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The Wheelwright Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went to the Christmas Eve service in Colyton ten days back and thought we would get an early evening drink afterwards. I was with my wife and two teenage daughters. I have noticed this pub in the past and used it once before. We weren't sure if it was open but (happily we thought at the time), it was.... More 

2 Thank gh36lon
Dorset, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to try this pub, as we were on our way to dine in Beer. Got the last available table on a Sunday lunchtime. Interesting specials described by smiley waitress. Drinks arrived almost immediately. We both enjoyed the field mushroom starters, which were just about the right size. Our choices for mains were the roast... More 

Thank Brian S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome very cosy beautiful thatched building food amazing and skittle ally available. Plenty of outside tables too.

Thank doxycycline
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 176 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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243 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

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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 17
Bar, British, Pub
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?