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The Wheatsheaf

At first glance it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between a great village pub and an average one. The garden can be a giveaway and the signage is sometimes an indicator. But you just can’t tell till you go in and try the food and drink.

The Wheatsheaf looks lovely, with a stream trickling gently along in the garden and the pub’s neat exterior giving passers-by the come on. So those entering for the first time will expect good things. But from the outward signals they certainly won’t predict the exceptional dining experience they are about to enjoy, because with chef Carol Craddock in the kitchen, the food served here is up there with the very best in the region.

Great Food Club was hugely impressed after eating at The Wheatsheaf. Carol has worked in kitchens for the last 20 years and has a CV that includes a stint at Bibendum under Simon Hopkinson and a head chef position at The Phoenix Restaurant in Putney. She is clearly talented and from her food you can tell she enjoys her job, producing stunning flavours that you just don’t expect to taste in most village pubs. Our visit was enhanced by homemade breads, a stunningly vibrant chicken and chorizo dish and a seriously good homemade pavlova.

It’s great to see, too, that The Wheatsheaf hasn’t sold its soul in pursuit of Rutland’s affluent dining market. The front bar remains a sociable drinking zone where locals can enjoy a pint and a game of pool.

Useful info
1 Stretton Road, Greetham, Rutland, LE15 7NP
01572 812325

Customer reviews for The Wheatsheaf

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  1. Avatar Jenny Klee says:

    We visited this pub for the first time on Saturday evening. The food was lovely and the service good. However on the next table was a family of four adults and three children. When we arrived they were just about half way through their meal. When they had finished they proceeded to get out their chess board and cards and without any consideration for other diners proceeded to drink and play games and were still playing when we left around ten o’clock, We understand that this is a family pub and just feel that anyone considering a meal must be aware that this is possible.

  2. Avatar Martin says:

    Excellent just bloody excellent

    Don’t miss the opportunity.

  3. Avatar Amanda Thompson says:

    Great food, great service, great selection of beers and wines. A haven for foodies and real ale lovers alike. A great welcome from the landlord and a lovely warm & cosy environment. You simply must try this place!

  4. Avatar Stuart Ball says:

    Fantastic beer, Scott keeps a great cellar, Carol produces from her Bijou kitchen the most varied and interesting menus. They change on a regular basis and only use the freshest and unusual ingredients. The food is of the highest standard and helps to create an ambience which is hard to beat. Of particular interest and attraction to myself is the wide use of seafood, from razor clams, whole cornish crab, smoked sprats, white fish such as cod, bream, John dory and some of the most delicious mussels I have ever tasted but always at a value for money price. Worth a visit but reservation is necessary.

  5. Avatar Jeffery Wilcox-Smith. says:

    Our family chose this delightful pub. to treat my wife for a birthday lunch. And what a treat! We were welcomed like ‘long lost friends’. The food – obviously freshly prepared – was delicious, and the courses served at a pace designed to allow a family get together to have time for chat, and time for the children. The wine was timely poured by the owner and his staff as required.

    Thank you for a very memorable celebratory lunch.

  6. Avatar SR says:

    Great food – worth trying

  7. Avatar Peter currall says:

    Excellent food cooked from scratch, beer and wines kept in good condition. Staff look after you.

  8. Avatar Keith Waterton says:

    I doubt if any other pub/restaurant in the area can match the welcome from the Wheatsheaf’s friendly, well trained staff and the consistently excellent food that is on offer. Cosy open fires in the winter and a very pretty garden for warmer days are the icing on the cake. But don’t tell anybody…

  9. Avatar Ben Jones says:

    Great beer, brilliant food, wonderful wine, friendly staff, a great host, a great chef, open fires, pool table, TV, darts. A place where drinkers, foodies, locals and visitors all feel welcome.

  10. Avatar Diane Styles says:

    I’m a big fan of this pub restaurant as they really know how to produce great food. The owners are foodies themselves, they have menus from other notable restaurants hung around and, despite the somewhat ordinary decor the food is anything but. Be prepared for a great meal and plan your return as you’ll be hungry for more!


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