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The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay

A country free house in the great English tradition

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Only 10 minutes' drive from Bath, this long, whitewashed pub in large terraced gardens overlooks the village and surrounding hills. First a farmhouse, it has been a pub for over 250 years, its rustic charm today enhanced by a country-chic look, massive wooden tables and open log fires. The real cider is from just down the lane and Butcombe, across the county to the west, brews the real ales. Bar snacks are available, while the concise menu might suggest pan-roasted halibut; roast venison loin; and home-made beef burger. Combe Hay appears in the 1952 Ealing Comedy, The Titfield Thunderbolt, with scenes filmed on a long-closed railway line that ran through the village.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December and 1st week January
  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Opening times: 10.30–3 6–11 (Sunday 11–5.30)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Bath take A369 (Exeter road) to Odd Down, left at Park & Ride and immediately right towards Combe Hay. 2 miles to thatched cottage, turn left.

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