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The Wheelwright Inn

Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
+44 1297 552585
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had 5 meals and they were ok perhaps a liitle expensive particularly the deserts. However the owners were very friendly and made you very welcome. Menu needs more old favourites like garlic bread/-?

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for fathers day and were pleased to have been able to make a last minute booking. The pub has great character and we had a lovely hidden table (ideal with 2 very young children) and both Dads were given a free Ale gift-set...More

Thank The2explorers28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just eaten at this nice little pub and the food was great. The staff were all very friendly and it was dog friendly. I had the hake dish that was a special and it was fab and finished off with summer pudding that was...More

1  Thank nicksharman58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this pub by accident and were friendly invited although we‘ve been a bigger group and it‘s been quite late already. Due to the excellent food and lovely staff, we returned here many more times during our holidays. The food is a great fusion...More

Thank 20Ollo12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local to us, we’ve visited about once every two weeks. As a couple, for the family, and a business lunch. Food is excellent. Mixed - not the average pub food - menu. The portion size is perfectly measured, and the price is well positioned too....More

Thank JonHourihan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the whitebait followed by the Korean chicken which was lovely and tasty , esp the ginger and chilli sauce, certainly was not inedible as per previous review . Chicken was moist with a perfectly dressed salad , would recommend to anyone who wants something...More

Thank vodkamartini1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the menu was very limited .Really serving pub food .We had Korean chicken which was a piece of chicken in a roll with some cheap sauce pretty much unedible

2  Thank zzzzzzzzdevon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and customer service. A group of 7 dropped in with no reservations and got a table no problem. Crab was fresh and portions generous.

Thank George B
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The food was good and reasonably priced, however only to have one person taking orders, serving drinks and the food is too much to expect. She was "working her socks off", we weren't in any sort of rush but I could see other customers getting...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We were the second table in after opening time (6pm), however we didn't receive our food until 6:55pm, 45 minutes after ordering food which is ridiculous. Would hate to see the wait on a busy night. Half of our foods party was good however the...More

Thank jamesturton
Claire M, Owner at The Wheelwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

We are sorry the gravy caused such offence, it is made up in small batches and adjustments have been made. From memory your table had drinks first and didn’t order until 6.35. We always try to be as fast as possible but large tables of...More

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July 12, 2017|
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Response from Isabel T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very clean and tidy 👍
August 20, 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$5 - US$18
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 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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.
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