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The Three Horseshoes Inn

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English, International, Gastropub, Sandwiches
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Batcombe, Shepton Mallet BA4 6HE, England
+44 (0)1749 850359
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Description: The Three Horseshoes is a 400 year old country pub nestled in the...
The Three Horseshoes is a 400 year old country pub nestled in the beautiful Somerset village of Batcombe, with easy access to Bruton, Frome, Shepton Mallet, The Royal Bath and West Showground and only forty minutes from Bath and Bristol.We have a spacious bar with an inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling, a stunning dining room with a vaulted ceiling and a wonderful, lush lawned garden overlooked by the Church tower.Open to all we welcome drinkers, foodies, walkers, children and dogs. With children of our own we aim to make The Three Horseshoes Inn family friendly with colouring books and games, to keep them entertained, whilst you have a relaxing time sampling the many delights that the pub has to offer. Whether it be a quick pint and a pork pie in the bar, three course dinner in our stunning dining room, or even stay the night in one of our en-suite letting rooms you can be sure of a friendly welcome.
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding Food

We booked and ate here last night. I could waffle on about how lovely the service was and the ambiance of the bar, but really all I want to do is rave about the quality of the food! I had the rack of lamb which was exquisite, cooked perfectly with a gorgeous port jus. My daughter had the chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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English first
Bath, Somerset
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We booked and ate here last night. I could waffle on about how lovely the service was and the ambiance of the bar, but really all I want to do is rave about the quality of the food! I had the rack of lamb which was exquisite, cooked perfectly with a gorgeous port jus. My daughter had the chicken and... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

absolutely fantastic We called for Sunday lunch after discovering it surfing the net We were not disappointed The owner "Kev" ? Made us very welcome and although I had booked about 2 months ago he had kept a table by the fire for us as promised I really can't talk highly enough of this gastro pub and we will defiantly... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cosy pub if eat in the main bar area and good atmosphere with friendly team . Food ; fish was good but the hamburgers tasted like they were bought in and other local pub/bar/restaurants fare better and so this suffers by comparison. Bar atmosphere was boosted my middle aged men who had finished their yoga and had fortunately changed out... More 

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horsehoesbatcombe, Owner at The Three Horseshoes Inn, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you very soon. I just need to point out that we make our own burgers - NOT bought in. In fact the night before we cooked and delivered 54 of them on request by a famous local restaurant in Bruton. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

New Year's Day and you're never quite sure whether an impromptu lunch will be a success. The Three Horseshoes got it right for us. A warm and friendly welcome, delicious foxy bitter from Warwickshire and very appetising food on offer for those who had a hankering for something a little different.after the Christmas indulgence. We had superb field mushrooms on... More 

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Batcombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I confess I'm biased towards this pub. I live in the village, I'm friends with the landlord and it is my local. I don't have to write a review but they excelled themselves this weekend. It was my father's 80th birthday and the pub hosted us for supper on Friday, breakfast on Sunday whilst they had two couples to stay... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Surely you cant go wrong with ham, egg and chips? 'Ham on the bone' sounded good and we just wanted a straightforward meal. What we got was shocking - clearly out of a plastic packet, slimy and cut in thick, shiny, squares. Both of us (good, non fussy eaters) couldn't eat it at all, so lunch was egg and chips.... More 

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horsehoesbatcombe, Owner at The Three Horseshoes Inn, responded to this review

I have just noticed this review, as we don't check TripAdvisor that often, hence the 3 week delay. Apologies you had a dismal experience. It seems that we have been let down by a relief chef whilst one of our regular chefs was on holiday. I had noticed that he had under cooked the pork shoulder that I hammed /... More 

Winchester UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Always tricky getting a gastro pub meal Sunday evening - especially off season in the middle of Somerset! Checked out TA and tried here. Brilliant Great atmosphere Food and service excellent Not cheap but good value Recommended

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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We spent a fair amount of time here over the summer and always had a lovely time. The service is always friendly and relaxed, the food is amazing and there's a great selection of drinks.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely, very friendly. A little expensive but the food was fantastic, especially the burger! The staff are very helpful - good service, and even offered us a lift back to the campsite in the rain!

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Bristol
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A very nice pub with a good atmosphere and very good service , prompt , polite , smart appearance.The landlord John sat and had a chat with us about the pub history and was very welcoming and the food was very good , fresh , well presented good taste and good flavours. This is worthy of a visit and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Batcombe, Shepton Mallet BA4 6HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Shepton Mallet  >  Batcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1749 850359

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 28
  • Cuisine: English, International, Gastropub, Sandwiches

Description

The Three Horseshoes is a 400 year old country pub nestled in the beautiful Somerset village of Batcombe, with easy access to Bruton, Frome, Shepton Mallet, The Royal Bath and West Showground and only forty minutes from Bath and Bristol.We have a spacious bar with an inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling, a stunning dining room with a vaulted ceiling and a wonderful, lush lawned garden overlooked by the Church tower.Open to all we welcome drinkers, foodies, walkers, children and dogs. With children of our own we aim to make The Three Horseshoes Inn family friendly with colouring books and games, to keep them entertained, whilst you have a relaxing time sampling the many delights that the pub has to offer. Whether it be a quick pint and a pork pie in the bar, three course dinner in our stunning dining room, or even stay the night in one of our en-suite letting rooms you can be sure of a friendly welcome.

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