The Catherine Wheel

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Welcome to The Catherine Wheel, Marshfield

A village pub with real ales, great food and accommodation near Bath

The Catherine Wheel is a 17th century country pub in the historic conservation village of Marshfield. It’s just eight miles north of the Roman city of Bath (a World Heritage site) and 13 miles from the port of Bristol, named European Green Capital 2015.

Marshfield stands close to where three county borders meet at Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. This is at the southern gateway to the rolling Cotswold hills which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our chefs are highly regarded for creating wholesome, freshly-prepared dishes, using local produce as much as possible.
What 84 People Are Saying
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CS
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor barmaid, drink not offered for 20 mins, pointed through to restaurant and told your table is through there.

FT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Catherine Wheel with some friends. We were warmly welcomed and the service was very attentive. We will definitely be back!

BH
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast at our local pub. Seriously good food with every element cooked just right and generous portions. Friendly staff too! We’ll be back very soon. Thanks 😊

RR
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The young chap who served us was incredibly polite, hard working and respectful. He was an absolute delight. Food was superb and requests catered for with no quibbling. We will be back!

KS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed evening. Wonderful food (and plenty of it!) The menu has plenty of variety without being ostentatious. Great ambiance and lovely village location. Overall great value.

s
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely sunday lunch with friends - plenty of veggies, cooked properly and delicious. Meat a tiny bit grisly and Yorkshires seemed a bit soggy. Noisy room - we've been there before and asked to move - we should have known better this time!! Overall, though, a lovely place, excellent service and great beer choice too.

SC
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at The Catherine Wheel on numerous occasions and each time it's been a great experience. The food was very good and the staff are all nice people. We'll definitely be going there again.

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always my favourite for a good lunch or evening meal. Never fails us.

AL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Booked for a weekday lunch food was fabulous and plenty of it.
Service was very good and staff were 5*
Highly recommend

CN
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Genuine good pub food and friendly atmosphere with friendly service

VS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was a lovely place to go but unfortunately when we went it was just after the bank holiday and there was less that half the menu left so no veggie option other than a salad for my husband and although he wasn’t too impressed with no other choice given he did enjoy his salad and had to order a few sides, Service was good but couldn’t order drinks at the table as a member of staff hadn’t turned up, was such a shame as it really was a lovely place otherwise.

SC
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We've been visiting The Cathrine Wheel for years and it's always good. The food is really good and the staff are all nice people. Couldn't ask for more really.

JW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Sunday lunch. Try and get a table in the lovely front rooms. The back room is a but small and gloomy.

KW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal and surroundings. Staff accommodated the order, which was not straight forward, with no problem at all. Had a great time.

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to the Catherine Wheel for some years now with friends and/ or family and always have an excellent meal. We love going there and it is certainly the favourite place to eat for both myself and my brother. My husband is veggie/ vegan and can always find something on the menu, though would like more choice, which is often enjoyed by non- vegans/ veggies, of course!

Shall be there again soon!

Love this new booking and feedback site!

Thanks again to the staff at the Catherine Wheel.

A
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great pub, very friendly with good food and open through the afternoons. I've visited regularly to meet a friend every 2-3 months over the last couple of years and it's always been very enjoyable.

SP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal on Saturday evening . Booked on line easy to do . Table was ready when we got there .Staff very pleasant and nothing was to much trouble . Food was excellent and nice and hot when arrived at the table. Had a starter and main course to full for a pudding but will leave room for one next time

PJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Flexible reslonse regarding our on-line booking when we were delayed on the road.
Meals were very good and promptly served on a summer Saturday lunchtime.
Staff were very good.

DW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Catherine Wheel is a proper village pub. The bar area was busy bustling and noisy. But the dining area is a separate room which avoid makes it good for converation. The menu has the pub classics but also a good selection of other things. Good food, good size portions and good value. Highly recommended.

h
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked the Cathrine Wheel very much. The lady behind the bar was very friendly, the decoration was tasteful and it felt like a locals pub. The food (Sea Bass) was excellent and arrived faster than I expected, given the number of people ordering. I will be going back.

n
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant quality food at pub food prices, we were really really surprised at how good it was. Plenty on the plate, no skimping , we went hope full and happy. Will be back for some lunchtime repeats very soon !

