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The Horseshoe is easy to find and is located next to the White Lion. There is a small carpark, but limited spaces for the size of the pub. There is plenty of parking around the area though.
Inside was clean and busy and had quite a buzz (there are much better photos on their website)
Plenty of tables, both inside and out and includes a conservatory area.
A good menu with plenty of pub options, including a Sunday carvery. There is a full menu is available on their website. I chose the chicken caesar salad.
The chicken caesar salad arrived and looked good.
The Horseshoe is a fairly local pub, which I have visited before for an evening drink, but I have never eaten there. It is a Barons Pub, so the menu is standard across the group. It is a popular destination for families at the weekend and seems family friendly.
Upon entering – the pub is quite dark when you enter, but it seemed well maintained and clean. It was fairly busy and had a good atmosphere. The pub is quite big and there is plenty of seating. We hadn’t booked and they were able to find us a table very easily, although we were told that we would need to give it up for a second sitting. I would definitely book if I was going to eat there again. 8/10
Service – Our drinks order was taken almost as soon as we sat down and menus were delivered very quickly. All of the wait staff were very attentive and we were asked several times throughout the meal, whether everything was to our liking. They made a special point of having a chat with each of the tables. 9/10
Ingredients – Warm chicken breast, lettuce (possibly baby gem), assorted croutons, anchovy fillets, caesar dressing and parmesan cheese. 8/10
Presentation – The salad was presented well and looked attractive. The portion wasn’t enormous, but was sufficient. 7/10
The food – All the ingredients appeared to be very fresh and good quality. The chicken breast was warm and had a lovely flavour. The lettuce was shredded and while I don’t want very large lettuce leaves, it was actually quite hard to eat as the bits were very small. I wasn’t certain, but I think the lettuce was possibly baby gem lettuce, which I find quite bitter. The croutons were fresh and very crunchy and seemed to be assorted breads (some dark, possibly rye, some light). The anchovy fillets were fairly standard and just the right amount, as they can be overpowering if there are too many. The dressing was OK, but I have tasted better, I prefer my Caesar dressing to have a slightly more distinctive flavour and this was a bit bland. The parmesan cheese shavings were fresh, with just the right proportion to balance the dish. 7/10
Value for money – The chicken caesar salad was £10.50, which was a reasonable price. On a Sunday though, you can pay only £2 more for the carvery. 8/10
Overall – A lovely lunch and we had plenty of time to eat and didn’t feel that we were being rushed to leave before the table was required for the next sitting. The service was excellent and all the food was fresh and good quality. I would recommend booking. 7.8/10
We were tempted into finishing our meal with the Strawberry Pavlova, as we saw lots of other diners having it. It was a large portion and perfect for sharing. It tasted delicious. 9/10