Asian-inspired seafood thrills at Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen
Swing by this village pub for excellent restaurant-quality dishes served in an environment where you don’t have to dress to the nines to eat well. Not that the Three Horseshoes isn’t charmingly attractive, it simply lacks pretension.
Talented Dutch chef-patron Jaap Schep runs the kitchen while his wife Hannah manages front of house, and the pair delight diners with an offer steeped in local seafood. Half the menu is fish focused and influence comes from all corners of the globe: seafood bouillabaisse sits next to dressed Portland crab and Indonesian seafood curry.
Pan-Asian flavour profiles are Jaap’s go-to, and diners chasing chilli thrills will find them in dishes as diverse as crispy smoked-Chesil-mackerel bao bun with mango, peanut and thai-basil salad, and a storming bang bang cauliflower with firecracker sauce.
The latter is one of the exciting list of bar snacks which, in quantity, could kick plans for a starter, main and pud into touch. Who wouldn’t enjoy working their way through small plates of Dutch bitterballen (beef croquettes), Poole Bay oysters, and kibbeling (lightly spiced battered fish bites) paired with wines by the glass?