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Three Horseshoes Donnington

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Castle Lane | Donnington, Newbury RG14 2LB, England (Formerly Three HorseShoes Donnington)
+44 1635 569007
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Four of us were staying in a nearby rental apartment for the new year and wanted to find somewhere to spend the evening after a day at the races. We were able to book a table at this very cosy and welcoming pub for their new year celebrations. This consisted on a glass of bubbly on arrival and a five... More 

Thank sarahdawes68
Sara T, Owner at Three Horseshoes Donnington, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks for the lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your New Years Eve with us !! It was great to meet you all and hopefully we'll see you again soon ?! Have a great 2017 !! Sara More 

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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped by today for lunch. I had oxcheek with root vegetables and my husband had prawn linguine. Fantastic food and wonderful service. Tucked away in Donnington village - a very pretty village just outside Newbury. What a find! Will definitely be going there again!

Thank Doffy46
Sara T, Owner at Three Horseshoes Donnington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, its great to hear you enjoyed your visit and our food .... and we look forward to seeing you again soon ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a charming picturesque pub with the River Lambourn opposite. The atmosphere is cosy and the landlord is very welcoming and personable(sadly leaving in six months time). But the highlight is the food-straightforward pub food but very well prepared; the fact is the faggots are worth the five stars on their own.

Thank David T
Sara T, Owner at Three Horseshoes Donnington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit and the food ! As you say we are here for a few months more so hope to see you back again soon ?! More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Reading some of these reviews can't help thinking I visited the wrong pub. I've visited this pub twice now with the current owners. The first time the welcome was very lukewarm from the guy behide the bar. We ordered drinks then another round to be told after we had paid for our drinks that he was closing at 10.30pm. Why... More 

Thank lotsoflove5
Sara T, Owner at Three Horseshoes Donnington, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write this review, however, it would be useful to know when you visited. I am also slightly confused as we do not have a vegetarian pasta dish on our menu, our current vegetarian choice is an aubergine & red onion dhal with cauliflower rice. I am sorry that you feel the... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely fish finger sandwich and a pint for lunch with my husband. The menus a bit limited and slightly in the pricey side hence the 3. Worth a visit for a drink though if you are in the area.

Thank squeakymarsh
Newbury, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice location in the quiet Newbury "suburb" of Donnington, near the castle. Outside seating next to the river Lambourn opposite the pub across the (very quiet) road. Nice building inside, too. Service was very friendly. The food is essentially pub grub, mine was hot and fine. Beer was nice and well-kept. Would happily go back.

1 Thank BeedonSimon
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went for a mid-week family lunch at the Three Horseshoes based on its excellent TripAdvisor reviews. The garden was a little disappointing as it's really just a corner of the car park, but it is a pretty setting by the river with a lovely weeping willow. Service was friendly, but I felt the food was unexciting. I had a... More 

Thank Contraryish
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We called in to this wonderful village pub last week as a 'walk in' only to find them so popular that they were fully booked :-( We didn't take a chance this week and booked ourselves in for Sunday lunch. We have eaten traditional Sunday lunch in many pubs in and around Newbury, but this is by far the best... More 

2 Thank TimR_Berkshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had fabulous time celebrating this gorgeous pubs first birthday at the weekend. The staff work tirelessly to provide a wonderful experience for its customers. The party held by the pretty river, had all the ingredients for a lovely afternoon in the sun....Sara, the landlady, clearly loves her pub and caters for her customers every drinking, eating and fun atmosphere... More 

Thank Jenny H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Went here on the 30/7 for a few pints with my mate, got chatting to the landlady while sat out in the beer garden and she is a great laugh, made us feel very welcome too. To top it off, I had the best cheesey chips I have had for a very long time. Simple but good! Will be going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Lane | Donnington, Newbury RG14 2LB, England (Formerly Three HorseShoes Donnington)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 569007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?