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The Catherine Wheel

4.4
4.4
109 Reviews
£25 and under
English

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01279 260930

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Aaron Poynter

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Child Friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Lunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Hertfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub and lovely meal (Sunday Roast). Staff were great, attentive and friendly. We look forward to going back for a meal with some friends on a Saturday evening sometime soon. Thank you.

  2. c

    charlottet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic Sunday family lunch. Lovely quality food. We had the whole roast chicken which was very well Cooked with fabulous side dishes. The playground and sandpit was such a hit with the kids. One of the best Sunday lunches in the area. Highly recommended. Only recommendation: more gravy please

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious fish and chips in the garden on a beautifully sunny day. Fabulous service by the lovely Louise. Thank you so much

  4. JU

    JULIANP

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    £90 inc. a tip for two people was a bit pricey for what it was... A Sunday dinner. The starter of parsnip soup was very nice and my dessert was too.

  5. S

    Steve

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Meat was tough, fatty and cutlery barely adequate to deal with it. Should have had starter and dessert

  6. CD

    CandiceD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunchtime light bites offer a great option instead of a big meal. We chose a few of them between the two of us and thoroughly enjoyed - Camembert, chicken liver and hock ham pork pie with pickles. Also had sides of slaw and sweet potatoes - delicious. Well cooked and presented. Couple of drinks too! All for £50. Service fantastic too. We will be returning.

  7. NB

    NeilB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Friendly and smart venue. Interesting fish night menu. Salmon and mussels were very good. Generous portion sizes £35. head for two courses with drinks so not too expensive.

  8. VM

    VictoriaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent gastropub food and good service in a lovely setting

  9. D

    Dawnm

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you to the lovely staff, they were very attentive and accommodating with our doggie. Food was great, will definitely be returning!

  10. DW

    DavidW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Main courses were very good but unfortunately the rice pudding with plumb jam was too sweet for our taste preference and the pineapple and passion fruit cheesecake was still partly frozen.

  11. s

    stuarty

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great outdoors area for the kids, great service and good food

  12. NB

    NeilB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great menu with plenty of choice. Very generous portions. Friendly service. Priced fairly.

  13. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very nice roast beef and a great choice of puddings. The service was great and the pub was well located and lots of parking

  14. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Sunday Lunch for my husband and myself , couldn’t fault anything

  15. L

    Lisab

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Visited for Sunday lunch. The roast potatoes were mostly black and wasn’t crispy on the outside at all. Gravy was already poured over the roast ( we wasn’t aware of this as never been before and my son doesn’t like gravy) perhaps should be mentioned. Sour dough bread starter consisted of 3 small slices which for £5.00 wasn’t good value.

  16. LS

    LynnS

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent. The suet pudding was delicious but arguably could have been a touch bigger. The gravy was amazing.

  17. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, good service and lovely setting Thanks for a delicious lunch with so many menu choices that we could have chosen. The relaxed atmosphere was enhanced by attentive but unobtrusive service. A delightful occasion - thanks.

  18. M

    Matrona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very well run gastro-pub. We have been there twice and would definitely go again at the next opportunity

  19. D

    Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    First time visited for Mother’s Day Sunday. Waited at the table with menus for so long had to go and ask a waiter to order. One guest wanted a steak but was told only the Sunday lunch menu was available- this was not detailed on their website when booking. The food arrived with burnt chips and potatoes plus the Yorkshire pudding was dry. We did point this out to the staff and they kindly reduced the bill 20%. A shame as it’s a nice venue but seemed to be overwhelmed by the volume of people.

  20. KB

    KarlB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food will be back soon¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!

