There was a traditional coaching inn on the site of The Horseshoes Inn at Dorrington from its earliest days over 300 years ago. If you look closely, you can still see the original gateposts behind which the horses and carts were kept whilst their weary owners were fed, watered and rested. The core of the building you see today dates back to the 18th century. Over the past 300 years The Horseshoes Inn has evolved from its coaching inn roots but its name dates all the way to the beginning with a curious old link to the row of cottages to the right hand side of the building which was once a blacksmiths and the street just further on being Forge Way.
Today the Dorrington’s Horseshoes is the hub of this thriving village and offers its customers a splendid, modern village experience. Its beautiful restaurant offers an excellent range of modern dishes and good wines, its bar and conservatory offer convivial spaces to sit and chat with friends over a drink and we’ve retained the old core of the pub so that the locals can enjoy a pint of real ale or a local cider with a game of dominoes or darts. During the late days of summer its still warm enough to sit out in the garden and enjoy a sandwich with your drink and as the autumn nights draw in, there will be a cosy fire in the hearth. However as you come in the door, just make sure you don’t fall into the wine cellar… Don’t worry, the glass floor should take the strain! If you are too tired to go on your way after sampling all that, Dorrington’s Horseshoes has now truly returned to its roots by offering five comfortable en-suite bedrooms, all equipped with the little touches you would expect from a modern boutique hotel.