21 Drybridge Street
Gwent NP25 5AD
The Three Horseshoes is a quiet Free House just outside Monmouth town centre serving liquid refreshments only. This two-storey Grade II Listed pub is quite small. It has a central bar with wooden settles around the walls and a TV on each side of the bar. A passageway leads to the pub’s pleasant garden area.
The pub serves Sharp's Doom Bar Real Ale.
Opening Times
The Three Horseshoes is typical of many country pubs in that it sometimes closes for a couple of hours between the lunchtime and evening sessions.
Monday:                    Closed
Tuesday – Thursday:  11:30 – 14:45 & 17:30 – 23:30 hours
Friday:                      10:30 – 23:30 hours
Saturday:                  11:30 – 23:30 hours
Sunday:                    08:00 – 11:30 hours
Pub Garden, Traditional Pub Games, Sports TV, Smoking Area.
The pub is both dog and family friendly and there are two caravan/camp sites within easy walking distance.
The pub’s name gives an indication of its history. In the 19th century the main coach route north/east passed through Overmonnow on Drybridge Street. In 1859 Blacksmith William Philips set up a forge to re-shoe horses.
In the 1880s Phillips had also set up an inn where waiting passengers could rest and partake of refreshment. The Three Horse shoes name comes from the business that Philips was picking up from passing trade where a horse had shed a shoe.
The equestrian connection was still being maintained in 1923 when the Three Horseshoes yard was being used by Victor Mackie, a horse breaker.
These days it is rare to find a public house operating in the way it was originally intended. If it is a quiet drink with the locals you are looking for, Three Horseshoes fits the bill.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1600 712 802
Getting There
By Bus
Close to bus routes