Though it may look like your typical old-fashioned and traditional British pub from the outside, the award-winning Wheatsheaf, situated in the charming town of Thornbury just outside of Bristol, is simply bursting with exciting culinary surprises you’d never expect if you were to just stroll past the pub’s unassuming but handsome Tudor-style exterior. Ranking among the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Pubs in the UK according to PETA UK, their extensive menu is packed full of creative dishes guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of even the fussiest of diners.
With more and more people choosing a meat-free diet in the UK, it’s fairly likely you’ve experienced the struggle that is trying to find a pub with a menu that pleases all. Whether a member of your party is vegetarian or vegan, most British pubs still offer a very limited selection of dishes suitable for people that don’t eat meat, and when they do their offering is rarely ever original or inspired.
But The Wheatsheaf is not your average British pub. From tasty vegan nachos covered in jalapeños and served with guacamole to their brilliant Bangkok Bad Boy Burger, a spicy vegan burger served with lettuce, tomato and sweet chilli sauce, vegans won’t have to settle for a bowl of nuts while their family stuffs their stomachs in front of them with hearty meat dishes anymore. Their vegan selection also includes delicious homemade soups, a choice of doorsteps, wraps and jacket potatoes, sweet potato and smoky squash bangers with mashed potato, peas and gravy, and chickpea and spinach curry served with rice, poppadoms and mango chutney.
If you’re on the lookout for more traditional pub grub, this thriving mainstay of Thornbury certainly won’t disappoint. Whether you opt for the chilli chicken wings with a sweet chilli dip, the 10oz gammon steak with grilled tomato, chips, peas, and fried free-range eggs or pineapple rings, the gourmet steak burger, the tempura-battered prawns, or the home-cooked sticky pork ribs glazed in a sticky BBQ sauce, you’ll be nothing less than satisfied.
Under the helm of its current owners for almost twenty years, The Wheatsheaf offers the warmest of welcomes to all those that stop by and has a stellar reputation for its extensive range of enticing tipples with include four real ales, including a regularly changing guest beer, a number of draught ciders, quality lagers, and a sensational selection of wines and spirits. The pub also boasts one of the biggest south-facing beer gardens in the area, making this the perfect summer spot to soak up the sun and knock back a pint or two.
Whether you visit in the spring or in the autumn for their annual cider festivals, wish to play boules in their floodlit Boules Piste, or are bringing your mates to enjoy a game of darts or pool in the games room, The Wheatsheaf is a true crowd pleaser.