Angel Inn
Angel Inn

Angel Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theangellongham.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01202873778
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 9.30pm


    Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 10pm


    Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:

    Bus Stop about 200m from the house on the main Bournemouth to Ringwood road with a regular service.
  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from Angel Inn
Why not treat the real ale lover in your life with our Countryside Sett Gift Box, 12 Bottles of Badger Ale in a beautiful display box. Available to order now in house.

A famous pub-restaurant the Angel is located on the edge of rolling countryside, close to Bournemouth and the historic market town of Wimborne. With a large car park, beautiful gardens and a playground the Angel provides the perfect backdrop for lazy days.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept online table bookings for our outdoor tables.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Angel Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.2
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outdoor eating (21)child friendly (18)sunday lunch (18)special occasions (17)group bookings (14)good vegetarian options (10)outstanding value (9)disabled access (8)fit for foodies (8)business meals (7)brunch (6)romance (5)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • ENJOYABLE
    Willow
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I took family here as The Angel is very local for me. The food was very good with sensible portions for my 5 year old Great-grandson. I have to admit the waitress service was slightly better than my previous visit although they were quite "laid back" and couldn't see any overall supervision - i.e. Manager etc. Although I had booked a table on-line, we still had to hover by the front desk for at least 5minutes before anyone showed us to our table - showed being the wrong word as waitress just stood there and pointed to where the table was!! Our booking was at 3.30p.m on a Sunday so at that time they were not particularly busy.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 70th birthday meal
    oldfoodlover
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Excellent food and good service. Child friendly. Recommended.
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    child friendly, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winterdiner
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Food tasted very good, glad we booked as quite full when we arrived.
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    child friendly, disabled access, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Punching above others in it's genre
    Gareth
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    I never expect too much from chain pubs but the Angel Inn surpassed itself for our lunch. Lovely thatched pub with nice gardens and a small play area, but they nailed the food and service too. Typical large chain pub menu but the kitchen was punching well above it's weight. Everything was cooked to perfection and well presented, I honestly couldn't fault anything. Delicious fresh whitebait starter. Pies were proper (ie. with proper pastry sides and base as opposed to a stew in a dish with a pastry lid flung on top as so many other places do these days). The fish and chip shop platter was excellent with lightly fried fish. Veg were properly cooked with bite. On top of that service was great too. Mgmt & staff doing a great job here.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent visit
    Barry
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is one of the few places that permits a reservation on a Sunday in the area and with children that's essential to avoid queues. The service was superb - very friendly staff. The food was very good, though personally I'd have liked the plate to have been hotter. My only criticism was the price of drinks - £5 for a G & T is top end and some food dishes were expensive for the quantity offered, but it's relatively minor and overall this is well worth a visit.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • Not as good as expected!
    Chocomaniac
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My parents have eaten here before, mostly at lunch time. However we booked for 6 people for an evening meal. The service was incredibly slow! Ice cream arrived in liquid form, and we had another tables drinks on our bill! All sorted eventually, but these things spoilt the last meal of my holiday! The food was very tasty, with some different vegetarian options available!
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family pub
    Bexybex
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    Great family pub experience. Good value for money, food was delicious. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Whitebait awful soggy and unappetising mushrooms minute portion
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  • So much character
    SunnyRay
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Angel is such a lovely, quirky old building which has been given so much character by clever interior design. Dorothy, our waitress, was delightful and scored points from the outset by offering an alternative table to the one we had been allocated which was in a cooler spot! The food was up to Hall & Woodhouses usual high standard and there was nothing we could fault. All in all, a great evening out thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Roast
    Woody97
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went for Sunday Roast, bit thin on the ground with the vegetables and gravy but very tasty! Toffe apple pie was lacking in apple but super custard!
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angel pub
    Rusticpub
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Lovely rustic feel pub, keep coming back to this pub, a favourite! Warm friendly staff and atmosphere, good menu, lovely beer garden.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Good service, poor food, presentation terrible (no plates) food tasted bland...
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    disabled access
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  • Nice pub, food OK
    KTV1988
