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“Thank you for going the extra mile!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Horseshoes Inn

The Horseshoes Inn
Rennington Village | Alnwick, Rennington, Alnwick NE66 3RS, England
+44 1665 577665
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Rennington
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Thank you for going the extra mile!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Wanted somewhere Special for my Mum's Birthday and The Horseshoes didn't disappoint!

Having thought about where to go *My Mum's Birthday being St. Patrick's Day, wanted to go out for lunch rather than somewhere in the evening, decided on somewhere a little further afield than the usual Alnwick, Warkworth & Amble places* My Partner knowing the people that run this place booked us in for 1:30 and was really pleased by how friendly/welcoming and prompt they were. Couldn't fault a thing! Even the people also dining were friendly and having a good time : ) Which helped create a really warm, relaxed atmosphere.

We'd said on the phone that it was for a Birthday but didn't expect what a surprise was in store for my Mum, Balloons and Banner decorations were a lovely and the icing on the cake quite literally was at the end of our meals they presented Mum with her very own beautiful cake and sang Happy Birthday!

The Mains were Excellent, we had 2 Stake & Ale Pies and 2 Beef and Yorkshires. This came with a selection of leek with béchamel sauce, carrots and red cabbage with horseradish sauce. Wonderfully tasteful and quite filling! Really good value and plenty on offer with mains costing around £10 : )

We even treated ourselves to dessert *The Dessert Board was very tempting!* Mum had the Chocolate Icecream Sundae, Twin & I had the Lemon Posset *Perfect balance of lemony and sweetness with cream and raspberry on top! & my Partner had Ginger sponge with home made custard. Felt very spoilt! Well looked after and a perfect way to celebrate Mum's special day!

Thank you Mark & Louise & all your staff! We shall be back ^_^

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mark and Louise D, Owner at The Horseshoes Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
We are very glad you and your mum enjoyed your day at our pub and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Thank you for your kind words.
Mark and Louise Dean.
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English first
shotton colliery
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“fab place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

had a lovely meal following a disaster at another venue. Owners were friendy and couldnt do enough for us. Louise was busy preparing valentines gifts for the ladies. Would certainly return.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northumberland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Very welcoming pub, would recomend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Made welcome from the minute we walked through the door, of this oldie worldly pub. Found lunch menu a little limited, but decided to try salmon salad, which was lovely. Lots of tasty salmon accompanied with a mixed salad and several pieces of lemon (enough lemon to cover salmon easily). My husband enjoyed his steak and ale pie, which appeared to have large chunks of lean beef. The service was polite and food order was delivered quickly. Our only grumble was that the main restaurant was extremely cold on the day we visited, and unfortunately this resulted in us leaving more quickly than we would have liked. Otherwise a lovely place would definitely return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mark and Louise D, Owner at The Horseshoes Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We are very happy that you both enjoyed your lunch. We are however very sorry that you found the pub cold, when the wind blows from the north it is very hard to heat the place. we have been decorating for the past few weeks and i have found gaps were the draughts have been coming in so they have been filled so the restaurant feels much warmer now.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Friendly, good food, interesting menu.. recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Had not long moved into the area - found this place when 'exploring' my new environs !

It is a short drive from Alnwick or off the Alnwick Gardens ( Alnwick north ) exit off the A1.

Head for Denwick, then Rennington ..The staff are friendly and the restaurant is cozy.. a lot of locals recommend it so that says a lot !

I intend to work my way through the menu..it is THAT good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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“Very average I`m afraid”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I asked for the duck breast medium cooked and pink in the middle and it came well done?????? If you are going to have thinks like duck with a wild berry jus, don`t serve it with frozen chips. After reading the reviews on here, we thought we were in for a culinary treat.......nah. Best avoided.

Visited November 2012
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Mark and Louise D, Owner at The Horseshoes Inn, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Hello The - Fife - Flyer.
We are sorry you felt that your meal was average.
If you had said something at the time we would gladly have cooked you another Duck or another dish of your choice, we also are only too glad to do potatoes for those customers who don't want chips we are very accommodating when asked. The frozen chips we use are of a very good quality, unfortunately homemade chips are not practical for us to do. We are only human and can make mistakes. Your review was shown to our chef and has been noted.
Once agin our apologies.

Mark and Louise Dean.
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