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Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon

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user reviews of the Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon

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Terrific eclectic little pub near the station. Well kept beers and an intersting selection. Don't come here for designer furniture; a la carte food or classicla music - this is a good honest boozer with good beer and a great mix of customers. Lively brash and boistrious! Excellent! Worth missing a train for.
mcroyal - 2 Jul 2014 16:28
Competitive prices, the only place cheaper than here is the plough. Live music and decent atmosphere
Yesitsme - 4 Jun 2013 18:25
Competitive prices, the only place cheaper than here is the plough. Live music and decent atmosphere
Yesitsme - 4 Jun 2013 18:25
A proper drinker's pub. Interesting mix of customers, wouldn't take kids in there, though. Well kept ales, probably the best place in Bradford to get a decent pint.
pr9spk2 - 21 May 2013 13:20
Popped in here as a few of our party were keen to get stuck in to the live music being put on here (signage outside didn't really betray much about the pub in terms of drink or food, but a steady line-up of live acts were listed, so we assumed it must be the premier venue locally for that kind of thing).

A characterful old pub, which was more than saved from being in any way crusty or dull (of a Friday evening at least) by the live and loud band who were palying in the back room, apparently to the intense pleasure of many of the locals. It was to my ears pretty predictable trite rhythm 'n' blues which I am bound to say I have heard executed far better elsewhere, but the relative musical merits are of limited importance, because they were the main attraction that night, and helped gel everybody together in a semi-inebriated but well-intentioned celebration of all that can be earthy and exciting about a good solid boozer. Certainly a number of my more senior chums were gettin' on down and if any of them drop a review on here, you would have nothing but praise. Saying that, a number of youngsters turned up and also seemed to be making the most of things - there aren't many alternatives for them I'm guessing, but still it was nice to have a broader mix enjoying the simple but effective wares here.

Ale-wise, I think around 3 were available that evening, including a nicely-conditioned and rich pint of Stonehenge Danish Dynamite, which went down steadily despite the abdomen-full I'd taken on board across the preceding 24 hours (7 days, actually).

Plenty of seating, both at the bar and in the various rooms, and all-told, the Shoes seemed to be a pretty lively affair. Rough round the edges, and maybe skewed towards the over 50s, but nevertheless a sound antidote to some of the banal boozers further into town, and the very worthy but still 'safe' pubs in the area.
TWG - 21 Sep 2012 17:08
Diverse range of customers, great beers & ciders.
clangersmate - 23 Apr 2012 13:51
Oh dear oh dear, now a pub full of crusties and idiots with metal bars through there skin, still does a decent pint but seems to be where the low life go.
Hodge1 - 7 Jan 2012 22:34
Good beer festival over this last weekend. Good range of beers however they didn't last and Saturday saw a limited choice. Good to know that Bradford has a great range of real ale pubs including the Three Shoes.
Jazz band was worth a listen too.
inkywebber - 2 Jun 2011 19:58
First Beer Festival this weekend and i've got to start a job in devon on friday.... sod's law!
clangersmate - 25 May 2011 22:58
Really getting into the Broadoak Perry straight out of the barrel (2.80/pint).
clangersmate - 13 May 2011 14:32
I still cannot see for the life of me why this pub is not in the 2011 Good Beer Guide, 3 real ales always good quality changed after each barrel, only 2.70 a pint, broadoak perry out of the barrel,friendly staff, nice atmosphere, better than some i've been in that are in the guide.
clangersmate - 20 Apr 2011 14:29
Nice atmosphere, reasonably priced very nice real ale.
clangersmate - 6 Sep 2010 12:45
Very noisy and lively but the service was great as was the beer, Doom Bar, Butcombe and Hidden among others, all at about 2.50 per pint. Well worth a visit for the best kept beer in Bradford On Avon, at the best prices if you can put up with the eclectic juke box at full blast and most of the regulars being "characters", but very friendly.
Nigethebeer - 4 Jan 2010 16:05
Friendly service and a great tasting pint of Glastonbury Ales - Lady Of The Lake,Ideally located opp train station too, 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 17 Sep 2009 22:12
Popped in while waiting for the train. Good pint, friendly barmaid and a feel good factor about the place. 80's music blaring out the jukebox!

Will be back.
robmarsh25 - 18 Jun 2009 16:07
As a stranger in town I took pot luck having not consulted BITE before my visit. The barman was helpful and friendly and my pint of Spring Loaded was very good. There was a dartboard in use and a large telly for sports and the locals were friendly. I felt comfortable there and would happliy go back.
gdm - 22 Apr 2009 21:20
very dirty smelly pub with flooded toilets rubbish beer and no food
foodeater1 - 1 Jan 2009 18:12
Solid, reliable pub with best conditioned ale in town and able to provide a warm welcome, politeness and although certain barstaff may appear to shock, it maintains standards that are often missing these days. Daytimes tend to be older "Ale Enthusiasts" and evenings attract a younger crowd. I think it must be a Freehouse as its pricing and range of beers are probably the best in town. Amazed there's no food.
PubFanMan - 9 Oct 2007 01:20
Chav city!
anonymous - 30 Sep 2007 16:21
No frills pub - it is what it is, a drinking hole with wide screen TV and lots of lads and ladettes. Enjoy if its what you are after.
anonymous - 13 Jan 2007 14:49
The pub has a patio-garden that looks out over the exit from the train station which must be handy for the commuters.

We didn't encounter any narky people behind the bar; in fact the bloke there was very friendly and let me sample one of the beers.

It wasn't brillaint but I thought it had a nice vibe for a 'station pub'.
MrScott - 25 Sep 2006 11:53
Why no food. Wot no danny.
dagdog - 5 Nov 2005 18:55

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