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The Wheatsheaf, Oakham, Rutland

The Wheatsheaf

4.8
4.8
363 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Based in Greetham, The Wheatsheaf is 6 miles from Oakham and 4 miles from Rutland Water. Carol and Scott took over the Wheatsheaf in March 2008. The seasonal Modern British menu changes weekly. The wine list is based on wines from around the world with a good selection by the glass. We also have an excellent selection of beers and local cask ales.

In 2021 The Wheatsheaf was a new entry in The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastro Pubs and was also awarded The Michelin Red Plate.

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesday except Bank Holidays.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–15:30 Lunch Service - Bank Holidays Mon 12:00–14:30 Bar Wed 12:00–15:00 Wed 18:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–19:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 18:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 18:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01572 812325

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Oakham

  • Parking Details

    Large car park to the rear of the pub.

  • Additional

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

Menu

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What 363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Leicestershire

    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

  • Leicestershire

    Best Value

  • Leicestershire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Leicestershire

    Lunch

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  1. SW

    SueW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing as always, we’ve never had a bad meal there

  2. KG

    KennethG

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Consistently great food and flavours by Carol. Maybe vary the Sunday lunch menu a little but this is a massively popular venue. You need to book in advance for sure. Well done Scott and Carol.

  3. R

    Rose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food excellent, although desserts were not quite as good this time but starter and main could not be faulted. Would certainly recommend and will be going back again.

  4. TP

    TPB60

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Six of us + 2 dogs had lunch at The Wheatsheaf. Because of the dogs they accommodated us in a separate area which was great. The food was excellent as was the service. We would return again if we were in the area and we would recommend it to friends.

  5. ME

    MartinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect in everyway. Would highly recommend. We had the duck and steak and was remarkable

  6. l

    lynng

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visiting the wheatsheaf and it won’t be the last, food and service was outstanding

  7. BB

    BridgetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a very special place. We love it! They are very tentative but not over the top. Everything about the place is 5 star. The food is so fresh and pleasing to the eye. Very tasty. Can’t fault it.

  8. BT

    BevTay

    Yorkshire

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding in every way Great menu choice The use of regional and seasonal ingredients made for fresh and delicious food Highly recommend

  9. G

    Geoff

    Surrey

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was excellent and all of our party felt that it was good value. The pub's decor is modern without being the standard gastro pub, tables were well spaced and there was a good atmosphere. The service was friendly but occasionally slow but this didn't spoil a very good evening.

  10. GG

    GinaG

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food and service at The Wheatsheaf were excellent. We all enjoyed our choices from the great menu, it was all delicious. We will be returning!

  11. AG

    AliG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    This was my third visit to the Wheatsheaf and we really enjoyed our meal. The food is wonderful, really well cooked and tasty with beautiful flavours put together. The home-made bread is delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the service very professional. I have given one less star this time as we did have to wait quite a long time for our main courses, which is not normal, but otherwise it was another excellent experience.

  12. HW

    HelenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at The Wheatsheaf is very good and is good value. The proprietor is always friendly and helpful - nothing is too much trouble. I require a gluten free menu and now the staff remember that when I visit!

  13. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    very very good food, great options, very good service..will no doubt return at a later date

  14. SW

    SteveWright

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is lovely. Best steak I've had. Will definitely be going again.

  15. KD

    KimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant Scott, Carol and the team really know how to look after you. Thank you for a great evening 😀

  16. CC

    CynthiaC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The menu choice was excellent I would be surprised if anyone couldn’t find something they liked. The food quality was very good not your usual pub grub at all. Staff very friendly and just the amount of attention, my mum is very frail so they let us use the exit door to get to the dining room instead of her having to walk the long way round. If I am in the area again there is no question about where I will eat.

  17. NG

    NoelG

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want excellent seasonal food good choice of wines fairly priced with simple decor. This is the place

  18. KE

    KeithE

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited the Wheatsheaf for our anniversary meal, it was wonderful, Carol and Scott even provided a anniversary card,

  19. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish the whole experience was superb. The menu had so much variety it was seriously difficult to choose. Highly recommended.

