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The Wheelwright Inn

Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Closes in 23 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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 6 days ago

Some friends told us the pub was under new management and they had a really nice meal, so we thought we would give it a try. The pub had a really nice atmosphere, cozy and warm. I thought I would try the street food specials...More

Thank JoelKirkB
Reviewed 6 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

1  Thank 1SAM2006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over priced burnt tasteless oily. Lovely people change the menu or chef it will ruin you . Chilli dip 95% oil . More fat on ribs than meat . Sweet potato fries cremated . Onion rings greasy . Chicken wings tasteless just bland. Slaw absolutely...More

2  Thank dawnus52
Mrsminch, Owner at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are very sorry you didnt enjoy your experience, if only you had mentioned this at the time we could have offered you an alternative that would have made you happy. Our Street Food menu is sometimes offered alongside our regular menu. We have years...More

Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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