The Golden Wheel is an inn in Far Madding. It is situated just off the Avharin Market. It has a long, beam-ceilinged common room bigger than the common room in The Counsel's Head with small square tables with a yellow painted arch into the separate Women's Room which is forbidden to men. The innkeeper is Mistress Gallger. The staff wear aprons with a yellow wagon wheel embroidered on them.
Rand enters the inn with drawings, looking for Torval, Kisman and the other renegade Asha'man. A serving man thinks the drawing of Torval looks like one of the patrons and Rand waits, listening to the talk of the common room. The man is from Illian however, not Tarabon, and has more weight and more years than Torval.