The Three Horseshoes
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
As soon as we reached The Three Horseshoes we immediately sunk into the leather sofas situated in the lounge, and stared in awe at the impressive range of freshly brewed liqueur coffees, as well as the pub's selection of ales, whiskeys and guest beers. The experienced head chef is dedicated to sourcing local ingredients and including them in his dishes. Frequent visitors to The Three Horseshoes will notice that the menu changes with the seasons. The well-appointed wine list is carefully selected by owners Elaine and Stuart, and is done so in collaboration with local suppliers to complement the cuisine; the zinfandel, with its rich blend of fresh strawberry, watermelon and peach flavours, did not disappoint. There is also a dedicated children's menu, and over-50s are offered a discounted lunch on the last Tuesday of every month.
My Wexford mushroom starter was a rich treat, with a helping of double cream given a subtle kick from roasted peppercorns and sharp Stilton. Served on a generous wedge of bread, the earthy mushrooms balanced well with the robust accompanying flavours. A main of grilled snapper with salad and potatoes was a real high point. Its delicate, sweet taste elegantly brought to mind the light and refreshing flavours of a good summer meal. It was near impossible to choose from the range of tantalising desserts, but we eventually settled on sharing the decadent Jamaican bananas flamed in rum and brown sugar.
The Three Horseshoes is a proud Oxfordshire pub, one that draws you in with its relaxed setting and proceeds to blow your mind with its fine food.