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The Willett Arms

2 Oakley Hill, Oakley, Wimbourne, BH21 1RN +44 1202060024

(((() British
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11.00 - 23.00 Sunday: 11.00 - 22:30

Newly refurbished inside and a good job done! Excellent service, well looked after and superb food.

Guy Davis 27 February 2017
from Broadstone

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Tucked away just on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Wimborne Minster, The Willett Arms is a restored local pub serving a menu of unpretentious modern British food. In summer, enjoy a lazy pint in the sun-drenched beer garden; in colder weather, curl up by the log fire in the bar & restaurant, which also boast rustic furniture and a large L-shaped bar.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Willett Arms menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Willett Arms cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Willett Arms in Wimborne is a 12-minute drive from Poole Rail Station.

The Willett Arms

2 Oakley Hill, Oakley, Wimbourne, BH21 1RN

Contact +44 1202883144
Reservations +44 1202060024

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Customer reviews for The Willett Arms

4.5 (((() (based on 19 reviews)
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  • dinner (16)
  • lunch (12)
  • large parties (7)
  • child friendly (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • value (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (2)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Jeremy Nettle from Salisbury

    Excellent lunch and service

  • (((** 10 March 2017 by Claire Brown from Poole

    Like the new decor. Staff were friendly and I had an enjoyable evening. However I was disappointed with my food. I had a salmon dish and the salmon fillet was fine. However, the smoked salmon and accompanying seaweed and pickled type veg were so salty and vinagery that I couldn't eat them. I normally like a bit of salt and vinegar but this was quite extreme! The seaweed was not as I imagined ( maybe like crispy seaweed in Asian food) but was just like slightly slimy seaweed washed up on the beach and it was like eating seawater. The butternut squash patty was not distinguishable as a taste at all and was rubbery. Sadly disappointed, but didn't want to spoil a pleasant evening by complaining. The other person in my group who had salmon thought it was ok but very over salty.

  • ((((* 7 March 2017 by Bill Carter from Poole

    The Restaurant has recently been revamped and has a very pleasant relaxed feel to it. The food was excellent ad the staff very polite, friendly and helpful. It was a Friday evening and the place was very busy. There was a considerable delay between ordering our food and it arriving, for which the staff were very apologetic and without being prompted offered us either free deserts or a discount on the bill by way of compensation.

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Guy Davis from Broadstone

    Newly refurbished inside and a good job done! Excellent service, well looked after and superb food.

  • ((((( 31 January 2017 by Samantha Upshall from Poole

    Friendly, warm and a cozy atmosphere. Staff are lovely and the Slow Cooked Belly Pork is delicious! Always had an excellent meal.

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Janet Welsh from Ringwood

    Food was very good. The meals were all served together and were all piping hot considering we were in a party of 12. Service at the bar was also prompt and efficient. Definitely will return.

  • ((((( 25 January 2017 by Beryl Pynen from Parkstone

    Excellent food and service a very good experience.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Rebecca Robinson from Wimborne Minster

    The food was excellent although it took some time to come out. The staff were very accomodating

  • ((((* 30 November 2016 by Marie Howarth from Poole

    Great service and good food , very relaxed lunch and the staff were lovely

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Mrs jupe Jupe from Wimborne Minster

    Lovely food scallops bit overpriced only 3 in dish that was it but nice main lovely would dine again

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