Food & Drink

Wheatsheaf Sawdays award
The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf is a charming, vibrant and recently re-furbished free house in the heart of the village of Chilton Foliat run by Masterchef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter and singer-songwriter Lauren Bransby who have created an exciting hub that offers delicious and fairly priced food and drink (either local, organic or sustainable and generally all three), live music. Future plans include a music studio and an art gallery which can host gigs, parties or studios for artists.

They are proud winners of the Sawdays 2017/18 Local, Seasonal & Organic Produce Award out of 800 pubs that were shortlisted.  Their aim is to become the most sustainable pub in the UK and they are very proud of our suppliers which include Hungerford Park which is only five miles away andviolin tips case 400 supplies us with organic meat and vegetables as well as charcuterie and chorizo. Ramsbury Brewery is even closer and supplies us with their award-winning ales and also two guest ales every week from around the country. We also stock craft lagers and ciders from Camden, Meantime and Aspalls. Flying Fish delivers fresh and sustainably-sourced fish straight from Cornish seas.

Every month we host live music, ranging from gypsy jazz and blues to folk and soul, with a themed menu to accompany it. We love music and aim to host festivals throughout the summer months in our recently renovated garden with wild flowers and herbs. Art is all around the walls and we encourage local artists to exhibit regularly.

We are passionate about everything from finding the best flavoured tomato to the best sounding folk band.

We love real sensations and feelings – hence why we have started something as important as a village pub, a communal hub for all sorts of people, a place where no hierarchy exists, only good energy.

What’s more, our aim is to be the most sustainable pub in the UK – for more information on this please click here.

You can also read an interview with Lauren and Ollie on this subject by clicking here.

Private dining room

Situated behind the main bar, this is available for hire for business or social events with catering available as required. Please contact us for more information.

Wood-fired pizzas

These are now available every service – also ready for takeaway collection. The oven was imported from Florence and for the past year have been producing what customers say are “the best pizza we’ve ever had.”

Using Doves organic flour, the dough is made each day and allow it to prove for at least 24 hours. The generous toppings are all made fresh from local organic ingredients (many from the garden at Hungerford Park). The oven is on stand-by all the time… so do pop in for a delicious dinner or order a tasty takeaway.

Opening hours

12 noon to 3pm and 5.30pm to 11.30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.
9.30am to 11.30 pm on Saturday for breakfast.
12 noon to 3pm Sundays.
Lunch is served 12 noon to 3pm and dinner from 6pm  to 9.30pm.

For lighter bites, our Little Bits bar snacks are also available. The menu changes regularly depending what’s in season and what’s available at its freshest, tastiest best.


The shop is a recent addition and is proving very popular with customers using it for organic eggs, bacon, sausages, chorizo, olive oil and wine. We also have a wonderful collection of ladies dresses, shoes, vintage furniture and other goods. Please come and explore.

Customer reviews

“We’ve had dinner and lunch at The Wheatsheaf recently and enjoyed the bruschetta, smoked salmon and squid, lamb tagine and pasta. It’s not expensive and Ollie is a talented chef and has created a cosy atmosphere too.” Liz B, Lambourn

“A real gem of a pub. Delicious, creative homemade food, with a cosy warm and friendly atmosphere. A must try for all foodies. We will be back!” Faye C, Swindon

“Really lovely, tasty, unpretentious food and service – at a reasonable price too,” Melanie, East Garston

“Fantastic little pub. Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly & welcoming staff and a roaring log burner. Looking forward to many more pleasant evenings” Vicky N

Contact details

The Wheatsheaf
Chilton Foliat
RG17 0TE
01488 680 936
Follow us on Facebook here
For Lauren’s music, please click here
For Ollie’s gastronomy and art, please click here

The Wheatsheaf

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