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The Three Horseshoes

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

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

Very enjoyable.

Heather Gray 21 November 2016
from Berkhamsted

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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
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Customer reviews for The Three Horseshoes

4.1 ((((* (based on 67 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (47)
  • lunch (34)
  • private dining (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • value (11)
  • luxury (9)
  • al fresco (8)
  • business (6)
  • views (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((*** 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.

  • ((((* 12 November 2016 by Edward Chapple from Oxford

    Great italian food - flavour and v seasonal

  • ((((( 12 November 2016 by PP from South Cambridgeshire District

    The meal was excellent (stone bass in our case) and the service very good. However, I strongly object to an 'optional 12.5% service charge' being added for the diner to opt out of. My attention was not drawn to this in the restaurant - I happened to have come across it in another restaurant in Cambridge recently and noticed it on the Three Horseshoes website. I asked for it to be removed from the bill (it was done) but then the note under the total on the bill was ambiguous.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Christine Cayley from Cheltenham

    We enjoyed the evening. Hadn't been since we left Cambridge nearly ten years ago. Lovely food, though huge portions. Had to leave some of my stone bass, having had a cured meat appetiser and ribollita soup and bread to start with. My husband had a beautifully cooked lamb. We drank a bottle of The Beak and sparkling water but then couldn't manage another thing. Our bill, with the 12.5% tip put on, came to just over £100. Reasonable for the quality and ambience.

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Sarah Burton from Cambridge

    It is expensive, but it's always reliable. Staff are friendly and solicitous but not oppressively so and food is always excellent.

  • (**** 10 November 2016 by David from Cambridge

    This restaurant used to be a favourite of mine but it declined over the past few years. With new owners we decided to revisit. The staff are very friendly and helpful but the food was very poor. I had the Hereford steak which was poor quality and the potatoes, artichokes and other sides were over cooked and burnt. The side of French fries was hard, cold and had obviously been left for hours. Even McDonald's fries are better . My wife had the Monkfish was OK but the sauce served with it was so salty it was unedible. Starters were a best average. We finished with a cheeses selection that came straight from the fridge and was cold and tasteless. We will not be visiting again

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Alan Rothaul from Oxford

    Very good food. Nice décor. Good service

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