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Wheatsheaf, Woodmancote

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One of the first pubs I got drunk in as a kid. In its day, on a Friday night, was one of the best pubs in the area as it was full of Henfield drinkers. Missing it, I went the other day in middle age hoping to recapture something and failed. Not a pub, not really a restaurant either, but they are trying, and I have a soft spot for it. Harveys is an improvement over the Watneys they used to serve in the early 80's.
lumponmyhead - 12 Jun 2014 19:28
Staged bar billiards here for a few years at the start of the century. Decor was smart enough but I remember the beer prices as being a little expensive.
tommo5 - 3 Aug 2011 15:14
Food & servie is much much better than it was. Food is very good in fact.
reynedd - 7 Jul 2011 14:35
Just eaten here today. Not bad. not very good value for money. Small portions. How could anyone call this historic pub Balloos? are they nuts? this was a warm pub once with a fire burning in the hearth and locals at the bar , hang your heads in shame Mr and Mrs Balloo
yardale - 2 May 2010 20:31
Ballo's!!!the sign at the end of the road is now too complicated to comment on!
Anyway new people deserve a chance, Will try it soon.
If only the dear old pub name would be restored!
yardale - 16 Sep 2007 10:21
No longer a 'pub' but a bistro and a further name change. It will be interesting to see who it attracts.
harveysfan - 30 Aug 2007 12:51
Neigh, Neigh, If you like your fodder and ale continue west a mile or two. Another candidate for conversion into a private residence. Sad to see how this place has changed. Take care when getting out of the car park, cars coming from the Albourne direction come round the blind corner at a fair lick.

harveysfan - 24 Aug 2007 21:29
THE GALLOPS! at the Henfield end of this Rd is a sign that says "the Wheatsheaf rd, also known as the Albourne rd"
How any muppet could change the name of this pub amazes me. For this reason alone its to be avoided.
The Wheatsheaf was a great country pub 20 years ago, two tiny bars and a open fire, corn dollys on walls.
yardale - 13 Jul 2007 08:13
Used to be a reasonably good locals pub, until they changed it into a sudo posh Pub/Restaurant, with prices to match but food that didnít.
There are better close by.

simmel - 23 Jan 2006 15:48

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