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Three Horseshoes (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ballards (now a sub brand of Greyhound) - Best BitterExcellent1
Ballards (now a sub brand of Greyhound) - KipperedGood1
Bowman - Wallops WoodAcceptable2
Bowman - Swift OneAcceptable2
Itchen Valley - Easter BunniesNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Flowerpots - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Three Horseshoes, Elsted, West Sussex
Picture 2. Three Horseshoes, Elsted, West Sussex
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

01 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
A bright sunny day so some of the customers were outside. This is a wonderfully unspoilt pub, a pity that it is somewhat difficult to get here by public transport.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bowman - Swift One3.80Acceptable
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Bowman - Wallops Wood4.00Not Tried
01 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon visit on an organised bus tour. Idyllic pub as so many were once and in a quite remote location, at least for public transport.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bowman - Swift One3.80AcceptableAverage, surely past its best
Bowman - Wallops Wood4.00AcceptableAverage, surely past its best
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not TriedWhat a waste with so many local ales available
11 Dec 2014 (HSB)
14:30 My previous visit had been for an evening meal and the pub was very busy. Today the diners had gone and the pub was nearly empty allowing me to appreciate what a unspoilt gem it is.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ballards (now a sub brand of Greyhound) - Kippered8.50GoodOnly a sample, but very reminiscent of Gales Prize Old Ale.
Bowman - Wallops Wood4.00AcceptableNot much condition. A regular problem with gravity beer unless the hard spile is in as much as possible.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Not Tried
30 Mar 2012 (HSB)
Very busy with diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ballards (now a sub brand of Greyhound) - Best Bitter4.10Excellent
Itchen Valley - Easter Bunnies3.90Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Bowman - Wallops Wood4.00Not Tried

About the Three Horseshoes

The pub sign. Three Horseshoes, Elsted, West Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good1
Acceptable4
Poor-

The pub is found in Elsted, West Sussex, GU29 0JX.

Originally 4 cottages and later a two-roomed pub with adjoining butcher's shop in a circa 200 year old brick building. The beamed and quarry-tiled public bar on the right has half tongued and grooved panelling, an old bar counter and shelves for a bar back. The original saloon bar to the left, with 3 on the door, has a brick floor, large stone and brick fireplace, old half panelled walls and wall benches on two sides. The original outside gents' and ladies' toilets are still in use. On the far right is the former butcher's shop still with meat hooks in the ceiling and a brick floor. The counter here is modern and there are 7 casks on gravity stillage behind it. On the far left, in a 20th-century brick extension, is a dining room brought into use in recent years which was originally two small rooms with fireplaces in both. Opposite the cricket ground.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: GU29 0JX