The WheelWright's Arms, Bath

3.6
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75 reviews
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£26 to £40
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The Wheelwrights Arms is an award winning dining pub with bedrooms. We are passionate about serving customers excellent seasonal food in an informal but beautiful atmosphere. A regularly changing A La Carte Menu is served from Monday to Saturday between 12 - 2 pm and 6 pm - 9 pm. In addition to the A la Carte Menu, you’ll find a selection of delicious homemade bar snacks and daily specials listed on the blackboard. On Sunday's we serve food all day from 12 - 4 and 5.30 - 7.30 pm.

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.

Special Offers

2 Courses for £22.50, 3 Courses for £27.50

Get into the Festive spirit with a December Christmas Menu (table decorations and crackers included). Bookings for tables of 4 or more require pre-order

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 20 people

Starts: 2 December 2019

Ends: 23 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-16:00 18:00-21:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM

What 75 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.6
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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Risotto was nice, Dessert was disappointing, service a bit slow. Expensive overall for quality. Burning plastic fume smell from the kitchen was very unpleasant.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We might well recommend The Wheelwright's Arms to friends because the food is very good, but with the caveat that the waiting time for service requires patience and it is fairly minimal when it happens. We also suffered from sitting at a table near the door with the accompanying blasts of cold air every time someone came in. It then had to stay open for at least ten minutes when the fire started smoking so the end of our lunch there was rather spoiled. We might go again for a beer but we wouldn't go again for a meal, even though we enjoyed the food, because of the poor service.

VR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

It was the most shocking and unpleasant experience I have ever had in years, let alone in a restaurant. The landlord was a bully to me and displayed a horrendous amount of aggression towards me when I sent my steak back because it was dry. The waitress was in tears because he behaved in such a disgusting manner. He insulted me over and over said he would call the police if I didn’t pay for the steak. My husband stepped in and he remained deeply unpleasant and child like. My husband and I were in such shock over his nastiness that we wrote it off to the fact that he’s just a deeply unhappy individual and he just wanted to vent on someone. What a terrible experience and the food wasn’t great either.

EA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Really let itself down. I have had some great meals here in times past but not today. Charred black burger buns, cold raw burgers and no-one asked my guest how they wanted them. I flagged up the completely black bun offering and was told it was 'chargrilled' and no offer to replace. I was embarrassed to have recommended the venue.

LD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice Sunday lunch, not outstanding but nice and I would recommend

SJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A good pub grub experience. Warm fire. Welcoming staff and other people enjoying themselves as well.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lesley and I visited with 2 friends. We were all very happy. It was our friends' first visit and they enjoyed every aspect, but especially the chat with our server when she recognised one of our friends as the cyclist she had run past.

SP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a really fabulous meal here this week. Highly recommend

OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice selection of Sunday options and looking forward to returning to try more of the menu.

RM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would definitely recommend. The staff and service is always professional and personal. Love it!

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food worth the price. Friendly, tentative staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended place to go

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall2food3service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.