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The Catherine Wheel

4.4
4.4
62 Reviews
£25 and under
English

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Booked 4 times today
  • 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings

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 62 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Child Friendly

  • Hertfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hertfordshire

    Healthy

  • Hertfordshire

    Lunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. SN

    SharonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Last minute booking, pleasantly surprise, food good, value for money and staff attentive without being too much, decor good and dogs allowed … will be back

  2. KB

    KathrynB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t find anything at all to criticise . Well done The Catherine Wheel.

  3. MK

    MarkK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming atmosphere and good service. Located in pleasant countryside.

  4. P

    Peeps

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, very friendly staff. Large portions.

  5. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Lovely place to eat. Nearly didn't get the dessert we ordered and the pumpkin prep was poor and unseasoned but we put this down to some New Year hangovers. Service was fantastic. Would definitely go again

  6. J

    Jloubug

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    I really like it here. We went late afternoon New Year’s Day. We could tell they must of been changing staff had a busy few weeks etc. I wouldn’t hold it against them. Still friendly, food was ok. I will be back as they are a great bunch and food has always been really good previously.

  7. CE

    ClaireE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. Lots of delicious food including many great gluten free options. We will be going back!

  8. LG

    LucieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening meal here on Wednesday night. It was very quiet but the atmosphere was very warm and inviting. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was very efficient. Thank you, we will be back.

  9. GB

    GillyB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice as always food lovely good selection of wine and good service

  10. GH

    GailH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely afternoon at the Catherine Wheel. Great staff and fabulous food. Highly recommend.

  11. AM

    AngM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet another fantastic meal at our local, the festive menu did not disappoint.

  12. T

    Tiggs

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely to be back at the Catherine Wheel for food with the new owners who have carried on the delicious menus and top quality food I have always enjoyed about this pub.

  13. PM

    PaulM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely pre Christmas lunch with friends. We sat in the bar area which was very comfortable. There were a few other diners but sadly not enough to use the restaurant section. Food and drink was very good as was the service. We will be back!

  14. J

    James

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food was ok but the service was amazing! Lovely pub really warm and welcoming.

  15. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a very relaxing (and long!) lunch last Friday with 2 friends. Lovely food and great service, superbly managed by Matt and his very able team. We will definitely return!

  16. JJ

    JasonJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We were seated in the throughway in the bar area which was rather noisy with locals sat at the bar. Noise is not normally an issue but their language was inappropriate for others to listen too. They also had dogs which kept encroaching our table. The staff were helpful when questioned about putting a blind down on a neighbouring table . They also had to try to dodge the dogs also on a number of occasions. The food could of been hotter although it was flavoursome. For a Sunday Lunch, the price did not reflect the experience.

  17. L

    Litts

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Had 2 roast dinners both were dry, changed 1 but not great

  18. EC

    ECE101

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was the first time we had been here, and it was such a lovely experience. The food is delicious, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the Christmas decorations gave a brilliant festive atmosphere. Thank you.

  19. WY

    WYWP

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Family of 5. Starters: Bread & olives, crayfish cocktail, crab tart, pork belly bites. Very enjoyable starters. Main: Scampi (small) portion was a good size having had starter. Venison casserole (special board) was delicious. House burger was sizeable but delicious. Kids menu: Chicken bites & Fish fillet. Both sizeable for 3 year old and 10 year old. Drinks: Glass of prosecco, malbec wine, J20, appletizer & apple juice. Lovely meal and lovely staff, would recommend, thank you.

  20. NH

    NoelH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good service and good Food ,but the music was to loud and not needed at Lunch time

  21. ST

    StaceyT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food and the staff were great...efficient and friendly. Wasn't as warm as I would have liked but I suspect when the restaurant is full it's warm enough in there.

  22. TB

    TeresaB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Really good value for money and the food was really lovely

  23. RC

    RoyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food and service very good. Nice atmosphere and Christmas decoration tasteful - not ‘over the top’!

  24. O

    Oily49

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Lovely pub in a nice location. Good service from friendly staff. Went for Sunday lunch, a few items on the menu had run out, one of the dishes had run out but we were only told long after food was ordered. Another starter was served instead of a main meal so one person had to wait for their meal to be cooked which arrived as everyone else was finishing their meal. One pasta meal was sent back as it was rock hard and inedible. Nice pub...shame about the food.

  25. SS

    SuzanneS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a beautiful place to have Sunday lunch. So relaxing and welcoming. Lots of dogs in there so we felt very comfortable with bringing our hound. We are looking forward to our next visit

  26. TC

    TriciaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We had a Sunday lunch booking for four and were ushered to our table immediately, we subsequently realised that our table was required for another sitting 2 hours later. We had a three course lunch, the starters and desserts were very nice however my roast beef lunch was served on a cold plate and some of the vegetables were also cold however the beef tasted good. The other diners food seemed to be hotter than mine. Conversation was difficult as the room was very noisy due to no sound absorbing soft surfaces.

  27. T

    Tone

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and staff couldn't be more helpfull they were great , was just quite noisy room

  28. BJ

    BrianJ

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice just a pity some of the vegetables did not match the menu

  29. p

    philiph

    Hampshire

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Third visit and as good as ever with an increasing list of exciting choices.

  30. JB

    JanetB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lunch with friends

  31. c

    craigd

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Lovely reception although it took a while. Food generally was good with the exception of the steak which I ordered to be cooked medium and came out well done.

  32. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Sunday lunch and amazing quick service. Would recommend.

  33. NF

    NicoleF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good! Prompt greeting and service! Plenty of staff! Great roast dinner! Very filling so couldn’t manage desert! Be nice to hav some smaller deserts but only a suggestion! Overall very very good!

  34. H

    Hedgehog44

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We did like the Catherine Wheel and enjoyed the good service and pleasant ambience. I would like to have seen a better variety of draught beers. The food menu was good....the French onion soup delicious, and the meats on the roast good too, but let down a bit by the roast potatoes and vegetables. Excellent homemade sauces.

  35. c

    continental

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really lovely pub. Very child and dog friendly- we got given activity packs for the kids. Definitely coming back soon!

  36. CR

    CarolineR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Sunday lunch - friendly service. The lamb was very tender and vegetables cooked well. Superb sticky toffee pudding.

  37. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service. Friendly and attentive staff. General menu and Chef’s Specials available. Great variety of food and tasty too. Food presentation good. Tables are nicely spaced in restaurant.

  38. SB

    ScottB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our 2 dogs and sat in the bar area. The staff were great. Very friendly and the food was lovely. We had a great time. Can’t wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.

  39. KE

    KarenE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Would recommend to family and friends

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and local ale all served with a smile. Worth a visit

FAQs

The Catherine Wheel is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Catherine Wheel

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

  • 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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