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“Traditional pub with local beer and interesting food”
Review of The Wheel Inn

The Wheel Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Branston
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
uk
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Traditional pub with local beer and interesting food”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Dinner with friends, and as soon as you walk in, this warm old pub pushes the relax button. A good basic choice of wine and some fine Oldershaw's real ale set us up to study the blackboard. Courgette and mint fritters, stilton and broccoli soup and mussels in a wine/cream/leek sauce got us started, all good though the fritters were reported as too salty. Interesting tasty mains were: "Ham, egg and beans", which turned out to be smoked ham hock with green beans in vinaigrette with a lightly poached egg, and was delicious; crispy belly pork, again very good; the other two had a tasty devon crab salad. Puddings were gin sorbets and a melting chocolate pudding with milk iced cream which was excellent. It is all served in a very laid back jolly manner by the young staff. Haute cuisine it is not; friendly and interesting with some original tasty food it is.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Could do better!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

For the prices this pub charges, I would expect something better. I usually swerve on steak but there was nothing else I fancied on this particularly day. I should have stayed with my instincts. The steak was small and gristly, although quite tastey, the chips dry and the salad distinctly unimaginative. I thought 21 quid was a bit steep. The broccoli and stilton soup was superb, as were the mussels according to my companion. On the whole I would have to say not as good as my previous visit last year.

  • Visited August 2013
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We came across this little gem of a pub-restaurant when looking for a decent place in the Vale of Belvoir. The variety of drinks was impressive. The service was intelligent. The food was beautifully cooked and well presented, without disappearing up itself. I had faggots with pease pudding....sounds stodgy but it was really light and extremely tasty.

It's one of those rarities: a pub that really is a restaurant - and a restaurant that really is a pub.

We'll be back!

Visited July 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Cosy, comfy and quality food”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Food in this lovely little pub is always a high standard but the steaks are particularly good. Local grass fed beef, matured for a long time and cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and efficient but discrete and don't keep bothering you with needless 'check-backs'.
The tiny bar is usually full of locals as is the 'restuarant' room which is always a good sign.
There are usually a good selection of ales and lagers as well as some good wines (which are a little pricey).

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank malcolmscott
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“birthday weekend”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were visiting the area and the pub came recommended by one of the locals Ursula, Sunday lunch was brilliant, very good menu but we stuck to the roast dinner. Brilliant service nothing was too much trouble.

do book

Visited June 2013
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