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The Wheatsheaf, Oakham, Rutland

The Wheatsheaf

4.9
4.9
1239 reviews
£25 and under
British
Based in Greetham, The Wheatsheaf is 6 miles from Oakham and 4 miles from Rutland Water. Carol and Scott took over the Wheatsheaf in March 2008. The seasonal Modern British menu changes weekly. The wine list is based on wines from around the world with a good selection by the glass. We also have an excellent selection of beers and local cask ales.

In 2021 The Wheatsheaf was a new entry in The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastro Pubs and was also awarded The Michelin Red Plate.

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesday except Bank Holidays.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Lunch Service - Bank Holidays Mon 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Bar Wed 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 6:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01572 812325
  • Payment Options
    Contactless Payment
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 1,239 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leicestershire

    Best Overall

  • Leicestershire

    Best Food

  • Leicestershire

    Best Service

  • Leicestershire

    Best Ambience

  • Leicestershire

    Best Value

  • Leicestershire

    Good for business meals

  • Leicestershire

    Good for business meals

  • Leicestershire

    Healthy

  • Leicestershire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Leicestershire

    Good for special occasions

  • Leicestershire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Leicestershire

    Most Booked

1,239 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend highly. Very welcoming. Service excellent. Didn't rush you through your meal. Food absolutely lovely. Even got a birthday card for my wife which was a nice touch. Thinking of going back again definitely soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. roise1908

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to The Wheatsheaf did not disappoint, great service, delicious food in a characteristic pub.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. Veejays

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A return visit to this family run dining pub for a family birthday get together. We had the Sunday lunch menu served by friendly and experienced staff which was a delight. It was lovely to go out to a pub which serves real homemade food to such a high standard.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful pub/restaurant - everything was amazing. The ambience and service were first class and the food was extra special. I chose a goats cheese, apple and pecan salad to start with followed by sole in brown caper butter. The dessert was the best I have had in years - buttermilk pannacotta with poached apricots and cinnamon shortbread. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and hope to return when we are next in the area.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere and outstanding service. Fish and seafood at the Wheatsheaf is never disappointing and always perfectly cooked. Will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this place and we absolutely loved it. The staff were so friendly and great food!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub in a vary pleasant setting. The menu was interesting and different from many so-called gastro pubs. The food we chose was delicious and different choices enjoyed by all of our party of four. We were unrushed for our Saturday lunch and the service friendly and well timed. We shall certainly be coming back the next time we spend time visiting Barnsdale Gardens or shopping at nearby farm shops.

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  8. DawnL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG what a find. Fantastic food and service and really friendly staff. A hidden gem, we will definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. Gary

    Leicestershire

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely family get together, beautifully looked after, even a special gluten free mini loaf for our guest while we had starters. We love the Wheatsheaf. Thank you team, see you soon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for Sunday Lunch and had s brilliant meal. Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff and most importantly the food was amazing. Will be returning next week are in the area!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff and atmosphere! Excellent choice on the menu and really family friendly.

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  12. AdAstra

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We waited a long time to experience the Wheatsheaf. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the menu choices more imaginative than usual. The wine list was much better than normal. The service was efficient, warm and friendly. Would definitely go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super service, lovely staff, cooked to order so enjoy the ambiance while waiting .The food is worth it CHEERS.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. CarstenP

    Leicestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always my 'go to' Rutland gastro-pub, and one which I visit regularly, and to which friends/family come almost as often from as far afield as Norfolk, Hertfordshire, London and Hampshire. The food and friendly, unfussy service are unfailingly excellent - and the prices are affordable. Very highly recommended to anyone who's not visited yet.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. LucyF

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great staff, lovely atmosphere. Priced as a “treat” but well worth it.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal for my sisters bday. Fantastic quality food and wine. All the staff are lovely and the owners especially. Love our meals here, always excited to be going for dinner.

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  17. RichardF

    Leicestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott and Carol were brilliant in every way. We cannot recommend the Wheatsheaf highly enough!

