Now in the care of Mick and Lydia Binnington, The Windmill has been sympathetically refurbished to maintain its character and original features including the lovely floor to ceiling oak beams.
A seasonal menu in our relaxed, cosy restaurant offers elegant, simple food sourced from the best produce from around the local area, paired with a friendly and efficient service.
Possibly the best food pub in Essex- certainly in my top 3
The best steak I’ve ever had, spotless inside and amazing experience; well worth the extra money
It's our second time eating here and we'll back soon for sure.
There's something these guys are getting right that others aren't. I'm not even too sure exactly what it is? Perhaps it's because...
...the food is to die for...
...you're greeted with a beaming smile...
...the service is top notch...
...the venue is homely, quaint and cute...
...the atmosphere is relaxed.
I think it's all these little things combined that make dining here a memorable experience. A rare find.
We're already looking forward to our next visit! :)
My wife and I had a lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary.
The food, service and ambiance were spot on. Nice to see some locals enjoying a drink at the bar too.
Many thanks to all.
I was meeting two friends for lunch to whom I’d really recommended The Windmill. I was wondering if it would live up to everything I’d said and it did. They loved it - the food was delicious. Also the service and the ambience were perfect for friends who hadn’t seen each other for a long time.
First class dining and food. People are lovely and friendly.
Could not fault anything. We had a fab time. Can’t wait to go again.
Our recent dinner at The Windmill was lovely. From arrival at beautifully finished building, we were made to feel very welcome by the staff. Inside, the restaurant is nicely finished and quite cosy.
We opted for the very affordable two course menu (£21 a head) and were absolutely delighted by the food, which was some of the best we've had in a while.
On the whole, I'd happily recommend this to friends and family and will be sure to return in the near future!
We have been to the Windmill several times, and always had a well cooked (not reheated), delicious meal with excellent personal and friendly service. We tend to go out for meals only during the week which is easier for us, so we don't usually have a problem booking a table, but I am sure they are very popular at the weekend.
Two of us had the pea and ham soup , one had the mushroom risotto both delicious ! Then it was roasts all round cauliflower cheese my fave ! Plenty of veg selection and gravy ! Desserts the creme brûlée’s were to die for ! Lovely waitress cosy and warm pub love it here !
Excellent hot food. We all ordered differnt meals & all loved them.
Good wine list
Delicious meal well presented and vfm. Staff were very attentive. Will definitely rebook
This was our second visit to The Windmill. It’s was as equally good as the first time.
We enjoyed the good value set menu although 2 of us opted for the steak which had a supplement (both agreed it was excellent). It was the first time we had been and will definitely go back.
HAVE VISITED AROUND 4-5 TIMES NOW. ATMOSPHERE ALWAYS LOVLEY AND FOOD AND SERVICE REALLY GOOD BUT WOULD WOULD BE GOOD IF MENU CHANGED MORE OFTEN.
Simply put, this one if best quality food restaurants in the area. Please keep up the standard.
Excellent high quality food and good value. Very enjoyable and a definite place we will return. Good location.
We are never dippointed when we dine here...no matter what the occasion.....from the staff, to the food to the service to the atmosphere it alway feels special ...and you feel special
Eaten here many times with different friends , never fails to impress. Our friends are very envious we have such a wonderful restaurant so near us
We love the windmill
Food is always outstanding and brilliant service
Excellent, we will be back. Food as always was delicious, a great place to eat
Nice meal but service just needs improving a little then would be worth the drive!
Fabulous meal as always and a great touch with an anniversary card for our special evening. Staff very attentive.
Delicious food, lovely pub and lovely service. Would recommend.
We like everything about The Windmill, very good food, friendly staff and they welcome dogs. Mick and Lydia are the perfect host.
Another fabulous evening spent with good friends, great food, efficient service and relaxing ambience. Will definitely be back.
The Windmill gets better every time we go. Fabulous food and impeccable service.
The prix fixe menu for lunchtime on Saturdays is excellent value.
A great find in a county not well served with good restaurants. Every aspect of the meal was excellent and we shall definitely return.
A cosy experience. The staff were very friendly, and the service very good. The food was delicious. It was a lovely experience to be repeated.
We had a wonderful experience at the windmill. The food was amazing, the staff welcoming and friendly. We will definitely be going back.
The restaurant is small but this added to its charm. We had a warm welcome. The staff were very helpful and the food and ambience was excellent. We asked for a leisurely pace and they listened. Would definitely go back.
We received a very warm welcome. Staff were tentative, but not a nuisance.
The food was excellent. Good size portions, perfectly cooked and delicious.
The pub/restaurant was comfortable and homely, with a nice decor.
I would recommend going to the Windmill. We will certainly be going again and again.
Couldn’t have been a better evening. The food was truly amazing, staff attentive and friendly. Not expensive for the quality of food. Can’t wait to go back.
First visit , I am very local but just never got around to visiting despite continued recommendation. Pleased with the result , enjoyed the food , nice country feel to the beamed building , welcome was good and initial service good...... however it was clear that a regular table needed priority treatment and time. Their food was served before ours , almost as if they had pre-ordered ! None of this was an issue - just mildly amusing . That is until service fell at the final hurdle , dessert menus were presented and no-one returned to take the order for close to 15 mins, which would have been creme brûlée twice and 2 teas. As it was ‘ I’m a celebrity ...’ was calling by the time we were asked and we took the bill instead. This will not stop us returning although given this was mid week and pressure of delivery was an issue , I will skip peak times , Fridays/Saturday / Sunday and leave it to the regulars !!
Second time that we have been and certainly lived up to expectations. Food was superb.
Probably the 8th visit so far and will continue returning, everything is spot-on. Lydia and Sharon are always brilliant in front of house and the food is always amazing so Mick and his staff are obviously doing a superb job too. Can not rate it enough
What a treat, cold Wednesday night , but warm cosy welcome at The Windmill as always .
Nothing too much trouble , service professional and with a smile , note to other front of house, it makes a difference !!
Quality of the food is undeniable , creatively presented , every flavour on the plate distinguishable . Triumph
Excellent food. Staff are very friendly excellent service
Thank you for Making our evening so wonderful. Everything from the minute we walked in to the moment we left was superb
Unreal, fantastic food and unbelievable service. This place is top notch.
Birthday meal, very nice and really pleased that the restaurant gave me a birthday card which was a nice touch. We will be going back and possibly booking the event room in the future too.
Lovely location, lovely owners and staff, lovely food. Very nice indeed the owners have done such a wonderful job since taking it over.