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Wheatsheaf on the Green, Esher

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user reviews of the Wheatsheaf on the Green, Esher

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This was the last and best of 10 Surrey pubs we tried between Christmas and New Year. Unlike many other pubs, it was really busy with a lively crowd. There is a large dining area at the rear and a number of different drinking areas at the front of the pub. One room appeared to be hosting a private party. Ales on were Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Hogs Back TEA, Surrey Hills Shere Drop & Twickenham Winter Star.
blue_scrumpy - 2 Feb 2018 19:58
This is more like it, busy for evening restaurant food, but the bar has a selection of 4 pumps - Sambrooks Wandle 3.8, Twickenham Autumn Red 4.4 Surrey Hill Shere Drop EXCELLENT and only 3.90 which for Esher is a good price, and regrettably, Sharps Doombar.
Bar needed a wipe down, but staff friendly and topped up the slightly short measure in my pint. Now that the Albert seems permanently closed, this is the best in the manor.
TonyMitch - 4 Oct 2017 20:54
Open after full refurb. Pleasant enough, busy in a town with only 2 pubs. 4 pumps working on a Thursday. Surrey hills shere drop in good condition.
TonyMitch - 8 Sep 2016 22:28

***Currently closed for a full refurbishment***
lezford - 31 Dec 2014 21:33
We just had lunch at the Wheatsheaf on Esher Green

Now I do love a Roast and am told I do a pretty mean one myself.
Pub food is usually (take your life in your hands territory)
rarely do they live up to expectation.

Well I have to tell you, that our lunch - Roast Beef and Lamb
Beef - absolutely perfectectly cooked to my taste.
Lamb - Well presented and cooked to perfection.
Most importantly, Veg - al-dente as they should be. and Roast Potatoes - just right.

Thank you Harry and co ..... You made a great day - even better ................
smartwebs - 14 Oct 2012 19:24
This pub does not have sky it says on every web site it has went there sat1/9/2012 and two and a half pints of larger came to nearly 11 pound .. Go elsewhere
Tonywhu - 3 Sep 2012 04:58
I must say that now that Harry has taken over the 'Wheatsheaf on the Green' in Esher. The food is unpretentious and just great. At last a decent place to eat in Esher, thanks Harry ..............
smartwebs - 11 Jan 2012 02:22
Decent village-y boozer to rear of Esher with Fuller's London Pride, "Young's" (pah) Ordinary and Doom Bar - Pride in decent nick. Car park at rear entrance with entrance to left of front. Outside seating at front and rear. 7/10 is about right.
SimonM - 5 Sep 2011 00:59
Countryfied multi room pub selling Doom Bar, Youngs Bitter and London Pride; has a good food menu.
rainlight - 8 Aug 2011 18:12
Called in last sunday , eight of us. we all had sunday roast -first class. Huge portions, reasonably priced, staff friendly. Real ales - 10/10. Definitely going again, roll on sunday
dave333 - 27 Jan 2011 20:15
Esher/Claygate pubs all seem to be pretty decent. This is no exception and has a great location to go with it. Beer is rather standard with the usual suspects, Youngs, Fullers LP etc. but well kept. Very handy for Sandown Park so obviously very busy on racedays.
Oakman100 - 20 Oct 2010 12:18
Excellent food, friendly & efficient staff, good old fashioned pub well patronised by the locals with a pleasant atmosphere.
assortedcreams - 22 Jul 2010 17:19
Been here twice lately, both times food and ale was in good nick, visit again soon I hope.
mc3 - 2 Mar 2010 17:13
4 of us went in here from playing golf at sandown race course,, very nice village pub atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely open fire going! the food was supurb and was served very quickly, i had the steak and ale pie & all the trimmings huge portions!
will be using this pub again when in the area
peteson - 2 Dec 2009 23:24
I work near this place so i have been a few times.
The lunch menu is very hit and miss. Some items are bare bones whilst other items of similar price are well portioned and come with all the bells and whistles.

A good pub with a nice, charming atmosphere.
mrloftysson - 23 Oct 2009 16:55
Surprised by previous review! As i went in The Wheatsheaf this week and had two salt beef sandwich with gerkins and they were absolutly superb! Will definately be going back as staff were very friendly and the service was very good.
linken2 - 18 Oct 2009 17:50
Oh dear change of management and the food has become a problem. had the salt beef which tasted 'off' but was assurred by staff it was ok. So left it and walked out, sorry will not be back if they cannopt be bothered nor can I.
Barra - 14 Oct 2009 12:42
Visited on 17 September. Beers were Pride, Ordinary and TEA. Had the TEA which was drinkable. Friendly enough pub, outside drinking area at the front. Pullman beer referred to in review below is brewed by Hepworth but not sure they are still selling it.
GuideDogSaint - 27 Sep 2009 10:57
The Wheatsheaf is under new management. Good Pub Food includes excellent Fresh Orkney Crab sandwiches and Salads. Would be good to see a great locally brewed Ale on the list, like Shere Drop. Really good atmosphere here staff are happy and attentive, always a good sign.
smartwebs - 30 Aug 2009 13:45
A very pleasant boozer, with good atmosphere, good food offering and good ales. Beer on offer included Hogsback TEA and something from Pullman (I forget the name).

It has several areas, meaning you can watch TV in one area without disturbing others. They had a nice real fire going near the bar as well.

I had the £4.95 "credit crunch" fish, chips and peas. It was spot on for the price - I couldn't finish all the chips! The beer was £3.10 a pint. It also has a generous car park.

