The Wheatsheaf

4.8
153 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 153 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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JanE
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.

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OldFart
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best , delicious !

WI
WendyI
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.

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EmmaT
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!!!!

JJ
JasonJ
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.

MB
MalcolmB
1 review
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

CJ
ChrisJ
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.

CP
ClaireP
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Jay1969
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VB
VivienB
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.

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Melbeams
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sally
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
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

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Heltrev
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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markh
Kent
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.

RS
RichardS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

IM
IanM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
LukeBoekestyn
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!

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fotw02
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindaS
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

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KenS
Newcastle
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.

RM
RichardM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really was an excellent meal and very good value.

DA
DAVIDG
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

PM
PeterM
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.

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MrsH
London
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.

BD
BDOC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome

Great menu

Friendly and helpful team

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ykloke
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CW
CharlieW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, definitely coming back. Already recommended to friends.

MK
MargaretK
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent choice of dishes, for carnivores and vegetarians. Wine list not used as we were driving.
Waiting time very reasonable as food was obviously cooked to order; just what should happen and it came to table hot and fresh. Good deserts and coffee too and no sense of pressure to vacate the table although since it was a midweek day , although in peak holiday time.
Plenty of customers too which is always a good sign: we enjoyed our meal and would recommend it to anyone

MR
MarkR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent menu , service and value for money. Some of the wines are little expensive but quality doesn’t come cheap.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our granddaughter there for a dinner (she is only 11) and boy did she enjoy it - had the adult menu and loved all 3 courses - the Wheatsheaf is always consistently good

CD
CarolD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the tastiest and most interesting food around and we always enjoy it. Staff were very professional, friendly and obliging .
We look forward to our next visit.

LB
LouisaB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not enough staff on for a busy Saturday- service was good orders only being taken by one person.

Food was lovely but took best part of an hour to arrive.

JQ
JoanneQ
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous lunch. Our second meal here and am so looking forward to eating here again. Would thoroughly recommend

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Malh
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While spending my partners' birthday on holiday in Greetham we had a very enjoyable evening meal at the Wheatsheaf to celebrate and would recommend the restaurant.

FAQs

The Wheatsheaf is rated 4.8 stars by 153 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.