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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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All reviews steak and kidney pudding house burger liver sunday roast pineapple salad peas salmon lasagna sandwiches grafham water the pub specials board lunch with friends piping hot excellent menu excellent lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual we are made most welcome, good choice of menu and specials during this uncertain period. A hot day so we decided on the beef salad as our main course. Excellent.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is ideally situated along the Grafham Cycling route for a drink or pub lunch stop. Recommend booking a table for food. Lots of space outdoors and indoors to eat. Food very good for a pub lunch with an extensive menu.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, we ate out to help out , no issues at all. Food was good, service was great. Was looked after very well, what else can you do on a Wednesday night !

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

I wanted to support the eat out to help out scheme as I think it’s important for us to keep local businesses alive. What I didn’t expect when we were seated at our table was to be packed in like sardines not a social distance...between tables. There wasn’t a mask in sight on any staff and they were as close to customers as you can get. We didn’t stay long had a main course and left I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I think greed has got the better of them the food was ok .More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

Nice pub. Classic English sort of pub with good parking and close to Gratham Water. Covid screen in place over the bar which is shaped like a ship. Plenty of hand sanitising stations. There is an in and out but people kept coming in the...out door and annoyingly the out is where the toilet is. If you are in the garden you would need to walk past this door, go around the front, in the front door and around to the toilet. Reasonable selection of beers. Limited real ales. The obligatory speckled hen. Garden area nicely set up for food. Good menu choice including specials, all reasonably priced. Mixed cheese ploughman’s was very nice. Included gherkins which was a surprise but a lovely addition. Decent portions. Steaks were cooked as requested. Chips perhaps a little soft inside. Chunky oven chips? Five or six different desserts. Cheesecake was fine. Not overwhelming but nevertheless tasty. Similar to the mains really. Good gastro type pub but not indifferent to other pubs. Service was excellent. Attentive, polite and courteous. Regular checks on how we were and to check for drinks. A good all round food pub. Would go back if over that way but perhaps not make a special trip as there are a number of similar pubs about. One waitress wore a visor. No others did.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

Sunday lunch in the garden. Service is well drilled and efficient. The roast dinner was superb, just right in terms of size and quality of food was excellent and well presented. Track and trace quick through QR code. External picnic tables all have wipe clean...surface. What’s not to like with this place I’d say.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

Wanted to express how well-organised I thought the Wheatsheaf was to deal with COVID and social-distancing. Great one-way system, with hand sanitising and track and trace in place. We received a warm welcome after dropping by for a drink after a walk around Grafham Water....We sat outside and decided to have something to eat too. Portions were really generous, nothing too fancy but still tasty and exactly what we needed. Staff very friendly and made the new experience comfortable and enjoyable.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

This is the best organised pub in terms of health and safety (Covid) brilliantly thought through and delivered in a relaxed non invasive way. Hats off to management and staff. Exceptional. A pleasure to visit it felt safe but not to the detriment of the...pleasure of being in a pub (garden). Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020

The Wheatsheaf has just had its busiest weekend implementing social distancing and the whole staff have worked really hard to maintain, and exceed, standards whilst keeping their friendly atmosphere. There is a large sign at the front entrance requesting visitors to wait before entering -...Patricia H it is the same procedure as going shopping, wait before entering so, as a frequent visitor to the Wheatsheaf, I take umbrage to the comments you have directed towards the bar person, Mandy. (Mandy will remember your name and the drink you like if you are regular visitors, She takes interest in you and She and her colleagues make you feel welcome and wanted ) she, like ALL the staff, are welcoming and friendly; every member of staff has treated me with respect and, also, been more than happy to indulge in conversation and banter. We are in uncharted territory at the moment and, maybe, if you had spoken with Mandy about how you felt, this matter could have been dealt with in a more civilized manner rather than defaming a person on the internet. The food, as always, was very, very tasty - the new ribeye is sublime. Keep up the great work Wheatsheaf - you have a great team, keep great bitters and supply awesome grub .... thank you for looking after me and mine when i /we visitMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020 via mobile

We stopped after a long walk by Gratham Water. The front door to pub open so we walked through. We didn't see the sanitizing station in the foyer and as we proceeded to walk upto bar which had plastic screen around it, the bar lady...(Mandy) barked at us that we needed to go back and sanitize our hands. She said it load so people were starting at us. Okay, a mistake, we didnt see it when we walked in. A very kind waitress, Kay proceeded to door and welcomed us in. We managed to get a table and after a drink decided to eat there. The food was lovely, I did notice people walking in and upto the bar and on no occasion did Mandy shout like she did at us when we walked in. She was polite to my husband when he paid the bill but I was wanting to ask for an apology. However we were out to enjoy our day so I didn't want to spoil things. Everything was served in a timely manner even though it was very busyMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Looks like you can drop in, but for a weekend I’d always book.
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