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Had a nice evening at the Angel Inn, the food was OK, nothing special but for what you are paying can't complain too much. Food came out a bit slow but that worked for us as we were chatting and drinking. Overall i would probably visit again for lunch and on a sunny day would be nice to sit in the beer garden as it is a good size, recommend for families as well.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    We found our meal was pretty ordinary and uninspiring.
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  • Disappointed
    New123
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    Overpriced average food! We won't be rushing back! Service was slow even though it was fairly quiet in the pub and the waitress dropped my father in-laws knife and fork in his lap when clearing the table.
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    special occasions
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  • Fab dining
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Great place to be for all occasions , have returned time and time again. Good selection on menu for all tastes, quantity and quality of food superb! Would like to see equal amounts of food on sharing starters ( that's my only gripe! :p). Tables for 2 on the small side but ok , atmosphere very cosey. Easy to locate and central. Very accommodating ,can be busy but there is always seating outdoors on warmer days with heating. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable every time and highly recommend a visit :))
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Friendly family restaurant
    Stinkycheese
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Friendly atmosphere for a relaxing and enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    child friendly, disabled access, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Tues Lunch for Five.
    topcat
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    We have used the Angel several times previously for our regular monthly party of six (our own sixties club) and enjoyed it every time. This time it was a family lunch for five. A little bit quiet compared to our Friday visits, but still very pleasant. The special request for seating had been acted upon, the waitress was absolutely wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was very good and most importantly the plates were hot. Would thoroughly recommend the Angel
    Special Features:
    disabled access
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary meal
    Blueskies
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Bank holiday Sunday - unfortunately at least 6 options not available including 3 out of 4 salads so very limited choice. Disappointed with vegetarian option of homity pie, vegetables were undercooked especially the cabbage. On the plus side waitress was very pleasant and courteous.
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  • Overpriced pub grub
    Slt2014
    Dined on 21/4/2014
    We went here on bank holiday Monday in April 2014. The sun was out so we thought this pub would be great as it has a nice outdoor area. It took ten minutes to order some drinks off a very unfriendly waitress who obviously didn't want to be there. We wanted a larder sharer for start but they had ran out. I ordered the chicken burger and my partner sausage and mash. When the burger arrived it was absolutely smothered in a bland tomato sauce and mayonnaise. The menu made it sound really tasty but it definitely wasn't. The chips were standard frozen chips - really nothing special. It's a shame as this pub is so pretty and has so much potential. Nice for a summers day if you want a drink only.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Good All Round
    TB24
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    All in all a good experience, but it used to be better. Having visited the Angel Inn for some years now I still love the place and the staff are great! However the food seems to be a lot cheaper than it used to be. I would still recommend the Angel Inn to friends, but it's not what it used to be in regards to food. Go along and enjoy the booze in a warm atmosphere served by the great and friendly staff, and in fairness the food is still good!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JEWD
    Dined on 16/4/2014
    Relaxed ambience. Staff friendly and attentive. Menu to suit all. We enjoyed all the meals ordered. JW
    Special Features:
    business meals, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as ever
    Pickles
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Angel never fails to provide a pleasant evening with good food and friendly service
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, child friendly, brunch, outdoor eating
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  • feedback
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We arrived on a very busy Saturday evening and good job we had pre booked as the place was packed. The waiter was friendly and patient. Our food was lovely, four of our group of 5 chose the burger, all had different combinations but everyone said they enjoyed it. The only thing that was not perfect was that due to us being a group of 5,one person had to sit on the end of a table that was really meant for 4 people.
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    group bookings
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  • unfortunately the chef was
    Martin
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    unfortunately the chef was ill and so there was a restricted menu.
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    special occasions, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a friend
    Hadepop
    Dined on 25/3/2014
    We visited last Tuesday, the food was excellent, our one criticism being the lack food served with the Sirloin steak; 1 Small mushroom, 1/2 of a tomato; 40g Peas and maybe 100g Chips... The steak itself was excellent as was the other meal Chicken/pesto/CousCous. The lady who served us was lovely and couldn't do enough to please, however she was trying to manage about 60 covers on her own which as a former hospitality manager myself I did not find acceptable. As we were finishing our meal the Manager popped down to lend a hand...not really acceptable as this is not a cheap pub dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Good Birthday meal
    2godine
