Review on The Five Horseshoes
A short drive from Henley-on-Thames in the picturesque village of Maidensgrove, The Five Horseshoes is a 16th century old English pub with stunning views overlooking the rolling Chiltern Hills. Noted for its relaxed, welcoming vibe and excellent food, it brims with character complete with stone-flagged floors, low beams, horse brasses and cosy log fires. During summer months guests can enjoy al fresco dining and drinking in their two large beer gardens, overlooking fields of grazing sheep.
The cooking has strong British and European overtones and the kitchen places great emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local suppliers and small producers. Dishes are cooked fresh to order along the lines of starters in the shape of duck liver parfait, served with cranberry and orange compote or home cured salmon, mustard dressing and watercress. Main courses offer black pepper Pollock with spinach and lemon sauce or for meat lovers there's roast haunch of venison, fondant potato, parsnip puree and cherry jus. While puddings could run to pear and brandy mousse with salted butter caramel or an apple and cinnamon crumble with vanilla custard.
The concise wine list keeps its prices in check and offers a decent range by the glass.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Wed-Fri (3.00pm Sat, 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express