The WheelWright's Arms, Bath
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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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM
We visited for an early New Years Eve dinner. The food was excellent and the vegetarian options were well thought out and a departure from the usual ‘mushroom with a side of mushroom’ that restaurants often default to, and which I very much appreciated. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Overall, a fantastic experience.
Risotto was nice, Dessert was disappointing, service a bit slow. Expensive overall for quality. Burning plastic fume smell from the kitchen was very unpleasant.
Thank you for your review, we were very busy this day and we do apologise for the slight delay in service. The roaring log fire sometimes smokes slightly which was the cause of some small fumes, kind regards, Wheelwrights Arms
Lovely atmosphere. There for an early Christmas lunch with colleagues. We had a lovely time.
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.
Dear Jocelyn, thank you for the review. We were very busy and apologise for the delay in service. The roaring log fire does sometimes smoke and sometimes does require a draft, kind regards, Wheelwrights Arms
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.
Dear Victoria, You ordered the most expensive item on the menu (beef fillet for 30pounds), you ate half of the meal and then refused to pay for it and ordered soup. This is very poor form on your part and both other guests and staff spoke of how rude and aggressive you were. You are certainly not welcome back and your contact details have been shared across the industry to make other establishments aware of the Con that you are. Kind Regards Wheelwrights Arms
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.
Dear Emma, Thank you for your review. Our burger buns are flame grilled and will therefore be slightly charred. The burger meat is naturally a ruby red colour and therefore looks pink naturally even when cooked medium. The head chef was on duty during your meal and disputes that any cold, raw burgers were served and we feel this is a big exaggeration on your part. Kind Regards Wheelwrights Arms
Nice Sunday lunch, not outstanding but nice and I would recommend
Dear Laura, thank you for the excellent review and all staff are very happy to hear this, kind regards, Wheelwrights Arms
A good pub grub experience. Warm fire. Welcoming staff and other people enjoying themselves as well.
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.
Had a really fabulous meal here this week. Highly recommend
Nice selection of Sunday options and looking forward to returning to try more of the menu.
would definitely recommend. The staff and service is always professional and personal. Love it!
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.
Lovely place and the food was fab. Great service. Highly recommend 👍
There was quite a delay in getting served, the food and plates were warm rather than hot and the bill was incorrect.
Ottimo pub a pochi minuti da Bath. L'ambiente è accogliente. Piatti molto ben presentati.
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.
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
Lovely food and nice fire going for an autumnal Sunday dinner. The cheese and biscuits are also worth having.
The rib eye steak was the best we have ever had. We will be returning!!
Nice atmosphere, kind smiling faces, I went back twice!
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.
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
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 ...
Excellent food and service even near Christmas when we thought that it might be busy.
Excellent food worth the price. Friendly, tentative staff
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.
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
Lovely food combinations
Fresh veg and generous portions
Always a favourite of mine
Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Highly recommended place to go
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.
Lovely food and very helpful staff who were very understanding despite one of our group being an hour late!
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 .
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.
Food quite tasty, although my friend's starter was very small indeed. I needed more toast/bread with my terrine.
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.
Excellent food, ambience and service. Food pricey but worth it.
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.
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.
Friendly place with good straitforward food in a beautiful village with lovely walks nearby. I ate there twice last night - delicious food both times.