YU
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time as a group of 12 - absolutely no criticism about anything. Good pub and grub.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been there and each time never failed to impress

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another superb Sunday lunch .

Outstanding value , very generous portions and delicious food .

Cannot fault , we shall return again soon

CC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the Catherine Wheel performed. The food was superb and value. Staff were as always very friendly.

Personally my only concern is their coffee lets them down - only cafetières are available which is a shame for coffee lovers. Often the strength of coffee is either way too strong or very very weak! Not an issue to stop me going there but just a shame when all else is superb. The place is always full and has a great ambience. Well done once again.

PA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a pleasant experience, the food was just what the doctor ordered, we will return

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my mum for lunch on her birthday. She’s 87 and has been enjoying The Catherine Wheel for many years. Since her stroke it’s been harder to get to, so it was a lovely surprise when I took her there. The food was great as usual, simple, well done pub grub, with chunky chips and huge portions. Lovely service throughout. We were able to bring our little dog who also enjoyed the experience watching people come and go. No issues filing his water bowl or being able to put his little bed down beside our table. Welcoming, comfortable, satisfying and consistent. Well done guys !!

M
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic service was good and good prices would recommend this to someone who is looking for a place to go for Sunday lunch 😃

MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service on a very busy day. Well done all, thanks for a great meal!

BB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was perfect for a family gathering. All the staff were very pleasant and attentive. And on Mothering Sunday too, when they were run off their feet.

Highly recommended, and we will be going again.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were all looking forward to getting together to celebrate 2 birthdays and mothers day.
We were really disappointed when my grandfather's meal (that arrived last) was the wrong one so this was returned and took a long time to come. By this point everyone else had finished.
There was also a mix up meaning the 2 children's chickens roasts didn't arrive. The poor girls were very hungry and we made do with parts from Everyone else's meals instead of waiting even longer for theirs, especially as the didn't understand why they were not allowed to have their meal with all of us.

Everyone that had a roast said it was cold. The side veg and potatoes that were served were also all very cold although all plates were extreamly hot.

The table staff were apologetic over the missed meals and did offer 2 free desserts or we would not have to pay for my grandfather's meal but We were so dissapointed we didn't want to stay for puddings.

3
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here with 2 friends and we all agreed that the food, the staff, the venue and the service were all excellent. We will definitely visit again and would happily recommend the Catherin Wheel to friends and family.

MK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would have received 5stars except that one of my friends on a table of 6 received a cold plate & a large roast potato not cooked in the middle. This was remedied by cheerful & apologetic staff & a fresh serving was supplied on a hot plate . Smaller roast potatoes,well cooked, were also served .
The rest of us were very happy with our lovely hot plates,

JD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at the Catherine Wheel, food was very good, great service. My only slight moan would be access to the bar when ordering drinks, the bar was crowded with people on seats making it a little difficult to get to the bar. Overall we had great service and will definitely be back.

CC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place to keep going back to. Ambience really good but when full some may find it too much. The food choices are excellent and should suit all needs and tastes. The fact it is always full is reason enough to return. Staff very friendly and polite. The owner is always positive, and will
Do her best to fit everyone in and ensure they are Looked after well . There can be a wait when full but it’s worth waiting for !! The staff are honest regarding wait times so You know when the food is coming abd it will s always served hot in piping hot plates.
Finally the prices are such good value fir what one gets. Fantastic value fir a pub in the outskirts of Bath. Highly recommended. *

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food, Service and location were great. It was very noisy and tables very close together so not easy to have a quiet conversation! Maybe visiting on a different (not so busy!) day may be a good plan!

PM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bustling village pub as far as I could tell made up of local people which says a lot. Good pub food sensibly prices. I had ham egg and chips. Crispy chips 2 perfect eggs and Wiltshire ham. Local ice cream for pudding. Will be going again

DD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great value. Highly recommended!

AH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday lunch. Great food and service as always. Never disappointed

IM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This pub exceeded our expectations - Sunday Roast was superb with various side dushes, fresh veg & good gravy - as good as you can get. Dessert was off the scale and coffee was smooth and in large jug with side choc. Just such a lot of detail went into the offering and the Catherine Wheel deserves full praise for what they delivered - don't change anything cus we'll be back soon!