We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Wheelwright Inn

Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (32 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
“fish cakes” (11 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (518)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of visited this pub as we made our way back to Elpe. We chose this pub as it on the our way, had ample parking and we were all hungry. The food was freshly cooked and well presented. All four of us were delighted...More

1  Thank Robin C
Mrsminch, Manager at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Robin, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Claire & Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit since a change of management and what an improvement. The Wheelwright, always a smashing pub, is now even better. The menu no longer offers "basic pub grub" but now has more imaginative options. We spent a long lazy lunchtime, enjoying the lovely...More

Thank GeriGooner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for unscheduled lunch. Had Persian lamb curry, served with basmati rice, popadoms and dips. Followed by rice pudding with roasted coconut topped with Drambuie soaked sultanas. Beautifully served and absolutely delicious. This is a pub whose owners are working hard to offer original menus...More

Thank markwallerwaller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinosaur ribs for lunch! Very tasty! No need for dinner after as I was still full up! Going to try the burger next time. Pub is a hidden gem. Very very welcoming hosts.

Thank Jason H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommend this lovely little restaurant/pub by two of my Work colleagues. From the start the service was great, friendly atmosphere and staff to match. The food was quick and of great quality and taste (LOVED THE STREET FOOD BURGER) All in all a lovely...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you would like a relaxing lunch. On arrival the pub wasn't busy, we choose a table, then a friendly lady asked us for our drinks order, then explained the menu. Food is obviously cooked to order, so didn't arrive that quick...More

2  Thank 1SAM2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch at The Wheelwright Inn yesterday! The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing! There was an interesting choice of food and you couldn’t fault the drinks either! The owner was welcoming, friendly and really interesting to talk to. Thank you...More

Thank ecb2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off for lunch, dog friendly bar, had croque monsier, came with lovely pear Walnut salad, excellent. Will be returning for an evening meal.

Thank jana6360
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

First visit after the change last November. Very friendly reception, and cosy atmosphere with log fire. Limited menu, but this is no bad thing, as everything is fresh and hot as evidenced by the lamb croquettes we both had as starters. Our main meals were...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Thatched pub, cosy tables and a decent menu. I had filet mignon and it was perfect, topped off with the most amazing jus ! All washed down with a delicious pint of badger pickled partridge. Didn't get to the desert menu, but it looked yum....More

1  Thank Foodywizz
Nearby HotelsSee all Colyford Hotels
Swallows Eaves Hotel
302 reviews
.23 km away
The Dolphin Hotel
376 reviews
3.96 km away
Dower House Hotel
400 reviews
4.34 km away
Masons Arms
693 reviews
6.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Ship Inn
733 reviews
1.56 km away
The Kingfisher
212 reviews
1.57 km away
Reeds Restaurant
46 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Axmouth Harbour
8 reviews
1.59 km away
Holyford Woods Local Nature Reserve
5 reviews
1.86 km away
Lower Bruckland Farm Nature Reserve
20 reviews
3.02 km away
Seaton Tramway
1,263 reviews
1.58 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
13 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Isabel T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very clean and tidy đź‘Ť
21 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing