The Wheatsheaf... Ellen's Green
The Wheatsheaf is a Hall and Woodhouse pub serving Badger and seasonal bitters such as Hopping Hare, Festive Pheasant and Stinger. Bar with tiled floor, large fireplace and restaurant areas to left and right. Large attractive patio beer garden at the rear and a seating area at the front of the pub. The pub offers a la carte dining with sandwiches and other meals at lunchtime.
The Downs Link is approx 1.6 miles [2.5 km] from the pub which makes it convenient for walking and cycling the bridleway.
How to get there
Cycle from Horsham -> Warnham -> Rowhook (try the Chequers Inn) -> Ellens Green. It is possible to do this with only a small section of busy road. Hint: Use the cyclepath from Redford Avenue under the A24.
On the way back, pick up the Downs Link at Rudgwick [turn right into Station Road to join the Downs Link before the A281] for a traffic-free route to Slinfold or Christ's Hospital and then returning to Horsham. This route is about 20 miles [32 km] if you do it without detours.
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The Wheatsheaf There are 5 customer reviews with an average rating of
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I visited recently after hearing it was under new management. I found the atmosphere pleasing and the food excellent. You really should try the steak!
While I agree with the other comments, the Wheatsheaf has now been taken over with new management. We went in again in July of this year and the pub had a varied and reasonably priced menu and the management were a lot more friendly and accommodating.
Check food before you start eating, I wish we had. They served us mouldy bread!
We visited for a Sunday lunch with our toddler son. The landlady was charming and offered us a small roast for our son, which is great as we're not into giving him chicken nuggets. At the end of our meal, our little boy started playing with one of his toys and we were asked by the landlord to keep it down - there were incidentally no customers anywhere near us, and I would have thought that a toy is preferable to having noisy children or toddlers having a tantrum? Sorry, but although the food was ok, and the landlady was nice, we won't be going back. We take our son for lunch in a variety of places and have never been made to feel so rubbish.
Our experience was appalling. A single member of staff kept us and others waiting 50 mins for a simple roast whilst the manager sipped wine behind the bar and appeared only when my wife offered to help wait tables. Used to be a cracking pub but they served us expensive, cold food that I will of course not bother to venture to sample again.
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