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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 yesterday via mobile

We dined there on 15th December at 7pm and it’s a very friendly Gastro Pub. The menu although small, will be bigger once the Owners settle in but the food on offer was great. The pub atmosphere was great and warm. All the very best...More

Reviewed yesterday

We were a party of 20+ We had a very warm welcome with Bucks Fizz to start. Room and tables decorated to create a festive mood. The food was served promptly and served hot. A good selection very well cooked, could not fault it. The...More

Thank WendyM09
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came as a fairly large party for a celebratory Christmas lunch booked for 12.30 p.m. On arrival we did have a glass of Bucks Fizz and that is where the good feeling stopped. Our tables were not ready and had to be laid by...More

2  Thank jackie w
Claire M, Manager at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jackie, Thank you for your comments. I would like to respond, if I may. The room was ready for you, and freshly redecorated with a 9ft christmas tree that looked lovely. Johanna offered to help me finish laying out the knives and forks whilst...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited on Sunday and were surprised to see the restaurant has had a complete makeover since the last time we were here. They've done a great job and it looks and feels really cozy. They had brisket on the menu and...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party received a warm welcome upon arriving , and shown to our table. Menus were offered promptly ,and our drinks order taken by friendly and helpful staff. Specials of the day were offered, the scallops were excellent. Our main courses lived up to expectations,...More

Thank Leoseaton G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have used this pub on numerous occasions we found the Food to be of good quality with friendly service. How it's changed since the new owners have taken over is remarkable. A previous person reviewed the menu as improving this is baffling,choice has been reduced...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Claire M, Manager at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Caroline, thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are taking all comments on board during our first few opening weeks and improving our food and services to create the best experience for our customers. We are sorry that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family sunday lunch at this pub. We had the beef which we found to be very tender, hot and tasty. The staff were great, very friendly and we would recommend to anyone looking for that gourmet experience. We will be visiting again!

1  Thank jayne5672017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely pub, staff very hospitable and friendly and really made us welcome. sandwiches were well filled and delicious, cheesy chips are not to missed. We will return.

1  Thank Roy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always liked to visit the Wheelwright so decided to eat there with friends last week, not realising that the management had just recently changed (November 2017). We were seated in the main pub area, whereas we normally like to eat in the restaurant. The...More

2  Thank AmandaBaz
Claire M, Manager at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amanda, thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We have taken on board everything you have said and are making improvements. We will have a full website by next week, we have been training staff regarding allergens and intolerances and have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcoming and stylish yet traditional decor, this pub makes a good impression when you first walk through the door. Excellent chef! We had the catch of the day, the steak burger and the Lyme Bay mussels in cream and white wine. All very good and...More

Thank cttgereviewer
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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$5 - US$19
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 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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