I’ve been to the Wheatsheaf Inn, an old pub in Wirral for many years, but I never blogged about it, not even a small mention. The pub was recommended to me by the guy who sold us the car and I know how strange that sounds. Locally is known as the Thatch due to its thatched roof. My husband and I were both very excited about the pub and when we mentioned it to our friends, they told us Wheatsheaf Inn is one of their favourite pubs too. In celebration of this, we went there for drinks, obviously.
The pub celebrated its 400th birthday in 2011. In the next building is the Cowshed restaurant. The restaurant gets its name from a long history of dairy farming and because it’s a converted old cattle barn, 250 years old.
This time we went during the day for coffee and a light lunch and I was very pleased with everything. We did have to wait a bit for our lunch, but I wasn’t too bothered about it. We had the time and I like the place so much that I was happy to wait.
I like the original features so much, for me it’s one of the best things when I’m going to a pub. The cozy atmosphere makes me feel at home. It’s a bit hard to explain why I feel this way. I lived most of my life in a modern flat, updated a few times by my mother. Now I’m living in a modern house with white walls and white furniture and as minimalist as possible. Maybe is my passion for history and stories that makes me feel at home.
Taking pictures at the Wheatsheaf Inn was difficult as it was busy, I managed to snap some pictures after the diners left.
For lunch we got toasties. I picked Cheese & Mushrooms as I love mushrooms. My husband went for another vegetarian option, the Cheese & Tomato. We also got chips to share.
The food was delicious. We’ve decided to switch midway, as we do. Mayo, brown sauce and ketchup were on the table caddy, so we helped ourselves to a bit of mayo. The toasties came with a bit of coleslaw and mix salad leaves.
We both enjoyed our lunch, it was delicious.
These pictures are from the room we usually go in at the pub. It’s a lovely big room with a beautiful fireplace and a few cute features like these lights and old pictures with Wheatsheaf Inn.
The bar area is close to the entrance. I like the room dividers, it adds to the beauty of the place while giving extra privacy for the guests.
This is another room and the garden can be seen through the windows. In the summer, people can have their drinks and meal outside. While it was a lovely day, I prefer eating indoors when it’s so beautiful.
I enjoyed our visit to the pub, as I always do. As I mentioned, the food took a bit of time to arrive, but it was busy and the food was very tasty.
When we left, I stopped at this brick outside. I can’t imagine why I didn’t see it before. It’s the year when Wheatsheaf Inn was built: 1611.
The Wheatsheaf Inn is on Raby Mere Road, Raby Village, Wirral, CH63 4JH. They have a big car park, so parking is not an issue.