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The Windmill

4.6
4.6
42 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Booked 16 times today

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

Menu

Small Plates

  • Marinated Olives£4.00

    • Homemade Bread & Butter£4.00

      • Chorizo Scotch Egg£7.50

        piccalilli

        • Vegetable Spring Roll£6.00

          sweet chilli dip

          • Baked Camembert£10.00

            fruit chutney, warm baguette

            • Chilli Squid£7.00

              squid ink aioli

              • Devilled Whitebait£7.00

                chipotle mayonnaise

                • Oysters

                  shallot vinegar

                  • (3)£10.00
                  • (6)£18.00
                • 3 Oysters£15.00

                  with a glass of Balfour Leslie's Reserve

                  Starters

                  • Roast Butternut Squash Soup£6.50

                    homemade bread, chive cream

                    • Seared Tuna£9.50

                      wasabi yoghurt, orange segment, fennel, beetroot relish

                      • Ham Hock & Apricot Terrine£9.00

                        pickled mushroom, cranberry and apple purée, homemade toast

                        • Steamed Mussels£8.00

                          shallots, bacon, coriander, white wine, coconut milk, garlic baguette

                          • Pan Roasted Scallops£13.00

                            parsnip purée, lentils, crispy pancetta, parsnip crisp

                            • Compressed Watermelon£8.00

                              roasted red onion, figs, feta cheese, pomegranate molasses, toasted walnut, black olive crumb

                              Mains

                              • Maple Glazed Duck Breast£19.00

                                Parmesan croquette, carrot purée, kale, redcurrant jus

                                • Braised Short Rib of Beef£22.00

                                  truffle mash, celeriac purée, tenderstem broccoli, black pudding crumb

                                  • Pan Roasted Cod£18.00

                                    herb crust, butterbean, tomato, chorizo ragu, pea purée, romanesco

                                    • Fillet of Lemon Sole£25.00

                                      new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, café de Paris butter

                                      • Jake's Beer Battered Fish & Chips£15.00

                                        minty mushy peas, tartare sauce

                                        • Grilled Sirloin Steak£28.00

                                          grilled tomato, mushroom, onion rings, triple cooked chips, peppercorn or blue cheese sauce

                                          • Wild Mushroom Gnocchi£16.00

                                            spinach, poached duck egg, truffle oil, Parmesan

                                            • A Proper Double Cheeseburger£15.00

                                              two local beef patties, lettuce, tomato, gherkins, rosemary salt fries

                                              Side Dishes

                                              £4.50 each

                                              • Truffle & Honey Glazed Carrots

                                                with toasted pumpkin seed

                                                • Chilli & Garlic Kale

                                                  with toasted hazelnut

                                                  • Green Beans

                                                    crispy bacon, garlic & shallots

                                                    • Grilled Sweet Potato

                                                      honey chilli & spring onion

                                                      • Creamed Spinach

                                                        Last updated: 25 January 2022

                                                        What 42 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                        4.6
                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.6Food
                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                        • 4.4Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        • Kent

                                                          Sunday Lunch

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                                                        1. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Absolutely delicious roast dinner and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

                                                        2. SJ

                                                          SarahJ

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Can’t fault it. Food was epic and so was the service. The staff were all lovely. Can’t wait to go back

                                                        3. KB

                                                          KevinB

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The Windmill is currently our favourite place to eat. We have been there 3 times in the last month, really enjoy the food and the staff are very attentive.

                                                        4. KH

                                                          KatieH

                                                          London

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fabulous service and inventive menu, can’t wait for next time

                                                        5. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Buckinghamshire

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Fabulous meal, great staff

                                                        6. DS

                                                          DianneS

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          We were seated in the front room to the right of the front door with an electric fire which had the glow light on but the room was freezing - out of 4 meals I had the Gonnoci which was really tasteless but the mushrooms with it helped - we have been regulars lately as we have enjoyed all the food so sad to report yesterday’s disappointment - it was also very loud as a toddler eating with its parents decided to have a tantrum so again made it very uncomfortable - we waited a really long time for our deserts & second drink - won’t be rushing back for a while

                                                        7. NL

                                                          NikkiL

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The Windmill is a very charming pub. It also has excellent food. The staff are friendly but at the same time very professional. I would highly recommend it and will return again soon.

                                                        8. P

                                                          Pollygon

                                                          London

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          We noticed that your menu is reduced from last year and your lunchtime menu is no longer available - a shame. We also felt somewhat cheek by jowl with our neighbours - perhaps necessary indoors - so may wait until outside is an option when it warms up

                                                        9. TT

                                                          TonyT

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                          overall3food1service3ambience4

                                                          The chateaubriand was very poor quality, in fact I’m not sure it was fillet. The plaice was over salted and cooked with too much butter

                                                        10. MM

                                                          MandyM

                                                          Kent

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Best meal e ver at the windmill the food was top notch great value ! The ambience is always wonderful there we feel very lucky to have such a great place near to where we live .

                                                        11. WF

                                                          WarrenF

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing tasty food .lovely cosy atmosphere. Friendly staff

                                                        12. S

                                                          Simeon

                                                          Kent

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                          The food was great, the service was good too. Wine prices are a little steep. The pub was cold though, we sat down at 3pm and I thought it would have warmed up by then. That aside, it was great, planning our next visit.

