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Wheatsheaf Inn, Ingleton

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user reviews of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Ingleton

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I actually thought that the Theakstons Best was the worst of the pints I had in Ingleton but then again the beer quality in the village was of a high quality so this was still a good pint by most people's standards. Hobgoblin and Marston's EPA also available. A former hotel with nice etched glass in the door, a long wooden bar counter, central woodburner and pool table/TV at one end with a restaurant quite a distance away at the other end. The pub with the friendliest welcome which meant it got more visits from us than the others. Decent food too.
paul_d102 - 15 Dec 2013 19:57
Beers on offer are Marstons EPA, Theakstons Best, and Wychwood Hobgoblin. Bare boarded pub, OK but one of the busier ones in town, and a likely venue for people staying at the local YHA.
PhilR - 24 Aug 2013 13:06
Tired beers and disinterested staff on my visit.
manstein - 30 Jun 2013 23:59
Called in here during the 2012 Ingleton folk festival. Two sessions going on at both ends of the main bar - one led by Mike Harding, the other a splinter group doing whatever they wanted to instead. For the festival they had a mini beer and food fest too, with Old Peculier on on the Friday night after we had driven up and this was most welcome. They were having 16 on over the course of the weekend and kept a tally counting down the amount of pints left on a chalkboard behind the bar. Liked the atmosphere of the place and will pop in again when in the area to see if it was just the hubbub of the festival that made me enjoy it or if its always that way.
littledrummerboy - 16 Oct 2012 14:17
Visited a couple of times when I lived up that way, once for food which was good. Had a fair selection of real ales on. It was peak times when we visited so very busy. Not been recently though.
wooly2708 - 11 Sep 2011 21:41
7.3 for this place ... I think not.

Most of the beers and lagers weren't available during our lightning quick visit.
Tea towels covering most of the pumps.

Just didn't have a very nice feel to it.

One quick drink, then left.

The nearby Ingleton Falls is a must visit attraction however, if you are in this area and are a fan of Waterfalls.
Pat_Bateman - 15 Apr 2011 16:21
Hadn't been to this pub for a while so plucked up courage and went. Four of us went for a meal on a Saturday evening and won't be returning. Apart from us their was a group of 8 people and nobody else. The bar used to sport 5 hand pump beers but now has 2 which cost about the same as you would pay in London. The food was disappointing to say the least, 2 of us had Cajun chicken which contained so much chilli that it was really inedible. Another of us had 3 Cumberland sausages, 1 of which wasn't Cumberland at all but contained chilli to which she is allergic. As for the apple crumble, it defies description. The portions were not very substantial and very overpriced for what they were. The only response we had to our complaints was "I'll tell the chef", overuse of the word I suspect.
Lederhosen - 11 Nov 2010 13:27
Still a most disappointing pub even with new management. Used to be very popular with locals but this is not the case now. Food very mediocre for the price charged. This is a case of a pub that must try very much harder, especially if they want local support during the winter months.
Lederhosen - 5 May 2010 15:41
Been going to the wheatsheaf now once every two weeks for the last couple of months whilst doing some beautiful walks in the area. I have noticed big change over the recent month..They seem to have a new menu and over heard the bar man saying they have a new head chef..it definitely shows as the quality of food that we have eaten the last couple of times has been amazing. When they are busy you can expect to wait at least 30 mins but it is well worth it. Our last visit i had the Steak & Ale pie and my wife had the salmon which now comes on red pepper salsa..very nice. They don't have a huge range of real ales but the ones they do have on are always good expecially the recent one they had Bankers Draft which is on as a guest ale. Worth a visit but do advise to book as last couple of weekends it has been busy on a Sat night
SophieCooper - 20 Sep 2009 15:53
Just back form spending two weeks in the village/small town.
Wheatsheaf was closed for a week to be re-decked and re-furbished.
Beer range seemed ok.
Food was a little lack lustre.
One of the bar staff didn't like pouring flat pints and gave some bizarre reason for not taking off the sparkler!
Oh well.
The other bar staff were excellent though, perhaps she was having a bad day.
Worth a visit if in the area however the Three Horshoes was more welcoming and better food.
inkywebber - 20 Jul 2009 13:30
This seemed pretty uninspiring and was fairly empty on a recent Friday night visit. However, apparently various sections are being closed off over the course of the next few weeks for refurbishment, so it may well be worth checking back.
There's a decent sized beer garden out the back which is a nice spot if the sun's out.
Blackthorn - 30 Jun 2009 17:05
So glad to hear the good news about this pub. We are coming to Ingleton for week from 27 September 2008. Will certainly give the Wheatsheaf a look
Lederhosen - 24 Sep 2008 10:04
You will be all pleased to know, since the demise of Cains Brewery; The Wheatsheaf has now changed hands as is once again a Free House boasting a superb range of Real Ales from our signature beer "Black Sheep" with regular appearances of superbly kept guests. The staffs are more astute and attentive to customer needs just how it should be. Good home cooked food sourced from local suppliers. So let us take this opportunity to welcome back customers both old and new to the reputation this fine establishment in Ingleton once had. Look forward to seeing you there
Wheatsheaf_Ingleton - 26 Aug 2008 01:39
This used to be a decent real ale pub until taken over by Cains brewery. The Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor beers have gone and been replaced with Cains beers which arte not that good. This used to be a very popular pub for food and drink but has declined greatly since being taken over
Lederhosen - 28 Jul 2008 16:23
This pub changed hands earlier this year. The Black Sheep and Timothy Taylors beers have gone to be replaced by Cains beers. It is always frustrating when the bar staff go missing for long periods of time and you are left waiting for ages. Used to be good pub, not so sure now.
Lederhosen - 4 Nov 2007 11:54
After a walk in the Dales last Sunday, the Wheatsheaf had a nice atmosphere: comfortable rather than smart but not strictly a walkers' bar, a real fire with good looking food menu chalked on a board above it (which I will try next time) and piped music but only played very quietly. I think that normally there might have been four beers on but on my visit it was Tim Taylors Golden Best and Black Sheep Bitter. The obvious competitor is the more ambitious Marton Arms a mile away.
drtimthornton - 21 Mar 2007 17:19
Excellent food and beer bery friendly staff wil certainly call again
anonymous - 15 Mar 2005 21:10

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