Wheelwright Inn

An Historic Devon Free House Country Pub

A beautiful 17th Century, historic thatched inn, located in the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a stone's throw from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast



The Wheelwright Inn

Once the home of the village wheelwright, the Wheelwright Inn has been at the heart of the community of Colyford for centuries.


Rescued from closure in 2019 by local business partners Sebastian Grabos and Nigel Nidd, this historic inn is now a free house and has been restored to its rightful place as one of the areas prime venues.

The Wheelwright Inn is now offering a top quality, locally-sourced menu with daily specials, live entertainment, and of course a wide range of drinks: local real ales, draught ciders, bottled beers and ciders, top quality wines and a varied selection of spirits.

The Wheelwright offers a large characterful main bar, with cosy wood burner for those winter days, a separate dining room, games room with pool and darts, plus outside seating on the attractive sunny patio. And the spacious Function Room is available to hire for parties and celebrations of all kinds


Open all day, every day, the Wheelwright offers a warm welcome to all-comers, visitors to the area and members of the local community alike. 

Latest News

Although this last year has been undoubtedly tough for all the hospitality industry we are now pleased to announce that we are fully open for inside dining and drinks. We have been very pleased with the support we have received so far and we are looking forward to a great summer .

We have been using the downtime wisely and  alongside improving the beer garden we have just completed the renovations on our large function room creating some lovely extra seating for diners as well as the perfect place to hold your party or event.

We have created a new summer menu for lunch and also a new evening menu which you will find on the menu tab above.



The best of local produce turned into original dishes by our chefs, accompanied by a full range of drink options, including local real ales and ciders alongside some of the finest lagers from around the world, like our very popular Staropramen served in an ice cold glass.

For more details of our food and drink offerings CLICK HERE


Regular music events are now a feature of the Wheelwright. The Chantry Bouys were a roaring success and we hope to have them back soon.


Check our WHATS ON page for details of upcoming events



The Wheelwright Inn,

Swan Hill Road, Colyford, Devon

EX24 6QQ



11.00 - 11.00 every day


Lunch 12.00 - 2.30

Dinner 5.30 - 8.30