The Wheatsheaf at Combe Hay

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British
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Named as a 'Rising Star' in the Michelin Guide 2008, The Wheatsheaf in Combe Hay - only 15 minutes from the centre of Bath – is hotly tipped to become one of the south west's top dining destinations. This award-winning restaurant overlooks the village of Combe Hay which is nestled at the southern tip of the Cotswalds, and was recently voted as one of The Times top 20 villages to live in. It goes without saying the food at The Wheatsheaf is spectacular. Head Chef Lee Evan has earned a stellar reputation for his modern British cooking, and signature dishes include the lasagne of Cornish crab, ginger and lemongrass foam; and the loin of venison served with apple and truffle risotto.
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MB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was lovely and accommodating for my parents 40th anniversary.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good option. Very near Bath but also very much a country pub. Food is always good, great garden, lovely place to hang out!@!!±

CP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a fantastic meal at the Wheatsheaf. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent and was very good value for money. The chocolate mousse was the best chocolate mouse I have ever had!! We will definitely return

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed dinner whilst staying in the Wendy house, snacks before by the fire and then delicious Chateaubriand to follow. So stuffed no room for pudding!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round experience

IS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t remember when I enjoyed a meal out as much. Our party of five all thought our food excellent. The sea bream with a mussel sauce, the lamb and the scallops being standouts. Loved the room and just perfect for us. Would recommend to anyone.

GS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, super venue, beautiful setting and great staff - can’t wait to come back

T
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food in a delightful setting. Sat outisde on the terrace admiring the view. Our waitress was lovely, helpful, friendly and attentive. Great wine selection.

JS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Wheatsheaf is consistently very good and always welcoming. The food is enjoyable, although slightly disappointed that the 'fine dining' menu is no longer offered, it was great food. The menu now is much more in line with normal gastro pub. The wine is excellent and the location and pub itself lovely.

SE
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning in every way. The food was scrummy. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed befriending one of their dogs. Loved the whole experience. S x

SD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always another fantastic meal in a lovely location and friendly staff. Of course Ian was greatly missed no special snifters but a fantastic experience all the same.

MD
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a family group and all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The youngest child was well catered for the older two had adult meals (12 and 14) Desserts were delicious!!
Thank you

a
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a Tuesday lunch and very quiet. Beautiful garden with lots of seats. Food was very nice indeed.

MF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Your setting is wonderful but the service was very slow and our garden table was covered with bird droppings. The garden does not seem as well kept up as in previous years.

GC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb - the ideal gastro-pub experience, with perfect terrace seating, superbly professional service (even in the younger members of staff), a splendid wine list full of good things (and a number of them very reasonably priced), and food that could not be bettered at this price-point in Bath. Simply ideal.

T
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Tasty food in a lovely setting. Friendly staff and timely service.
Had booked to sit in the restaurant but as it was a lovely evening sat outside on the terrace.

It is worth mentioning that this is a dog friendly place and there were alot of dogs roaming around. 3 of the dogs belong to the pub and they do sit at your feet waiting for food scraps. This has happened on a previous visit too inside the restaurant so not just outside. This might be fine with some people but can be distracting not to mention unhygenic around food. If you don't like dogs this place isn't for you.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, warm atmosphere, beautiful garden and view

NR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent

BE
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First found this place about forty years ago and always remembered the lovely setting with a lot of colourful flowers growing on the wall. (courting my wife then happy days)
Returned again last year, now with a grown up family, and was still impressed with the meals service and setting. Went back again this year and things just as good (can't say that about many places these days). Sitting outside in the garden with a good meal in beautiful weather. Reminded me of England as it used to be. Staff very good/friendly. The only (slight) criticism the chap behind the bar who I guess is the owner/manager seemed a little abrupt and possibly more interested in talking to the locals as opposed to a stranger. But that said I would still return.

DB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food great service and a lovely venue, staff were polite and efficient we will be returning very soon.

TB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try and visit The Wheatsheaf as often as possible, particularly for special occasions , the food and
service is always first class and its such a lovely setting and fun atmosphere. Would highly recommend to
to anyone who enjoys the best.

KM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, lovely setting, delightful staff, we will be returning

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Slow service, inefficient staff, noisy football and no ambiance as it was so quiet for a Saturday night!

JB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife says this is her favourite place and Harry our Cockopoo would agree

DH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely country pub with great atmosphere - food and menu great ( I am vegetarian). Note must like dogs which we do as they have a couple of dogs who added to the ambience but didnt mis behave at all.

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had to wait a while for a table to become free although we had booked for 8 pm however the manager did not charge us for our initial drinks whilst we waited when we came to pay which was kind. The food, decor and service was great.

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic lunch, in lovely surroundings. The best pub lunch we’ve had in many a year.

AF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a lovely visit one afternoon. Very welcoming and fab food! Brilliant for dog lovers too.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great pub restaurant. Warm welcome, sophisticated food and a terrific wine list. A cut above

CB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We visited on Steak night, great steak, great value, will be repeating again soon.

CH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a accommodating and welcoming publican.
The ambience is excellent and the food also.

MA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cut above normal pub grub or chain restaurants! The food was refined, beautifully-cooked and well-presented. Although the restaurant was crowded, the service was excellent. We visited on 'steak night' which may have been an added attraction but early booking might be advisable.

GM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous lunch arranged at very short notice!

S
Bath
32 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ever we travel to Bath to visit family, we come to the Wheatscheaf for Sunday lunch. The food is always excellent, generous portions and nice atmosphere. The menu changes frequently and is never predictable. Service is good.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch at the Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay. The food was delicious, with main course choices including two roasts, fish and a vegetarian option. Despite the fact that a couple of things were off the menu, excellent alternatives were offered and, with two courses costing £19.50 and three, £24.50, value for money was fair. Service was attentive and pleasant without being intrusive and the ambience was very relaxed, in attractive surroundings.

GM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super meal; friendly service - especially as we made the booking at very short notice
Sea bass with capers and shrimps was excellent: texture, flavours, portion size all spot on
Shared the treacle tart: exquisite
Lovely French Sauvignon Blanc (by the glass)

S
Bath
32 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2011
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely venue for a Sunday lunch. Good value and tasty local food.

B
Bath
28 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a dinner at The Wheatsheaf.
Restaurant and staff were so lovely.
We will come back soon.
Thanks.

S
Bath
32 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, fresh food. Good service, located in a lovely part of Bath. Would certainly return. Best cheese plate in a long time.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2010
Overall 4food 0service 4ambience 5

The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay - not that far from Bath and well worth the drive along the single track road as it is a goregeous place. Lovely gardens - fantastic for a nice long lazy lunch

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