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“Pleasant ambience, a bit pricey”
Review of The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$16
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Winchester, England
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“Pleasant ambience, a bit pricey”
Reviewed 17 November 2010

The new owners of the Wheatsheaf have a hard act to follow, since the
previous landlord and his chef wife owned their own rare-breed pigs - their meat featuring on the menu - and held very popular home-made pie evenings and burger evenings to draw in the crowds. The pub is still a great place to be, with wooden tables and candlelight at night. It was very cold there on the November night we visited, with the radiators struggling to do their job. I chose a three-way pork dish, with sliced loin, wrapped belly of pork, and a tower of shreaded shoulder, served with excellent mashed potato, cabbage and a tasty gravy. This was £13.95 and I chose a glass of St Emilion from their excellent list of wines by the glass. I was very happy with both the dish and the wine. My wife chose Beer-battered haddock and three-times cooked chips. This was overpriced at £12.95. The piece of fish was moderate in size and the batter rather solid; the chips were quite soggy and had soaked up a fair amount of fat. My wife did not rate it as highly as the same dish provided in several other pubs in the area, for a lower price. You cannot judge an establishment on one visit and we will be going back there to try our luck again. The new owners were very pleasant and the waiter was knowledgeable on the menu.

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