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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Uncomfortable single bed, room above the pub smoking shelter, so I might as well have smoked! Plug socket by the bed didn't work. Ensuite filthy, toilet seat did not fit the toilet, shower pipe absolutely minging, black with soap scum. Old fashioned & filthy carpets. Give this place a VERY wide berth, I almost slept in the car!

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3 Thank Pip31pip
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Firstly, if you are coming by public transport this is a terrible place to stay - not least because there were no taxis at the station! However this wasn't the hotels fault, and when I got there, soaked through from waiting in the rain, they were welcoming and helpful, chatting whilst I had a drink to calm down at the... More 

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1 Thank BengalCatLady
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Me and two work colleagues stayed here for a week while working in the area. The downstairs bar and restaurant area was very nice and looked like it had been recently done up. For the price of the rooms was very good value for money. The shower was powerful and hot in room 1 where I stayed. The only negative... More 

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1 Thank Nick J
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

4 of went for Sunday lunch . As I and my partner arrived early , we thought we would have a drink whilst waiting . I popped to the loo and there was no soap for hand washing . We ordered our drinks and overheard a snappy exchange between the owners , which doesn't give a good impression . We... More 

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Thank Michael B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

When I booked I assumed it was a B&B, it turns out that it is not. It does come up when you search for B&Bs. From other reviews I am not the only one to make this mistake. When I asked about Breakfast I was told that the chef was off but I could have £5 to go into Newmarket.... More 

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2 Thank MoggyMugger
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Booked a twin room, as we were attending a hospitality day at Newmarket races, had to call late to try to book a second room, and they were really accommodating offering us the last room at a discount price, which was really appreciated due to the late notification . Arrived to check in and had a few minutes wait until... More 

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Thank Dawn A
Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

After a nice long walk my friend and I stopped for lunch, had a very warm welcome by the landlord and the food was delicious, home made by the new chef Doug.. We will also be going back to try the Sunday lunch...

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Thank Liz P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Although living locally we've never set foot in the Wheatsheaf but it's gone straight to the top of our list of places to visit on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The Roast dinner was lovely- you can pay a little more for 'extras' so we had plenty of food to keep us going! Great staff, nice surroundings, reasonably priced. The only... More 

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Thank Natalie904
Louth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

AVOID - RUDE STAFF - POOR MANAGEMENT the staff lack communication skills and vaguely understand the English language Room very cold poor toiletries messy rooms moaned about heating 3 times took til midnight for room to be adequate will not visit nor would I send a rat there

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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I Stayed visiting friends in Newmarket and couldn't be happier with value for money, it was clean, tidy, great food and drink!!! Happy staff that couldn't have been more helpful. Newly redone restaurant and bar area, great village pub under new management.

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
***Under new management from 2nd November 2015*** A charming Suffolk gastro pub just 2 miles from the famous racing town of Newmarket. We serve fresh, quality, homecooked food, offer a selection of cask ales and consider our pub to have a friendly, cosy atmosphere. We also have 6 en suite rooms starting from £55 per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wheatsheaf

Address: 45 Chapel Street | Exning, Newmarket CB8 7HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Newmarket
Price Range: $74 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wheatsheaf 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't know if there are any good rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Pip31pip, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are much better places in the area, only use as a last resort.”
 of 5 bubbles MoggyMugger, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“a couple of rooms have a garden view which is very pretty and also nice and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles YoungFamily31, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Brilliant location if you want to visit Newmarket.”
 of 5 bubbles SPW21, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Didn't see any other rooms. Ours was No 7 and was a bit dark although it faced over the garden. NOT en suite although did have its own bathroom down the corridor!”
 of 5 bubbles antheah307, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
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