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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak and kidney pudding liver sunday roast salad pastry ice cream salmon grafham water the pub bike ride lunch with friends service was excellent piping hot excellent lunch generous portions quality food car park
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Busy restaurant that requires booking for Sunday lunch. Service was variable, not bad but at times ignored. Roast dinner was ok, but seemed to be mass produced. Nice desserts, we had cheeseboard, rolo cheesecake and chocolate brownie. Good drinks choice and Malbec was good Good...value for moneyMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I booked table for Sunday lunch for us and 2 very dear friends who came to visit after agonising 2 years. (I’d been here once for a drink but place was highly recommended). The atmosphere was lovely and staff very efficient. Didn’t...have to wait long for service but also weren’t hurried. We had a mixture of main courses, all superb. Perfectly cooked and very tasty. Deserts were amazing, took me ages to decide cos they all looked stunning. Value for money exceptional. We were all very full and satisfied. Would 100% recommend and will definitely go back. Thank you Wheatsheaf for a very impressive lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

After a rather hard bike ride to Grafham Water only to find out their Cafe was closed! I was directed to this pub. I popped in on the off chance they could do me a cup of Tea and a Sandwich. I had a most...delicious Tuna and cucumber sandwich (Which actually came with Salad and Crisps as well which was a nice surprise!) and a much needed cuppa. The lady who served me was very friendly and professional. I am glad I found this place as will definitely be booking me and the wife in for an evening meal (Think I will drive this time though) - Credit where credit is due, well done The Wheatsheaf.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

Very good venue. Good service. Seated garden area to eat or drink. High Chairs provided. Good stop off point if walking around Grafham Water.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Visited again. Excellent lunch as always. All the food very well cooked and piping hot. Service was excellent and overall very good value for a very pleasant lunch with friends.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

Moved away and returned to visit friends Not been here since Covid lockdowns Felt hungry and had to visit Made to feel really welcome And love the fish n chips Standards as high as ever, with quality food , quality staff and quality management

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

Had chicken and chorizo Caesar salad. The dressing was poured over, not drizzled and it was a SLIME FEST in my mouth; so much dressing the croutons were soft mush. Chicken was succulent but it was spoilt and overpowered by the dressing. It left a...puddle in the bowl. I transferred to a plate, with pieces of food dripping with dressing, it too had a puddle on it. A friend had pork loin, which was over cooked; it looked like leather and apparently tasted like it. It was described as, ‘cooked like your mum would do it’. It was dry and wafer thin. The experience was made worse because of the attitude of the waitress. When asked, I told her it was awful, she dismissed me with an automatic, ‘sorry, I will tell the chef’. She didn’t look at me, she didn’t pause to hear me (not busy period) nor did she ask why it was awful, so how could she give constructive criticism to the chef? I did tell her, but she was not interested, she didn’t even respond to my comment about the puddles on the crockery, she wanted to know if we wanted dessert. I just wanted to leave to have something to counteract the taste and texture in my mouth. An important evening was spoilt by the food and response. We were so disappointed as have eaten there before and I had eaten the meal before, so had high expectations as it was lovely. Consistency is key for food and the vast difference in the meals has now made me uncertain whether to return, especially the lack of considerate customer service.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

A last minute booking but we were able tochange a table for two into a table for four. The welcome back was warm, the service excellent and the food exceptionally good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

Had a meal with family, we each had Sunday roast, piping hot, lots of meat, roast and new potatoes, gravy and yorkies, separate vegetables, all cooked well, and very tasty! Beef melts in your mouth. Desserts were also very well presented and delicious. All the...staff were friendly and welcoming. Highly highly recommend!! You won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022 via mobile

From the outside it looks like your typical old British pub but when you enter your pleasantly surprised by the modern and fresh decor. Staff seemed friendly enough and a good choice of food. The BBQ chicken was good but lacked a bit of meat...on the bone if you get my drift! Chips need to be crispier but other than that a good all around meal!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Celebratory meal for 8 last night, had read the reviews and was looking forward to a lovely meal. Average is all I can describe it. I had liver and bacon, liver had a very weak gravy and no onions, then was given a pan friend...piece of bacon on a side plate ! Not my version of the meal at all ! Although the veg was good. Desserts overpriced ...I had banana and toffee roulade, again not what I expected...a very thin piece of cake with a huge amount if cream inside and no taste of either banana or toffee, was like eating a plate of cream ( this was also the opinion of another of our guests)for £6.50 each it wasn't worth it, it was like a cream artic roll. Apple pie also given back as slopped onto the plate and all broken. Huge disappointment for the price we paid for 8 of us I went home feeling very let down Will not be rushing back to sample their food againMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

If you have a good appetite and not Vegan try the wonderful steak and kidney pudding. (Don’t order a starter). This comes with fresh vegetables and lovely gravy. It’s packed with meat and huge. Neither my wife nor I could finish ours. Lovely and tasty....Served with efficiency, piping hot. The decor is lovely too. Well worth a visit. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2022

Great location near Grafham Water. Lunch with friends. Dog friendly although not much room for them to lay down due to proximity of next tables, and size of chairs. Nice menu. Generous portions. More vegetables available with mains, just have to ask. Staff friendly. Only...issue with food is the use of microwave to heat pastry dishes, which ruins the otherwise very good pastry. If pastry dishes had not been microwaved, would have given an extra star.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 23, 2021

This is the first time coming here and cannot recommend it enough and considering we live about a couple of hours away but was a good meet up point to see family. All our meals were excellent and plenty of it. Staff so friendly and...helpful a lovely atmosphere inside as well. We will definitely be back as it is a half way meeting point for us to see family so weasy are very glad that we have found it so will be back for sure with other family members too.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 16, 2021 via mobile

It’s not the first time we been , and won’t be the last. The food and staff are first class. Always a pleasure to visit this wonderful establishment.

Date of visit: December 2021
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