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The Old Windmill

Willows South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HT, England
+44 1268 712280
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (8 reviews)
“steak burger” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Willows South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HT, England
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Overall, this is a good venue with a good bar (wide range of guest beers) and resturaunt. In my mind the bar food and lighter snacks are a failure. The're a bit quirkly. For example the crayfish sopen sandwich is on thick cut bread, its...More

1  Thank dmarti32
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I recently went here with my partner,and enjoyed a very pleasant Sunday meal,in warm and characterful surroundings(the building is quite old with lots of exposed beams and stone floors),with good service and food. We both enjoyed the sharing charcuterie plate to begin with(salami,ham,pickles,pate,humus and toast)...More

Thank Alexs257
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Came here last night and was pleasantly surprised. It had a lovely enclosed garden area, which my little girl loves running round in. After sitting in the garden having a few drinks in the sunshine we went inside for dinner. I had the roast pork...More

Thank dmwrightuk
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the Windmill for years on and off. I even spent Christmas Day 2013 there. However last nights experience was not good. To be fair, the other four in my party enjoyed their meals and as I was being "treated" I...More

3  Thank 18SamanthaH
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Visited here recently and popped in for lunch after visiting Hanningfield reservoir (well worth a visit by the way!). We had the sausage sandwich (which came with a few chips and a side salad) and I would definitely recommend it. The sausages​ were really tasty...More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed June 18, 2017

On one occasion about two years ago we booked and paid for a Christmas meal but were chased out afterwards for outstanding money because they had not recorded a phone call. They were apologetic but it wasn't good enough. Today. Go for drink at bar....More

2  Thank cavesofsteel4
Reviewed June 17, 2017

This was our first visit with friends and probably our last. Having visited their website we went as a party of four on a fine Thursday evening our table had been reserved, and everything started well. nice table by the window. The pub had plenty...More

1  Thank tonyjacquiviewworld
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with great service sat in the garden. Food arrived quickly and was of good quality. Just what we needed after a walk around the reservoir.

Thank Alice E
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Regardless of anything else I could say about this place the overriding comment must be that there was dog pooh left lying on the grass in the beer garden. A place which was very busy with children running about. The waitress walked past it on...More

2  Thank Pathfinder617
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Having had a nice lunch at the windmill before we thought we would try again. We arrived at about 11.40, and although the door was open no one was to be seen. We waited around as the website says it opens at 11.30. We were...More

4  Thank James N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willows South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  South Hanningfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 712280
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