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The Wheelwright Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to drive past, and very quiet when we visited, but this is a handsome pub with gastro-pub , minimalist overtones. It could be a little cosier or more interesting to the eye- maybe a picture or two or a few artifacts around the place?The...More

Thank petera718
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Really friendly and fitted us in short notice on a Friday evening, food was amazing and the staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back. Thank you.

Thank Shauna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had never visited The Wheelwright before but thought we'd give it a go. We weren't disappointed - we were given a warm welcome, lovely food, service was great. We'd definitely be visiting again.

Thank jomiles67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Sidmouth and know this pub well although until last month we had not been for several years.We have now made three lunch time visits in 4 weeks and have enjoyed every one.The menu is perfectly adequate for a relaxed lunch and we...More

Thank DerekTarr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last year and the food was amazing. We had been dreaming about the amazing fried chicken we had last year and so disappointed by this visit. The menu was limited and nothing on it my daughter would eat so she just has a...More

Thank Justine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Wheelwright for its location and its mix of a friendly bar and a separate but informal dining room. Past licensees, once it was no longer associated with the Harbour Inn at Axmouth (?) were rather varied. However, based on last night, the...More

Thank J Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Wheelwright yesterday and felt I needed to write a review. The food was delicious, service fantastic and overall a lovely meal. Highly recommend.

Thank VikkiHolden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in to The Wheelright Inn on our way home to Sussex . Very easy to pass this pub by as it doesn't really stand out , it could definately do with something to make people who aren't local notice it a bit easier. Once...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can not fold the place, always happy people, always welcoming and friendly and to top it, we had our best Sunday roast here, this Easter Sunday, three types of meat and stunning roasties and a Yorkie, great Ale! A big Thank YOU

Thank vonmerowing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a lovely thatched style pub serving great food and drink with very friendly staff a warm welcome is assured

Thank peteratompkins
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12 July 2017|
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Response from Isabel T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very clean and tidy 👍
20 August 2015|
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely dog-friendly. Been here twice over a period of 3 years. Staff petted our two dogs and gave them dog biscuits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Colyford
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 552585
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A charming 400 year old pub, in the historic village of Colyford. Visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome and great pub food in a warm country pub setting.
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