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The Five Horseshoes

4.4
4.4
28 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

The picturebook village of Maidensgrove, a short drive from Henley-on-Thames, is the setting for historic pub-restaurant The Five Horseshoes. Featured on ITV’s Britain’s Best Dish, The Five Horseshoes is known not only as a warmly welcoming inn but as a gastronomic destination in its own right, serving sublime seasonal British food made using the very best ingredients from small scale suppliers in Oxfordshire and Berkshire (excluding fish, which is sent from Cornwall). Family friendly, The Five Horseshoes offers a Sunday roast and provides half portions of anything on the a la carte so families can all enjoy the same high standard of cookery together. Dating back to the 16th century, The Five Horseshoes is full of period character, from the low beams to the roaring fires, horse brasses and even traditional pub games. Outside two large beer gardens are the most beautiful setting for lazy Sundays and warm evenings spent soaking up the beautiful Chiltern views.

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Menu

Starters

  • Today's Soup£5.50

    Homemade multigrain bread

    • Chicken Liver Parfait£7.50

      Toast and red onion marmalade

      • Cornish Mussels "Mariniere"£6.50

        Brown bread

        • Baked Camembert

          With roasted garlic and rosemary

          • For Two£12.50
        • Home Smoked Salmon£7.50

          Fennel, caper & white cabbage

          • Twice Baked Cheddar Souffle£7.00

            Waldorf salad

            Side Orders

            • Home-made Bread Platter£3.50

              W/garlic & olives

              • Green Salad£3.50

                • Chips£3.50

                  • New Potatoes£3.50

                    • Seasonal Vegetables£3.50

                      • Spiced Red Cabbage£3.50

                        Puddings

                        • Sticky Toffee Pudding£5.50

                          vanilla ice cream

                          • Apple and Sultana Crumble£5.50

                            vanilla custard

                            • Hot Chocolate Fondant£6.50

                              Vanilla ice cream

                              • Passionfruit Bavarois£5.50

                                Shortbread

                                • Pear Bakewell Tart£5.50

                                  vanilla custard

                                  • Selection of Ice-Cream & Sorbets£5.50

                                    Please ask your server

                                    • Affogato£4.00

                                      Vanilla ice cream with a double espresso

                                      • Cheese Board£9.50

                                        Selection of local Nettlebed and Berkshire cheeses, homemade chutney and savoury biscuits

                                        Mains

                                        Traditional Sunday roast:

                                        • Rare Roast Rump of Local Beef£17.75

                                          Served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and red wine gravy

                                          • Roast Loin of Berkshire Pork£15.75

                                            Served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and red wine gravy

                                            • Pan Fried Sea Bass£17.50

                                              Mashed Potato, caper butter

                                              • Pan Roast Haunch of Local Venison£18.50

                                                Dauphinoise potato, greens, spiced red cabbage, red wine jus

                                                • Gnocci with Chargrilled Mediterranean£14.00

                                                  vegetables and sinoudin Hill goat's cheese, from Nettlebed creamery

                                                  Pub Classics

                                                  • Beer Battered Haddock Fillet£14.50

                                                    Hand cut chips, peas, tartar sauce

                                                    • Five Horseshoes Burger£13.50

                                                      Caramelized onions, cheddar, salad, chips

                                                      • Linconshire Sausage£12.50

                                                        Mashed potato, vegetables and gravy

                                                        For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                        What 28 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        4.4
                                                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                                        • 4.1Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                        97% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                        1. TS

                                                          TheScettis

                                                          Oxford

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Reviewed on 30 April 2019

                                                          overall5foodserviceambience

                                                          The most fantastic location - beautiful views. The food was really lovely, we ate in the garden. We loved the outdoor pizza option, we didn't have it but it looked fantastic. We had the burgers - these were really delicious. This is one of our new fave locations

                                                        2. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Oxford

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 5 May 2018

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          Superb place lovey veiws, top food, just go....

                                                        3. B

                                                          Britton2diner

                                                          London

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on 10 March 2018

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely Saturday lunch with friends. Great food, excellent staff and fantastic views with the Red Kites of the Chilterns putting on a display throughout

                                                        4. CS

                                                          CatharineS

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 19 January 2018

                                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                          Menu a little limited and the veg on one dish were over cooked. One desert not good, salted caramel. Service and ambience however excellent.

                                                        5. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Berkshire

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 31 October 2017

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious lunch. Our steaks were cooked to perfection! As others have remarked not that easy to find. Hint: ignore the sat nav and stay on the main road/lane.

                                                        6. DB

                                                          DominicB

                                                          Oxford

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 21 October 2017

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Friendly family atmoshere hard to find anything wrong with this gastro pub if you can find it! The Cornish mussels were wonderful. We will be going back!

                                                        7. HW

                                                          HughW

                                                          London

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 26 July 2017

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Reliably good with local ingredients, imaginative menu, good value wines, delightfully friendly service, and spectacular views.

                                                        8. A

                                                          sallyAnne

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 July 2017

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely atmosphere, really great food and views across the valley.

                                                        9. a

                                                          aviator

                                                          London

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          Dined on 7 July 2017

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Stunning location with wonderful views, this quintessential historic English pub restaurant set in the Chilterns countryside is worth a visit lunchtime or evening for just drink in the garden or cosy bar. The restaurant is equally memorable with an excellent menu and high standards of cuisine and service. We had a lovely dinner with friends and all enjoyed a special evening.

                                                        10. I

                                                          Iain

                                                          London

                                                          42 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          42 reviews

                                                          Dined on 7 April 2017

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          A very lovely old gastropub in a stunning country location. Relaxed but attentive. Food was excellent.

