Onneley pub continues ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme


The Wheatsheaf Inn in the village of Onneley, close to Staffordshire’s border with Shropshire and Cheshire, is continuing to offer significant discounts on dining as it launches a new autumnal menu.

Due to the huge success of the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, with hundreds of people taking up the offer, the team at The Wheatsheaf decided to continue the discount every Wednesday and Thursday during October.

Head chef Adam Power has devised a new menu which showcases an array of autumnal flavours – including a roasted salmon fillet with hints of beetroot and horseradish on a pea and goat’s cheese risotto and crunchy beetroot crisps.

The chicken and chorizo ballotine flavoured with spring onion and tomato, crushed potatoes, sautéed kale and a chorizo jus also flourishes in taste and colour.

It’s exactly what the 28-year-old chef envisaged his autumn menu to be.

For those who enjoy a sweet treat, the desserts on offer include a banoffee crème brûlée and a seasonal blackberry cheesecake with Cheshire Farm apple and blackberry ice cream and spiced apple purée.

The dishes from the new menu are affordably priced too, with most main courses priced between £11.95 for the baked halloumi burger and the trio of lamb at £18.95.

Starters range from £3.95 to £12.50 and there’s also a nibbles platter to share for £19.95 which includes Wheatsheaf favourites such as crispy halloumi bites, salt and pepper squid and smoked chicken wings with a blue cheese and almond dip.

The Wheatsheaf Inn’s history dates back to 1769.

It was taken over in March 2017 by landlord Matthew Murphy, 51, who has been in the industry for over 15 years running The Wheatsheaf’s sister venue – The Cock O’Barton in Cheshire.

Senior manager Carl Birchall comments:  “The government scheme was a great way to encourage people to dine out again and due to the success and support from our customers we thought we’d continue the Eat Out To Help Out offer to say thank you.

“Having worked at The Wheatsheaf for many years I’m pleased to say that the Eat Out To Help Out offer has really boosted our custom and the new menu is the definitely best one yet.”