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The Horseshoe Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Fence Lane | Astbury, Congleton CW12 3NL, England
+44 1260 272205
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cant review the food as we were turned away on a Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm after being told that they weren't serving anymore! The pub was busy inside but it was a fine afternoon and plenty of empty tables outside. The hostess couldn't even recommend an alternative. Thank goodness for Google; we went to The Brownlow Arms, less than 10... More 

Thank Cpt_Strangepork
Management response:

Thank you For your review. I have spoke to the hostess in charge on Sunday who has informed me she turned you away at 2:05pm we do only take food orders till 2:00pm at lunch time, I apologize that there was no leeway given but as you stated the pub was very busy, if we say yes to one we... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal Braising steak fantastic, large portions all home cooked. Looking forward to returning for Sunday lunch. Hosts very friendly and welcoming.

Thank feedback1971
Management response:

Thank you for your review the braised feather blade of beef is one of our popular dishes, This was enjoyed by Tyson Furry when he dined with us a couple weeks ago. Mary Kennerley More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Friendly staff welcoming mine hosts Mary and Charles ,, excellent food varied choice from snacks to a main meal

1 Thank raymond c
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We first visited this country pub 6 months ago and can't stay away! Great food and friendly service. The landlady, Mary makes you feel very welcome, it's like sitting in her living room. On cold days the fire will be lit and the locals will always say hello as they stand around the bar sipping theirs pints of Robinsons ale.... More 

2 Thank Clare M
Management response:

Thank you for your review. we are pleased you feel at home when you come to us and thatthe regulars make you feel welcome this is the atmosphere we try and achieve, we know some country pubs can be very clicky but we make an effort to make everyone feel welcome for new to regular customers. Mary Kennerley More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Another brilliant meal. Excellent food in a great atmosphere. Good food good beer what more can you ask.

Thank Elaine S
Biddulph, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Home cooking at its best...the landlady does a lot of it! Landlord and landlady are really welcoming ...a meal here by the roaring fire can't be beaten-but whatever you do book!!

Thank PMolloy1954
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We called in at random on a Monday night. It was a good choice!. Nice welcome, lovely home made food, the mixed grill is large and delicious, great portions. 3 courses and we left completely full, so much so my wife couldn't manage all the dessert. Only 1 moan to make, when we returned a couple of weeks later we... More 

Thank Derek S
Management response:

Thank you for your review. we are please you enjoyed your first visit to us and are sorry we couldn't accommodate you on your second attempt, it is always advisable to book a table before you come as we do get very busy and don't like to turn people away when they have made the effort to come to us... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Yes! Please be aware that not all satnav's will find this off the beaten track establishment. Our's took us to the middle of nowhere. After a retrace and a reset we were able to locate the pub. The car park is on the opposite side of the road from the pub itself. It is a Robinson's pub and has their... More 

Thank steamermike
Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Walked from our narrowboat (further than we thought!). They were v busy, but fitted us in. Two of us had fish and chips and I had gammon and chips, all of which were delicious and freshly cooked to order. Embarrassingly, my New Zealand brother in law asked the lovely landlady if we could get a lift back to the boat!!!... More 

3 Thank AnnababySomerset
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We went on Sunday evening after hearing so much good about this pub, we weren't disappointed. A lovely meal, I had the lasagne, salmon and the mixed grill were also ordered, a beautiful meal, very very reasonable and excellent staff. Will definitely go again.

2 Thank 1974kerry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fence Lane | Astbury, Congleton CW12 3NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Congleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1260 272205

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?