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2 Oakley Hill | Oakley, Wimborne BH21 1RN, England
+44 1202 883144
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This pub serves very nice food. But prices are far too high. The place was not full on a Friday night which tells you that local custom will find cheaper alternatives close by with just as good quality. Service is very stuffy and almost pretentious. Tone it down please. You are just a pub. I would visit much more often... More 

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Thank Richard W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't often publicly praise or critisize eateries but having dined here last night I feel compelled to leave a review. The Willett Arms has recently undergone a very nice refurbishment that enticed us to visit for dinner. We have eaten here previoulsly and found the food to be of a very high standard. Last night, however, the overall experience... More 

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Thank jkennedy76
Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Placed an order at the bar. 2 set menu 2 coarse meals. £12.50 each. 2 pints of beer £4.60 each. and a small coke. £2. This comes to £ 36.20 in my reckoning. Not at the willett Arms. Their reckoning was £39.20. Apparently it was because it charged for a 3 coarse meal. and a main separately. WHY!!!!! This was... More 

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

Bernisteve, we regret to hear that you had this experience with us. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns. Please reach out to use directly at 01202 883144 when you have a chance. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service although I found prices a shock anyway food was very good 😊 Refurb works nicely not to much clutter

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Thank wjb1001196
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Hello Wjb1001196, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! More 

Wimborne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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Thank janegDorset
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us however we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory. We will always do our utmost to resolve any issues raised during your visit and hope you will return and give us another try. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
General Manager A, Manager at The Willett Arms, responded to this review

Hi Ktema350, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Willett Arms. We're happy we could meet your expectations! More 

Dorset
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
1 review
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 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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?