Address: Knighton Road, Wembury, Devon, PL9 0JD
Telephone: 01752 863052
The Odd Wheel pub is situated at the northern end of the coastal village of Wembury in South Devon near Plymouth. The pub was reopened in late July 2010 after being closed since the previous autumn.
Before it reopened it was given a major refurbishment and the quirky 70s decor has been replaced with a more modern feel. There are still two separate bars – one is more pubby with a pool table, the other larger bar is definitely more of a restaurant area. That said, it is possible to just drink in the larger bar but expect to see many tables reserved. In fact if you want to eat here it’s a very good idea to reserve a table as the pub is very popular – especially during the summer months with people holidaying in the area. That said, the pub is well used by people who live in the area too.
The food menu is not extensive, but the quality and value of the dishes offered is very good. I had a delicious sirloin steak that tasted great and would have been a lot more expensive in many other pubs. Food is available lunchtimes and in the evening up until 9pm I believe.
Real ales are available and they appear to be kept well. The selection on my last visits included I.K.B. from the local Summerskills Brewery, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Skinners Cornish Knocker, Dartmoor Brewery Jail Ale, South Hams XSB and Courage Best – all served by hand pumps as opposed to the gravity dispense that used to be the norm. A great selection and all the ones I tasted were superb.
There’s no garden at the Odd Wheel but a decked outside seating area was added during the refurb along with a children’s play area – it’s a good sunny spot late in the afternoon. Children are welcome inside the pub – as long as they are well-behaved.
Last visited: August 2012
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