The Three Horseshoes is a picturesque thatched inn with a small, bustling bar and a pretty conservatory-restaurant overlooking a large garden. Madingley is just 4 miles west of  Cambridge, and easily accessible from the A14, M11 or A428.


We take orders 12-2.15pm and 6-9pm. On Fridays and Saturdays we extend to 10pm and on Sundays we are only open for lunch, orders 12-2.30pm. You can eat wherever you prefer and you’re welcome to come the bar and garden just for drinks.

In August 2016 The Three Horseshoes was taken over again by John and Julia Hoskins’s company Huntsbridge, which ran it successfully for many years until 2007 – and which also owns The Old Bridge at Huntingdon.

We are gradually refurbishing the building – the conservatory has now been re-built, the restaurant and exterior re-decorated and the bar area will be painted later in the year. Please bear with us as we make the final improvements.

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Tasting and lunch at The Three Horseshoes

Saturday 3rd December 2016, 12 noon, hosted by John Hoskins MW

We will taste blind 8 examples of the great Burgundy grape. You will be comparing wines from exciting, cool new world regions such as Yarra Valley, Sonoma Coast and Martinborough, alongside some classic red Burgundy from Gevrey Chambertin, Volnay etc. Will the style differences be clear? Will the quality levels fit your preconceptions?

Appropriate nibbles with the tasting will be followed by – Roast venison with chestnuts, morcilla purée & cavolo nero (and more Pinot of course); finishing with fresh figs, marshmallow and pistachios; much-needed coffee, or tea.

£69 per person

To book ring the OB wine shop (not the 3Hs) on 01480 458410 or Please let us know of any dietary issues when booking. Payment in full is required at time of booking and tickets are not refundable.

Once the conservatory is re-built we can start taking small-medium sized groups again. Please see the website – – for menus for groups of 10 or more. The website will be updated fully in October but you can now see prices, formats and suggested dishes.