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The Wheelwright Inn

Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • 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 4 days ago via mobile

We've just eaten at this nice little pub and the food was great. The staff were all very friendly and it was dog friendly. I had the hake dish that was a special and it was fab and finished off with summer pudding that was...More

1  Thank nicksharman58
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found this pub by accident and were friendly invited although we‘ve been a bigger group and it‘s been quite late already. Due to the excellent food and lovely staff, we returned here many more times during our holidays. The food is a great fusion...More

Thank 20Ollo12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local to us, we’ve visited about once every two weeks. As a couple, for the family, and a business lunch. Food is excellent. Mixed - not the average pub food - menu. The portion size is perfectly measured, and the price is well positioned too....More

Thank JonHourihan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the whitebait followed by the Korean chicken which was lovely and tasty , esp the ginger and chilli sauce, certainly was not inedible as per previous review . Chicken was moist with a perfectly dressed salad , would recommend to anyone who wants something...More

Thank vodkamartini1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the menu was very limited .Really serving pub food .We had Korean chicken which was a piece of chicken in a roll with some cheap sauce pretty much unedible

2  Thank zzzzzzzzdevon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and customer service. A group of 7 dropped in with no reservations and got a table no problem. Crab was fresh and portions generous.

Thank George B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good and reasonably priced, however only to have one person taking orders, serving drinks and the food is too much to expect. She was "working her socks off", we weren't in any sort of rush but I could see other customers getting...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We were the second table in after opening time (6pm), however we didn't receive our food until 6:55pm, 45 minutes after ordering food which is ridiculous. Would hate to see the wait on a busy night. Half of our foods party was good however the...More

Thank jamesturton
Claire M, Owner at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry the gravy caused such offence, it is made up in small batches and adjustments have been made. From memory your table had drinks first and didn’t order until 6.35. We always try to be as fast as possible but large tables of...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

Called in here after a day out sight seeing in Devon. It was quiet, and no need to book. Choice on the menu was good and we did not have to wait long for the food. Nice friendly atmosphere. Would recommend this pub.

Thank stuarth0pw00d
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We ate here on a Thursday evening. It was very quiet, so there was no need to book. Service was friendly and unhurried. There was an interesting choice of meals on the menu and the food was well-prepared / presented and very tasty. We thought...More

Thank Finola B
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Isabel T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very clean and tidy 👍
21 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
USD 5 - USD 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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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