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The Wheel Inn

££ - £££, British,
Westwell Lane | Westwell, Ashford TN25 4LQ, England
+44 1233 712223
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Westwell Lane | Westwell, Ashford TN25 4LQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called in today as staying at a local camp site, stayed for lunch and found the land Lord very accommodating when asked if they could cook something from the evening menu. Excellent food, drink and hospitality Thankyou

Thank Michele Louise T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub. Great local beer, fantastic food (pie is recommended) and landlord was extremely helpful. Very good and good value.

Thank ranisfunpark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for a meal and a few drinks on bank holiday Monday. The pub is a beautiful old building and has a great outdoor area with seating, pool table and table tennis. 3 nice hand pulled beers on, plus others on draught. I...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in to the wheel today for a drink and there were with 3 people working behind the bar. Not one of them said hello, nor did any of them say ‘we will be with you in a minute’ they just looked at us...More

Thank Sian J
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sian, I would like to say thank you for your review but I think it is very unjust. I myself personally must of been one of the three on the bar, I would never not welcome someone to my pub.. We must of been...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this place is under new ownership and they are clearly trying hard to please. Located in a quiet village just off the M20 near Ashford. A reasonable size car park. A typical English country pub! Steaks and tuna were good and service was friendly....More

Thank billobe1
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Bill, Thank you for the review, we are trying very hard but is all in a days work. I agree that our menu is not the cheapest but for the quality it is extremely good pricing! Hopefully we will see you again. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

The Wheel has been recently refurbished to a high standard and now feels cosy and welcoming. The food has also gone up a notch and varies from traditional pub fare to more a la carte options, all well cooked, sourced locally and reasonably priced.

Thank Jane P
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jane, Thank you so much for your review! We always try our best and we are glad your enjoying all of it! Looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, James Kelland Owner

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Visited today for lunch with Maidstone Ramblers. A friendly welcome and good classic pub food. An old village pub modernised in a tasteful way. It retains a lovely cosy charm. Although it’s website currently show them it offers a good selection of real ales.

Thank JimTA2016
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jim, Thank you again, was a pleasure having your group in and very happy you have taken the time to leave this review! We are working on the website!! Looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes, James Kelland Owner

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Have eaten at The Wheel on a number of occasions since James took over. I’ve just finished another cracking meal. This time a Sunday lunch. Anyone thinking it’s expensive clearly doesn’t eat out often or has no clue about restaurant costs... The Wheel offers great...More

Thank Sam R
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sam, Always a pleasure! Glad your still enjoying the food and we will continue to please! Look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, James Kelland Owner

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

After a friendly welcome, the meal that followed was equally as welcoming from the relatively new owners, who have clearly made their mark on this lovely country pub, to make it their own. Despite being a little isolated, it's well worth a visit.More

Thank DodgyDe
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us at The Wheel. We are slightly isolated however we are only a few miles from Ashford Town Centre and I am currently looking into getting some transport for the pub! I am glad you...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Did a Sunday walk across to the pub from Eastwell estate. Having previously been in for a quick drink, we decided to try the food. The pub has lovely decor and first impressions are great, staff very friendly and you are instantly made to feel...More

Thank ash j
James K, Owner at The Wheel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Ash, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We try to keep our menus simple to increase the quality which I am guessing your hinting at! We do frequently change our menu monthly to keep it interesting! We are a community...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westwell Lane | Westwell, Ashford TN25 4LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 712223
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We are a destination food venue with a large beautiful garden, roaring fire and great atmosphere. Join us for a bite to eat or just a drink, you'll always be welcome. We serve Bar Snacks, Lunch & Dinner. We stock a range of Shepherd Neame Ales,Lagers, Wines & soft drinks. Lunch is served from 12 Noon - 3pm Tuesday - Sunday Dinner is served from 7pm till 9pm Tuesday - Saturday We have smaller portions for children. Please call if you have any special dietary requirements as our Chef will always try to accommodate them. We invite Dog Owners to bring their behaved dogs on leads into the bar area.
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