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Spellbrook Lane East | Spellbrook, Bishops Stortford CM22 7SE, England
01279 882 367
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 17
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  • 20
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  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Has potential

A really tricky venue to review IMHO. It could be really good but little things let it down. 1) The side you see from the road needs a darned good wash - you wonder if it's actually open 2) They had written our booking down wrongly and couldn't find it - fairly basic stuff 3) The portion sizes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
NickALondon
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A really tricky venue to review IMHO. It could be really good but little things let it down. 1) The side you see from the road needs a darned good wash - you wonder if it's actually open 2) They had written our booking down wrongly and couldn't find it - fairly basic stuff 3) The portion sizes are hugely... More 

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hertfordshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

booked a table for 8. Was greeted by a lovely chap that was very obliging on me requesting a round table at last minute, now that was the good bit unfortunately it was down hill all the way.all beer has strange taste. I actualy struggled to drink my first pint when making the barman aware it tasted awful he replied... More 

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Bishops Stortford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Weekday lunchtimes are great good food and surroundings and the staff are pleasant too... Go there when It's busy and it's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde persona soon engulfs what is at best a unremarkable dining experience, I've seen gloss paint dry quicker than service there on a Saturday, I cannot speak for Sundays as "Roasts" are always something best... More 

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essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited the three horseshoes as a family and ordered 4 roast dinners, all of which contained a huge Yorkshire pudding which I can only describe as 'polysterene pudding' it was awful. my partner ordered the beef roast dinner and had to leave more then half the meat as it was just pure fatty beef. I was suprised to see... More 

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Little Hallingbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Terrible service, cold pub and lukewarm food. This pub has gone right down hill in the past few months. Get ready to wear lots of clothes as the heating in this place is dire. Don't bother with the £13.49 wagyu burger as it comes out barely warm. Have written a complaint to head office but they e-mailed me and said... More 

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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Three Horse Shoes, responded to this review

Dear Philip S Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the Three Horse Shoes with regards to the service you received. I can confirm that I have passed on your concerns to the management team who would like to investigate your feedback. We... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

welcoming friendly atmosphere from the moment we walked in the door, food was served quickly & was to a good chef & brewer standard, polite staff that couldn't do enough for us my only complaint was that my favourite beer was not available but thankfully there was plenty of choice so it wasn't an issue. Will be returning again soon!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So we decided to go to this pub for dinner with friends, having eaten there several times in the past....but not in the last year or so. We tried to book online but the online system would not take bookings. We tried to phone but despite several phone calls at various times nobody answered the phone. We should have realised... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Called in at Three Horseshoes today following 6 mile hike along the River Stort. Steered into over-heated area (other areas were off limits due to heating being broken for past 7 weeks ... Calor gas heaters in place), so quickly had to divest selves of numerous layers. Lager (only Bombadier on draft... ) took some time to arrive, but food... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This use to be the best pub around, however since November this place has just been in a nose dive crash. Heating has been constantly broken leaving this nice old building freezing and now large parts of it are unused. Very nice staff seem to have disappeared over night with a new young management team in place who seem hell... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

once again i have to write a review, it never fails to amaze me, from the time we walked in when Arron greeted us with a big smile and showed us to our table the food service was outstanding its far the best pub around and as for being cold the place had got heaters but we were as warm... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spellbrook Lane East | Spellbrook, Bishops Stortford CM22 7SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: 01279 882 367

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