  20. l

    louise

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm welcome, delicious food…..what more could we ask for!

  21. GH

    GeoffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent lunch menu, service extremely good, thanks.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly outstanding, as always!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Having enjoyed previous lunches here, we met up with friends from Scotland. Fantastic menu, with options - light lunch,full menu, one or two course options, a la carte …. Lovely sunny day for drinks in the garden. Excellent service, fab food & reasonably priced. We all agreed, best meal out in several months. Thank you, we will be back.

  24. MS

    MargaretS

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really love the food and service at the Wheatsheaf. Brilliant value for money! Beer also kept very well so my husband tells me! Good wine list!

  25. RD

    RobinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Always excellent food to die for and great choice. Will be back. Robin.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food! Very good service and a most interesting wine list! Ambience is very good too.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Friendly service, prompt at the beginning but had to wait a bit too long between starter & main course ( 30 mins,it should be 15 to 20 mins max) Nice ambience,excellent escargot as starter, main was roasted krei cod which was outstanding. Overall an excellent meal,will be back!

  28. SM

    StuartM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely good and good choice too. Wine list was excellent too. Service was attentive and speedy too.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter Sunday lunch - was outstanding food and service. Thank you team Wheatsheaf and see you all again soon!

  30. KG

    KennethG

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistently excellent food and flavours. Service friendly and efficient. A massively popular country pub restaurant and you need to book in advance for sure. Busy both lunch times and nights. Highly recommended.

  31. JI

    JILLH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and definitely will recommend to friends. Will be back soon.

  32. JC

    JaneC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Veryvaried lunch menu- from full to light. Still value for money, despite catering prices rising everywhere. Service was slower than usual but they were fully booked. A prize spot we value in our area. Thank you.

  33. C

    Carli

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husband had braised ox tongue with strips of crispy pig ears, different and delightful. I had the open steak sandwich; delicious. Attentive and polite service.

  34. CP

    CarstenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in all respects: menu choice, food, ambience and service. Highly recommended.

  35. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always pleased to see you and food interestingly different Come away feeling upbeat

  36. MP

    MargaretP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal as usual. We’ll be back !

  37. RF

    RichardF

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This rhyming review, Dear reader, is true: A Sheaf made of Wheat The best place to eat With service sublime We had a great time The food so delicious The menu ambitious Escargots to savour Moules drowning in flavour Bavette Steak beyond par Yes we know where we are We’re with Scott and his Carol The best in the barrel Yes! Wheat Sheaf’s the top The cream of the crop!

  38. PB

    PBEAR

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, and a great atmosphere, in my opinion one of the best pubs in Rutland.

  39. HU

    HUGHP

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy Parking, next to a stream with resident ducks. Excellent food, very welcoming, popular , must book well in advance.

  40. B

    Bubbly

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Sunday lunch. The Sunday lunch menu had lots of choices including vegetarian. As always I wanted absolutely everything on the menu as it all sounded so apestising! We all had potted crab starter which was so tasty. I chose the belly pork main, which came with lovely roast potatoes and a generous serving of vegetables. My friends had cheese soufflé which they thought was fabulous. We managed somehow to squeeze in a pudding! I saw the roast beef being served to a nearby table...the Yorkshire puddings were huge! Must try that next time! Wonderful friendly, non-imposing service, and a great wine selection. A great visit and a lovely 5 mile walk around the area beforehand.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Wheatsheaf is rated 4.8 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for The Wheatsheaf

1 Stretton Road Greetham Oakham, Rutland LE15 7NP

Additional information

  • Area

    Oakham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–15:30 Lunch Service - Bank Holidays Mon 12:00–14:30 Bar Wed 12:00–15:00 Wed 18:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–19:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 18:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 18:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large car park to the rear of the pub.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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