Nestled at the foot of the Kent Downs and overlooking Westwell village green, The Wheel Inn is an enticing prospect. Charming ivy-clad brickwork frames the warm glow from within, painting an idyllic picture of this rural retreat.
Stepping in from the bitter January air, a welcoming, unhurried atmosphere awaits: think friendly staff and relaxed patrons propped at the bar and a contented dog asleep next to a roaring log fire. Situated so close to the beautiful Pilgrim’s Way and surrounded by stunning countryside, this is a popular spot with ramblers and dog owners looking to refresh themselves with a hearty bite to eat. Owner James is an amiable host with a fresh approach.
The menu changes every month so there’s always something new to try and features unexpected twists alongside traditional favourites. Expect juicy burgers, traditional fish and chips, and stunning homemade suet pies. There’s also an excellent range of gluten-free and vegan dishes to tempt the tastebuds. To finish, treat your sweet-tooth to a delectable pudding – you’ll find a great range of beloved favourites like Bakewell tart and blackberry and apple crumble so there’s something to suit all tastes. The owners of The Wheel have struck upon a winning formula, and they deserve the success that’s sure to come their way.