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Reviewed 1 June 2023

Avoid this pub at all costs paid £10 for a pizza that was tiny and found it in Aldi the next day 😂😂 My brother also ordered a butter chicken curry which tasted like the Aldi one he gets every week for lunch 🤣 My...mother had a “homemade lasagna” which was also Aldi Worst meal I’ve ever had in my life, it was that bad we laughed about it. Boycott this pub they ripped us offMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

This review is no reflection on the staff at all, they were really nice and welcoming. The last time I went to Three Horse Shoes, you would be very lucky to get a table it was so busy, the food was so good. When we...walked in (lunchtime on a Sunday) we had reserved a table based on what it used to be like. We didn’t need to worry about that. Only a couple of tables were in use, someone was playing darts which screams out that this pub is no longer good for food. I ordered a Sunday lunch, i had to drain some water off the plate from the vegetables they were so soggy and nothing could have rescued the taste, they were beyond help. The roast potatoes were burnt potatoes, I do like mine crispy but two were black, the only thing good on the plate was the mini Yorkshire pudding and the garden peas. I didn’t raise my issues at the time because I didn’t want to appear rude. It needs to be back to basics proper home cooked food with an emphasis on local produce. This pub used to be a goldmine and it could be again, definitely needs a lot of work.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2022

Ate here for the first time in many years with some friends last week. The pub was nice inside at lunch time, although empty - we were literally the only customers. We had lunch. The food was cheap - most main courses just under a...tenner - but fairly poor quality. Comments on the Fish and Chips had by most - "like a big fish finger", "probably came from Aldi" "prison food" - not that she'd know. Vegetable Wellington was "all right". My Steak and Ale Pie was a bit better but generally agreed that we'd much have preferred to have paid more for decent food. Beer was ok though.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

We stopped at the three horse shoes after a walk. Light bite, dessert and drink for us both and some lovely treats for the dog. Lovely friendly pub, great value and great tasting food!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022

Best description is very poor and not clean tables,this pub has recently changed hands ,so check out before booking as it is not the same as it used to be.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

Called to the three horse shoes for lunch on our dog walk, I have been here many times before over the years, however have not been since before covid. Today myself and friends called with the dogs the ladies behind the bar were nice, I...ordered a chip butty I really fancied some homemade chips to warm me up. I was extremely disappointed when crinkle oven chips came out on a platter with a tiny bread bun. I noticed someone else’s order also as it went passed our table it was a frozen pie. The pub seemed very tired and a little grotty. I love calling on a dog walk for lunch but I will not be returning I wish I’d of gone home and made a chip butty. Could be a good pub with a better menu and homemade food and a little face liftMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022

Frozen, cheap food ! cooked poorly with little to no service. Appreciate this pub has changed hands recently, and service would be forgive alittle for good quality home cooked food !!! BUT it it’s not !!! Frozen chips. Cheap pies, that football clubs would be...ashamed to serve. Our family has lived around the area and visited this pub for many a year. We enjoyed home cooked, good honest food !!! And this certainly wasn’t !!!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Stopped here on our way up to North of the dale's for lunch. Very friendly, lunch was lovely and our dogs were welcome too. We were also told that a mile down the road was a nature reserve where dogs were also welcome. Would definitely...recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely little pub. Sat outside on a sunny day, with a sandwich and hand cut chips. Very nice meal, and pleasant new managers. Will definitely return. Such a lovely spot, and great as a stop off from a walk round the Ings.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022

My previous review of this place was a solid 5 stars, one of the best restaurants in the area unfortunately with the new ownership the place has gone downhill. The Sunday dinners were always my favorite but my recent visit left me vastly disappointed. The...food was of poor quality and portions were small, I had a Sunday dinner and a desert and was still hungry. The food just isn't as good but the prices are still very expensive. Very disappointed as I was a regular customer here and I won't be returning unless it comes under new ownership again. To note, I also went with 3 other people who also thought the same.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2021

Checked local pubs before setting out to visit the local nature reserves. If we had looked on TripAdvisor we may not have visited. However, we were made very welcome and the interior of the pub was tastefully decorated. Only one hand-pulled real ale, understandable in...the current circumstances. I ordered hunters chicken which was full of flavour, with chips (lovely) and salad. The only problem was that the bacon was partly burnt. My partner had halloumi salad, which she enjoyed. Of 4 desserts (other than ice-cream), the crumble, which we were both looking forward to, was unavailable. However, the chocolate fudge cake, with ice-cream, was superb. Overall, an enjoyable pub lunch, for a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

Just had a really great Christmas meal the the 3 Horse Shoes. Great service and food - what more could you ask for. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

We went for Sunday lunch today. I don' even know where to start. The mashed potato (smash) was stone cold, and I meant stone cold! The roast potato's were crispy on the outside and hard in the middle, basically not cooked. The gravy was just...instant out of a jar as in just add hot water and stir!. The broccoli was anaemic and tasteless, I could go on....... The girl came and asked if everything was Ok and we said not really as the mash was clap cold. When the young lad came to clear everything away and asked if everything was ok we said no it was far from ok in fact it couldn't get much worse. We didn't get any response or apology all we got was the bill. And yes this did cost £14 per person! Don't waist your money cause you will be disappointedMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

This pub was normally the ‘go to’ for a fabulous Sunday lunch. You would certainly struggle to get a table without a booking. But as we walked in we noticed how much quieter it was than usual. Very few tables were set up for Sunday...lunch, which was unusual & did not bode well. Then as we ordered we were informed that there wasn’t much meat/food left, but we would be charged less for the meal. What? After taking my reservation two days earlier & going to the effort of reserving a table? As for the food when it arrived we weren’t as fortunate as the previous reviewer in getting roast potatoes. The meal was a nostalgic reminder of school dinners. I didn’t know you could still get reconstituted mash potatoes! The staff however were very friendly, polite & apologetic. You had the distinct impression that they had been thrown under the bus by their employers & that they were fully aware just how unacceptable it was.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

12 months ago this place was 5 star for Sunday lunch. Not anymore! Lovely staff trying really hard but can’t tell the difference between pork and turkey. It was once the best Sunday dinner within 20 miles but now it’s frozen Yorkshire’s, wet veg, fatty...meat and please don’t get me started with what I think they called roast potatoes.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Three Horse Shoes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5