The village of Wembury, just east of Plymouth, is well known for its scenic countryside, coastal walks, rock-pooling beach – and proper village pub. And so we introduce the Odd Wheel, our Pub of the Week.
The Odd Wheel, Wembury, was transformed with a complete refurbishment prior to opening under the current management in 2010. The result is a pub which still has all the charm and character of a cozy country inn, but with a contemporary and welcoming décor.
It’s a friendly place, popular with locals but also very welcoming to visitors (of which there are many, particularly in the warmer months when the coast path and Wembury’s pebbly beach are a big draw).
You’ll find one bar with a traditional pub feel – complete with juke box and comfy sofas (and a wood burner in the Winter). The other side of the pub is taken up with its popular restaurant, where the style is very informal but the food distinctly top-notch.
With the coast just down the road, and glorious Devon countryside all round, it won’t surprise you to find some good fishy options and hearty local fayre at the centre of the menu. Pub classics like oven-baked ham with egg and chunky chips, and a tasty curry of the day, certainly won’t disappoint. Naturally there’s a proper, traditional Sunday lunch too, with an ever-changing menu, from an appetising £10.95 for one course.
If you visit on a nice day (and that’s certainly the best way to enjoy Wembury’s gorgeous setting), an al-fresco lunch on the new outside decking area at the Odd Wheel is a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours before or after a walk on the beach.
Hosts Christine and Jamie keep an excellent range of local ales and ciders on the bar, plus a good choice of lagers, a well-considered (and well priced) wine list, and quality soft drinks. You’ll find our famous Jail Ale at the Odd Wheel (and other Dartmoor Brewery choices in addition, from time to time).
Enjoy Wembury – and enjoy the Odd Wheel!
The Odd Wheel
Knighton Road – Wembury – Devon - PL9 0JD
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