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Welcome to The Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech, an independent pub restaurant serving freshly-made, inspiring food, cooked in our own kitchen by chef David Fuller and his talented team. We use only the finest local ingredients and produce from our kitchen garden to create seasonal dishes we think you'll love. But don't just take our word for it – have a look at our menus. Situated on the edge of the High Weald in west Kent, The Wheatsheaf is a stone's throw from Bough Beech reservoir, and just five minutes drive from Hever Castle. Once a hunting lodge rumoured to have been a much-loved retreat for King Henry VIII, it's still a firm local favourite today – and with its welcoming atmosphere, it's not
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Decided to sit inside due to the weather, lots of staff, very few customers, but service was very very poor, had to ask twice for drinks, food order and bill, appreciate staffing problems at the moment but a smile does make a difference. Food ok,...but sadly will not returnMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food slightly limited menu but something great for everyone - limited but everyone perfectly covered. Staff very attentive absolutely perfect service,

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 2 friends for dinner at The Wheatsheaf, having visited a few times in the past and had enjoyable meals. This visit was so disappointing. Very restricted, overpriced menu choices which demonstrated little cooking skill. The dessert menu had 3 choices: one was unavailable...(strawberries and cream…), the second was ice cream which was served in its individual tub… we were embarrassed to have brought our friends along. If the restaurant had lost its chef - which is the only thing we could think of for such a low quality meal - they should advise customers who are booking for dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 on tourist hol in Hever got stuck for dinner. Called ahead and friendly staff member said, after considering carefully staff/customer ratios, they could accommodate us short notice. The Wheatsheaf was cute, obviously a more local than tourist type pub but the restaurant...side was set up professionally. The menu was very small but this kept choosing straightforward. 3 x burgers/chips and 1 x kids chicken pieces/chips. The service we received was really very good. Friendly, efficient and accommodating. The food was way above average. The chips were "like mcdonalds but better" (that's gold standard in our house for skinny fries) and the kids chicken pieces were good quality homemade style. Subbed peas for fresh pepper, which my little foodie appreciated. They even bought out a plate of burger cheese which was requested not to be in a cheese haters burger so someone else in our group could enjoy it - such a nice gesture! As the kids both wanted this one slice of cheese it didn't go to waste! The puddings were delish too. Thank you to this venue for making our meal out enjoyable. It was a pleasure spending our hard earned money with you!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here a few years ago and it was very good, so we were looking forward to revisiting. We were very disappointed last night. Very few options on the menu, the one starter we wanted was sold out (at 7-30pm) and although the fish main...was good, the burger was very underwhelming and overpriced. A few of the staff had a bit of attitude and the venue lacked warmth and atmosphere. We won’t return, sadly. The building has so much unrealised promise.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High standard food good atmosphere in the bar Staff very friendly and attentive Got a short history tour from the barman of the building

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

We chose The Wheatsheaf as we were taking out my brother-in-law and his wife for Sunday lunch, who had said it was a nice place to go for lunch. That was admittedly a few years ago and sadly we found things were rather different. We...got there just a few minutes after our booking for 1pm and we’re shown to a table inside after being given a choice of indoors or out as it was a nice day. Drinks order was taken and meal orders noted after we had been served our drinks. The starters were fine (hot smoked salmon, cod croquettes) but after clearing the plates it took 45 minutes to get our main meals. When they arrived, I was certainly distinctly underwhelmed with my roast pork - two thin slices of meat, no more than 3oz at the most, a postage stamp size of crackling, a small spoon of cabbage and two teaspoons of carrot purée as the included vegetables. The Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes were the meals saving grace as the potatoes were nice and crispy and batter pudding seemed to be homemade. After we had been given the menu again to potentially choose dessert, it still seemed we had been forgotten. During this time the table beside us had complained about their meal and gotten a refund of some of it and a free cheese board. This proved fortunate for us as we were considering the cheese board as a dessert option but given how little cheese we saw you got for £11 we decided to cut to the chase and get the bill. Not sure we’ll return as service was lacking as was the portion size. Sorry Wheatsheaf, could do better with food and serviceMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

We had a great evening meal on Thursday 12th at the Wheatsheaf after our visit to Hever Castle. The Wheatsheaf was recommended by a friend which was very welcome. The pub has a great atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. Our waitress, Daisy, was...very helpful, friendly and efficient - we had olives to start which were brilliant and homemade burgers were fabulous. My wife wanted a small burger and Daisy organised a "teen burger" for her which fitted the bill perfectly. The house wine, Coreto Tinto, was the best house wine we've ever had - highly recommended. If you are in Edenbridge we would heartily recommend trying the Wheatsheaf.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

Another fine meal had here. We both had the burger and it was perfect. So tasty and the chunky chips hit the spot. Love this place. Great character, really lovely staff, fabulous food and the beer always hits the spot. We will return!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022

Covid and Brexit appears to have been hard on this place. We haven't been since both and the sunshine today brought everyone out to try to eat there. The trouble is the staff there now can't cope. It's not their fault, they were rushing and...even running at times but food was slow to arrive and in the end they left us the menus for a possible dessert course and then no-one came near for another half an hour. My 89 year old mother-in-law was threatening to get up and give them a piece of her mind. We were fed up, so I had to go up to them to ask for the bill. Food was fine. It's a fair way to go from here, so I won't be bothering to go that way again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5