe and comfortable. Well done to all, can't wait to...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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iank757, Owner at The Horseshoe Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Sincere thanks for your feedback. It really helps during this difficult time.

Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a few times and have always been impressed with the food. The portions are good, the price is reasonable, and the service staff are very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend for both intimate dinners or holding group gatherings!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

We went as families with kids and found it really friendly. Especially as there is an outside play area too. Staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. The food was above average for a pub and the price was fair, so we would certainly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2020
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AngieNelson67
1 November 2019|
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Response from Ian K | Property representative |
We have a 'Snug Bar' which is dog friendly Monday to Saturday only. Sometimes private events in the Snug so worth checking ahead. Call 01480 810293.
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stotfold-swahili-man
3 October 2019|
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Response from 980RET | Property representative |
Yes, we have gluten free options. Ask for Richard or discuss with any of our team members who will consult with Chef for you.
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B6170SIkimj
7 November 2018|
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Response from Ian K | Property representative |
Hello. It's midday until 5:30pm on Sundays. Booking ahead is highly recommended! Thank You.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Horseshoe Restaurant
    Is The Horseshoe Restaurant implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Horseshoe Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Horseshoe Restaurant rated?
    The Horseshoe Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4