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The Windmill Inn

English, Pub
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54 Nore Road, Portishead BS20 6JZ, England
01275 843677
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
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  • 44
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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely views of the Estuary

The food here is basic but edible. It can very noisy inside especially with loud children. The bar is always busy so get a table before one of you goes to the bar. Even better to get a table by the window or outside as the views over the estuary are lovely.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Jay C
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food here is basic but edible. It can very noisy inside especially with loud children. The bar is always busy so get a table before one of you goes to the bar. Even better to get a table by the window or outside as the views over the estuary are lovely.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to eat! Better since the segregation towards families with children has been removed and children are now allowed to sit upstairs... Food is always delicious! :)

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Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited Windmill for evening meal two days running and restaurant was very busy however service was good and food excellent. Prices were reasonable and if you were early enough before 7pm you were given free puddings and a table with a view over the water

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Windmill I, Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi So glad to hear you enjoyed both visits to The Windmill and great to hear you were able to take advantage of our Early Bird offer! Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Pix More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited for lunch today with friends. My partner and I had rainbow trout with new potatoes. Trout was delicious and well presented. Friends had jackets with curry . Could not fault it. Friendly staff and the view over Bristol Channel from our table outstanding.

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Windmill I, Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! Hope to see you again soon Pix More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have always supported this cheap and cheerful place. 1 staff on bar and 1 on drink meant food nearly made it to table before me. Always refuse to serve drinks to food customer so have to queue twice. This works if you have enough staff and aren't serving pub regulars before food customers because they are regulars. Fuller's have put... More 

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Windmill I, General Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi having worked at The Windmill for 15 years I would like to assure you we are trying to improve the service we offer all the time. If possible I would like to discuss the points you have raised Windmill@fullers.co.uk Kind Regards Pix More 

Coleford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Since our disappointing visit on 09 November last year and our low opinion of The Windmill under the ownership of Fullers. Good news both visits were very good.The service has improved considerably. The food ( including portion size ) was so so much better. However, the atmosphere has not returned and this is probably reflected on the very low number... More 

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Windmill I, General Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi I am happy you feel standards have improved at The Windmill If you wish to discuss other aspects of your visit please email me Windmill@fullers.co.uk Kind Regards Pix More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place if on a diet or you don't have a large appetite as they have the best lite bite and lunch menu around. Their specials change daily, great views and I love that young children are in a different area to couples as it doesn't affect the atmosphere and kids can b noisy without complaints. Food isn't overly fussy... More 

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Windmill I, General Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi I am glad you enjoy our range of lighter options We are having a spruce up at the moment so please join us in June when it should be even more enjoyable! Thanks Pix More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice pub / restaurant with what I can only describe as one of the best views from a restaurant I have ever seen. It felt as if you could reach out & touch the huge ships as they sailed majestically down the Bristol Chanel right outside the panoramic windows (make sure you book an upstairs table, sorry no kids or... More 

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Windmill I, General Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi I am glad you enjoyed your visit to The Windmill We do allow children upstairs, dogs are allowed on the bar level and gardens The ships are certainly a lovely sight, The Matthew has been known to glide past on occasion! We are having a facelift in early June so please come back hopefully it will be an even... More 

Nailsea, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

lovely pub with wonderful views and if only there for a drink then a great place. However we were there for a meal with friends, first you have to queue ages to put in order. Wait for food was not unacceptable arrived timely enough but my husband was at bar getting another drink, and his food sat for 10 mins... More 

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Windmill I, General Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi I am sorry you feel your visit to The Windmill was not up to standard If you wish to discuss any aspects of your visit further please feel free to email me windmill@fullers.co.uk Kind Regards Pix More 

Portishead, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Unbelievable location with fantastic views of the Estuary and acrosss to Wales. First time visit, expecting Sunday Roast but not on menu. Found prices a little high for lunch but food was excellent. Roast Belly Pork good but would be better with Crackling on the meat instead of on side. Great veggies. Staff friendly and efficient.

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Windmill I, General Manager at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your lovely comments! I have some good news on the roast front, We are having a facelift during this month and early June after which we will be able to serve Roasts on Sundays! I hope you will come back and try them Kind Regards Pix More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Nore Road, Portishead BS20 6JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Portishead
  • Phone Number: 01275 843677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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