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The Wheelwright Inn

Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (31 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
“fish cakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
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1 - 10 of 501 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had last been to this pub for dinner two years ago and what a difference! This time, it was full, warm and welcoming. The interior had been "spruced up" so that it feels much more like a comfortable country pub and their was a...More

2  Thank Terry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this lovely thatched pub for lunch. The welcome was fantastic from the manageress and we had a long chat. The couple have only just taken over this pub and it's their first. They are still feeling their way, but they are doing...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good night Saturday for our team Xmas meal, we were let down at the last minute by cranberries and were really pleased we were accommodated at short notice. Lovely meal, very friendly service, and not a sprout in site yippee!! ( not a fan)...More

1  Thank Tammychaplyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a life long foodie I had to try the Sunday slow cooked roasts. The whole family enjoyed Sunday lunch here yesterday. Treacle glazed slow cooked beef was so tender and fell away like pulled pork does. Delicious gravy. Never had it before and so...More

1  Thank 76HappyFoodie
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We dined there on 15th December at 7pm and it’s a very friendly Gastro Pub. The menu although small, will be bigger once the Owners settle in but the food on offer was great. The pub atmosphere was great and warm. All the very best...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

We were a party of 20+ We had a very warm welcome with Bucks Fizz to start. Room and tables decorated to create a festive mood. The food was served promptly and served hot. A good selection very well cooked, could not fault it. The...More

1  Thank WendyM09
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We came as a fairly large party for a celebratory Christmas lunch booked for 12.30 p.m. On arrival we did have a glass of Bucks Fizz and that is where the good feeling stopped. Our tables were not ready and had to be laid by...More

2  Thank jackie w
Claire M, Manager at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hello Jackie, Thank you for your comments. I would like to respond, if I may. The room was ready for you, and freshly redecorated with a 9ft christmas tree that looked lovely. Johanna offered to help me finish laying out the knives and forks whilst...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

My family and I visited on Sunday and were surprised to see the restaurant has had a complete makeover since the last time we were here. They've done a great job and it looks and feels really cozy. They had brisket on the menu and...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Our party received a warm welcome upon arriving , and shown to our table. Menus were offered promptly ,and our drinks order taken by friendly and helpful staff. Specials of the day were offered, the scallops were excellent. Our main courses lived up to expectations,...More

Thank Leoseaton G
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Have used this pub on numerous occasions we found the Food to be of good quality with friendly service. How it's changed since the new owners have taken over is remarkable. A previous person reviewed the menu as improving this is baffling,choice has been reduced...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Claire M, Manager at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Hi Caroline, thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are taking all comments on board during our first few opening weeks and improving our food and services to create the best experience for our customers. We are sorry that...More

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Questions & Answers
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
US$6 - US$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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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