Welcome to Wheal Dream, where we can meet all your needs. Here you can “Eat, Play and Stay”. The family friendly feeling is very important to us at the Wheal Dream complex, which is exemplified by the fact that it is owned, run and managed by three brothers Barry, Neil, Jim and their families. We aim to bring you the best experience whether you are local, passing through or spending a holiday with us.
Taking the helm at the restaurant are Barry and his wife Naomi. Barry first began working at the restaurant as a young chef in 1997, from there Barry and Naomi progressed to managing the restaurant with the opportunity to buy the business arising in 2001. Although a huge decision for two young 20 year olds they knew that with the support of their family, friends and success as managers it was the natural next step. From this, they continued building the Wheal Dream’s reputation as one of the best and busiest restaurants in Helston.
In 2005 Barry and Naomi felt ready to move on to other ventures, however, in 2010 the Wheal Dream came on the market again and the lure of coming home proved too strong. Barry, Naomi and their two young children returned to where it all began. They made a welcome return to some familiar faces and many new, they even brought back a few of the original work force! They have, again put their own unique stamp on the restaurant with the addition of an award winning carvery, beer garden and sizeable children’s play area (and a third child to their family!).
Wheal Dream Restaurant currently offers a wonderfully varied menu for both lunch and dinner using the best produce sourced from local suppliers where possible. Children are most welcome at the restaurant and have their own separate menu with many delicious choices for even the fussiest of eaters. The décor is tasteful and the atmosphere wonderfully relaxed and welcoming to all.
The Wheal Dream restaurant has built a reputation for catering for a variety of functions, from weddings and other celebrations to more sombre occasions. Wheal Dream can provide dedicated menus and two different size function rooms, as well as the option to hire the entire venue. The success and popularity of events at the restaurant led to Barry and his older brother Jim deciding to branch out into outside catering and from this, Wheal Dream Catering was born. Offering catering for all events, weddings, parties and corporate functions in a variety of venues which have included marquees, barns and even an aircraft hangar. Wheal Dream Catering is able to offer bespoke packages for your event whether you fancy a barbeque, sit down meal, buffet or hog roast, our packages are tailor made to suit your needs.
In addition to the restaurant, we have Wheal Dream Golf and Football Golf courses which provide a fun and active way to pass some time. Taking ownership of play at Wheal Dream is Neil, his wife Jane and their two children. Neil is a former professional rugby player and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the business set adjacent to his older brother’s restaurant in 2012. However, a move to a French rugby club was imminent and Neil needed a team to manage and run the facility, cue eldest brother Jim (ex Commando Forces), his wife Gemma and their three children. Jim and Gemma are responsible for the running and management of the play activities at Wheal Dream.
The Golf course is a beautifully maintained 9-hole par 3 course which suits all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome to play on the course and full equipment hire is available if required.
We like to move with the times and Football Golf is the latest craze sweeping the nation. The whole family will love the challenge of attempting to steer a football around various exciting obstacles and features. The course is pushchair friendly and genuinely fun for all.
Once you have completed your round of golf, be it with a golf ball or football, you can relax in the club shop with a variety of drinks and snacks on offer to replenish your energy stores.
Alongside the Golf and Football Golf, we are pleased to offer a 5-a-side football pitch which can be used by clubs, for parties or just for fun with a group of friends. If you fancy trying something a bit different then we also have inflatable Zorbs which make the regular game of football highly entertaining and a lot more challenging.
Neil and Jane noticed a gap in the market at Wheal Dream, found some spare land on the golf course and so hope to complete the package at Wheal Dream. As a result, we are pleased to announce that coming soon to Wheal Dream will be a selection of wooden lodges and glamping pods so you can Eat, Play and Stay for more than just a day. The lodges are beautiful family sized dwellings and provide a bit of luxury for the reluctant camper, the pods deliver the true “glamping” experience taking you back to nature but ensuring all your creature comforts are not too far away.
Barry, Neil, Jim and their families look forward to welcoming you to Wheal Dream. Whether you want to eat, play or stay it can be guaranteed that you and your family will have an experience second to none.