Comfortable pub with friendly licensees and emphasis on popular food
The good pub guide review
This 18th-c dining pub started life as a farrier's. There's a stylishly eclectic feel to the interiors with a clean-cut bar, heavy worn flagstones, richly coloured walls and a log fire. Beyond the bar is a dining room with maroon walls, dark pews and tables, while a two-room dining area on the right has a comfortably civilised and chatty feel with big antique tables set quite closely together on coir matting, and colourful modern country prints and antique engravings on canary yellow walls. Friendly staff serve Marstons Pedigree plus guest ales on handpump and decent house wines. There's also an idyllic garden. The farm shop sells their own and other local produce: eggs, jams, meat, smoked foods and chocolates. The hillside church is interesting to visit and Calke Abbey (National Trust) is not far away. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
Enjoyable food includes chicken liver pâté with fruit chutney, grilled goats cheese with cranberry and walnut dressing, roast vegetable and chickpea casserole, blackened salmon with kale, corn and sweet potato, rib-eye steak with horseradish butter, chicken breast with stilton and mushroom sauce, venison and port steamed suet pudding, cod with braised cabbage and black pudding, and home-made desserts.
Three Horseshoes, 44-46 Main Street, Breedon-on-the-Hill, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 8AN
Weekdays: 12-2, 5.30-10
Saturday: 12-2, 5.30-10