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The Wheatsheaf

4.8
4.8
172 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 9 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

Menu

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What 172 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Leicestershire

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  1. WH

    WendyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fabulous meal at the wheatsheef Owners and staff very welcoming and the food is always superb very good choice of drinks and wine served at right temperature in good quality glassed

  2. AC

    AlisonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What can I say it’s was a absolutely fantastic meal.The roast beef was the best ever.My husband loved his terrine and belly pork and the extra vodka did cause a laugh. We also had a lovely afternoon chatting with the locals. Thanks you x

  3. JL

    JosieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were really friendly and helpful. Plenty of space between dinners. Very covid conscious and plenty sanitisers, all staff wore masks and you weren’t on top of each other. The pub itself was very very clean as were the toilets. The food…wow! Best Sunday lunch we’ve ever had. Nice selection of starter and puddings. I enjoyed the Afghan rice pudding. Excellent. Cannot recommend enough. Nice selection of beers and plentiful wine selection varying in prices. There is a spacious carpark and lots of outside seating for those warmer days. I love the ducks that are kept at the side of the carpark.

  4. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both food and service were fabulous. The starters were very filling so we’d go for main & desserts next time as we struggled to finish the main courses which was a shame as they were all delicious. We had pork belly, bavette steak and the duck main courses and I can recommend all three - the steak was the best I’ve ever had. Thank you for an amazing meal, we’ll be back!

  5. RF

    RichardF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish, Scott and Carol, and their attentive staff, gave us a Birthday Feast to remember. Superb in every respect. Thank you.

  6. VB

    VivienB

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about The Wheatsheaf is excellent. I just wish I lived within walking distance so it could be my local. The food is outstanding, delicious and imaginative. It feels intimate without being crowded and it’s a pleasure to be there.

  7. JW

    JaniceW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great surroundings.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Faultless as usual, the cod especially scrumptious!

  9. AT

    AngelaT

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service. Great recommendation. Thank you

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was good as usual!

  11. MB

    MargiB

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Third time we’ve eaten at the Wheatsheaf and another great experience. Food is exceptionally good quality and value . Attractive venue and welcoming staff.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent a memorable lunchtime with friends. Had a wonderful meal as usual with a brilliant lunch, service and friendly co dinners visiting from out of the area. We’ll be back again very soon. Thanks Scott and Carol

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant Sunday Lunch. Fabulous food and excellent service.

  14. BH

    BridgetH

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    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!!

  15. 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 👍😋

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic meal as usual

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal as usual. 😀

  18. A

    Aero

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with efficient and friendly service

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best , delicious !

  24. 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.

  25. SB

    SandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. 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!!!!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always.

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. VB

    VivienB

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.

  35. M

    Melbeams

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. 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

FAQs

The Wheatsheaf is rated 4.8 stars by 172 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 9 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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