In short, no complaints at all - just a decent, proper pub.
Roodeye - 9 Jan 2009 13:39
Brilliant pub. Always busy with a great atmosphere. Staff so helpful and on the ball - nothing too much trouble. Beer is first class (my favourite is T.E A.) and food is very good too. All in all a lovely English pub which I would recommend to everyone.
beehave - 13 Dec 2008 21:33
Had lunch and a couple of pints in here today. Was very impressed.Attentive staff, polite and amiable landlord. Nice food and decent pint. Highly recommended.
nickthefish - 16 Sep 2008 17:00
Great local pub that is traditional in the way that it still shows the football and has resisted the urge to go gastro and lose all atmosphere. The food is tasty, sunday lunch especially which makes it a great place for grub and a pint.
Davidson - 20 May 2008 13:20
I love this pub - friendly, unpretentious (as everyone says), and what I like most is the T.E.A Traditionally English Ale. To me, this is one of the nicest ales out there, so im always happy in the Wheatsheaf. Also has very friendly staff.
Willferox - 26 Mar 2008 17:57
Pretty good feel to the pub, overlooking the little green, it aims to be more ‘country’ than it actually is with hanging lanterns, coppers, baskets, but the effect is better achieved in the two more secluded rooms to the left of the bar. L-shaped bar with larger room to rt housing a dartboard, inaccessibly positioned above a table set with vase of daffs as were the others, a nice touch. Nice little victorian fireplace & small seating area beyond bar to left gives on to outdoor patio with 6 picnic sets, there are many more out front under huge umbrellas, probably makes this a popular summer weekend spot. Chalkboard showed 3 specials (eg loin of pork, apple sauce, mash, £6.75), barstaff were friendly & polite and I quite liked the place, but for such a big pub they’ve got to wake up that beer choice – Pride, Youngs, courage – I mean, come on!
trainman - 5 Mar 2008 11:32
Nothing to write home about but a decent enough pub all the same. Totally unpretentious. Plenty of room to sit down and have a chat. Friendly service.
The_Prof - 22 Feb 2008 13:02
First visited this great pub in the mid 60's. Mrs. Oxtoby, the landlady cashed my first cheque for one Pound. Last visit 1975. I'll be 60 in 2008; will revisit and report back then.
HenryInFrance - 3 Sep 2007 18:03
Unpretentious pub with decent beer with a good mix of customers.A nicer atmosphere than thatoffered by the laternatives in Esher. Recommended.
superowl - 24 May 2007 16:57
Agree will all the comments below. A proper local in an areas you'd least expect one. Good beer, agree about the Bud on draft, and good bunch of regulars.

If you in the area avoid the Prententious Albert Arms in the High St and try this place out.
anonymous - 15 Jan 2007 12:09
I imagine in the summer, after a day's racing at Sandown, this pub get's very, very busy. However, a Thursday night in December is a much more tranquil experience.

A quiet, old-fashioned pub that is far enough away from the High Street not to bother competing with the "trendy" establishments. Therefore attracts a mix of customer, from the gnarled regulars at the bar to the jumper-over-the-shoulder brigade. Okay for a drink and a chat, but the roaring fire made an already mild evening quite uncomfortably hot!
parkhillian - 15 Dec 2006 10:18
i used to come here at lunchtime with a friend when we worked at the local cinema for a swift pint or 3, always sat out the front but the pints were some of the best ive ever had.
pisshead99 - 21 May 2006 01:50
Who could say a bad word about this pub?!

With friendly landlord Mike servicing you a nice beer (they even have Bud on tap)

Or Fox at the bar telling his irish stories!

This has something for everybody!

They are also pretty strict on kids pretending to be over 18 so you dont have idiots jumping about (or whatever kids do these days)

Sure it may not be the "happening" place but for a nice beer and chat with your mates its all you want!

Nicky_B - 17 Sep 2005 23:31
Having frequented pretty much every pub in Esher, this is the one i keep coming back to... cheap beers (for esher anyway) and no pretentious arseholes make it my number one choice!!
Chapman - 17 Sep 2005 23:20
An unassuming old fashioned pub. Fantastic deals on Pimms to drink outside in the summer, great atmosphere for football internationals, and a crackling fire in the winter. I love this pub.
Ciarán - 26 Aug 2004 15:33
Weekday lunch is always good here, I especially like the stilton ploughmans and jacket potato with tuna. Friendly and helpful staff. The interior is interesting.
Gail - 18 Aug 2004 21:09
when me and my mates went here we were greeted with 'sorry tonights over 21's only' which is a bit sad considering there was no notice of this...and i think they just couldnt be bothered to serve us. staff are rude and decor is cheap and very VERY poor.
sarah - 25 Mar 2004 20:26
For Esher, it's great. good beer, food, staff and atmos, overall a bit of a sly dog really. Cracking for summer drinking,m especially on race days......
Scotty Boy - 24 Dec 2003 13:33
The interior has always struck me as a bit strange. But it is nice pub, you can sit and watch the green in the summer. The beer is fine..
Mike - 11 Apr 2003 11:45
OK pub. The beer is good and the food is nice and cheap. The chips are fantastic! The interior is a bit dated and feels a bit dark and dingy. Great to visit in the summer with ample seating outside. Much better than the horrendous Bear, but not as good as the superb Albert.
Angus - 28 Mar 2003 10:36
An old fashioned pub with good community feel, log fire in the winter and good food.
Gill Young - 6 Nov 2002 08:46

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