The Catherine Wheel

4.4
58 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Worth the Drive
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.
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Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 !!

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M
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 😃

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MM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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,

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JD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. *

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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!

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PM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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IM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a lovely meal with friends and our kids. The staff were great and very accommodating and the food was excellent and good value. The pub is very quaint and comfortable.

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AN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday lunch great quality, quantity and staff.....

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Quite surprised and disappointed really as the reviews were very good. The quality of the food was poor, clearly cooked from frozen, mushy and tasteless. The fish pie was like wallpaper paste. After comparing it to what was coming out on the other tables I’d say choosing the fish and chips and fish pie was a bad choice. The roast turkey looked better from a distance. Strange dining experience as it’s quiet and partially empty, pairing that with the really underwhelming food made for a generally bad experience. Really friendly landlady, which was a small positive. A shame really as, being new to the area, we had high hopes.

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WH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a SUPERB meal as always.
Food was wonderful and lots of it too!
Service was excellent.
Our local pub !! Definitely highly recommend it to everyone.

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MO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food with large portion sizes struggled to finish and tasted great

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J
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite of ours, so accommodating to its customers. Never had a bad meal! X

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DR
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant/pub is a little off the beaten track but well worth the drive. The seating is very good, large tables, there were 7 in our party and plenty of room with comfy chairs. We ordered food at the bar and once that arrived, the waiter and waitress were more than happy to continue taking our orders for drinks and deserts at the table. There were lots to chose from on the menu, we had two vegetarians in our party and there was more than enough choice for them too.
The bill was not expensive, the whole experience was great and we will definitely go back

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NW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice surroundings and good lunchtime food, enjoyable atmosphere

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VW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Absolutely superb sunday lunch. No problems at all asking for gluten free options and one meal to be cooked well done. All food came out exactly as asked and tasted fantastic!

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JE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Sunday roast dinner and it was delicious. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the sticky toffee pudding was great. We shall definitely be back.

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GN
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely find in a beautiful village. Looked very enticing and atmospheric from the outside and the ambience was excellent. We ate in a lovely dining room just off the bar, and we were well looked after by the lovely lady who served us

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a one of our favourite places. The ambience is just right, the staff are all nice people and the food was very good.

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PW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second visit to The Catherine Wheel and it lived up to the first visit. The staff are friendly and helpful. The steak and kidney pie was exceptional, made with a flaky pastry and filled with steak, kidney and a delicious gravy. Portions are big but leave room for a pudding, I had fruit crumble with Marshfield ice cream, the only downside was the scoop of ice cream wasn't that big.

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PW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A real find in a beautiful village. Limited parking but delicious food!

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely time while bisiting the Cotswolds! Such a great find

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b
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub with a fine range of beers and wines and an excellent menu providing good food in a relaxed environment.

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DA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant Sunday lunch after a morning spent at nearby Castle Combe. Two roasts - one chicken, one lamb - with generous portions of vegetables at very reasonable prices. Starters and sweets available as well. Attentive service and decent beer added up to a most enjoyable experience. Would certainly visit again. Within easy travelling distance from Bath and Bristol.

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SG
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great Sunday lunch, excellent service, we'll come again

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great and service welcoming and efficient.

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R
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely tasty food and a great choice. Will definitely go back. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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HA
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and wont be the last - Sunday lunch was simply amazing

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SN
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great meal at local pub. Be going to this place for 20 years glad it’s not a gastropub.
Still comfortable for locals and friendly.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A beautiful Queen Anne (and earlier) building the Catherine Wheel is a genuine local pub. The food is unpretentious and reasonably priced. There is a small (smokers') garden at the side. Usually a choice of 3 ales together with lagers and ciders.

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B
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly. Lovely Sunday lunch. Found the place by chance and felt very lucky to have done so.

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C
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. I’d be a regular if I lived anywhere near there! Charming rooms, very nice decor and the food was in the top 3 while walking the Cotswold Way.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Good size quality portions. Great old pub/restaurant in a quint village setting.

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