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The Three Horseshoes, Somerset, England
Photograph: Emma Lewis, The Three Horseshoes

This Somerset restaurant has been named one of the best in the world

It was one of only four European spots in National Geographic’s list of the planet’s finest restaurants

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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It can be hard to keep track of all the restaurants up and down the UK that have won awards. In the past few days and weeks alone we’ve had prizes given out by the Good Food Guide, Michelin and SquareMeal – many of which feature restaurants already in Time Out’s ranking of the country’s best.

And now yet another British restaurant has been awarded an impressive title. One Somerset establishment has been named one of the best restos in the world. Yep, in the entire world.

That’s according to National Geographic, which just announced its list of 21 ‘culinary gems’ around the world that are worth travelling for. And among those gems, which ranged from private islands in the Caribbean to artful sushi bars in Tokyo, was The Three Horseshoes in Somerset.

NatGeo’s list isn’t in any particular order, but The Three Horseshoes is one of only four European restaurants in it. Impressive, eh?

The list describes the pub: ‘In the bucolic Somerset village of Batcombe (about 45 minutes south of Bath), acclaimed London chef Margot Henderson showcases her robust take on British cuisine in a restored 17th-century pub with wood-beamed ceilings and stone walls.’

And we at Time Out certainly aren’t strangers to The Three Horseshoes. Not only does the restaurant feature at number two in our list of the UK’s best restaurants, but we interviewed Margot Henderson ourselves for a guide to Somerset.

So, if you didn’t have enough reasons to check out The Three Horseshoes, now you have yet another! You can check out National Geographic’s full list of the world’s best restaurants to visit in 2024 here.

Did you see that this UK city has been named one of the world’s best sustainable destinations?

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