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The Willett Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN, England
+44 1202 883144
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Willett Arms on Sunday and was very pleasantly surprised. It was very busy so you’ll need to book, our reservation was for 12.45 by which time they had already started to run out of items. The trio of roasts went down well...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MissKDLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife don't have much time together so we went there for lunch and have to say it was spot on

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DayTrip821337
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear DayTrip821337 Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Kindest regards The Management team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parenrs live nearby so we have used this place for lunch more than once. We commented on this visit how good the service always is, so decided to write a review. Easy disabled access, whuch is important to us. Excellent real ales. Quality food....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brightoncardinal
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback following your recent visit to us. I'm so sorry that the crackling was overdone, I will definitely feedback to the chefs to ensure that this does not happen again. I am glad to hear that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our Christmas dinner event & we had about 20 of us. We did book before hand so they knew we were coming, but they were so short staffed we had a very long wait between courses. It took 20 minutes to even get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PaulaSkinner2015
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Paulaskinner2015, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. If you are willing to give us another chance, please reach out to us at 01202 883144 to speak to our manager...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have had meals in the past here and been disappointed, but we thought we would give the Willetts a last chance as our family were visiting, so a local restaurant in walking distance was ideal. Unfortunately, even with new management the experience was no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank fanca
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Fanca, Many thanks for your review. We have contacted you personally about this. Kindest regards The Management Team

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Invited our friends who came to stay with us to dinner at the Willett Arms, and we have to say that the staff and service was excellent. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was excellent too. We all really enjoyed our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank deeluff
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Deeluff, Many thanks for your kind review. I will pass on your kind comments to the team. Kindest regards The Management Team

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Hate to leave a bad review but the service here was awful. Tried to have lunch today, the restaurant was pretty empty. We were shown to our seats and then just ignored for half an hour, no one even took our drinks order so we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank H12394828
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear H12394828, Many thanks for your review. If you are willing to give us another chance, please reach out to us at 01202 883144 to speak to our manager directly. Kindest regards The Management Team

Reviewed 5 December 2018

Diverse and tasty menu (Crab cakes in a veloute + a standard burger) for lunch and reasonably priced meals. Drinks prices are hefty and not priced for the "locals". Service has always been an issue here and, this time, Debs ensured we had a friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Graham P
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Graham, Many thanks for your Trip Advisor review. We hope to give 5 star service to all our guests. We have had some changes here recently but we hope to meet the expectations of our guest on every visit. Our pricing structure is not...More

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

great place with a lovely atmosphere. I will definitely be returning. I had the Diablo pizza which was incredible! The healthy option pizza was a massive hit with my wife.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank therestaurantman1
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Therestaurantman1, Thank you so much for your review. Our pizzas do seem to be very popular and we try an cater for most requirements. The rest of the menu does have some amazing meals too. We hope to see you again very soon Kindest...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Completely ignored after 10 minutes left, even got ignored when I went up to the bar. No acknowledgment at all. Shame as when we went to another pub in the chain(The Cliff @ Poole) we were very impressed. Will not be returningMore

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank emmaf190
Guide642828, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi emmaf190, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to review our resturant. We are so sorry that this is the experience you have received. I can assure you that this is not what we expect and drive to achieve. Please do come...More

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Questions & Answers
Salli L
18 July 2017|
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Response from Guide642828 | Property representative |
Hi Salli Dogs are allowed in the bar area and outside only Hope this helps Regards James
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Karen H
12 January 2017|
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Response from bonjgb1009 | Reviewed this property |
No I dont believe there is. Plus it is closing down for refurbishment on the 5th February.
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Everyonelovescake
11 September 2016|
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Response from Guide642828 | Property representative |
Hi We do allow guide dogs in the bar area, but not in the restaurant. And we can adapt the menu for gluten free and if there isn't anything on there we can use the main menu as we have a lot of options there too Hope... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 883144
  • E-mail
Description
The Willett Arms should be your first port of call for a memorable brunch, lunch, or dinner. Residing just outside the historic town of Wimborne, The Willett Arms is a family friendly pub boasting a chic bar area, an inviting dining room, and an attractive outdoor space that provides the ultimate retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. On the menu, you’ll find a wide range of tempting starters, light bites, and sharing platters, as well as devilish desserts and hearty mains that are sure to get your taste buds tingling. We are a child friendly establishment, so please feel free to bring your little ones along … they’ll love tucking into our dedicated children’s menu!
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