  21. CC

    ChristineC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Mother's Day lunch at the Catherine Wheel. We had the chicken sharer which is a whole roast chicken on a large board, surrounded by delicious roast potatoes, stuffing, roast vegetables, cauliflower cheese, peas with chopped leeks, Yorkshire puddings and gravy. You carve it up yourself and help yourself to everything else. It's great value at £38 and is perfect for a family of 4 or smaller. They also do a Gammon sharer as well as other roasts and fish dishes. Great atmosphere and lovely attentive staff.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing lunch. We were there to celebrate Mother’s Day and a birthday. It was so lovely to have the side area- service was on point and the food was incredible. The 4 person roast was excellent value. The chocolate bombe was a great experience. What a lovely little touch to be given daffodils as well to each mum

  23. F

    Freckles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Easy to find and park, plenty of space Took a while once seated to be brought a menu. Very child and dog friendly, but in a nice clean environment, which was nice Service was a bit haphazard, but unorganised but they may have been short staffed. Had a side that never appeared and a coffee that didn’t either. No one came to check so didn’t ask for them, as wasn’t the end of the world, but they did remove from the bill Food was lovely, starters fresh and tasty, dessert lovely. Mains were nice, fish and chips very, very greasy, but overall wouldn’t complain at all about food. Didn’t have a drinks menu which was slightly annoying as you had to know what you wanted, but probably me being picky! Would recommend and visit again, but hope the service improves slightly for the price of the meals.

  24. AH

    AndrewH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Had fish and chips, had to send meal back as chips were over done , nearly burnt. Chips second time around were just acceptable, not crispy. Fish was good, though batter was over cooked and just acceptable Will return again but if meal is same standard will not come back

  25. A

    Anon

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    There was a lot of noise from surrounding tables, combined with music made it very difficult to hear each across the table

  26. M

    Mocky

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Food was delicious with very generous portions. Wasn't very busy (6.30pm on a Friday) staff were very good but we were left waiting for a while with deserts menus before being served.

  27. NC

    NatashaC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Clean, helpful, food was great. Perfect for a early evening bite and catch up.

  28. MR

    MarkR

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect . Just what we wanted, staff super helpful and friendly. I’ll be back.!

  29. CD

    ClaireD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely pub and lovely feel to it.. cosy and warm. Staff were very helpful and compliant. Would definitely visit again!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food and lovely staff we will defo be returning

  31. CC

    ChristineC

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious food with a vast menu. There is also a light bites menu, a sandwich menu and a specials menu so there is always a great choice for everyone. Even my elderly father who is a proper fusspot! My favourites are the suet pudding and the Whole Chicken Sharer on a Sunday for a family or 2 very hungry people) . Very attentive friendly staff. Good choice of beers, ales and wines. Always a lovely friendly cosy atmosphere.

  32. GB

    GerryB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Only slight gripes were one of us could only find one dish to suit her. And there was only one ale on. But it was a good one

  33. PM

    PaulM

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really nice lunch with my wife and daughter after her riding lesson. This was our 3rd visit this year.

  34. PE

    PaulE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good choice on a Sunday lunch menu. Food is excellent and friendly staff. Comfortable dining area. I had the roast beef and it was cooked to perfection. Overall a very good dining experience.

  35. P

    Pure121

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and great service . Last minute booking with some items run out on menu but great food anyway.

  36. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We all had a good meal and will recommend... Thank you

  37. M

    Megm

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We visited for a roast dinner on a Sunday afternoon. The pub was nicely busy with a nice atmosphere but not too noisy. The staff were all very polite and efficient but it did seem like service was a little slow, it was fairly busy though so I wouldn't hold this against them. I did notice there were staff members who looked absolutely rushed off their feet and were still super helpful to us and there were others who seemed to just be wandering around, wiping already cleaned tables when there were clearly customers waiting to be served. Food however was delicious. The meat was cooked to perfection. Only complaint would be that it was definitely a small roast; we had 2 potatoes each, I had one parsnip and one carrot and my partner only had a carrot and no parsnip. Puddings were absolutely beautiful though, would go back again just for the crumble!

  38. GB

    GlenB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good good good service come again pudding are good

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thursday evening, they weren’t busy, but quite happy with that at the moment, enjoyed the food, staff were really nice

  40. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Lovely food We all finished everything and for once in a restaurant the vegetables were really nice

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings

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The Catherine Wheel is rated 4.4 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Catherine Wheel

Pelham Rd, Gravesend, Albury, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire SG11 2LW

Additional information

  • Area

    Bishop's Stortford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large private car park

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Aaron Poynter

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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