On 29-7-2011 vital_bite said :
"A poor showing from the start i am afraid. It was a wet day and the entrance was covered in water and very unsure under foot, not a good welcome for myself and my family, and when stepping onto the carpet you had that sticky feeling right away. We approached the bar to find two young men chatting about a girl, who we can only believe must work there, for the conversation was very colourful and my wife was a little shocked. We where informed that there was a few real ales not available due to a non delivery and that some of the foods on the menu where also missing. The pub was cold, dank and smelling of WET DOG.
We decided not to eat here at all, as the young man who served us our drinks did not look very clean, with his dirty shirt and a face full of spotís.
All in all, a very bad experience and we would NOT recommend this PUB, Sorry."
On 20-12-2010 mick1001 said :
"fantastic country pub with log burners and a lovely atmos! wonderful food & drink, no doubting its made on the premises and not cheap processed stuff. i think the prices are very reasonable at an average price of £10 for a lot of the dishes with some dearer steaks and lamb available too. cant comment on the dog friendly bit as i havent been into that area of the pub, but i know they do welcome them. very friendly owners and staff who all go out of their way to look after you. i have been there half a dozen times and its lovely to see the changes taking place since the new people bought the pub. rome wasnt built in a day! keep up the good work, its starting to really show now! see you over xmas if the weather lets up!"
On 16-12-2010 puttybum said :
"i think the review below is talking about another wheatsheaf in the area! the pub is spotless with a lovely ambience. log burners, dark beams, brasses and traditional cask ales, what more can a customer want from a country pub?? the service we get each visit is always fantastic and the dog friendly part is only a small area in the side bar.i am not particularly a dog lover but i have never been bothered with them as i sit in the lounge side for a meal and drinks, and all dogs are asked to be kept on a lead anyway. there is a regular bus that goes through the village but as you would expect with a small rural village its not every hour all day. the beer garden is sufficient and let me tell you i was there in the summer when it had an abundance of flowers and hanging baskets but at this time of year obviously colour is less as in most gardens. there is a smoke shelter which is quite basic but as a non smoker it doesnt matter to me, but it is enough to keep the rain off someone wanting to enjoy a cigarette. the fact that the original part of the pub is 13th century with beams remaining throughout is lovely with some interesting historic pictures on the walls and a book of the history of the village is on site as i looked through this recently whilst sat by the log burner. i havent been in the b&b rooms but i know they are 3star visit wales which as i know from being in the trade takes some doing as their checks and demands are quite rigorous. all in all a lovely pub whose food CANNOT be compared to chain pub food, its so much better than that!"
On 27-11-2010 iawnski said :
"this pub is too dark to see if it is actually clean or not. hotel rooms are tiny with no veiw, scruffy and poorly finished. no light in the stairway and corridor to the rooms which is up a steep flight of steps. this will pose a problem to older or less mobile people. the customer service by the owners themselves was shamefull (they acused us of not paying the bill for our meal and argued the point for about 20 mins even after we presented them with their letterheaded receipt and credit card receipt). range of drinks were average. the pub is in a small village off the beaten track with poor public transport links. local real ales are available but the cellarman needs to learn more about keeping good beer. they have a restaurant but my potatos were served hard and raw, our whole parties food was very over-salted, steaks were served well done when ordered rare and the wine list was of a poor quality. soup and some sandwiches were available at lunchtime in the bar but otherwise bar food was limited. clientele were a mixture of ages. the wheat sheaf tries to be a traditional country style pub but fails and does not have that ambience one would expect from a truely old establishment. there is a large beer garden which is slabbed over and has very little colour (not much in the way of flowers, shrubs etc). dogs seem to be encouraged to pester the clientel which is fine if you are a lover of dogs. there is no discernible smoking area (other than an ash tray on one of the tables in the beer garden). the pub has no historic or architectural features. would not recommend in fact i would do quite the reverse."
On 07-8-2010 max1954 said :
"Visited Aug 2010 as we have recently come to live in area and were on a drive into the country. We were extremely disappointed with the food. My wifes' special of lemon sole was the most tasteless we have ever had and the accompanying new potatoes and veg were not much better. At nearly £14 it was overpriced by at least £13!
The chef should also be aware that a vegetarian potato and broccoli bake does not consist of a few new potaoes and broccoli thrown into a cheese sauce. In my experience the potatoes should be layered and the whole thing baked so that there is a crust on top. Again very poor.
Admittedly this was on a Sat lunchtime, but it was not overly busy. To be truthful I've had better food at chain pubs such as Wetherspoons. The decor is very dated and could do with brightning up. We will not bother with this pub again. "
On 14-5-2010 davebess said :
"Visited in April 2010. A pretty average pub but the food, in my opinion, was overpriced. I paid £12.95 but after eating would have been happier with £8. Also arrived at 17:30 and ended up waiting almost an hour for my food and a further 15 minutes for my wifes. "
On 23-2-2010 lovedogs said :
we stayed here last week and it is fantastic.The owners have dogs themselves, Mary and Dougal who they rescued from Dogs Trust. This is by far the best dog friendly pub we have been too and we have been to loads> The food was fab, the place is spotless and there is a beergarden with water for the dogs. They charge £5 per dog to stay in their accommodation which we think is reasonable. The landlord Mr Flynn chatted with us for ages whilst all the dogs had a good old sniff of each other in the beergarden. lol. He made us feel right at home and nothing was too much trouble. Will DEFINITELY be returning. Fantastic pub. Oh the beer is very tasty too - deuchars and black sheep - yum
On 02-9-2009 kimbo1925 said :
"i visited the wheatsheaf inn at betws yn rhos several times with my small dog as its advertised as dog friendly pub??one day i was told i could not stay in the lounge were i normally sat as people were eating on the other side of the room.this has never happened before,when i asked why not the bar staff told me its the law??UNTRUE WHOOOPS after leaving in disgust i contacted mr flynn to discuss the matter,he was very abrupt and generally not bothered.its the last time we ever go there again."
On 11-2-2004 hairyworm said :
"not easy to find... stayed overnight autumn 2003, what a super romantic restaurant !! all olde worldy, a large place ,lots of nooks and crannies to sit , open fire ,food superb...amoungst the best , definate 11/10.accomodation,,,,well dark to get to the rooms all up stairs down a long dark corridor , no light switch , found ut later it is controlled from the bar ,,, if stopping ask em to turn on lights when checking in!
opposite is a romantic church with twin towers ,,, but it doesnt turn its damm bells off at night , on the hour every hour go the chimes.
sunday morning they are calling people from a 30 mile radius i reckon , no chance of a lay in , you cannot lay in anyway or you would miss the early finish breakfast.again good clean food .
only criticism is the bells......."