Review on The Three Horseshoes
This 250-year-old listed building started life as a farrier's (hence the equine name), and the old stables can still be seen in the pub courtyard. Ian Davison and Jennie Ison made their names at the nearby Nag's Head Inn, Castle Donington and since arriving in 2005 have completely revitalised the place.
Inside it is now a mix of gentrified elegance and contemporary style, with imposing fireplaces, exposed brick and tile floors and varnished antique tables blending happily with seagrass matting an all sorts of eclectic collectables. Sandwiches and light snacks (Cajun chicken salad, beef stir-fry) are served at lunchtime and early evening, but it pays to explore the full menu.
Seasonal produce from the Shires (including game and naturally reared meat) figures heavily on the menu. Starters might include seared scallops with balsamic vinegar or bacon and poached egg salad, while main courses range from breast of chicken with Stilton sauce or lamb shank with mustard mash to halibut steak with garlic and prawn sauce. To finish, there are comforting desserts such as treacle oat tart or chocolate whisky trifle.
Gastro pub / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat (from 12.00 Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express