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The Willett Arms

2 Oakley Hill, Oakley, Wimbourne, BH21 1RN

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  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
  • The Willett Arms - Dorset
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11.00 - 23.00 Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 11.00 - 22:00.

Chicken & Leek open pie really tasty - nice friendly service

Julie 02 November 2018
from Poole

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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

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Customer reviews for The Willett Arms

4.2 ((((* (based on 32 reviews)
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  • dinner (26)
  • lunch (18)
  • child friendly (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • value (7)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 7 November 2018 by Dunleigh from Poole

    The staff was very friendly & professional. The atmosphere was relaxed & pleasant. The menu was extensive & the food very well presented & enjoyable.

  • ((((( 2 November 2018 by Julie from Poole

    Chicken & Leek open pie really tasty - nice friendly service

  • ((((* 9 July 2018 by Brian from Wimborne

    Very good service

  • ((((( 3 May 2018 by Julie from Poole

    Sea bass fillets excellent - very tasty and also the mini pud and coffee

  • (**** 15 February 2018 by Peter from Bournemouth

    Good warm welcome, good service, order taken but then it all went wrong - we waited for well over an hour to get the main course and it wasn't good when it finally arrived and after we complained. Ladies toilets were not very hygienic with black mould growing in some places.

  • ((*** 14 December 2017 by Diane from Wimborne Dorset

    Staff very helpful and pleasant, but from there on things went downhill! Our drinks order was delt with fairly quickly and our meal order taken, three of our group wanted starters, which took an age to come. When they had finished those, there was another long wait for the mains. The plates were cold, but the food was hot. We all had the Christmas meal and the only veg was sprouts and red cabbage and onions. Lots of people don't like sprouts or red cabbage! The roast potatoes were lovely though, and the turkey very moist and gravy tasty. We had to ask for water three times, before it was delivered. We also had to chase our deserts as we had to be away by 3.30pm. Our table was booked for 1pm. It was very busy but I think the kitchen needed more help!! Deserts were good

  • ((*** 28 August 2017 by Stephen from Wimborne

    More style than substance. Really disappointed, so much so this is the first on-line review I have ever done. Food took about an hour from order to be served. To be fair it was nice but luke-warm to cold. We were so hungry it wasn't worth saying anything at the time - just wanted to eat something. It was very busy and there did not seem to be a lot of staff. At the end, we struggled to find someone to pay - our waitress was out having a 'vap'. Far to many pubs/restaurants in the area to waste going back to see if a 'next time' would be better.

  • ((((* 5 August 2017 by Eric from Wimborne

    Good food, excellent service, great atmosphere.

  • ((((( 15 July 2017 by Kelly from Poole

    Really lovely restaurant since refurbishment and food along with the service was excellent

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Peter from Amersham

    We have dined here a couple of times before and therefore had expectations of a good meal. We weren't disappointed and despite the fact that it was a busy Sunday lunchtime both the service and the food were well up to standard and personally the specials starter of scallops were really excellent. Importantly our expectations of the time to delivery of the food were well managed.

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