We received a very cool welcome on arrival and were just pointed in the direction of our room for the night, the Loxborough room. The room had a very pleasant view, overlooking the small rear garden, weeping willow, a pond, fountain and submerged red telephone box. The only downside to this was the noise of conversation and cigarette smoke from drinkers in the garden wafted in through our open window, so we closed it, end of problem. We were booked in for dinner of course, as the food was the main reason we had decided to stay here. The menu was very appealing and I spent some time in selecting my preferred dishes, finally settling on pan fried scallops with pea puree, crispy parma ham shards and black pudding crumble followed by pan fried fillet of Cornish monkfish with saffron risotto, confit tomatoes and asparagus, tomato and olive oil coulis. Both dishes provided a lovely, thoroughly enjoyable combination of flavours. I was brought the wrong starter initially but this was quickly remedied once the maitre d' noticed. Service was very quick and efficient making us feel somewhat rushed when we were eating, we tried to linger a little over dessert which was a divine experience, vanilla and yoghurt panna cotta with poached blackberries, quite the best panna cotta I have ever had! We then retired to our room knowing that the digital signal for the television was so awful to make viewing virtually impossible, (we did report this but unlike other guests, our bill was not adjusted).
Breakfast the following day was delicious, I particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit and the beautifully cooked scrabbled eggs with tasty smoked salmon.
Our room overall was comfortable but little things like the short flex on the kettle which meant it had to be boiled on the floor, the not quite clean bath and the mouldy shower screen seal spoiled our general impression. It would be better too if guests were made to feel more welcome and valued.
- Also Known As:
- The 3 Horseshoes Inn
- The Three Horseshoes Hotel High Wycombe
- The Three Horseshoes Inn High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire