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The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay

Great food in silver screen country

At a glance

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

Settled on a hillside brushing the verdant valley where the cinema classic The Titfield Thunderbolt was filmed, this long, whitewashed pub has served the village for over 250 years. Its rustic charm is enhanced by country-chic furnishings and decor; massive wooden tables, sporting prints and open log fires offer a timeless scene whilst the valley view terraced garden makes an ideal spot for outdoor drinking and dining. The wet side of the business offers ciders matured just down the lane and beers from Butcombe brewery. The chef and his team put West Country produce at the heart of the menus, so expect starters such as rabbit pasty, rabbit liver parfait and carrot ketchup, and confident mains like slow-roast belly of Somerset pork, ham hock hash, pig’s cheek, black pudding and spring onions. Equally zesty bar snacks are available, whilst a set market menu is very popular.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December and 1st wk 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
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Butcombe Bitter, Otter, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Honey's Midford Cider Honey and Daughter, Ashton Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • 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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