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The Three Horseshoes

High Street, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AB +44 1954594029

((((* British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £28

Excellent - the food was perfect and beautifully prepared. We asked for a special three person starter of crab and that was not a problem. Timing was good - not too long between courses. Wine was good quality.

Carrie Herbert 23 December 2016
from Cambridge

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A picturesque thatched inn just outside Cambridge, The Three Horseshoes offers a concise menu of bright, fresh Mediterranean dishes. The airy conservatory restaurant and buzzy bar look out onto a large garden. Since August 2016 it is back in the ownership of John and Julia Hoskins, who previously ran it until 1997 and who also have The Old Bridge at Huntingdon.

The Three Horseshoes

High Street, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AB

Contact +44 1954210221
Reservations +44 1954594029

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Customer reviews for The Three Horseshoes

4.1 ((((* (based on 73 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (51)
  • lunch (36)
  • private dining (16)
  • romantic (15)
  • luxury (11)
  • value (11)
  • al fresco (8)
  • business (7)
  • views (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • (((** 15 January 2017 by Anon from Cambridge

    Beautiful setting, burning fire, nice atmosphere. Food was very nice nothing overly special, but all cooked beautifully. Not over impressed with the 12.5% added to the bill for the service we had. We had to get our 2nd drinks as we had not been asked, we had to ask for the bill after sitting with empty glasses and plates. So not very attentive. We could have declined to pay it but it always embarrassing especially if you are out for a special meal, as you don't want to ruin the evening.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Carrie Herbert from Cambridge

    Excellent - the food was perfect and beautifully prepared. We asked for a special three person starter of crab and that was not a problem. Timing was good - not too long between courses. Wine was good quality.

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Carol Willis from Coldstream British Columbia Canada

    This is the second time while visiting family in the area, we have been to lunch (with British friends) to the Three Horseshoes. The food was excellent, service good, and our UK restaurant experienced friends have enjoyed it very much as well. Additionally, we visited for a long time over the meal and never felt rushed. Thank you

  • ((*** 15 December 2016 by D in from Cambridge

    Well was very excited to try the Three Horseshoes. Very nice place, great vibe. Food was disappointing, though, especially the soup, pheasant risotto and venison. The risotto was and and the consistency of thick porridge, hiding just a couple of pieces of pheasant. The soup was watery and a bit bland too. The venison was really tough. Having said that, I would try this restaurant again to see if that was just an off night, because it gets such great reviews.

  • ((((* 15 December 2016 by Margaret Rowland from St neots

    Staff polite and helpful. Booking on line Ok but would have preferred someone to have answered phone so that we could have spoken to a member of staff. Food and wine great. We did not approve of 12.5% gratuity as meal was expensive so we asked that to be taken off.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Caroline from Saint Neots

    Friendly staff and a good menu.

  • ((*** 6 December 2016 by David Walton from Cambridge

    Not an experience worth the almost £100 you charged.
    The bruschetta tasted fine but was poorly presented with a very limited amount of crab.
    My partridge was fine and I enjoyed the salad, which was an unusual mixture The turlu turlu was delicious. My wife was not happy with the fish which was poorly seasoned, the portion was too large and the calvo nero and lentils excessive. Presentation could have been much better.
    The dessert came with custard that was not specified on the menu and seemed rather lumpen and old as though it had been made many days ago - nothing like the open texture you can get with pannetone. We did not finish it.
    Your bread was excellent. You have a nice wine selection.
    You compare poorly with the Cock at Hemingford in terms of price, presentation and quality!

  • ((*** 22 November 2016 by Martin Oldfield from Cambridge

    Disappointing food. Drinks, staff, and ambience still lovely.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Heather Gray from Berkhamsted

    Very enjoyable.

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Peter Dawson from Cambridge

    Excellent :service friendly,quick,efficient and attentive but unobtrusive.f
    Food : delicious,well-presented,without being overly fussy or pretentious.
    Wine:excellent range and we were well-pleased with our choice. It fitted the wine list description perfectly.
    Particularly pleased that on arrival they immediately knew my wife required the dairy-free option and had her own individual menu right there.
    Liked the table -a generous round one which was not a tiny rectangular table for two , although some others would fit that description.

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