In the centre of the historic market town of Barnard Castle, the Three Horseshoes is an ideal base for walkers exploring the nearby Teesdale Valley and the North Pennines. The Green family successfully run this popular 17th-century coaching inn. Enjoy a pint of real ale as you scan the menus. Start with deep-fried breaded brie; or lamb kofta, then follow on with chicken carbonara; Malayan chicken curry; lasagne, or something from the chargrill. Sandwiches and salads are available during the day.