About Us

A few words about us

Let us introduce ourselves

Nestled in the picture-postcard village of Dry Doddington, the Wheatsheaf Inn is well known for its excellent service, food, wine and well-kept ales.

Seasonal ingredients are at the forefront of the frequently-changing menus as well as inspiring the selection of daily special dishes. With a warm welcome guaranteed, the Wheatsheaf’s relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to unwind with family, friends and colleagues.

The Wheatsheaf Inn is a lovely pub and restaurant, set in the picturesque village of Dry Doddington, on the borders of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. It is a wonderful drinking and dining pub restaurant where you can enjoy quality locally sourced food and a fine selection of beers, ales and wine.


Dry Doddington is situated just 6 miles south east of Newark-on-Trent and only 9 miles north of Grantham. It is easily accessed from both the A1 north and southbound carriageways.

Built on a rise on a road between the Lincolnshire villages of Claypole and Westborough villages it is located just east of the River Witham. The village borders onto Balderton parish in Nottinghamshire to the west, Claypole parish to the north and Westborough parish to the west.

The origins of the name

The name Dry Doddington is a combination of Old English dryge and Dodda+ing+tun, for “dry estate of a man called Dodda”. Mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, the village name is given as Dodintune.

[A. D. Mills, “A Dictionary of English Place-Names,” Oxford University Press, 1991]

Events at The Wheatsheaf Inn

Planning a Wedding Reception or Birthday Party?

Weddings and birthdays are a day about magic! The Wheatsheaf Inn Dry Doddington is a fully licenced Country Pub with the facilities to host your special day or any other significant event you may be planning.

Located in the Picture Postcard village of Dry Doddington, Lincolnshire, just outside the historic market town of Newark on Trent. The Wheatsheaf Inn can provide a complete event package, designed and tailored upon your individual needs. With our help, planning your event day will be fun, exciting and most importantly, stress-free! The team at The Wheatsheaf Inn strive for customer satisfaction and very much enjoy seeing people leave with a smile on their face!

With the A1 only 1½ miles away and the A46 less than 10 minutes away it makes for an easy journey, however far afield your guests are coming from.

Food and Drink

We offer a wide range of catering packages to suit any size party and any budget. Contact our dedicated events team to find out more on

> Finger buffets from £8pp

> Fork buffets from £14pp

> Traditional sit-down meals from £25pp

> Drink packages

*Prices and minimum spend vary depending on time of the year and day of the week.

Dining Area

The dining area is divided into two adjoining rooms, flooded in natural light with French doors that open out onto an enclosed terrace and access to the garden area. The room has 14th century natural oak beamed ceilings, creating a romantic setting for up to 55 guests for a sit-down meal or buffet.

Send us an email on info@wheatsheafdrydoddington.co.uk to arrange a viewing and discuss your options.

Tuesday Pie Night

Wednesday Burger Night & Wine down Wednesday

  • Burgers
    Buy 2 Large Glasses of wine from our everyday wines and receive the rest of the bottle Free.

Thursday Steak Night

  • Steak
    All steaks reduced!

Friday Fizz and Chips

  • Fish & Chips with a Glass of bubbles
    Only available between 18:00 and 19:00

Sunday Lunch Set Menu

2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £18.95

Events List

Bar + Lunch Menu

Main Menu

Specials Menu

Sunday Lunch Menu

Chinese Night

Chinese Night

Dodd Fest

Brunch and Bubbles

Brunch and Bubbles

Butlers in the Buff

Butlers in the Buff

Beaujolais Breakfast

Beaujolais Breakfast

Christmas Ball

Christmas Ball

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Contact us

Get in touch

Wheatsheaf website

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Instant online booking and availability

You can either phone us on 01400 281458 during opening hours to make a confirmed booking or alternatively just fill in the reservation form.

For bookings of 8 diners and above please contact us for more details.

Thank you for your reservation.

Book by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call! You can contact us Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 11pm. Our Phone number is 01400 281458

Opening hours:

Monday Closed (except bank hol)

Tuesday – Thursday 12-3 5-11

Friday & Saturday 12 – 11

Sunday 12-8

ONLINE booking is live – therefore you do not require a confirmation email. If you have made a booking it is live on our system the moment you press book!