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We use the Wheatsheaf regularly. The food is always well prepared and the menu varied. The staff are brilliant and makes us welcome every time.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

We had a lovely 2 night stay at the Inn for our wedding anniversary. The room was perfect with a large comfy bed and all facilities. Chris was super welcoming and a great host, and thanks to Liv our waitress. We had dinner in the...restaurant both nights as the food was so good on the first night. I had the fish and chips, and as we are from the East Neuk of Fife where fish and chip restaurants regularly with awards, I have to say it was the best fish and chips I have ever had, compliments to the chef! Lorraine had it on night 2 and 100% agreed. All the food was superb, and a special mention to the excellent Merlot :-) Other than the weather, which apparently the Inn can't control, the stay was amazing. Thanks again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Great food and loved the decor. Our food was very good - Beef Burgundy, with homemade rolls and butter. The only downside was we weren’t sat in dining room, but in a well-appropriated den like room. We were dressed appropriately and not sure why we...were not sat in dining room..More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Michael Lawrence, Owner at Wheatsheaf Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Wheatsheaf. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your experience. As regards to where you were seated, instead of one large dining room we have several smaller rooms. On busier nights we...More

Reviewed 20 September 2023

Stayed here for 2 nights, rooms were good and hotel in a central location for the coast. Food was good and ate breakfast and dinner here. Staff friendly and helpful offering to carry luggage etc. located in quiet village

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

Super lunch at the Wheatsheaf today with my elderly parents. Excellent, attentive service and we thoroughly enjoyed the food.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 March 2023

I am reviewing the Restaurant in this post having also enjoyed a two night stay. The evening meal came as part of the generous package of Two course dinner when booking the room. Reception was extremely friendly and the comprehensive menu was brought to our...pre prandial seats in the Bar in front of a roaring log fire. The menu was a delight to the eye and very comprehensive with, I am sure, something for everyone's taste. I am a fan of duck dishes and the starter the first evening was a 'duck' salad with rocket. Not what I would have normally combined but I gave it a go and have no regrets. My wife had the garlic mushrooms and says the same. For mains I thought to avoid the 'usual offerings', Steak, Fish and Chips, Burgers etc.., and went for the Butternut Squash and Spinach Risotto as, although I AM carnivorous by nature, I wanted a change. It was gorgeous and just enough. Not overfacing at all and yet not 'twee' in presentation. My wife had chicken and reports well on it. All washed down with a lovely Tempranillo from a limited but wide ranging list. No desserts. Gulp. I would have loved the mixed fruit crumble with custard but there was no room left. A good excuse to go back. Next evening was the same routine. I noted Crayfish as a starter and having been re-assured this was not just a fancy name for Prawn cocktail it was ordered. My wife had chicken liver pate with no regrets but I had to offer a Crayfish nibble to assuage her curiosity. We both confirmed how good it was. For mains I determined to try the Risotto again and this choice was also taken up by my wife. We both loved it. Ten out of ten. Again it went with another bottle of Tempranillo. And, sadly, again no Fruit Crumble was tried although it was offered. Memo to self. Go back soon and often. This place is too good to miss out on for long. Two of the nicest dining out experiences I have had in a long time. Not too fancy and pretentious but just good honest food, well cooked and presented.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

A very enjoyable evening meal in the restaurant. The staff and the venue were excellent the menu varied and quality exceptional. It was a special occasion and was a night to remember and we will return

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Amazing staff, great service and lovely hotel and food. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Made to feel at home. Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

Last stayed there in 2018 and enjoyed the experience. We thought we would give it another go and were not disappointed. Very comfortable room with all the amenities, great food and pleasant and attentive staff. We really enjoyed our stay once again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

The Wheasheaf Hotel occupies pride of place on the Main Street of the little vilage of Swinton in the Borders. The Sunday Lunch menu provided an aray of pub standards including roast pork and roast beef. There is a suite of starters and an array...of desserts (Bailey's Cheesecake was smooth and creamy) from which to choose. Prices are moderate and the meals well presented. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the facilities comfortable and spacious. All staff were masked, and masks were supplied for customers to move through the building.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 May 2022

fabulous food, in lovely surroundings, very pleasant staff, cannot fault it in any way. so much so we wished we had been staying in the hotel, maybe next time.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

Had a lovely 2 night stay with 2 course DB&B both nights/mornings. Starters and mains delicious; especially enjoyed the duck and mango salad starter and the oven cooked fillet of beef mains. Really warm, comfortable bed in a spacious room. Would definitely recommend this place...for a quiet relaxing time away and good value. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2021

Having recently moved to the Borders we decided it was time to try the oft recommended Wheatsheaf as we worked our way around the local restaurant's. Arriving on Saturday evening we were shown to a small bar area to have an aperitif whilst waiting for...our table. When we were seated at our table we had our starters and main course. I won’t bore you with an in-depth examination of the food suffice to say it was phenomenal probably helped it was washed down by a gorgeous wee bottle of seldom encountered Beaujolais Nouveau! The food was second only to another local hostelry. Staff were attentive without being intrusive and the decor and overall ambience was spot on in my opinion. One small minor observation which is a personal bugbear :the time between starter and main course was far too short, would prefer 15/20 mins to savour the first course. This seems to be very common in restaurants in the Borders which I don’t quite understand as surely you want customers to stay as long as possible and spend more money??? Other than that it was a great evening rounded off by a few ales in Duns. A fantastic culinary experience to be recommended we will definitely be back. Better brush up on your German Michael :-)More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2021 via mobile

We spent the weekend here as a 40th anniversary gift.The food was exceptional, especially the blueberry and lemon posset. The service was second to none.We upgraded to a Superior room which was extremely comfortable.Beautiful bedlinen and an enormous bed! We'll definitely return in the Spring...🙂More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

Got a booking for evening meal at short notice as we had only just arrived in the area. Very welcoming by the staff and ate in the dining room - a very pleasant location. Food was very tasty and a good choice on the menu....Fish and chips was huge and the pork stir fry really good but the highlight was the whisky chutney with the pate starter. Definitely recommend if you in this area of the BordersMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Easy parking outside in a quiet street
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Dogs are allowed in the bar side of the restuarant. It is lovely & I hope you enjoy it
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