The Three Horseshoes
“Cutting edge meals in a traditional pub” - AA Inspector
Chimneys of mellow brick pierce the thick thatch of this cute village inn outside Cambridge. Between the main building and the beer garden, a conservatory restaurant bathes in dappled light cast by the mature trees that edge this plot in one of the county's most charming villages. With beers from the likes of Adnams and 17 wines by the glass, the bar attracts a good following, and the food emerging from the kitchen takes the treat to another level. A starter of fettuccine with wild mushrooms and Parmesan might lead on to roast partridge with Jerusalem artichoke purée, wild mushrooms and caramelised shallots. Menus change seasonally; children's portions are available.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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