The Wheatsheaf Inn, established in 1797, is Falkirk’s oldest – and arguably best – hostelry.
And while its history is a big attraction, the Wheatsheaf doesn’t rest on its historic laurels. A pub with roots stretching back to the late 1790s, it is very much a 21st century operation.
The Inn of today reflects Scotland as it is today. The range of customers is wide and varied, from long-standing regulars to newcomers, from young professionals and students to some long-retired. While reporters from the Falkirk Herald, once based next door, were to be seen researching from notebooks, the customer of today can be seen surfing on a mobile phone or iPad.
The gantry carries an impressive range of spirits, with a focus on gins and Scotch whiskies. Cask , real and draught ales, many sourced from local breweries, are rotated on a weekly basis and the pub has received numerous awards from CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ales). The Wheatsheaf has also been given the much-coveted Cask Marque award, an independent recognition of the quality of a pub’s cask ales. It is one of only a few pubs in Falkirk to have been granted the award.
Wifi is free, and the upstairs room, great for functions or meetings, has a state-of-the-art widescreen HD television for customers wishing to enjoy sporting events in a dedicated area. The room is also host to a number of events throughout the year.
The walled beer garden is a suntrap and is a major pull on summer days. Beautifully maintained, it is a plant lover’s dream.
And if music is your thing, The Wheatsheaf is the place to go in Falkirk. Every few weeks, we showcase local musicians, playing traditional Scottish music.
The Inn also lies within easy reach of all of the area’s attractions, particularly the now world-famous Kelpies within the Helix ecopark, the feat of engineering that is the iconic Falkirk Wheel, the Roman-built Antonine Wall and the town’s emblematic Steeple towers above the High Street, only yards away from the Wheatsheaf’s front door.
These have seen a major rise in tourism in Falkirk in recent years, and the Wheatsheaf has been a magnet for overseas visitors seeking a traditional Scottish pub. The Inn is proud to play its part in boosting the town’s economy by catering for tourists from across the world.
Whether tourist, newcomer, long-established regular, beer fan or whisky buff, music lover or quiz expert, hosts Alison, Ged and Paul welcome you to the the Wheatsheaf.