We have stayed at this beautifully located pub about 5 times over the past 8 years or so, and seen three different sets of landlords over that time. This is by far the best incarnation so far - Suzy provides the warmest welcome with good natured enthusiasm, she clearly really enjoys her work and genuinely cares that her guests are happy. Her tolerance of our very drunken gushing over the wonderfulness of the pub was quite remarkable! The upstairs room was spacious and very relaxing, with a fantastic bathroom and lovely toiletries provided. We have also stayed in the downstairs rooms which both have stunning views over the beautiful Dorset countryside. Karl's food is absolutely superb - he is a very talented chef indeed, we just hope he doesn't move on anywhere else too soon. Fish in particular is excellent, also the partridge with home made, perfectly seasoned bread sauce and fantastic creamed cabbage with bacon and cobnuts was probably the best game I have ever eaten - and I eat loads of it! The pudding of burnt cream with rhubarb icecream and shortbread was the stuff of dreams. The pub is also perfectly located in a quiet picture book vilage, complete with chiming church clock, rose festooned cottages and rolling hills. We saw a herd of deer on nearby Powerstock common, a true wilderness that we loved even in the horizontal rain that assailed us. Unfortunately the weather was appalling so we couldn't sit on the terrace and look down on the hillside this time, but hopefully next time. Cant wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The shoes’ is a Victorian inn tucked away in a peaceful part of West Dorset. Powerstock is a picturesque village centered on a beautiful Norman church. Dogs are more than welcome in our guest rooms and bar. There are three spacious double en-suite guest rooms. Two have superb views looking out over the valley, with the third ideal to make into a family room. Award winning chefs, a great reputation of excellent cuisine. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 3 Horseshoes Inn
- Three Horseshoes Hotel Bridport
- Three Horseshoes Inn Bridport, Dorset