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“Excellent first stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Three Horseshoes Inn
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Batcombe, Shepton Mallet BA4 6HE, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Batcombe B&B and Inns
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent first stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Food was outstanding and accomodation first rate. Will come back with the family. Very friendly landlord and team. Good knowledge of the local area and very welcoming. Only disappointment was that January is a dry month for me and I couldn't sample the excellent selection of ales and cider.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Three Horseshoes delivers yet another great weekend. The food is excellent and the accommodation first class. The atmosphere is welcoming as are all the staff who cannot do enough for you. having stayed only 1 night before we treated ourselves to a 2 night stay and were again delighted with our choice. A freshly cooked breakfast is a great start to the day and with so many places to visit within a 30 min drive. A welcome return awaits you with an excellent menu of fresh local produce ensures you return eager to eat in the restaurant followed by a few drinks shared with the locals.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I came here on a Sunday, and was greeted by the friendly staff upon arrival. We hadn't booked and although it was already very busy by 1pm we got a lovely table straight away in the dining room which had a great atmosphere, the roast was lovely and couldn't of asked for more, my husband can be a bit picky but the female staff member had a great sense of humour (i asked if she ran the place and she didnt! was very professional and knowledgeable) and it seemed like no problem at all!
Will come here again as the service was great and so was the food, so what's not to like?

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Picture this; walking into a pub, all heads turn, music stops.... It was really like a scene from an old western! I might point out I am of asian origin and was with 3 cousins on a weekend away. This pub was recomended to us by our B&B owner in Frome, where by the way we had a very pleasant stay. We had arrived at the pub approx 3.10pm, when we asked if there was any chance of food as we had travelled from Newquay for over 2 hours to get there and we were understandably hungry. We were told by the fair haired barstaff that no there wasn't, she was very curt and didn't even offer us drinks at this point she just went off! I was already angry and tired and wanted to leave but my cousin persevered with another one of the bar staff a dark haired lady, and requested the same thing, the lady said she would ask the kitchen. She came back with a fairly large plate of yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and a pot of gravy, she also took our drinks order and told us to take a seat. This was enough to placate me, she also refused any money for the food which was very kind of her.
While we were sitting at the table minding our own business there was a couple near us who would not stop staring, and I mean they weren't even subtle nor friendly, everytime I looked up the lady was staring, I just couldn't understand it, she was in my line of view but with her back to me, yet when I looked up she was openly staring like we were a tourist attraction! I will hasten to add that not all the people in the pub were unfriendly, some customers said hello and were curtious and polite.I thought I'd share my experience, as i have never experienced anything like it! I will revisit as it was a lovely pub with a great ambience and I would certainly like to try more of the food as what we had was lovely.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very comfortable, clean accommodation. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast excellent range and despite a limited evening menu the vegetarian dishes on offer were very tasty. Would thoroughly recommend this little gem if exploring the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had Sunday lunch here recently with our 3 boys (inc 1 toddler). The location is idyllic, the pub itself welcoming and cosy - at least 2 woodburners going - the beer excellent and the Sunday Lunch, using local produce, was very good and reasonably priced. (Would maybe have given 5 stars if not for slightly overdone potatoes and yorkshire pudding). It was certainly good enough for 3 hungry boys to wolf down. The staff were welcoming, polite, friendly and attentive. All in all we had a delightful and very relaxed meal - what more could "outnumbered" parents ask for?

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

It was a dull rainy Bank Holiday Monday! So what's new, you cry. The only option was to find a comfy country pub away from the crowds and some at least half-decent food so as to while away the hours. We last visited this pub on Mothering Sunday and we raved about the restaurant on that occasion. Yesterday was even better if anything. We were quite late arriving and it was the village fete day as well.Parking was at a premium all over the village and we almost drove by. What a relief that we didn't. The place was packed and the busy but superlatively attentive staff in the bar immediately advised us to "hover over that table in the window" who were due to pay up and go. This we duly did with discretion and a pint of Bath Ales Gem for me and a glass of wine for the wife. We only wanted a snack. No worries - rare roast beef sandwich, cheddar and cider chutney sandwich and a dish of skinny chips soon arrived delivered by a charming female chef. It was of a very high quality indeed and the bread home-baked. The bar was humming and there were families and people from all walks of life all mixing together beautifully. This place has justified its place within the top three best pubs in Somerset (according to us, of course but then we are the experts after all!). Seriously though, we are so lucky to have so many great country pubs within our part of the county. The Three Horseshoes has a natural ambiance, quality presentation of fixtures and fittings and superb food and beverage. The staff are professionally trained but come over with an air of friendliness and genuine concern over the job they are doing. First class again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Three Horseshoes Inn

Address: Batcombe, Shepton Mallet BA4 6HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Shepton Mallet > Batcombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Batcombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Three Horseshoes is a 400 year old country pub tucked away in the beautiful Somerset village of Batcombe, with easy access to Bruton, The Royal Bath and West Showground, cathedral city of Wells and only forty minutes from Bath and Bristol. Open to all; we welcome drinkers, foodies, walkers, dogs and children. With children of our own we aim to make The Three Horseshoes 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 or a three course dinner in our stunning dining room, you can be sure of a friendly welcome. Attentive service and knowledgeable staff will ensure you have the best possible time, regardless of how long you stay. ... more   less 

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