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Three Horseshoes, Ilkeston Town, Ilkeston

11 Derby Road
Ilkeston
DE7 5FH

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Alan Winfield left this review about Three Horseshoes

I have been in the Three Horseshoes lots of times over the years when it was a Kimberley tied house,but had not been in since it had a refurb.
Once inside there is now a decent sized oblong shaped room with a bar room to the left,the bar is on the right side,there is a wood floor,there is comfy bench seating and small stools on the left side which is carpeted,there is a darts board to the left.
There is a separate lounge to the right which is smaller and oblong shaped and runs to the rear,it is carpeted,there is bench seating with chairs and small stools.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Titanic Plum Porter,which went down very well,the other real ales were Dancing Duck Ay Up,Sharps Atlantic and a beer from Oakham brewery.
I think they have done a good job on making the pub look a lot smarter.
The bar room where i had a drink was very busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.

Pub first visited 1980

Old photo taken 23/6/1988

Recent visit 22/7/2017

On 27th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Three Horseshoes

Only just outside the town centre, this pub has a different feel from the likes of the Spanish Bar or the Prince of Wales even: in fact it would not be out of place as an estate pub. Obviously a lot of money has been spent on doing it up inside, but a little more time spent on making it tasteful would have been better. Presumably there are people who like 1970s wallpaper based on a repetitive clock design, inlaid wooden floor tiles and beer-related aphorisms calligraphied onto the white painted walls, but I'm afraid these delights were wasted on us. The beer selection likewise failed to tickle our fancy (there's no pleasing some, is there), with predictable options like Jennings Cocker Hoop, Sharps Doom Bar, Oakham Bishops Finger and Castle Rock Harvest Pale leading to yawns all round. The beer was in reasonable nick, but you have to wonder how much of it they have to throw away come Tuesday, as we didn't see anyone else drink anything but lager while we were here on Sunday.

On 3rd July 2017 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Three Horseshoes

This pub is now a freehouse and reopened after a major refurbishment on 20/12/13. The pub consists of a large rectangular room as you enter. The bar was on the right of entering, which had a black granite counter and a painted T&G timber front. The floor was slate tiles, interconnected with oak.
We went into the back bar, which was traditional in style. The back had a woodburning stove and there was also a small bar. There were 5 ales and 2 ciders to choose from, we went for the Nutbrook Brewery Responsibly and Nutbrook More, both beers were in great shape.

On 25th February 2014 - rating: 8
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