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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
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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  • dinner (26)
  • lunch (19)
  • child friendly (9)
  • large parties (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • value (7)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • business (2)
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  • breakfast (1)
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  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 17 June 2017 by Tony from Cambridge

    Very friendly staff . Even though you were very busy they never stopped smiling . I had steak ( the chips were superb ) & my wife had a pizza .Then we had the house sharing platter for dessert . We highly recommend it . Very enjoyable meal .

  • (((** 30 May 2017 by Jenny from poole

    Newly refurbished, so restaurant was very welcoming. Received great service from waitress - Stephanie. However, food was over priced for what we had. Wagyu burger, it was nice but £15.95 for what is essentially a burger is WAY too much. As I say it was nice but I have had nice burgers at places like Carter & Millers, who don't charge as much. Why did I have it as it was so expensive ... I was curious as to what would be the justification to charge so much.

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Paul from Broadstone

    The service and the food at the restaurant were both excellent.

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Jeremy from Salisbury

    Excellent lunch and service

  • (((** 10 March 2017 by Claire 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 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 from Broadstone

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

  • ((((( 31 January 2017 by Samantha 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 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.

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