SquareMeal Review of
Part of a pub group whose portfolio includes well-regarded locals such as The Anglesea Arms in Chelsea, this smartly reconfigured
Edwardian public house is a fair bet for a pint. More than a dozen draughts and new casks are put on daily: we particularly liked Belhaven’s Robbie Burns, a 'warm, reekin’ and rich’ brown ale laid
on for the Scots bard’s birthday to go with haggis croquettes at the bar. ‘The Wilmie’ also offers decent wine by the glass, Prosecco on tap, malts and fancies such as Aperol spritz, plus DIY
bloody Marys ahead of Sunday lunch. Otherwise, the adventurous kitchen deals in the likes of twice-baked Gruyère soufflé, potted wild boar with quince, clams with peas and pancetta, braised ox
cheek, pan-fried rabbit with beetroot gratin, and skate with caper butter, followed by gooey puds and English cheeses.
The Wilmington is recommended for