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The Willett Arms

Bar, British, Pub
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2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne Minster BH21 1RN, England
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ate in the bar here Saturday. Overall pretty good, food was well cooked and attractively presented and the prix fixe option good with two courses for £11.95, but the drinks really ramped the bill up so be warned. Good service, overall a nice experience but expensive for a "pub lunch".

Thank Lex_Av_Local
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great menu with a lot of choice seasonal interesting cocktail and gin menu too, would of liked to have tried more but was driving .

Thank Melanie W
Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband really enjoyed his roast chicken and they were kind enough to keep the kitchen open a few minutes later so we could have pudding. My linguine with prawns, crab and chorizo was a bit gritty and service a bit slow considering they were practically empty but good experience overall. Much better than when we were here a year... More 

Thank Marit1809
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our local pub. However we have had numerous occasions in the last few months when it hasn't been up to scratch. On three visits we ordered prosecco and they had run out. We took my elderly mother in her wheelchair and staff removed it as they insisted it would be in the way. We experienced this as terribly... More 

Thank jhegan
Camberley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch with 4 other people to celebrate a birthday, not mine. Good choice of starters and mains. Large spacious area to eat in, pleasant staff who waited on us. Food was well cooked and tasty. Not too busy, so the atmosphere was somewhat lacking. Total price, with sweets turned out to be about £16 per head, which... More 

Thank Ken C
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this pub by our family whilst down visiting from Leeds. We looked online and saw that the beer garden is one of its best assets, as well as the nearby trail way, and decided to give it a shot despite numerous bad reviews. The trail way is right on the doorstep and we were very eager to... More 

Thank EmilyWells85
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here with my family a couple of times and will always return when in the area. The food is lovely, lamb rump is my favourite main dish. Good children's menu too. The staff are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. They also let dogs in the bar too which is a bonus.

Thank cparker21
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop for lunch en route to see family every month. Always relaxed and comfortable, especially in the big leather armchairs in the bar, and with a real fire in the winter making it really cosy. Staff are really friendly and the food never disappoints with a good menu - great value for money being one step up from normal pub... More 

Thank Judith L
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to the Willet Arms frequently over the last year and always enjoyed lunch there. The food is lovely and great value, and the staff are always friendly. For a relaxing lunch i would recomend sitting in the bar area -same menu as the restaurant and the added bonus of lounge seating. There is great loose leaf tea available here... More 

Thank Bethany L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table for a Saturday night with my better half. From start to finish we received a very high quality of service with which I was very pleased. The food was very nice and well presented. I only have good things to say about this place and will be coming back again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $33
Bar, British, Pub
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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne Minster BH21 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster
  • Phone Number: 441202883144

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