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“Comfortable room, excellent food, Lovely rural location”

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The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay
Ranked #1 of 1 Combe Hay B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 18, 2009

The rooms are a good size, well furnished and come complete with homemade biscuits, coffee, tea and chilled mineral water. Other beverages and food were available at additional cost.
The bed is firm with very comfortable bedding.
The bathroom is good but the sink is too small.
The breakfast is very good with an excellent range of choices.
The restaurant serves excellent (but quite expensive) food. The choices on the menu are a touch limited (especially considering the extensive choices on the wine menu!).
We both found the fact that a "vegetarian option is available on request" somewhat odd!
With the risk of sounding sexist, I thought the customer service and general customer experience would possibly be improved with a bit more of a woman's touch! Previous reviews that mention arrogant males are understandable - the staff here are very pleasant in a functional way but possibly lack the likability factor!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank SmithsonianUk
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Reviewed July 8, 2009

This is a wonderful place, with fantastic food and great service. The garden is lovely and offers the chance to relax in the sunshine with a pre-dinner drink. Service is very friendly and welcoming. Equally, the food is of a very high-standard and couldn't be faulted - no pub grub in sight. We booked one of the rooms for an overnight stay, which are very comfortable and peaceful - the homemade biscuits were a welcome treat!
Overall, a lovely place which offers fabulous food and a relaxed atmosphere. We will be returning soon.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hampshire32
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Reviewed April 22, 2009

Myself and friends visited the Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay for some food on Easter Bank Holiday and when we arrived were informed that it was a brunch menu. Due to how busy the restaurant was we kicked back with a pint and admired how beautiful the gardens were and what an amzing setting we were looking at.

The bar offers a good range of beers, lagers and has an excellent wine list, the manager James Barton was most friendly to us and made you feel very welcome. We ordered our food at the bar-Eggs Benedict x 2 with an extra sauage and some chips.

We sat in the sun and chatted away waiting for our food to arive and when it did-it was beautifully presented and was perfect. The moment i stuck my fork into the poached eggs and the yolk dribbled oner the ham and muffins, i knew i had chosen a winner!

It was so good that i had finished within 5 mins and was close to ordering another one. The chips were perfectly cooked, golden brown and crisp. It was the perfect day and easily the best eggs benedict i have ever had.....full credit to the Head Chef!

Being Easter Bank Holiday Monday i thought the menu was fine, even if it was 90% egg based (who cares, enjoy the good food). From time to time a beer will be cloudy but if you do experience that, James the Manager would be only to happy to make sure you are happy as i found him to be very helpful and accomodating.

Bravo Wheatsheaf!

Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
Thank Jans28
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Reviewed April 17, 2009

We booked two nights at the Wheatsheaf through 'Mr and Mrs Smith' with a special offer of two nights for the price of 1. This made the break excellent value.
We arrived and received a very warm welcome. Our room was decorated tastefully in neutral colours and had a huge, comfy bed. Facilities were good including fresh milk in the fridge to make tea and coffee. The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was hat there was only a shower and no bath. The white company toiletries are a great bonus though.
The real star was the food however. We ate in the restaurant twice and enjoyed breakfast twice too.
The evening meals were a delight and as good as any michelin starred restaurant. There were some nice touches such as homemade bread rolls in different varieties and amazing petits-fours with the tea and coffee. There was a real emphasis on locally sourced produce.
Breakfast was better than many we have had before- with a really good range of choices: from muesli and yoghurt through to smoked salmon, sausage sandwiches or, of course, the full english!
We had a wonderful time exploring Bath and Wells and would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank whlsarah
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Reviewed April 14, 2009

We went for an Easter Monday lunch. We were told on the phone that it was a gourmet brunch menu, which sounded o.k.. This turned out to be 90% egg based and very limited- not a whisper of fruit or veg. Our guests' bacon sandwiches at £5.50 were one slice of bacon on white bread -no garnish. My kedgeree on egg was very small & horrible. My son's pint was cloudy and unpleasant and had to be changed.
The location is fabulous and the sunny terrace and table tennis table redeemed the experience somewhat.
Drop the pretentions, Wheatsheaf

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank WiltshireFlossy
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Reviewed March 15, 2009

I too am going to reiterate what has been said before,excellent food ,service and ambience.Our room was just as on the website, a little nippy but there was a welcome fan heater!The food is amazing and no doubt a star is imminent, a gastronomic delight and experience,.Will have to brush up my presentation skills obviously!You can't help but enjoy this as a special treat.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank handbagsbrockham
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Reviewed February 21, 2009

It was a one night stay booked for us by our children as a Christamas present, and what a night we had! The room was beautiful only metres from the restaurant situated in a converted stable block; the feather duvet was a joy. The food was divine and breakfast delicious.... the house spaniels were very friendly! If only we had known it was dog friendly restaurant we would have brought our own spaniel with us. Worth knowing that for the future. The welcome was very warm by James and his Dad. We will be returning maybe in the summer when the weather is warmer when we can enjoy the beautiful garden.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank WellingtonRosie
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Additional Information about The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay

Address: Combe Hay Manor 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: $137 - $230 (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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