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2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN, England
+44 1202 883144
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am afraid my pasta was stodgy and only 3 king prawns in my linguine. Pricey but the ambiance is nice. We had some flat breads as an appetiser. Could have done with a dip. The Willett Arms have recently introduced a new Summer menu. The salads looked chunky. My friend did say it was hard going. But on the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing Sunday lunch here....food, drink and service were faultless. The roasts were the best we've ever had at a restaurant and the desserts were fabulous. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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Thank Ktema350
Dorset
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My parents booked this venue for a funeral wake for my elderly aunt. They are elderly themselves and were reassured by the manager that they would look after everything and put on a nice spread for £14.50 a head. They did not worry about it and concentrated on other aspects of the day. Well- when we arrived after the funeral... More 

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Thank eastlakes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for wake. The staff appeared to be expecting us and after a few minutes friendly staff came with the food, which was excellent and well presented. It would have been nice to have had water poured for us as we sat down, not just because the day was warm, but because it is welcoming and hospitable.

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1 Thank Chrissie B
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Chrissie, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we will be sure to take your comments on board. More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lovely meal at The Willet Arms, followed by cocktails and a nice walk back to Merley court. Service great too, very attentive and knowledgable staff. We will be back.

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1 Thank aw12aw
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Aw12aw, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday afternoon and were seated by a lovely waitress. She took our drinks order straight away and also our food order, but we ended up waiting 50 minutes for our food...this seemed rather a long wait considering the table behind us arrived after us, ate their food and even left before we had even been given... More 

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Thank Jade B
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Jade, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you experienced a long wait during your visit and I will look into the cause of this. We are launching a new menu on Tuesday 24th April which includes various new vegetarian dishes that I hope might tempt you to give us another try. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been a regular of the Willet Arms for a while but this was the first time I've been since the refurb. The new look is modern & effective & it's really transformed the place. I went for my birthday last week for Sunday lunch & the roasts were lovely, really good portions too. The menu is really varied &... More 

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1 Thank Sally H
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Thank you, Sally, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service and we appreciate you taking the time to review your visit. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Birthday lunch with us and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a long time since we last frequented The Willet Arms. It's recently been refurbished and the first impressions were very good. The decor was classic, you might go as far as to say "classy" and the staff were very friendly. So far so good. As we were shown to our table the waiter advised us of the menu... More 

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Thank Kurly118
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Willett Arms take our reviews very seriously. Firstly, may I apologise for the unavailable food items on this occasion. Our dishes rely on fresh food and regrettably, after unexpectedly busy periods we very ocassionally run out of key ingredients. May I also assure you that I will... More 

uk
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my parents for a birthday dinner tonight. Firstly the positives lovely refurb nice interiors. We were seated and then told 3 of the mains were off. OK it happens . It then took 25 mins to get drinks and orders taken and another 40 mins until food arrived. It was only when I chased it that anything was... More 

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Thank kollbers
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Thank you, Kollbers, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding your recent visit. We understand your frustrations regarding the long waiting times and we are looking in to this matter. We do hope that we can welcome you back in... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a lovely big beer garden to sit in on this lovely sunny weekend ! Newly refurbished and looking absolutely stunning. Fish finger sandwich was one of the best lunch time meals I have had in a long time. Freshly battered large fillets of fish with tartare sauce. Yummy! Will definitely be back on a sunny weekend again!

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Thank clmone
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Clmone, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?