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“Sunday at the Windmill 28/04/13”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Windmill Inn

The Windmill Inn
Ranked #26 of 204 Restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $23
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Sunday at the Windmill 28/04/13”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Our first visit to The Windmill. Warm and friendly greeting though the bar was unattended upon arrival. Once seated in very comfortable surroundings we were served by very pleasant staff who promptly took our orders. Although there was a bit of a wait the food was excellent with ample portions. Plates could have done with being hot, but very enjoyable non the less. A bit more choice on the vegetarian dishes would be much appreciated and welcome. All in all a very good experience was had. Thanks to the staff. Dave and Tricia.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Dave B
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TheWindmill_11, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your vist & we will see you soon
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Knutsford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yet another super meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We re-visited the pub to try the new menu, We were not disappointed, the food was even better than we remembered and again the service was excellent.
Will definately return in the summer.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank BlueCitizen
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Been coming here for many years its the best its ever been”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

fabulous food the 2 course £13.00 menu very good value, pate and lamb burger were perfect. this place is defiantly changing for the better, there is a lot of passion for food, ambiance and customer service. The staff cannot do enough for you, if you have a requirement they will do everything they can to cater for you. We have been going here for many years and in my opinion its the best its been in a long time. I would like to mention the young lad nick i think hes called tall blonde hair was not working last night but he is so lovely and personable, just a great place for the young,old,middle aged!!!! and narrow-boaters like us... great food comes to those who wait!!!! really have no problem with waiting for fresh home made quality food....

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank andrew p
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TheWindmill_11, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Many thanks for the review, see you again soon.
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Altrincham.
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“had a meal this time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Returned last Tuesday for lunch. My husband had the fish in batter and chips, I had the chicken dish and our guest had the steak. Every dish was delicious, we didn't have puds. As after the starters and mains we were absolutely full to busting!!!!!!! The food was delicious and the service was excellent and served with a smile. I can only say we will be back, and looking forward to sitting outside next time.

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3 Thank cheshirefoody
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fishguard
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“The Windmill, We weren't blown away”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our prebooked party of three arrived at seven thirty and were led to a table where we sat waiting, for menus, drinks or an apology for quarter of an hour. We didn't order starters because we wanted to leave 'room for a dessert', this was not going to be an issue. Two of the three main courses we ordered were 'off' despite our early booking. We had been waiting for just over an hour by the time our food arrived. The portion size of the seabass with scallops was laughable, the scallops for example were no larger than 15mm in diameter. The dish was priced at £16.50, extra for vegetables and potatoes. My desert was excellent and I could not fault it. At the price the meal should have included vegetables and a choice of potatoes. The meal I had would not have fed a bird ( as has been commented before). It's a shame because the atmosphere was great, the beer good, but service and portion size need rectifying

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2 Thank StevePenfro
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TheWindmill_11, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Windmill. We have reviewed the size of the dish mentioned, I can only apologise for the poor service you received on that particular evening. We do pride ourselves in offering excellent service but this time we didn't get it quite right.
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