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The Wheelwright Inn

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$$ - $$$
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Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

14 of us went for a meal at the Wheelwright. We pre chose our meals before the event as there were alot of us. We were not disappointed. Great food (plenty of it), lovely staff, great service and a lovely atmosphere. Will definately go there again 😀

Thank Francesca M
Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother and I, with spouses, try to meet up for lunch occasionally half way between our homes in Dorset and Devon. Last time John chose the venue and we were a tad disappointed, so it was my turn and there was a definite element of competition. I think I'm in front now! Things started with a really friendly greeting... More 

1 Thank Anne F
Uplyme, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having driven past this pub on many occasions, we decided to go for Sunday lunch. Menu was good with the desired 'roast'. Cheap too! Vegetables were good and my turkey was very good. The roast beef was deemed not to be as good as a previous, more expensive venue, but beef often varies in quality and it might be better... More 

Thank MoragK53
West Sussex
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223 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here both lunch and dinner a few times over the years while staying locally. While the menu isn't as adventurous as it was a few years ago the pub provides good food,reasonably priced,in pleasant surroundings. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank BOBOK777
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Fitted us in last minute. Was pleasantly surprised. Fabulous food and great service. Will definitely return!

Thank vickysponge
Clayton, North Carolina
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231 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This pub was in a thatched roof building and quit unique. The food was excellent as was the service. Beef was grass fed. Pork pie was the ticket.

Thank SoilDoctor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Good value, tasty, traditional pub food, seven days and nights a week. Would recommend if you are in Colyford.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Friendly helpful staff, food is hot, well cooked and tasty. Portions are large though smaller portions are available. Price is reasonable. Booking is recommended on Thursdays as live music is on. Two of us ate there 2 nights running, once with starter and main, second time with main and dessert - all delicious.

Thank Timothy G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had dinner here whilst visiting friends in the area. We were sat in the bar area which had a good buzz and friendly atmosphere. The service and food were both good and the menu had a nice selection, including a few specials. Nice range of beers and wines available and all at a reasonable price.

Thank David B
Romsey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We arrived around 130pm on a Sunday we hadn't booked and it was busy. Very friendly welcome for our party of 6 age range 4 to late sixties. If we didn't mind a 5 minute wait they would accommodate in the bar area by joining two tables. Drinks were quickly delivered to the table and I was pleased to say... More 

Thank Realistmjp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?