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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

I stumbled across The Horseshoe today, as was visiting a near by shop and I’m glad I did. On entering were greeted by friendly staff and we were instantly made to feel welcome and comfortable. Great menu and a specials board to tantalise your tastebuds,...even more and saw they are doing offers on certain days of the week. Like Burger and Pint. The food and quality was outstanding, fresh and clean plates all round. Even managed to squeeze in some chocolate cake😜 The landlord informed us he had only taken the pub on 2 weeks ago. It’s clean, friendly, excellent food, child & dog friendly and Covid safe. We will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

Visited with family. Very COVID friendly. Food was lovely and staff are so friendly, felt very welcome! It's dog friendly, my doggo enjoyed relaxing by the fire. Would highly recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: October 2020
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justformessing, Owner at The Horseshoe, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2020

Thank you Alice. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon

Reviewed October 18, 2020

Went for a couple of drinks there with my partner. It seemed like they had changed management very recently and we were very Impressed. Really friendly and helpful staff, they even moved us to a new table when they noticed the sun was in my...eyes which was going the extra mile. We didn’t eat but saw another table getting fish and chips and it looked delicious abc good portion size! Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

Visited the Horseshoe, had a great meal, menu good pub food. Under new management and found a friendly atmosphere and staff attentive, due to Covid-19 table service only, didn’t need to wait too long. COVID-19 measures within premises made you feel safe to eat out.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

This pub has a nice atmosphere and has a car park at the back. We booked for Sunday lunch which is a buffet with a choice of roast beef, slow cooked beef or roast pork. We felt we got the tail end of the meat....a...couple of small slices were served. We helped ourselves to vegetables. The roast parsnips and carrots were very soft. Otherwise there was Savoy cabbage,roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese. Desserts cost £5.85 and were disappointing. In particular the ‘special’ bread and butter pudding was dry and not made like a proper traditional recipe. It consisted of 2 half slices of bread on top of one another . It was not appealing to look at or eat.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

Arranged to meet some friends for dinner having seen the menu looked interesting and had quite a few vegetarian options and wanted to try somewhere different. Had tried to eat here earlier in the year and hadn’t worked out. I ordered a goats cheese tart...which sounded delicious, served with fries. When it arrived there was 3 small new potatoes that had been halved and no fries. The tart itself was bland and pretty average and seemed to of been heated in a microwave so had slightly soggy pastry. There was a tiny amount of salad drowning in dressing. Others had meals that they enjoyed, just seemed to be mine that wasn’t great. Staff were friendly and will maybe try again at some point in the future.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

After a distillery tour a few miles away we happened upon this lovely quaint pub. Beautiful tradition pub with a modern twist , very clean & well maintained. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Excellent service at the table. We had 3 small dishes between...the 2 of us. I had the homemade soup with a huge wedge of bread lightly toasted. It was delicious. My hubby had chicken wings & we shared cheesy chips. Very reasonable prices too. Very enjoyable experience. Many thanks 😊More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

Appealing pub close to the centre of a small, country town. Internally there are wooden beams and some exposed stone walls but overall it has been fairly well modernised, with a central bar and two distinct areas for drinking/eating. On a cold day, the heating...could have done with turning up a notch. The menu isn't the biggest and I was informed on arrival that some of the items listed were not available. I opted for the pan fried sea bass (£14.50), listed on the menu as pan fried salmon, but they informed me the principal ingredient had been changed. Not a problem, as it was a delicious piece of bass, perfectly cooked, served with a pesto dressing plus sauted potatoes and green beans. There are four handpumps featuring, at the time of my visit, the ubiquitous Doom Bar (groan!) plus three well chosen ales including the locally brewed North Cotswold Fosseway Flanker, which was my choice. Overall this is a decent pub, four stars all the way, but just falls short of that wow factor which would elevate it to a five.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

The Horseshoe is located just a short walk from the very centre of Shipston. If arriving by car look out for the archway entrance to the on site car park. A friendly welcome and assistance for my partners niece who is a wheelchair user. Good...food and service. Plenty of onsite parking Would recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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992ClaireP, Owner at The Horseshoe, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Thankyou for your kind comments. Were glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed October 10, 2019

Lovey place for a relaxing drink or a meal. Staff are so helpful and friendly. No trouble to sort out a meal at short notice.

Date of visit: October 2019
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992ClaireP, Owner at The Horseshoe, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Thankyou for your lovely review.

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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the rear of the pub
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I have ABSOLUTELY NO idea what all this is about ! Patricia is a delightful lady who left us a lovely review - I think rocketfrog has got his pubs and customers muddled up!
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