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    I have not been to the Angel Inn for 10 years, as the last time I went, I was not very impressed with the food, This time the food I and my wife had was very good and enjoyed the evening very much. I will be going back to try something else off the menu.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, special occasions, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Mikepsx2003
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had a lovely meal at the Angel. Our waitress was very conscientious, my wife is vegetarian but hates tomato. We ordered a meal for her based on the waitresses recommendation that it had no tomato in it. Luckily for us she double checked as it did contain tomato! She then found us an alternative dish from the lunchtime menu that was suitable!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine
    katyjay
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    The food was fine but nothing special, would have been happy to pay your prices if the food was better. The service was great, very friendly waiters yet did not enjoy being asked to take part in a survey after the meal at our table.
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    outstanding value
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  • Poor service and food
    Carly
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    The last time we went for Sunday lunch they had run outof roasts! On this occasion, we had to wait sometime before anyone took our odrer, and this only happened when we called a waiter over.. The food was very disappointing, very basic. The sauce was practically non existent and I couldn't taste any cheese at all. Expensive chicken and chips, where the chicken seemed over cooked and too crispy.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Dine like an Angel at the Angel Inn
    Dinearounders
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    A good for value restaurant / pub. A good choice of menu for all taste. The service and the politeness of the staff was fantastic. Will certainly go again and recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed eating
    foodfanatic
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We enjoyed a very good late Sunday lunch where service was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed but not over-friendly. The food was very good and came up to expectations. Altogether a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant meal with friends
    porker
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a good meal, main courses good value, starters and sweets overpriced, staff friendly, found next day been charged for someone else's coffee, two extra not ordered by us. Otherwise good evening out.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice night out
    theOs
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    6 of us visited The Angel and all in all had a good experience. The service was very good and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food was good. Not the best I've ever eaten but good value for money.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had not eaten at the Angel
    Budgie56
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    We had not eaten at the Angel for a long time and I have to say the whole experience was very nice. Food was very good.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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  • Lovely meal but service not great
    Diner111
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food at the angel inn was absolutely brilliant! However, the service was very very slow, for example after we had finished our starter we had to wait approximately 25 minutes before our plates were even cleared and this was only because I got up to find our waitress to ask how long our main courses would be. We would have stayed for a dessert but because of the slow service we just didn't have the time to wait. I would definitely come here again though in the hope that the service would be quicker.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Spirit!
    JLM11
    Dined on 22/12/2013
    I have dined at the Angel Inn before and have always enjoyed the meal and the ambience on the pub, however this time we dined on 22 December, except for a couple of Christmas trees, without lights, there was no atmosphere. There was no specials board and no Roast Turkey on the menu which my Father was looking forward to. My salad was expensive for a few lettuce leaves and a chicken breast, the menu said it was with avocado, just a couple of pieces were found. Overall poor. I will not be recommending in the future.
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  • Cold!
    Charles
    Dined on 20/12/2013
    Visited 20th December 2013 at 7.45pm. Very disappointed that the heating was not working when we arrived for our meal (notified by a note on the door). It was made worse being seated by a window which had a draft coming through. We did ask to be moved but there were no other places available. I appreciate that these things happen and there was probably little that could be done given the circumstances, but am afraid to say that this spoilt the evening. My friend eventually had to put her coat on during the meal. Not something I'd expect from my local especially at what is surely your busiest time of year!
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    special occasions
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  • Always same problem
    Binniesgran
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    Whenever we go, there is always something on the menu we would like which is not available. We don't ever have this experience at any other restaurant and I can't understand why it is not possible to order every item on the menu at all times. The food is good, the portions are not disgustingly large as they are in some places, but service is always very slow, and on this occasion was made slower by a large party - obviously pre-booked. If you know about large bookings, why don't you staff appropriately? We're never in a terrible hurry, but we don't like having to take an hour and a half over a simple lunch.
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  • Very pleased customer
    Molly
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Brilliant waitress service. Best we have seen for a long long time when out on a family meal. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.