I used to avoid this place but for the last 6 months or so I have been a regular, but not at the weekend yet.
I have always found it to be a nice place to watch the live Football and get a pint of Pear Cider or two. There does appear to be a few unwelcome visitors but I have yet to see any trouble of any kind.
Good affordable food is on offer or plenty of take away food found on locally...I like it
I'm not a huge fan of this place, to be honest. Even though there are only a handful of pubs in the area - and that one of them is The Hibernian, which also isn't great - this pub would be the last one I would chose.
As is often the case with a less-than-great boozer, it could be so much better. The building itself is a great, traditional pub and the location is superb - right in the middle of the gateway to Stirchley - but unfortunately the pub lacks any kind of soul.
This might be to do with the fact that it is quite large inside, but there are plenty of big pubs that manage to retain a welcoming feel. In fact, it's hard to put your finger on what exactly is wrong with the place, but it just doesn't feel right to me. A shame, and perhaps it will change in time, but at the moment this place is just not for me.
Despite being gifted with a great frontage, a lovely garden and smoking area, as well as a spacious open plan interior, the Three Horseshoes miserably fails to be anything more than average. It's rare for me to be so negative in a review, especially in the opening sentence but I really do struggle to find much positive to say about the place - the drink selection and the food are nothing unusual, the music that is played is soul crushingly bland as well as seeming to repeat every hour. The staff try their level best which I always appreciate but there's very little that can be done in this situation to elevate the experience to anything special or unusual. When I go out, the aim is to enjoy myself and usually I succeed. Unfortunately, I couldn't quite manage that in The Three Horseshoes.
I have lived in close proximity to the Three Horseshoes pub for the majority of my life, throughout this time I have witnessed it change owners and experience numerous incarnations, it appears now that it has finally settled on a successful recipe. During the week you will find a relaxed and fairly quiet establishment with reasonably priced lager and pool, darts and gaming facilities. However on a weekend evening the spacious dance floor is put to good use as resident DJ's play popular tracks and old classics to a raucous bunch of weekend revellers. If you're planning a trip into Birmingham City centre on a Friday or Saturday night then this is a great place to get your pre-drink on! With music, shots and a dance floor to strut your stuff on, this place is always a lively warm up before heading to the bright lights of Broad Street. If you are a sports fan then the numerous TV sets which constantly screen Sky Sports events will be to your liking and they also provide a good standard of classic pub grub. It is also worth mentioning that during the summer months you can make good use of the comfortable and accommodating beer garden, located at the rear of the pub. So whether you fancy a quiet weekday pint, an upbeat weekend boogie or a lazy summer afternoon the Three Horse Shoes is a pub you should always bear in mind!
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