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The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay
Ranked #1 of 1 Combe Hay B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Yesterday we were lucky enough to eat lunch sitting outside the inn in glorious sunshine looking over the beautiful valley. The food was delicious, with very fresh whole lemon soles with crayfish and caper butter, followed by excellent banoffi pie semifreddo. Friendly service from the owner's son,

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Sunday lunch here was a treat, with a limited menu but excellently prepared food. Beef done rare is a delight as was poached sea bream. Eating here is a pleasure, with a family atmosphere and dogs in abundance all well behaved and playing there part in constructing a classic English country pub atmosphere.

Well worth "le detour".

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ozzertjie
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited The Wheatsheaf for dinner to celebrate my Birthday, we live around a 40 minute drive away from it but it was definitely worth the effort and I would go back again and again!

The food was sublime - in my opinion on a par with The Michelin starred Pony & Trap in Chew Magna.

The selection of bread with butter, oils & vinegar was delicious and we both had three courses - Me: Scallops with black pudding, granny smith apple pieces and apple puree, Confit Pork Belly with crayfish & butternut squash, Clementine jelly with lemon curd and dark chocolate sorbet.
Him: Rabbit and tarragon risotto with golden sultanas, Seabass with truffle mash, treacle tart with ice cream.

All of the courses were excellent, perfectly seasoned and just the right size to squeeze in 3 courses!

The wine list was impressive, although I was left a little disappointed that the local wine was not available (it had been a small vintage).

As with one of the reviews below my only small gripe would be the slow service. We were seated quickly, but then a table seated after us had their order taken first... not a huge problem as we still had orders taken, bread, starters & mains served within the first hour - however from plates being cleared it then took a further 20 mins to get a dessert menu and another 10 mins to order . they did come quickly after ordering but then it took another 20 minutes to ask for the bill.

Three courses each, 2 glasses of wine and a beer came to £40 a head - great value for the quality.

It seems the service slows down towards the end of the evening but this would not stop me going back as the food was divine!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank F00die30
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

stayed here for one night on our way to devon and were pleasantly surprised to find a fabulous meun and wine list and a brilliant matire 'd who caught all the fish himself that morning! Lovley little atmosphere in the pub , very cosy, obviously huge loyal local following,we will definitely make a detour again to re visit. The rooms are in a converted cow shed which sounds awful but they are fine, and clean and although our tv didn't work that night ,the staff did their utmost to fix it , and knocked something off the bill to make up for it.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Wheatsheaf feels in the middle of nowhere, despite being 5 miles from Bath. We were greeted with homemade biscuits and a Cafetiere with freshly ground coffee. The food in the restaurant was delicious, the roaring fire was a perfect accompaniment to coffee and the next day's breakfast was great. I would recommend The Wheatsheaf to everyone - couples and families like, although it is probably more suited to families with older children rather than younger kids who might get bored.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank HollyF1984
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Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

We went for a meal having not visited since the new ownership and were very impressed with the standard of food. Both our meals were delicious & the bread was to die for. The setting is simply beautiful and the gardens and interior are well cared for and beautifully done. Our only tiny gripe was the service was very slow & waiting to pay took ages as they only had one card machine so on a really busy day it may take a while however if you have a lot of time to relax and enjoy then I can't think of anywhere better! Wonderful and we will visit again & tell our friends about this gem!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in March, when in the area for a family wedding. Recommended by the brides family, who we're staying here the night before the wedding. We arrived on the day in bright sunshine - always helps!! - and just thought what a beautiful setting it is. We only really had a glimpse of the rooms before we left for the wedding, but on our return I got into bed and literally let out a big sigh - the bed was like a cloud. In the morning we discovered a lovely supply of good coffee, tea and biscuits. A lovely large room, scrupulously clean , and very inviting. The bathroom you would want in your own house - big shower, hot towel rail and large fluffy towels. I took my coffee and sat outside in the early morning and it was like being in the french countryside - absolute quiet, just greenery and a red tile roof across the road. Breakfast was superb both mornings, one morning we had full cooked breakfast, the other we had the best scrambled eggs ever, and good coffee. We ate here in the evening and the food was fantastic - definitely not what you would expect from a little country pub! And everyone was very friendly.
I have been meaning to put a review on for months, but haven't got round to it. But was finally compelled to do so by spending a weekend in what you would consider a very good hotel, and comparing it VERY unfavourably to the Wheatsheaf in every aspect!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank karenb284
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Additional Information about The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay

Address: The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay BA2 7EG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Combe Hay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Combe Hay
Price Range: $151 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wheatsheaf is situated in large terraced gardens overlooking the village of Combe Hay in idyllic countryside just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Bath. The Wheatsheaf is a haven of contemporary rustic chic, preserving the best of the past and enhancing the present. Real Ales, local Cider and an impressive, as well as attractively economical Wine List are still available from the Bar and only the very best of local and home grown produce is used in the preparation and cooking of the stylish and mouth-watering food in the Restaurant. The open log fire warms and welcomes in the Autumn and Winter, during Spring and Summer the Terrace and garden beckon. The Wheatsheaf is a place for all seasons, for resting, relaxing and the fine things in life... Polite Dogs are welcome at The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay, Margaux and Gloria our Cocker Spaniels and Brie our Springer Spaniel all live at The Wheatsheaf. ... more   less 
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