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  18. angelaintheshire

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely meal. My husband and I had exactly the same thing: The large Arancini made with prawns and crab served with a garlic mayo - out of this world good. And then followed by the Cornish Sole with brown butter, capers and samphire. Beautifully cooked, wonderful fish, perfect chips. My husband thought the mixed leaves that it came with was unnecessary but I thought it cut through the richness of the fish and was a good touch. We finished by sharing two scoops of ice cream - orange cardamom and tonka bean. We were visiting the area and would definitely return again. And very good service.

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  19. DCar

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally superb - Visited for a birthday celebration and Scott and the Team looked after us impeccably. Cannot praise them enough. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area - but be warned....book in advance!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. JennieP

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever superb service and good. Absolutely delicious sole and gorgeous boozy cherries.

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  21. SueH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can always be assured of a warm welcome, with excellent food and a fantastic choice of wines. Scott and his team are amazing hosts.

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  22. ZdenaD

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as always. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Reasonably priced

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend. By far the best pub in Rutland.

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  24. KezO

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great pub - the service was fantastic and the food was delightful.

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  25. Wendy

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a sure bet, the Wheatsheaf consistently delivers superb food, drink, service and ambience. Thank you again - we'll most definitely be back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service as always Scott and Carol together with their staff never fail to deliver 👍

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  27. Karen

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal at The Wheatsheaf last night, thank you, we all really enjoyed.

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  28. Nonne

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the four of us had a lovely meal. We can highly recommend the Wheatsheaf.

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  29. Dauntsey1

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly reception and decent food, with superb deserts - at a reasonable price and a decent wine list. Good place for Sunday Lunch. Only thing that stopped a 5 across the board was the Roast Potatoes being slightly under cooked! But apart from that service was excellent.

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  30. hayleyv

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you walk in the Landlord Scott welcomes you. The waitresses are courteous and as for the food. It is outstanding. Fresh ingredients and top quality. We drive over an hour to come to this pub every year and recommend it to our friends if they are travelling in this area.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Splendid as always. Apparently I have to write fifty characters.

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  32. JulieP

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely anniversary meal here with our friends, we all enjoyed what we had, lovely touch by the wheatsheaf, an anniversary card on the table. It is a little pricey including the drinks. We we're able to fetch our dogs with us too in the bar area which was comfortable enough. Thanks for a pleasant evening

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  33. RACHELE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening again at The Wheatsheaf - food delicious and service excellent…. Highly recommended

    1 person found this helpful

  34. TerryK

    Derbyshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely village pub , exceptional service and high quality food from a nice varied menu.highly recommended

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were celebrating our anniversary and even though we were a last minute booking, we had an anniversary card waiting for us when we got there, such a lovely touch. The food was fantastic (highly recommend the duck), and the service was brilliant - very attentive! It was our first visit and we’ll definitely go back!

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  36. RosieC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very lovely experience here, the grounds are beautiful and the food was gorgeous.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. MonsterMunch

    Lincolnshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another trip to The Wheatsheaf, as usual friendly reception, great choice of food and wine and lovely gastro-pub atmosphere. Food delicious - we were a party of four, enjoying Fowey Mussels to start and then roast cod, duck breast, pork belly and thin cut strip steak as mains. New range of wines very interesting too. Would highly recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Jools

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere. All of the staff are very welcoming and the service is fantastic. The only problem is it is always busy so necessary to book!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. MarieC

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose The Wheatsheaf for a Mother’s Day lunch. What a lovely place. We needed to call them twice just before we arrived, to adjust the booking and on both occasions the call was answered promptly and politely. The staff were so helpful and efficient with drinks and meals, and the food was delicious. We had the smoked salmon starter and cod main. We were given a lovely table by the window too. All round wonderful. Cannot recommend highly enough. We will be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Wheatsheaf delivers a superb Sunday lunch with attentive staff. One of our favourite venues to eat in Rutland.

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The Wheatsheaf is rated 4.9 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Wheatsheaf

1 Stretton Road, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7NP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Oakham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Lunch Service - Bank Holidays Mon 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Bar Wed 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 6:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Large car park to the rear of the pub.
  • Payment Options
    Contactless Payment
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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