Wheatsheaf Inn

4.3
45 reviews
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Our culinary team specialises in fish and brings real creativity to the kitchen, elevating locally sourced ingredients to new heights.
The menus reflect the very best of seasonally available local produce and bring about a fusion of modern and traditional culinary styles.
In winter, chase away the gloom with choices such as venison, pheasant, and duck in rich casseroles and glossy jus. As the evenings lighten so does our menu, our chef's creative flair produces a true celebration of summer.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch.

LE
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great value lunchtime fixed price menu

JL
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Wheatsheaf has a lovely, welcoming ambience, aided by cheerful staff. The dining room is very attractive, with ample space between the tables. The service was excellent - attentive, but not overly so. The one small disappointment was the steak chosen by one of the group, which should have been medium-rare, but was a little too rare. Admittedly we didn't raise this with our server at the time - our mistake - but the evening was still most enjoyable, and a future visit is a definite.

BD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. Only issue we had the coffee was tepid but I’m told they had been having a problem with the coffee machine.

AH
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We all had roasts--I had the Rump of Lamb and so got a small portion of mashed potatoes in their skins-a bit unusual but OK--the other two had roast beef and got just one roast potato--not enough for an adult dinner, the green vegetables were OK. The meat, in all cases, was beautifully cooked BUT if you drape hot meat over the one roast potato it is soggy when it should be crisp! We all had Rhubarb with a VERY small dish of custard on the side--quite nice but not worth £7.25! Overall it is a nice restaurant but it IS expensive--a perfectly nice bottle of Spanish wine that I estimated would be about £7.00 in the supermarket was £24.00--so although we enjoyed our meal we would think twice about going there again. It really wasn't busy for an Easter Sunday--so maybe they should re-think their business and make some changes.

JC
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had lunch on a Monday so it was quite quiet but a very nice room comfortably set out. Service was very attentive without being over the top. There is a set lunch menu with 4 choices of each course which is very good value. The food was plentiful, well presented and very tasty. Will definitely be back.

JC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday lunch (good scallops, excellent roast beef and super rich creme brulee) wash down with great house wine and deuchars IPA. Given the quality of the food and first rate service the price was great value for money.

CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Staff very friendly but the food was not great at all and very expensive

RT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a second visit to the Wheatsheaf. We hardly dared hope for a meal as good as last time, but we were delighted with the whole experience. The service and the setting were both excellent and the food was beautifully prepared and presented. The value for money was exceptional for the quality of the experience.

MB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was a delight: beautifully presented and quite splendid food- cooked and seasoned to perfection.

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really lovely time at The Wheatsheaf Inn. The food and the service were excellent and the atmosphere in the bar and restaurant was really nice. We would definitely go back.

RF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, friendly staff and a great menu. We will be back.

A
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant evening meal. We had the coconut curry - really tasty, and the game pie - fine but not so special. Couldn't work out what meat was what, although I guess that's what to expect. Service was good and ambience was very nice - traditional country restaurant

LJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening here. Friendly, warm welcome, delicious food and relaxed atmosphere.

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and Service and the set menu was amazing value at £17.00 for 2 courses. Quality cooking that is better than some so called fine dining establishments. Well worth a visit and will definitely be back. Thanks Wheatsheaf for a memorable lunch.

RM
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Generally disappointed with the food and drink. Two of us had wine by the glass and neither took a second glass of the same wine. Was it just a bad day for wine? Well the Bio drinking calendar says don't for that date but I only carry that as a jokey conversation piece. Maybe there's something in it after all?

The food was a bit ordinary. Our starters were probably better than our mains. Two of us had scallops which were fair enough but came on cold plates - now scallops cool rapidly without a little assistance to stay warm. I selected burger as my main, which I do when nothing else appeals. I might have been better with the haddock and chips of course. The food was generously proportioned but cupped handful of potato wedges soon palls and the burger was OK but a bitty dry.

All told not worth the half hour drive from Kelso. Sad really as I thought the staff, excepting the kitchen, were doing really well and I'd heard good things from friends about the place. Maybe just an off day - I hope so.

MH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were a little late but there was no murmur of annoyance. Again. Staff were happy when two of us only needed starters. Third person said her wine was delicious, but found ten pounds for a glass a little expensive. Food was delicious.

AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner served by delightful young lady who looked after us well. Portions are very generous so go with a good appetite! Would certainly not hesitate in recommending.

CR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting locally and found this fantastic inn for our wedding anniversary evening meal. The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. We had 3courses and all were superb, we wished we had discovered this place earlier in our stay as we would have loved a return visit. Not overpriced for the quality of the food

KN
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food in pleasant surroundings. Service attentive but not intrusive. Suitable for couples or small parties. Recommended

NC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband and I visited on Saturday night and had a lovely meal, well worth the drive.

AM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly, informal hotel/restaurant with excellent t service. Love it here! Enjoyed dinner with family on Saturday night and the food was absolutely wonderful. Two of our party had the scallops starter which was stunning, resembling a beach scene - so so imaginative by the chef. Well done! I started with brocolli, courgettes and blue cheese soup followed by cod - both so so tasty. Lovely red wine enjoyed by those having the steak pie, and finishing with coffee and tablet. The perfect dinner, thank you so much. I would highly recommend The Wheatsheaf for a really delicious dinner in relaxed, comfortable surroundings.

MS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned to the Wheatsheaf after an absence of six years, only because we hadn't been in The Borders, and found it as good as ever. The food is excellent and the service is attentive and discrete. We're now planning a return to The Borders before too long.

W
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome, polite well presented staff. Great menu and excellent food never fails to deliver a lovely night out.

D
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable, friendly staff would recommend for lunch or an overnight stay

MP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant sunny dining room overlooking the village green. Welcome and service very good, prompt and friendly. Food looked very attractive but there was too much of it. Couldn't finish it. We had the blue cheese panna cotta to start with which looked very nice but was a bit heavy and much too filling for a starter. The main of guinea fowl was delicious but again too much going on. The crab beignets were a bit dry and heavy and the chorizo in the paella a bit unnecessary. Couldn't manage a desert.

MD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Highly recommended.

R
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and friendly. Lovely menu. Our first visit and will go again. Food exceptional and very reasonably priced. was given a small box of chocolates when we were leaving as it was a birthday celebration.....nice touch.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We doubt if the roast beef was in fact roasted - had all the hallmarks of two thick (far too thick) slices taken from an average quality joint and microwaved! Vegetables tough and unappetising. Plates too full and rather off putting.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food in a very welcoming atmosphere. Lovely evening out

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic find. Wonderful location, bar and restaurant and top notch service.

The food is excellent as are the selections of gins, whiskys and wines.

Highly Recommended

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu lots of choice staff very helpful and accommodated gluten free options.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Kelso for the weekend and had had this place recommended to us by the owner of the cottage we rented. It didn't disappoint. Lovely food, friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere. Would definitely recommend the trip out to Swinton to enjoy a meal here.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

In the area for a family wedding and needed a Friday evening meal with our daughter and her partner. Recommended by others in wedding party and the Wheatsheaf did not disappoint. Too far away for regular visits, but if ever in the area again we would not hesitate to eat here again.
Good choice of food, very nicely prepared and presented. Good value for money too.

W
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had lunch starters were really good , lamb that my partner had looked nice but Eyemouth haddock not great. Came in an oval bowl with chips on the bottom and fish lying on top , made the chips a bit greasy also very bland no taste. Apart from that a tad expensive for what your getting. That's the only reason I wouldn't recommend to friends. Although the owners were nice and good service.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining with son and family who holiday in the area regularly and I had heard about this restaurant and decided to try it out, it did not let us down

SS
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

It was some years since we last visited The Wheatsheaf and the standard appears to have dropped. My main course of fresh tuna was very salty as though the fish had been brined, though our waiter apparently asked the chef if that was so and told me that it hadn't. Our two glasses of white wine tasted very weak and watery. We were the only guests for lunch, although a wedding party arrived just as we were leaving. A rather disappointing meal.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food,friendly staff and atmosphere.Will definitely be back soon!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visited on Saturday for the first time & thought it was great we will be back soon as we stay at berwick upon tweed just hope menu changes from time 2 time

V
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal as always & it's so handy for us as we live in the village.

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