The Three Horseshoes Inn
The Three Horseshoes Inn is a convenient place to eat for anyone who decides to explore the many places I have written about in the Staffordshire Moorlands.The Three Horseshoes can be found below the Roaches and only a short distance from Tittesworth Resevoir where many pleasant walks can be found. The Inn stands where a farm would have originally stood which would have provided a blacksmith service and refreshments for the many traders and salt merchants which would have used the packhorse trail which had used to pass this location. Eventually this road became a turnpike which meant a toll had to be paid by people using this stretch of road, this would have occurred in1813 and it is believed that the Three Horseshoes was established between 1811 and 1834.
A view of Tittesworth Resevoir from the top of the Roaches.
I can thoroughly recommend the Carvery at the Three Horseshoes having tried it on quite a few occassions. There is a choice of traditional cooked roast meats, home cooked dishes and fresh market vegetables, served in a traditional pub atmosphere with real ales, wooden oak beams and real log fires. As well as the Carvery there is also the Brasserie with its open kitchen, large oak trussed ceiling and open wok cooking, the Brasserie serves English and thai speciality dishes. There is an area for Summer al fresco dining with stunning views of the Roaches. Lastly there is Kirks restaraunt which caters for the larger parties, anniversaries, birthdays, private functions and buffets. For more information please visit: www.3shoesinn.co.uk
Address: The Three Horseshoes Inn, Blackshaw Moor, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8TW.