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“Triumphant return”

The Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Edenbridge
Price range: $13 - $47
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, Bar, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to The Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech, an independent pub restaurant serving freshly-made, inspiring food, cooked in our own kitchen by chef David Fuller and his talented team. We use only the finest local ingredients and produce from our kitchen garden to create seasonal dishes we think you'll love. But don't just take our word for it – have a look at our menus. Situated on the edge of the High Weald in west Kent, The Wheatsheaf is a stone's throw from Bough Beech reservoir, and just five minutes drive from Hever Castle. Once a hunting lodge rumoured to have been a much-loved retreat for King Henry VIII, it's still a firm local favourite today – and with its welcoming atmosphere, it's not hard to see why. Now known for beautifully-prepared, locally-sourced food and a fine selection of wines and real ales, The Wheatsheaf is a cosy haven in the winter with roaring log fires and in the summer you can soak up the sun on our beautiful terrace. Cyclists, horse riders, walkers (and dogs, if you call in advance) are always welcome, and with plenty of parking available there's every reason to visit – so what are you waiting for?
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We used to be regulars at the old Wheatsheaf and mourned its passing. The refurbished Wheatsheaf is a cut above. It's a real gastro-pub now and bright and airy inside a lovely 16th century building. We have visited twice and the food was excellent both times, as was the beer from the Westerham Brewery. The service was very friendly. Can't recommend highly enough.

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1  Thank Devon155
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just visited the Wheatsheaf for an evening with friends for the first time since its recent refurbishment, and what a transformation. It was always a stunningly pretty olde worlde pub tucked away in the countryside, but rather dark and slightly uninspired, and overdue for a makeover.

The recent re-vamp has transformed it into a warm, bright and welcoming venue with a pretty garden and newly paved terrace outside, whilst the interior has been opened up and refreshed with a bright contemporary feel. They also boast a lovely range of traditional ales from the nearby Westerham Brewery Company.

However, although this is a lovely location to while away a warm summer's evening over a few drinks, the food is now the real star of the show. There are several pretty and welcoming dining areas, the service is excellent and the food beautifully prepared and presented. Although slightly pricier than some other "gastro-pubs" in the area, you really get value for money because the quality and presentation are outstanding.

This is as good as it gets for an iconic English country pub in our view, and I only hope it doesn't go the way of so many others which are brilliant when newly done, but then get busier and see the quality suffer and prices creep up. In which case, it needs to stay a closely guarded secret for at least a while, so please don't tell anyone.

Well done Wheatsheaf, you've really hit the spot.

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4  Thank Bill H
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Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This pub has been done up but not in the typical pub chain way. How refreshing to see a beautiful old building left to speak for itself rather than clutter it with pictures etc. This pub is just gorgeous inside and the tables are presented so beautifully. Our first visit last night for years and what a difference! Will definitely be back. We only had some nibbles as they were fully booked with a big party but the nibbles were very nice!!! Delicious bread ... Can't wait to go back and sample more of the menu. I can't understand where some of the previous reviewers are coming from at all!!! This is a lovely place to visit ... Some people obviously just have no taste!!!!!

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3  Thank Joanne88
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

My first time and I wasn't disappointed. Seemingly through a tangle of tree tunnels, amidst fields and a mist, the balmy evening allowed us to sit in the garden for a drink while we decided if we would eat. Yes we would. Menu has a very good range. The wine was very palatable and all staff - front of house, bar staff and waiting staff were very efficient and polite. Thoroughly enjoyed my main, the wine, and one third of the profiteroles. Yes I would come again.

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4  Thank amanda c
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Throughout my kids' younger years we had many a fantastic lunch here - generally with other families and always fighting for space. Now that it has been refurbished, the pub is better and brighter than ever before, it's still full of charm but no longer filthy. The food was exceptional and the service attentive. It deserves to be even busier and better reviews. I have no doubt that if it maintains this standard, it will be nigh on impossible to book a table. Well done Kevin, J N-S and team.

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2  Thank Johnnie M
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