The Three Horseshoes is a picturesque thatched inn with a small, bustling bar and a pretty conservatory-restaurant overlooking a large garden.


Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 21st January – open as usual lunch and dinner every day except Sunday evenings and Mondays.

Serving in that period both the A La Carte menu and a set menu of simple Italian classics at £18.50 for 2 courses (£24 for 3) to include a glass of Italian wine. See the Events page for more details.

In August 2016 The Three Horseshoes was taken over again by John and Julia Hoskins’s company Huntsbridge, which had run it for many years until 1997 – and which also owns and runs The Old Bridge at Huntingdon. On 22nd January we will transfer the business to the renowned local restaurant company ‘Cambs Cuisine’ – so please come and visit us for the last time in the next few weeks, and then do come and see the new owners in the future.

We were delighted to be named ‘Cambridgeshire Dining Pub of the Year’ in the 2018 Good Pub Guide, just one year after taking over The Three Horseshoes.


The menu at The Three Horseshoes reflect the lightness and brightness of the setting, with an emphasis on freshness and seasonality, with a broadly Mediterranean influence (but not exclusively so).

From January 3rd – 21st we will offer both our normal A La Carte menu and an Italian-themed set menu at £18.50 for 2 courses, to include a glass of Italian wine, available lunch and dinner Tuesday to Friday, and Saturday lunchtime.

The wine list (by owner John Hoskins, Master of Wine) has an inclination towards fresh, lively styles, chosen to suit both the food and the site.

Make a booking

Click the red button to book online. If there is no time available please ring us on 01954 210221, as not every table available is online.

Please also call for same day reservations, or for tables of 7+.

We will attempt to re-confirm your booking by phone 48 hours in advance. If you have not heard from us please do call to re-confirm.


Madingley is just 4 miles west of central Cambridge, easily accessible from the M11/A14 north or the A428 west.

Please note that (because of the A14 upgrade works) there is currently a diversion if you are coming on the A14 south (from the Huntingdon direction). However it is easy to follow, taking  you through Dry Drayton on the way to Madingley. It adds 5 minutes to the journey.

The Three Horseshoes
High St, Madingley
CB23 8AB