The WheelWright's Arms, Bath

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65 reviews
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Welcome to The Wheelwright Arms. We look forward to serving you!

The Wheelwrights Arms Country Inn is nestled in the peaceful village of Monkton Combe and surrounded by picturesque hills and valleys on the edge of Bath.
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London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very decent Sunday roast - beef nice and pink and the veggies just right. Good pub to combine with a country walk. It was very quiet the day we were there but that is unusual - must be the summer holidays.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place and the food was fab. Great service. Highly recommend 👍

B
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

There was quite a delay in getting served, the food and plates were warm rather than hot and the bill was incorrect.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ottimo pub a pochi minuti da Bath. L'ambiente è accogliente. Piatti molto ben presentati.

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E
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable meal here with friends while staying in the area to visit Bath. The staff were very pleasant and the food enjoyable. However, when looking at details of the restaurant prior to booking I had thought that there would be a gluten free menu which there was not. I’m a great lover of desserts but was disappointed as the only gluten free option (other than ice cream which many restaurants seem to deem is a worthwhile gluten free option) was the petite four - and even that included a piece of chocolate brownie which I could not have. If you have a food intolerance of any kind I suggest you check in advance what will be available.

RU
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Tasty food although slightly overpriced for the portion sizes. (£6.50 for 60mls of creme brûlée. Tut tut)
Friendly staff, a pleasant atmosphere, some great paintings and an open fire made for a pleasant evening

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food and nice fire going for an autumnal Sunday dinner. The cheese and biscuits are also worth having.

KD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The rib eye steak was the best we have ever had. We will be returning!!

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, kind smiling faces, I went back twice!

m
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Found the staff friendly & helpfull for information.High level of food quality & did not wait long for food.Conversation was not interupted or blanked out by any noise.Alternative to a set plate of food was carried out for my wife who didn't want some foods.The bar staff had a good repore & communication between them when busy.Table areas were clean & tidy.I will stay there next time we are in the area.

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

Lovely pub with great service. Food a bit pricey for a pub and portions quite small - wouldn’t satisfy a mans appetite I suspect. Quality of food very good

OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately I was sat in a window seat, the draft from the window was cold even though I pulled the curtains shut... brrrr
The service was fast, but the staff never came back during the meal to check if everything was ok, which it was but I would have liked another glass of wine! Too much going on chatting at the bar , shame as the food was lovely ...

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service even near Christmas when we thought that it might be busy.

OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food worth the price. Friendly, tentative staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Carved sunday roast beef that was ruby red and melted in your mouth! Rare these days to find a place that know how to serve beef. Excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This is a lovely pub but they never checked their open table reservations so the chef had potttered off for the night when we arrived. Not very Michelinesque

CH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food combinations
Fresh veg and generous portions
Always a favourite of mine

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended place to go

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a well relaxed and peaceful evening, this was the perfect spot. Food an service was excellent and a friendly warm feeling to the restaurant. Will look forward to our next visit.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and very helpful staff who were very understanding despite one of our group being an hour late!

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Convenient if you are staying at nearby Monkton Combe .

We had Sunday evening roast - not recommended . Although the beef and pork were tender enough , the roast veg and Yorkshires were very overdone and chewy - probably were fine at lunchtime but dead by 7 pm .

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the first time my wife and I had used The Wheelwrights (and we're local) so took the opportunity to bring along friends to try it out. It was, overall, a pleasant experience for all and we will come again to try more of your excellent cuisine.

E
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food quite tasty, although my friend's starter was very small indeed. I needed more toast/bread with my terrine.

CH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another terrific evening. Diverse choice on the menu, delicious food.
Wine was lovely and we could take remainder home for the nominated driver. This won't be our last visit and I do give your address as a recommendation to friends.
Hope to fit in an overnight stay sometime too.

OT
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Food pricey but worth it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff here are friendly , helpful and cheerful! We were having a happy get together which the helpful and attentive staff made a great success. The food was delicious and could be adapted easily to suit our appetites. I would definitely recommend this to others.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My group of 3 visited on a Saturday lunchtime and we all enjoyed mains which we'd never had before - Sweet potato & chickpea curry, cod cheeks peas & new potatoes and Cod & chorizo risotto. They had a good range of gluten free options which I was pleased with - I had the Cod & chorizo risotto. I was only disappointed with my pudding, I chose 2 different scoops of sorbet and one was half the size of the other. Otherwise I would have given 5 stars. I will definitely visit again.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly place with good straitforward food in a beautiful village with lovely walks nearby. I ate there twice last night - delicious food both times.

MH
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Whilst the food was fine and the place is lovely..........it is quite pricey for what you get, we had sunday lunch and if you had 3 courses you wouldn't be far off £30!! Not sure I would rush back!

s
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal. Great selection of dishes from fast and simple to proper meals. I was shocked at how quickly a couple arrived, ordered, ate and left but they seemed quite happy to be in and out very quickly. I ordered the prix fixe lunch, which was a dainty pear and blue cheese salad and a beautifully tasty salmon fillet with new potatoes and a gorgeous cream sauce. My friend had a full on meal with soup and some scrumptious and substantial pork chops. Very reliable food, and a nice quiet country pub ambiance.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

reviews had been enthusiastic so I was very disappointed by the food tho staff are very pleasant-the coffee was awful !!

b
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not a great Sunday Lunch. I had the roast beef which was a mistake. My yorkshire was inedible and the plate needed more gravy, meat was ok but a small portion. Considering the price of this roast it was very poor value for the money. The other two meals were however much better.
No one came to ask us how the meal was until we had finished to the problem was not rectified at the time. A 10% tip was added to the bill and I resented paying this because of the poor service. As we were there for a celebration meal I did not want to make a fus at the time.

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great meal. Specials were excellent and menu was interesting and appealed to everyone in the party. Macaroni cheese was especially good.
Lovely open fires and friendly staff.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and delicious food. Very family friendly and facilitates for babies good.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great welcome from the friendly staff! Great food and accommodation!

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall very good, my only advice is to ask to be seated away from the door in the winter, to avoid an icy blast every time someone comes in!

M
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Whilst the standard of cooking and food was high there was little variety on the menu unless you like game. Also, although it was a cold night, the staff seemed to be oblivious to the freezing diners!

S
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely time eating here on a Saturday evening. We were sat in a cosy little side room with just our group (four of us) which was great fun. The wood burning fire made the whole place lovely and toasty for a winter evening. The food was great. Not too many options, but everything tasted and looked fab. (Steak was incredible!). Enjoyed our desserts too. Fist time here but will definitely consider a visit in the future.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely team lunch. We were made to feel very welcome. Good delicious and served promptly. A lovely pub.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

stay here and ate in the pub, very nice place and a cosy atmosphere, would visit again

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