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The Windmill Inn

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Holehouse Lane | Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ, England
441625574222
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely, friendly country-style pub with great food

My husband and I visited this lovely pub with our dog while in Macclesfield for the weekend. The food was great (a really good range of options for everyone, vegetarians included, and generous portions!), the atmosphere was nice and relaxed and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. I'd highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle P
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this lovely pub with our dog while in Macclesfield for the weekend. The food was great (a really good range of options for everyone, vegetarians included, and generous portions!), the atmosphere was nice and relaxed and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. I'd highly recommend this pub.

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Thank Michelle P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last week and sampled the new menu. Brisket Suet Pudding in onion gravy was unbelievably good. Freshly made and very, very tasty. Eaten here more than 5 times in the last 12 months and never been disappointed. A real treasure.

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Thank mascot13
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the windmill for a midweek lunch with my mum. We were initially impressed with the decor , clean and modern yet still preserving that much loved country pub feel. Our food orders were taken and we were served drinks quite quickly. However we then had to wait an age for the food to arrive ( well over an... More 

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Thank CharlotteAC80
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went Xmas day and it was lovely...... pricey but no more pricey then anywhere else and the atmosphere was lovely. Staff very attentive and food was very nice. My only grumble, although very minor, I had the beef Wellington and it was a traditional beef wellington as it was deconstructed but it was cooked beautifully.

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Thank Cheshire_Taster
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the Windmill for lunch whilst we were in the area. I hadn't been to this pub for over 30 years and it was a great find. The staff were friendly, the service was excellent and the food was really good. This is a gastro pub and the menu is extensive. Great food, great service. Brilliant.

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1 Thank Kennelly01
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fabulous night the food was absolutely amazing could not fault anything about the evening so enjoyed

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1 Thank Angela S
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Busy...obviously the staff could not cope.Meal served after 1 hour 15 mins wait. When served was very disappointing. Bad day,bad choice will not return Oh! nearly forgot dog friendly......must have been at least 7 dogs in the pub......if you like dogs great .....but not in a restaurants!!!

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4 Thank Peter M
Manchester
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Last visited the Windmill a few years ago and sadly the service has not improved. Four us booked for lunch yesterday - we arrived around 12.40pm to be shown our table (ie not shown to our table but had it pointed out). We took our drinks and sat down and after waiting twenty minutes for a menu had to ask... More 

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Thank DAJ162
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have been visiting our son in Macclesfield for many years and only on our last visit did we realise what we had been missing all those years. At the suggestion of our son's carer we visited the Windmill for lunch and were delighted to find such a friendly, welcoming pub just minutes from Bollington. The welcome from the landlady... More 

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1 Thank peter m
Poynton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We have travelled extensively and have a high standard in order to recommend any eatery. Put simply, this establishment blends fine food with an ambience that at once makes you feel that you are at home. Pete and Jane have invested time and effort to keep their standards with a quality kitchen run by Martin and front of house with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Holehouse Lane | Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: 441625574222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 26
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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