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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
We are a friendly, traditional family run English country pub serving great pub grub. We have a fabulous beer garden, barn/marquee for bands, events & private functions and a campsite out the back. Children & dog's welcome. There's plenty for the children to do in the garden... Bouncy Castle and little kids play equipment. OPENING HOURS Monday: Closed all Day Tuesday to Friday: Open all day (Food 12 - 2pm and 6pm - 8.30pm) Saturday: Open all day (Food 12 - 3pm and 6pm - 8.30pm) Sunday: Open all day (Food 12 - 4pm)
US$5 - US$23
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews fish and chips burger sunday roast salad salmon stansted airport the pub proper english pub lovely home cooked food visited with friends huge portions friendly atmosphere regulars trimmings yorkshire meats
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

Looking for a pub for a Sunday lunch as we hadnt booked anything. Very friendly found a table for us straight away.. even though they were very busy. Service was friendly prompt and nice. Everything was explained. Drinks and order taken straight away. Food came...within 20 minutes fresh and hot Sunday roast with 3 meats 5 veg Yorkshire and potatoes very well cooked and good price. Afters sticky toffee pudding and custard What more can you ask for. Highly recommend to anyone in ths areaMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. Went with a group of caravans. Great people. Definitely worth a visit. 11 meals all out together and everyone was great. Lots of different ones too

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Rather tired looking country pub that has seen better days. Refused to take credit card which seems odd in the day unless you reach a certain spend limit that they tell you about after you’ve ordered. Couldn’t order bar food on the menu as there’s...a Sunday rule that you have to order a full meal, even though it was 3pm and pretty empty- needs to be a bit more customer focused !More

Date of visit: October 2021
Tourist22741680107, Owner at The Three Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

I think you might have the wrong pub here? We renovated inside and out during Lockdown 1 and the pub is looking fabulous! Of course it's old .. its 500 years old.. so not exactly a new built 🤔 We don't refuse credit card payments...More

Reviewed 27 September 2021 via mobile

Visiting the area for a few days . We went to the Three Horseshoes on Friday 24th September and Sunday the 26th with our dog . We were made to feel so welcome and the staff were very friendly and appeared to enjoy their work...and meeting people. The pub was lovely with a good atmosphere and the food was absolutely delicious. We had mains from the menu Friday and Sunday roast on the 26th. My husband had a dessert and I had coffee. We wish we lived near as this would definitely be somewhere we would frequent. Thanks you for everything we would strongly recommend you without hesitation.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021

We had our first visit to the three horseshoes tonight and I have to say it definitely won’t be our last! We wanted somewhere that felt cozy and traditional but with good food and I have to say it’s the best food we’ve ever had...in a pub! Real hearty food, cooked to perfection, big portions and the prices are so reasonable! The owners are such lovely people who really made us feel welcome. The service was just brilliant! Whether you’re a couple or you’re looking for place that’s away from everything, with great scenery and lots of land for kids to run around outside then it’s definitely a must visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 June 2021

If you want a proper country pub that serves great food & has owners that really care about their local punters then come here. We moved to the area in December and would choose this over anywhere to eat, especially with the lovely garden which...is dog/child friendly - thanks Mick & Sandra you legends! Paul, Bec & RemyMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 April 2021 via mobile

Visited with 2 friends for Sunday lunch. Good food, huge portions, efficiently served by cheerful staff. All Covid precautions carefully observed. Dined in a well-ventilated and comfortable permanent marquee. Numerous tables outside.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 17 December 2020

We had stumbled across this Pub whilst waiting for visitors from the airport a couple of years ago. Halfway between two family homes (both tier 2's at the time). As we were unable to meet in our houses for a pre-christmas lunch (present exchange) Takeley...is half way. Made an email table booking (confirmed in a couple of hours). All necessary covid restaurant/venue requirements were well covered and we felt very safe and secure. We were made to feel very welcome. Service was very good and the food was cooked fresh (2 house burgers, a ham/egg/chips and mushroom/cheese tart and salad), with drinks approx £30 per couple ( 2 couples). Recommended and will visit again when passing.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 December 2020

We tried a weekday lunch here and were impressed so thought we would try the Sunday roast as well. Choices included beef, chicken, gammon or all three but we decided on turkey with all the trimmings. No problems with describing this as a substantial meal...to justify my glass of wine! Delicious, perfectly cooked food served in a warm and friendly traditional pub; the perfect Sunday treat. Already booked for next weekMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere. Superb English food. Went back twice. Exceptional service. Loved the authentic feel of a real historical Pub.

Date of visit: December 2020
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30 March 2018|
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Response from merlin03 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are pretty loud there
9 June 2017|
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Response from tsfootie | Reviewed this property |
I would expect to pay between £10 & £15 max each way, as it's appropriately 7 miles away. Ask reception 1st to call for a quote.
8 November 2016|
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Response from Sange365 | Property representative |
Hi, yes it's between £10-£12 I'm afraid! Extortionate prices but unfortunately it's because you're near the airport. Hope to see you soon Kind Regards Mick & Sandra 01279 870313
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The Three Horseshoes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4