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

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.

We offer a short menu of broadly Mediterranean-style dishes, the emphasis on freshness and flavour. The wine list has been chosen with that in mind – there is a bias towards crisp, lively styles. The bar offers a concise range of beers and cocktails.

Monday to Thursday  12-2.15 / 6-9
Friday & Saturday  12-2.15 / 6 – 9.30
Sunday 12-2.30

You can eat wherever you prefer and you’re welcome to come to the bar and garden just for drinks.


The menu at The Three Horseshoes reflect the lightness and brightness of the setting, with a broadly Mediterranean theme and an emphasis on freshness and seasonality.

The wine list (by owner John Hoskins, Master of Wine) has a similar inclination to fresh, lively flavours to suit 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 A14 north or the A428 west.

The Three Horseshoes
High St, Madingley
CB23 8AB