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“Weekday lunch review”
Review of The Wheel Inn

The Wheel Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Ticknall
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We used to use the Wheel on a regular basis, but understand it has changed hands several time since our last visit, about a year ago.

We both had the same lunch, Lamb Casserole , with vegetables and mash.

Sadly I have to say that we were both disappointed in the meals.. The lamb was good but very bland, and the vegetables were disappointing, the white cabbage was tasteless as were the carrots, the beans were not cooked enough.The mash was fine, but the whole meal neede spicing up . It took too long to be served considering it was not that busy.
Staff were excellent, and the decor and new furnishings were nice.

1  Thank Major332
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and efficient staff. Excellent food. Will be going again definitely. A really good find for a meal out somewhere special.

Thank pablo2605
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The new change of ownership has been a hard act to follow. But the new staff are great, the food is excellent and the range of beers etc is good. Staff couldn't be more willing and friendly. Service is excellent too. Do give them a go - they deserve to do well.

Thank HappyJacs
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the Wheel recently after the new owners took over. The difference they have made already is so positive....thank goodness someone cares about this lovely place again and it shows! Good quality wines and beer are back. We tried a couple of starters from the menu! The food was home-cooked and tasty! Unfortunately the portion sizes were tiny so appeared a little overpriced, but hopefully this was a one-off! Welcome and good luck to the new owners and we look forward to our next visit

1  Thank Bolshyb
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited one of our favourite places for a bite to eat in Thursday evening. The staff were very welcoming but there was unusually, something lacking. No atmosphere... the place was fairly empty.

The place is under new management and there is a new chef.
I’m sad to report that the quality of food is not a patch on the previous offerings.
We both had duck which was so tough you couldn’t get your knife through it. It was very dry and came with 3 pieces of broccoli and 5 roast potatoes. The roast potatoes were hard in the middle and I’m convinced they were Aunt Bessie’s!!

The presentation was awful and not one member of staff came to enquire how our meal was.

I spoke with the new female manager. She was very understanding and disappointed that we were not happy. She refunded the cost of one of our meals - £14.50 was certainly not value for money!!

It’s a big shame... the pub is located in a great place and it’s always been somewhere that we love to pop in for a pint and a bite to eat.

We won’t be calling in again.

3  Thank RichMar13
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