The Horsehoe at Berriew is situated on the A483 between Welshpool and Newtown. We spend a lot of time in the area and look to find good quality local produce to both cook ourselves and to eat out in the local pubs in the area. We have driven past this place loads of times and never called in until now. And boy what have we been missing. We were told about it by a lady who runs a shop in Newtown- so if the locals rate it it must be worth a visit,
Apropos the previous review- The pub has changed hands since then and they have done an awful lot of work to improve the whole site.There is a lot of very pleasant outdoor seating in and around the site with a small sun terrace at the back. I noticed that there is a bit of landscape work going on around the canal but it all takes time.
The internal ambiance is very warm, friendly and cosy ( we visited during the very cold spell over Easter and there was snow everywhere. ) We received a very warm welcome and were quickly shown to a very nice table. The place is immaculately clean.
The menu consists of good welsh fare with main courses ranging from £6.50 ( £5.00 menu for kids) to £9.50 ( Steaks etc ). We ordered 3 sausages and mash and liver and onions with mash. When it came it was absolutely gorgeous and ideal to keep out the cold. It was local produce with proper sausages and the liver melted in your mouth. We couldnt face desserts but they looked really good. Although we did notice that they stock " Dairy Dreams Icecream which is made just outside Churchstoke and is to die for as a quality icecream. With a pint and two J2os our bill came to £20.20. The beer was excellent at £2.20 per pint.
Apropos the location. There is ample parking with a newly constructed fenced off play area for the kids. The owner keeps his chickens at the back to provide fresh eggs for the kitchen. The old pub is situated alongside the Montgomery canal and you can walk over the back to see the canal. the old lime kilns and the lock house and boat turning area. I intend to park up there and walk along the canal one day as its a very beautiful spot.
I think its probably true to say that the Horsehoes has now got itself back firmly on its feet and we would very much like to recommend it as somewhere of quality to eat in and around Newtown and Welshpool
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