North West, 51.98949,1.09847
Real Ale is sold here.
Church Rd, IP9 2LY
grid reference TM 128 368
Comfortable open plan single bar that has been fully refurbished over the past three years by the current owners. Bar has both a real fire and a wood-burner. Located on outskirts of this small village that is divided by the nearby Alton water reservoir (built 1972-78). A large popular garden to side of pub. Occasional live music and quiz nights. Social events & weddings also catered for. Themed food evenings and regular Sunday roasts. Games include local cribbage league matches and bar billiards. Petanque played in garden (March to August). Terrestrial sport on TV on request. Also currently stock about 90 gins.
The owners are CAMRA members and the two beers they have on rotate, generally avoiding Adnams. Food times MAY be extended if the demand is there. Beers are usually from local brewers. In late-2020/early-2021 new signage was erected describing the pub as the "Wheatsheaf Beer House".
The pub occasionally shuts for a couple of days if there is a big beer festival on near by, landlady often is a volunteer for Norwich in October for example, so do check our Facebook page if you have any doubts.
- Beer festivals: June
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby: (close to the pub)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Special events: charity quiz nights
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available: Bar billiards
- WiFi available
Railway station about 4.2 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
In 1937 the pub was listed in Kelly's Directory as one of 220 pubs that were retailing beer that they were brewing.
Originally licensed as a beerhouse, the Wheatsheaf got its full license on April 22nd 1960.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)