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The Wheatsheaf

4.8
4.8
160 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.

From 19th October through November we will close on Tuesdays to allow us to give our staff 2 days off. In December we will resume our Tuesday opening.

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Booked 17 times today
  • 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

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

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What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Leicestershire

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant Sunday Lunch. Fabulous food and excellent service.

  2. BH

    BridgetH

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual the food was amazing at the Wheatsheaf. Carol and Scott make the whole dining experience a joy! You always feel welcome and the food is always divine!!

  3. TA

    TracyA

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with friends . Food is excellent, beautifully presented. Scott is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, female waitresses all lovely and nothing too much trouble. Great portion sizes , lovely local ingredients, high recommend the belly pork and steak . Compliments to the chef and all the team , we will be back soon 👍😋

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic meal as usual

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal as usual. 😀

  6. A

    Aero

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with efficient and friendly service

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, everything about the dining experience was perfect. Our favourite place to eat

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a lunch here towards the end of the lunchtime period. It was very busy and after the initial welcome and drinks service was a little slow to begin with but made up for. We had the set lunch - 3 courses each. All the dishes were good and well presented and cooked. Really good value overall - glad we came and would return if we are in the area again - thank you!

  9. JE

    JanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had booked for a Tues evening but received a call the week before to say they were really sorry but due to staffing issues were unable to open. They then managed to fit us in for a late Sunday lunch which worked well for us as we were staying in the area for my husband to have a fishing break. On arrival Scott came over and asked my husband how the fishing was going, he had remember from our very brief phone conversation. The food was excellent, starters were a potted crab and a chicken liver parfait both very tasty. We both chose the roast beef which was accompanied by an enormous Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes which I would have guessed were cooked in beef dripping. They and the vegetables served with it were seasoned perfectly. We were both too full to eat a dessert. The serving staff were very efficient and polite. When our bill arrived we were informed the drinks had been taken off because of our original booking being altered. We said we were more than happy to pay for them but they insisted. Excellent customer service to go with a lovely meal. No hesitation in recommending, would very happily return.

  10. OF

    OldFart

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and service but we had to wait more than20 minutes for our table to become available. Noise level was pretty high as we were next to a table of 11.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best , delicious !

  12. WI

    WendyI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for Sunday lunch with friends. Lovely ambience, superb food and great service. Looking forward to going again soon.

  13. SB

    SandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly and efficient service, lovely atmosphere - go there!

  14. ET

    EmmaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing friendly service with very knowledgeable staff on coeliac friendly options! Food was tasty and portion sizes were great! The garden was a beautiful setting to eat lunch! Cannot recommend this place enough!!!!

  15. JJ

    JasonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, absolute top rated service, food and drink, we really enjoyed the evening and will be returning soon.

  16. MB

    MalcolmB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent menu. Choice is limited, but I understand it varies daily. They are clearly focused on providing high quality plates of food. Gluten free was no problem, making minor adjustments to the dish. I would say that it would be nice if they could come up with alternatives when removing ingredients. The pub was busy, but there were staff on hand to ensure service was excellent. We were warmly welcomed and looked after throughout the evening.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always.

  18. H

    Helen

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent Had a late Sunday lunch Food was excellent and generous portions Staff friendly

  19. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can always rely on delicious food selected from a varied menu. You are spoiled for choice from both the week day and the Sunday menus. First choice for family celebrations. Front of house staff always pleasant and efficient.

  20. CP

    ClaireP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely place. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food and wine lovely. Very relaxed evening out.

  21. J

    Jay1969

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful choice of food, brilliantly priced and staff always courteous and friendly.

  22. VB

    VivienB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a thoroughly enjoyable experience to eat at the Wheatsheaf. The ambiance is relaxing, the host and staff are very welcoming, service is efficient and unobtrusive and the food is excellent and delicious. Can’t recommend the Wheatsheaf enough.

  23. M

    Melbeams

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, friendly team..... . . ................

  24. S

    Sally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and wonderful food as always ! Every time we come here we leave happy and totally fulfilled.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I had the duck dish I found it to be very salty But I still enjoyed it

  26. H

    Heltrev

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, excellent value in beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend We will definately re book

  27. m

    markh

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent as usual, Prompt service. The owner is all ways very helpful and obliging. Great place highly recommended.

  28. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent Sunday lunch , food was superb and the service really good from friendly people

  29. IM

    IanM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent food, relaxed attentive service, substantial portions, well worth a visit.

  30. LB

    LukeBoekestyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for your excellent hospitality and making special amendments to your menu for one of our guests. We will be returning!

  31. f

    fotw02

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved it - great service, excellent food, very nice ambience, choice of drinks, dog friendly

  32. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st class food. Varied menu that caters for meat, fish and vegetarian foodies. Got to be one of the best eating places in Rutland

  33. KS

    KenS

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food we've tasted in years. Quality was exceptional, with no stinting on portions. Great menu. Complementing the food was a professional and attentive service, combined with a personable and friendly approach.

  34. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really was an excellent meal and very good value.

  35. DA

    DAVIDG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    My first visit after a recommendation. A slightly long initial wait but thereafter prompt and efficient service. The quality of the variety of dishes our party of 3 ordered was uniformly very good and the quantities generous. Overall cannot rate it highly enough - only annoyed with myself for taking so long to find it. Thank you

  36. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First visit since last years lockdown. Both of us had different dishes and both of us were well pleased. The Mussels were amongst the best I have ever had--plump, succulent in a great sauce. The Crispy Pork dish was superb and plenty of it. The Pannacota was divine. My snails were average and a bit chewy but I have had these here before which were better. Cannot beat this place for value for money. Staff were attentive but not in your face--service was not hurried but not too slow either.

  37. MH

    MrsH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love The Wheatsheaf. The staff are always professional and friendly, efficient and discreet. The food is really rather spectacular and is always cooked perfectly, not under or over done, especially important with their wonderful fish choices. This is our ‘go to’ restaurant and is one of the best in the area.

  38. BD

    BDOC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Warm welcome Great menu Friendly and helpful team

  39. y

    ykloke

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and great food. Crispy Pork Belly star of the show.

  40. CW

    CharlieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, definitely coming back. Already recommended to friends.

FAQs

The Wheatsheaf is rated 4.8 stars by 160 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 17 times today
Google Map for The Wheatsheaf

1 Stretton Road Greetham Oakham, Rutland LE15 7NP

  • 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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