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Three Horseshoes Inn

Good reputation for locally-sourced food

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This pretty late-Victorian inn is owned by Palmers, a part-thatched brewery in nearby Bridport. The food owes much to the kitchen’s devotion to seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, some from the garden and some foraged from surrounding hedgerows. Daily-changing menus lean towards game dishes in winter and fresh fish in summer, but inventiveness is present all year round. Your visit may coincide with starters of Dorset snails with pancetta, garlic and red wine; or gruyère and thyme soufflé. For mains, try wild boar sausages, braised red cabbage and Apple Bee Cider gravy; or roast hake fillet with brown shrimp and lemon butter. Those with a sweet tooth should look to the blackboards for the dessert choices – tarte Tatin with cinnamon ice cream for example. The pub patio and terraced garden look out over the village, above which rises the National Trust's Eggardon Hill Fort.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday lunch
  • Opening times: 12-3 6.30-11.30 (Sunday 12-3 6.30-10.30)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: all week 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Best Bitter, Copper Ale, Tally Ho! and 200
  • Real ciders: Dorset Orchards Apple Bee

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

3 miles from Bridport off A3066 (Beaminster road)

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