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The Willy Wicket

Badminton Road , Downend, Bristol, BS36 1DP +44 1172957661

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Lovely food, reasonably priced and plenty to choosr from

Karen Smith 09 April 2017
from Bristol

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A former dairy farm, The Willy Wicket serves quintessentially British food from an extensive menu, and enjoys a grassy beer garden framed by the pub’s red-brick exterior. Based in Bristol, the dining room features roaring open fires, black oak beam ceilings and squashy leather sofas.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Willy Wicket menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies designed by celebrity chef James Martin offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while the ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, The Willy Wicket in Downend boasts many rambling walks and idyllic beauty spots, while The Kendleshire Golf Club is just a 4-minute drive away.

The Willy Wicket

Badminton Road , Downend, Bristol, BS36 1DP

Contact +44 1179567308
Reservations +44 1172957661

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Customer reviews for The Willy Wicket

4.0 ((((* (based on 76 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (50)
  • lunch (40)
  • value (31)
  • private dining (16)
  • large parties (15)
  • child friendly (14)
  • business (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • al fresco (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (**** 9 May 2017 by Atkins Pete from Bristol

    Dirty glass/ lipstick. Cold Soup had to send it back. Front of house staff very helpful

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Karen Smith from Bristol

    Lovely food, reasonably priced and plenty to choosr from

  • ((((( 4 April 2017 by Ann Webb from Bristol

    I booked a meal for 7 the staff were very good the meal was beautiful we were all pleased with the service

  • (**** 14 March 2017 by Francis Powell from Bristol

    Out of 3 meals ordered too meals was returned being served cold , so one person had to eat on there own and he was finished before our meals came out, also the presentation was very bland. A shared sweet plater was ordered yet the spoon would not slice the chocolate brownie, it was like a brick. What is going on, this was a diaster birthday treat that was ruined, not happy, will not return to this restaurant a gain

  • (**** 14 March 2017 by Geoff from Horsham

    Very poor. Waited 1hr for first course and the wrong meal was delivered. Then waited another hour before getting dessert course. One of the desserts was not the meal advertised on the menu. The only thing that was good was the waitress who tried her best.
    Not a good experience

  • (((** 11 March 2017 by Jackie Sims from Bristol

    Very busy which meant long waits for each course and my main meal was overlooked, as though it had been kept warm. Waiting staff extremely good, apologised for delays, very friendly, hand held order pad not working so that was not helping. Our pre booked table was set amongst large parties so we asked to move, this was done with no problem. Not one of our best meals here.

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Neville barry Acton from Bradley Stoke

    Excellent food, well cooked and presented, the staff are friendly and courteous

  • (((** 27 February 2017 by Margaret Burns from Bristol

    The Willy Wicket website offered a steak and supper dinner for Saturday nights 5pm onwards, see link,, which we specifically wanted. When we got there and asked about it, it wasn't available. My husband got a very inferior steak with the £18.95 menu. Apart from that, it was a nice meal. The risotto from the specials menu was gorgeous. Our friends enjoyed it, too. thankyou.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Louise Twyford from Bristol

    We've bee to The Willy Wickett before and as usual, there was a lovely atmosphere, the staff were very helpful and friendly and both of our meals were delicious and excellent value for money.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Aimee from Bristol

    I would definitely recommend this restaurant/pub. Great atmosphere I pre booked so no waiting for a table - good service and lovely food we both had beer battered cod which was wonderfully fresh and not overcooked no long waits between courses the food was hot when it came great choice of wines starting at around £3.75 for a glass 175ml serving. Plenty of parking in car park - overall a lovely Friday evening out for a dining experience it ticked all the boxes. I also recommend the pate as a starter. Please pass thanks on to our waitress (sorry i cant remember her name but she was about 50 ish dark hair and wearing jeans - a very helpful and happy person. (which was the same waitress when we came to the restaurant about 4 years ago!)

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