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Three Horseshoes - Pub in Derbyshire

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44-46 Main Street Breedon on the Hill, Derby, DE73 8AN, Derbyshire
England, United Kingdom

Ian Davison & Jennie Ison
+44 (0)1332 695129(landline)

This listed village inn has been spruced up with a relaxed but modern menu. The farm shop and chocolate workshop are also worth a peek...

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Opposite the old 'village lock up', a listed village inn with a cosy, friendly vibe. Ian Davison and Jenny Ison have revitalised the old place and introduced a modern feel with a menu to match. Expect painted brickwork, seagrass matting, antique tables, Windsor chairs, eclectic pictures and masses of space. Smaller rooms include a simple quarry-tiled bar and an intimate red dining room with three tables; pride of place goes to a Victorian bar counter picked up years ago – now it displays chocolates and wine. Dishes are chalked up on boards and the award-winning formula includes the likes of blackened salmon, lamb and garlic mash, whiskey trifle, treacle tart. Marston's Pedigree on hand pump should satisfy those in for a swift half, while foodies can check out the farm shop – and the chocolate workshop across the yard.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.

Local points of interest from Ian Davison & Jennie Ison:

Local points of interest from
Ian Davison & Jennie Ison:

  • The Bittersweet Chocolate Company has its factory in our garden! Together with our farm shop selling the chocolates and local produce from our favourite suppliers. And take a look at our chef's kitchen garden too
  • Take the lane opposite the pub and stroll up to the Church of St Mary and St Hardulph. The beautiful Ancient Priory Church is the Church of England parish church of Breedon-on-the -Hill.
  • Take a spin to Calke Abbey, stately home and country estate in Ticknall. Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures.
  • Visit the beautifully faded walled gardens at Calke Abbey and explore the orangery, auricula theatre and kitchen gardens.
  • Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"A friendly village pub with beamed ceilings and quarry tiles mingling with the owner's selection of antique prints and furniture, The Three Horseshoes is a really cosy option for a meal or pint of ale. Food is excellent and the welcome warm. Recommend. "

Laura - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

June 2019
"Wow what a great find. Fantastic beer, fantastic food, really friendly staff greeting you as you walk in and to top it all an amazing meal. Not forgetting the curio shop, and hand made chocolates sitting on a lovely period shop counter. Can't praise this pub highly enough and I rarely leave reviews! A great find perfect for our trips to the north of the country from Devon. Big thanks. Lin"

Lin - Honiton, Devon, United Kingdom

February 2018
"Just had a wonderful meal, great staff, interesting surroundings, beautifully decorated with quirky features. Well worth a visit. Looking forward to sampling the chocolate we bought."
June 2015

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Lunch & dinner £8.95-£26.50. Bar meals £4.95-£10.95.


Mon all day. Sun from 3pm.


44-46 Main Street Breedon on the Hill, Derby, DE73 8AN, Derbyshire