The Wheatsheaf Inn
“A great choice of cask ales and fine wines”
A delightful, 700-year-old, golden Cotswold-stone village inn with a long pedigree as a public house, where regulars prop up the bar while their four-legged friends slumber on the floor. The bar is full of big beams, huge open fireplaces, scrubbed wooden tables, exposed stone walls and plenty of original features, so order a pint or a glass of wine while you check out the menu. Chef and landlord Mike delivers a great choice of hearty, locally-sourced dishes: for example, at lunchtime he might have prepared chargrilled tandoori chicken strips with minted yogurt gourmet sandwich; or steak and caramelised onion. Then in the evening, maybe pan-fried scallops or a honey and thyme baked camembert to share; followed by pub classics like home-baked Wiltshire ham with local poached farm eggs; or home-made chilli con carne and rice. Other choices might include herb-crusted salmon with baked new potatoes, samphire and prawn and garlic cream, or slow-cooked pork belly with creamy mash, and apple purée. Finish with sticky toffee pudding or the chef’s brûlée of the day. On Sundays there's roast beef or lamb, a fish dish and a vegetarian option. The skittle alley can be hired.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Open all year
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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