The Wheatsheaf Pub & Kitchen
The Wheatsheaf Pub & Kitchen is located in a prominent Grade II listed building in the heart of the market town of Bingham. The building is believed to date back to 1779 but beer and food have been served on this site since the 16th century. This unusual building hosts a traditional bar at the front, with the restaurant found at the rear in the former stables. It has been fully and sympathetically refurbished, combining elegant modern touches with traditional beams and original features.
The menu is just that little bit more adventurous and thoughtful than your typical pub fare, with starters such as chargrilled tiger prawns, whipped goats’ cheese and crispy brie and chorizo; and mains such as slow-roast blade of beef and Grimsby fish and chips, plus a range of amazing-looking house burgers and steaks. The dessert menu has plenty of choice including a platter of local sourced cheeses.
We visited on a cold, sunny autumn Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch – generously proportioned and reasonably priced cheese and chive Croquettes and hearty lamb and Rioja stew with home-made dumplings. The restaurant was nicely busy with a gentle buzz coming from a mix of young families, couples and mixed groups. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere relaxed.
This pub is definitely worth stopping off at, with parking available at the rear and, when summer comes, a modern and stylish outside terrace on which to enjoy the long evenings.
By Abby Brennan, Nottinghamshire editor