Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Wheatsheaf, Shedfield, 25th January 2018

As January is such an awful month, we decided we all needed cheering up, so what better than a return visit to one of our favourite pubs and two times winner of the prestigious Pie Club Pub of the Year Award, The Wheatsheaf at Shedfield.

So we took the short bus journey to Shedfield in anticipation of the treat in store.

As usual we received a warm welcome and were offered the normal good selection of Pots Ales plus guests all served from the barrels, except for those on Guinness!


We had plenty of time to sample the beers which were in tip-top condition and at £3 a pint for the Perridge and Flowerpots bitter were excellent value. When the pies arrived we were not disappointed:

Two homemade Steak and Guinness pies to serve the 11 of us with enough left over for seconds, served with new potatoes, a selection of veg and jugs of gravy on the side.

The overall feeling was the pie was delicious, with very good shortcrust pastry and succulent meat and of course the Guinness based gravy went down well with our Guinness drinking colleagues! Luckily, there was no pudding menu so after clearing our plates and seconds we retired to the bar. In fact instead of returning to Bishops Waltham and the Crown we decided to stay on and continue to enjoy the good value beer.

Scores (max of 5 in each category, 25 overall)
  • Pastry         4.78
  • Filling        4.85
  • Beer           4.68
  • Ambience  4.53
  • Value         4.95   
  • Total        23.79
What a great start to 2018 and congratulations to all at the Wheatsheaf for opening up with such a high score which will be challenging to beat but the year is still young....................so watch this space!