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The Three Horseshoes

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

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

The food was outstanding and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The menu is incredibly varied and all three dishes that came to the table met the same high standard. The service was also exceptional.

Gemma Legg 22 May 2017
from Bishop's Stortford

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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

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  • dinner (79)
  • lunch (63)
  • private dining (28)
  • romantic (20)
  • value (19)
  • business (15)
  • luxury (15)
  • al fresco (14)
  • views (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Gemma Legg from Bishop's Stortford

    The food was outstanding and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The menu is incredibly varied and all three dishes that came to the table met the same high standard. The service was also exceptional.

  • ((((* 20 May 2017 by Peter Thompson from Cambridge

    Lovely meal with good mix of quality ingredients well prepared and not over complicated. Great setting, the restaurant is well decorated and provide a great dining atmosphere. There are new owners and they are obviously focussed on providing a great dining experience. We will come back soon, it will be lovely to eat out in the garden as it feels really rural though only 5 mins out of Cambridge.

  • (((** 17 May 2017 by Rob Lake from Cambridge

    Pleasant place. Food OK but not outstanding (the pasta I had was a little flavourless). Service: we were charged for something we had ordered but did not receive, and had to sort this out after we had paid and noticed the problem. The staff were fine about giving us a refund, but it would have been nice if the problem had not arisen.

  • ((((( 12 May 2017 by Claire Saunders from Saffron Walden

    Fabulous meal in every way. Lovely flavours and presentation. Delicious rhubarb Bellini's!Booking

  • ((((* 7 May 2017 by Aletha Hanson from Cambridge

    Excellent high end pub. Not overly fussy but with some elegance. Mature clientele yet very nice too for families with adolescent or university age children. Very good food well presented.

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Ben Young from Rushden

    There is something almost magical when you take the first bite of your meal to find the taste is even more amazing than it looks. The food at the Three Horseshoes is incredible. Beautifully created, brilliantly served and all in a convivial atmosphere with great staff. Plenty of choice and no scary prices.

  • ((*** 4 May 2017 by Lindy Fleming from Cambridge

    Interesting menu and we ate from reasonably priced set menu but food was too salty for our taste, lamb and the chicken liver in particular could not be finished however we appreciated that being deducted then for pudding rhubarb tart the top was burnt black in parts. First I thought this should not have been brought to the table in this condition but given our earlier difficulties we felt embarrassed about complaining again so we ate the bits we could and then i pointed out the problem at the end. As we had recommended the 3 Horseshoes to a visiting friend we were a bit embarrassed . We felt the issues with the food detracted from the evening so until we are sure we would not have to send food back we are reticient to come again.

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  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Alison Dunk from Cambridge

    What a delight to return to the three horseshoes after many years. It has now been thoroughly reinvigorated and it was great to enjoy the high standards of imaginative local food along with the familiar and superb collection of wine we enjoy when visiting the Old Bridge in Huntingdon. The atmosphere was most relaxing, decor gentle and tasteful. The service was cheerful and discretely attentiv.

  • ((((* 28 April 2017 by Robin from Cambridge

    We used to go to the three horseshoes 3 or 4 times a year. We then went through a period of a year around 2010 where we had a series of poor food and poor service and stopped going. We had heard from friends that it was back to a great standard and it was. We had a very nice meal with great service. The menu is interesting without trying too hard. Staff are attentive and the setting is great

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