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The Wheatsheaf - Combe Hay

#156 of 464 Restaurants in Bath
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Combe Hay, Bath BA2 7EG, England
01225-83-35-04
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Today
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Named as a 'Rising Star' in the Michelin Guide 2008, The Wheatsheaf in...
Named as a 'Rising Star' in the Michelin Guide 2008, The Wheatsheaf in Combe Hay - only 15 minutes from the centre of Bath – is hotly tipped to become one of the south west's top dining destinations. This award-winning restaurant overlooks the village of Combe Hay which is nestled at the southern tip of the Cotswalds, and was recently voted as one of The Times top 20 villages to live in. It goes without saying the food at The Wheatsheaf is spectacular. Head Chef Lee Evan has earned a stellar reputation for his modern British cooking, and signature dishes include the lasagne of Cornish crab, ginger and lemongrass foam; and the loin of venison served with apple and truffle risotto.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch

A lovely pub with beautiful grounds. We ate inside and had a traditional Sunday lunch of pork with all the trimmings. Beautifully cooked and presented. Will certainly be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Gerald b
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely pub with beautiful grounds. We ate inside and had a traditional Sunday lunch of pork with all the trimmings. Beautifully cooked and presented. Will certainly be back.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Wheatsheaf is a well positioned pub, with many of the components needed to compete in the country gastro pub market - but oh my, how it fails to deliver on the promises it suggests it will make. The decor is firmly country-Sloane; collections of corks displayed as a sign of parties past and other long forgotten interior decorating ideas.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service was vacant and the food bland, menu try hard. We were barely registered, dinner was tasteless and even though we only ate half of the main course nobody bothered to ask why. £100 poorer for diner for 2, we won't be returning. Over-rated, over-priced don't bother.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It must be about 15 years since we last visited and it was wonderful to drive through the tree tunnels down single track lanes on a wild, wet and windy night last weekend. The welcome was warm and professional, service attentive and relaxed, food top-notch pub restaurant fare, and we passed a delightful evening with good friends which went all... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On recommendation from our b& b we had great meal at this restaurant. Service good but did feel a bit rushed as larger parties in as well. Definitely worth visit

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Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Once you have managed to find the Wheatsheaf its well worth the trip. This was our second visit, the first of which was a summers day when we ate outdoors overlooking the fantastic country side and beautiful gardens. My fish course was sublime - fresh and cooked to perfection. How often is fish overcooked and smothered in sauce? This restaurant... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is the second time I have visited this pub following a recommendation in the Telegraph. I was not disappointed on either occasion, this time i visited as part of a party of 8 on a Saturday lunchtime. The pub was not packed but busy, the staff were helpful and very efficient without being in the least intrusive, the food... More 

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Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The most wonderful dining experience, cosy & warm,a lovely friendly guy at the helm,who was both helpful & patient.To top it all the food was amazing.thank you for a truly fab evening on tuesday the 17th of november.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The Wheatsheat is located in an idyllic setting in Combe Hay, about 10/15mins from the centre of Bath. We have visited the Wheatsheaf numerous time this year and are always impressed with the great, friendly service, and amazing food. Every time we visit the Wheatsheaf we can't help but be impressed by the menu offering, there is always a nice... More 

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Wiltshire
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I recently met some friends here for lunch. It's not easy to find, being down lots of little winding country lanes. But when you arrive, it is well worth it. I could see that in the summer the garden must be beautiful. The pub itself is really nicely decorated, and very comfortable. But the food is the star. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Combe Hay, Bath BA2 7EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225-83-35-04

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 74
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Named as a 'Rising Star' in the Michelin Guide 2008, The Wheatsheaf in Combe Hay - only 15 minutes from the centre of Bath – is hotly tipped to become one of the south west's top dining destinations. This award-winning restaurant overlooks the village of Combe Hay which is nestled at the southern tip of the Cotswalds, and was recently voted as one of The Times top 20 villages to live in. It goes without saying the food at The Wheatsheaf is spectacular. Head Chef Lee Evan has earned a stellar reputation for his modern British cooking, and signature dishes include the lasagne of Cornish crab, ginger and lemongrass foam; and the loin of venison served with apple and truffle risotto.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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