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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

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.

Louise Twyford 18 February 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

4.1 ((((* (based on 68 reviews)
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  • dinner (48)
  • lunch (37)
  • value (28)
  • private dining (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • child friendly (13)
  • business (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • al fresco (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 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!)

  • ((((* 14 February 2017 by Elena from Bath

    Very good

  • (**** 13 February 2017 by Lesley Johnson from Bristol

    The fish and chips was absolutely awful. The fish was soggy and undercooked. I was promptly provided with a replacement but that was just the same and I didn't have the heart to complain as it sours an evening out together. My partner's burger was ok , however you could count the chips on one hand. The food (and wine) was very pricey for what is was and simply not worth it for poorly prepared pub food. We will never go again and will certainly advise others to go elsewhere.

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Christine Stone from Bristol

    Really lovely food and good service

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Terence Claybourn from Littleborough

    Service was very good, the waitress was excellent. We had three rump steaks, all were cooked as we liked them but mine had a lot of gristle in it. The other two were fine. A bit disappointed but we'll give it another try. Apart from that the whole experience was fine.

  • (((** 27 January 2017 by Diane Miller from Bristol

    Had fish and chips. Great chips lovely batter but fish not the best.

  • ((((* 22 January 2017 by Chris Norbury from Bristol

    great menu choice.

  • ((((( 8 January 2017 by Jane Robbins from Bristol

    Excellent food and service.

  • (**** 2 January 2017 by Diane Haddrell from Bristol

    Christmas Lunch .Asked to move to a better free table as felt squashed inbetween granny chewing and new born baby was eventually moved by very brusque manager who informed me the people had booked in July we had to leave by 2o clock if we changed Rude or what We hadn't even sat down( I booked by sept ) No alcohol free wheat beer as on menu, served alternate Finished my Lamb meal on plate I left 7 pieces of fat around edge Waitress asked if all was ok I mentioned fatty lamb said she would mention it Wrong dessert brought out after confirming beforehand our meals Waited very long time for coffees told machine not on could we have bill at same time( as had to be out at 2 )Waitress said don't worry we wont take long to set table we had been checked on constantly if all was ok probably 9 times irritatingly by various people who had obviously been told to check diners When I asked about the lamb she said the manager was coming to see you he didn't We left feeling dissatisfied This meal was £60 each was it value was it a pleasant for us umm not sure .

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