                                                        11. TK

                                                          TomK

                                                          Toronto

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 25 March 2017

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Really enjoyable evening. It was impromptu decision for a Saturday date. Lovely food, very welcoming atmosphere. Would recommend it.

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 18 March 2017

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                          Very much enjoyed our lunch. However rather upset that although I had booked on line, the staff had no record of that. Good job we were early so did get a table, but might have been a problem had we arrived later.

                                                        13. C

                                                          Cara

                                                          Kent

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined on 25 February 2017

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                          If you can find it down a single track lane the Five Horseshoes quite a find. Lovely old pub with fabulous views and good food. Service little too relaxed. Took more than 30 mins to get our first food - a bread basket. Good cooking though although homemade bread not what it was built up to be. Will definitely return though in the summer months

                                                        14. BH

                                                          BenH

                                                          London

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on 18 February 2017

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Good food, friendly service, good atmosphere. Will go back.

                                                        15. AP

                                                          AnitaP

                                                          Oxford

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 7 January 2017

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Love The Five Horseshoes. Just wish we lived nearer. Thank you, Anita.

                                                        16. F

                                                          Fender19543

                                                          London

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on 29 December 2016

                                                          overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                          Beautiful pub/restaurant in the middle of nowhere, with amazing views across the Chilterns. Always extremely busy, so we were pleased to get a last minute booking on the Thursday after Christmas. We weren't very adventurous with our food selection (three fish and chips please!), but the menu looked pretty good, if a little pricey, and the food itself was fine; chips overdone (they discounted our puds in compensation), pretty good fish and peas although you'd hope chef couldn't go far wrong with that. Very good puddings - my wife's chocolate fondant was apparently excellent as was my crumble. Service wasn't bad, prices are somewhat inflated, but I guess if you're always busy, and the place is so beautiful, you can get away with it! Summary? Great pub and location, good, but not exceptional, over priced food.

                                                        17. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 1 October 2016

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food is outstanding, as is the service - always! Highly recommend Sunday roast, but make sure you book if you'd like a table indoors. If sitting outside, arrive early. Views from the garden are spectacular, so a good venue to take out of town visitors. Also dog-friendly.

                                                        18. g

                                                          gsrlondon

                                                          London

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 July 2016

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                          Lovely old country pub with excellent food and "casual" service. Great views of the Chiltern Hills from the dining room.

                                                        19. SL

                                                          SheenaL

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 17 June 2016

                                                          overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                          Good evening but older crowd and food nice but not outstanding by any stretch. Acceptable. Service slow...

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 12 March 2016

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          We had visited The Five Horseshoes back in the Summer and had enjoyed a drink in their garden, which has stunning views of the Chiltern Hills and vowed to return for a meal & so me & my friends booked a table, we were warmly welcomed and taken to our table without delay and our waiter was very attentive without being over the top, we mentioned that two of our group were on a diet and requested if it was possible to have less of butter & various changes to the requested meals and this was delivered without any hesitation, we were then really over the moon when the waiter returned & said the chef had enquired as to whether we might prefer a lesser calorie laden food instead of what was on the menu and we thought that was so thoughtful of them. The evening was very pleasant indeed and we are looking forward to returning very soon. We thought it was very good value & superbly delicious food with great service.

                                                        21. C

                                                          Cece

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 August 2015

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          We had a lovely birthday celebration for my mothe-in-laws 89th birthday! The owners and staff wer very welcoming, the food excellent , and great ambiance with incredible views! They really made her birthday special!

                                                        22. HH

                                                          HoorayHenley

                                                          Oxford

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 1 August 2015

                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                          We had to chose from one of many local pub/restaurants to have lunch with 6 old school friends - 3 of which were meeting for only the second time in 50 years - and decided to walk to the 5 Horseshoes and eat on the outside veranda. When it turned cold we were invited inside to a very cosy table next to the bar, and enjoyed an excellent selection from a menu featuring local produce, finishing with a summer pudding and coffee. It was faultless, and at an average of £25 per head good value too. Even our two dogs were offered a small treat, all 8 of us left happy with our choice of venue.

                                                        23. J

                                                          Jools

                                                          London

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on 29 July 2015

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Beautiful views, friendly staff, and excellent food. 35 day aged steaks were a treat, and all the dishes were well presented. Strongly recommend.

                                                        24. CL

                                                          CecL

                                                          Oxford

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 18 March 2015

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We have never had a disappointing meal at the 5 Horseshoes! The owners are lovely. The fire is on whenever it's chilly. Great after a long walk. Super in the evenings. Great food, delicious venison and great fresh vegetables. Very tender steak. Everything done perfectly. We love it!

                                                        25. PR

                                                          PRMi

                                                          London

                                                          41 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          41 reviews

                                                          Dined on 31 January 2015

                                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                          We enjoyed the view from the dining room window over unspoilt countryside. The service was very good and friendly. The food was very tasty but the portion control was slightly over zealous compared with similar type of establishments.

                                                        26. n

                                                          nickname

                                                          Oxford

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 16 January 2015

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We've eaten at The Five Horseshoes regularly for a while now. Great for a meal after early - evening cinema trips. Lovely for a special meal with family or friends - always a warm welcome from a lovely, cosy country pub. There are fantastic walks nearby too!

                                                        27. a

                                                          alex9c

                                                          London

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on 3 June 2013

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          A nice little pub for a nice meal out. To be enjoyed with good weather as the views are wonderful.

                                                        28. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Oxford

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 14 February 2013

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          This place is one of my favourite, set in a great area with fantastic views of the chiltern hillsides. The menu is brilliant, food is so delicious with good sized portions. Great ambience and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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