                                                        13. SF

                                                          SusanF

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          The Windmill in Hollingbourne is my favourite local restaurant. It would take a lot to change my opinion on this. I had never had a single course that I didn’t 100% love. Until yesterday. But that’s ok it won’t change my opinion of The Windmill I just made the wrong choice. Our olives to start with were without a doubt the best that I or my daughter had ever eaten. The menfolk enjoyed the bread. All our starters were perfect as were our mains on the whole, we ate all of it BUT, my husband and I chose the special, lobster linguine. Unfortunately we were not informed that dish was quite heavily flavoured with chilli. We could not taste the Lobster, in fact we couldn’t see any Lobster in the dish. We ate the dish as it wasn’t unpleasant just not what we were expecting. Desserts and the wines were wonderful. And the mains that our daughter and her partner had both looked amazing. Which is as we normally expect it to be.

                                                        14. GP

                                                          GillP

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We shared Chateaubriand which was very nice. Not cheap, but then it wasn’t anymore than any other restaurant would charge. It came with a decent portion of chips each and a small side salad (still sufficient) we chose the red wine sauce which, altogether made a lovely meal. The staff are always pleasant and attentive.

                                                        15. AB

                                                          ABY76

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 13 January 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Good food, well cooked, simple menu. Nice ambience in front of open fire.

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Lovely all round. Lamb was incredible!

                                                        17. J

                                                          Jaygee

                                                          Kent

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Excellent three courses, well served at lunchtime on Sunday. We had a Roast and it was excellent and just the right amount. We have been going there for around 40 years

                                                        18. CP

                                                          ClaireP

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Prompt service without being too pushy. Lovely Sunday lunch out!!

                                                        19. RC

                                                          RichardC

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 January 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                          Went on a Saturday night and the food was sensational. Had Scallops to start followed by the Chateaubriand which was cooked perfectly. By far the best meal I have had in a long time.

                                                        20. SS

                                                          SandraS

                                                          Kent

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food we had last night was another level! We haven’t had a bad meal here and always so much choice! The service is always great too so five starts for everyone☺️ Thank you

                                                        21. CW

                                                          ClareW

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Beautiful food, ambience and friendly sincere service. Been several times and never been disappointed.

                                                        22. JE

                                                          JaneE

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely place excellent service lobster not huge but filling enough. The food is more expensive than your average pub food but we had a great time

                                                        23. CB

                                                          CarolineB

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always have a lovely meal at the windmill with excellent service

                                                        24. NP

                                                          NicolaP

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          Lovely food as always but service a little slow albeit very pleasant. I think that’s probably true of most hospitality at the moment as I’d imagine there are staffing shortages due to covid. Nice atmosphere. Food very tasty but a few items unavailable on the menu when we visited which was a shame but lots of alternatives available. Our children also thoroughly enjoyed their food and these were good sized portions of good quality versions of usual children menu staples.

                                                        25. JJ

                                                          JennyJ

                                                          Kent

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 3 January 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Went for lunch with friends, a friendly meet and greet, good service and fantastic food, definitely recommend and we will definitely be back.

                                                        26. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 2 January 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          3rd time here and it’s very nice - I had the scallops to start on two occasions and on both the meal was barely warm which is a shame I do like my food piping hot that said the taste of etc was lovely and I’d still go back

                                                        27. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 30 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always superb. The duck was particularly fabulous looking forward to returning!

                                                        28. PE

                                                          PaulE

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 29 December 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          We arrived earlier, staff were more than accommodating. Gave us the option of sitting at the bar or our table. Staff were so friendly and professional. Food was lovely. Overall experience was great

                                                        29. JM

                                                          JimM

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 29 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          First time going here and will not be the last! We have found such a gem on our doorstep the food was brilliant, open fire was warm and inviting, really set the ambience, and any member of staff we spoke to were really nice, especially Justyna who served us, nothing was too much to ask.

                                                        30. EF

                                                          EmmaF

                                                          London

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                          All the food was of an excellent standard, especially the short rib of beef. Service was a bit slow but then we are in the height of a pandemic and expect they were short of staff

                                                        31. ES

                                                          EmmaS

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 28 December 2021

                                                          overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                          Omicron, what omicron- apparently air flow isn’t possible as people would get cold, it was a mild day and having just had covid I’d take being a little cold over that any day. Ordered soup with gluten free bread and it came without the latter but I was told I could have regular bread! If I hadn’t been with my mother in law I would not have stayed. Shall not visit again but will go to our regular eatery in the area which is far superior in customer service.

                                                        32. H

                                                          Harriet

                                                          Kent

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Have not been to the Windmill for 10 years. We went over the week between xmas and NYE. Food superb and staff very friendly. Hush Heath Winery has done an amazing job with this place.

                                                        33. ED

                                                          EstherD

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Didn't like where we were sat as a table of two as this was by the entrance and we kept getting people passing by. Had the roast lamb and the parsnip was neither roasted or boiled, just hard. Other than that it was quite good.

                                                        34. JS

                                                          JadeS

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was amazing, the service was easy and friendly. I loved my time at the windmill!

                                                        35. D

                                                          Dave

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          A very welcome and enjoyable breakfast experience.

                                                        36. LM

                                                          LaurenM

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                          The restaurant was quite noisy but our table was close to a Christmas party so not the restaurants fault! The starters were the best we have ever had and the wine was amazing. The open fire made it also a very enjoyable evening. Would have just preferred a table a little bit further apart than the others. Will definitely be back for the scotch egg alone!

                                                        37. ZH

                                                          ZoeH

                                                          Kent

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Had a lovely evening with friends. Good friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

                                                        38. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Kent

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 16 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food and service as always

                                                        39. SM

                                                          SamuelM

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 16 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic food, lovely staff, great pub!! Can’t wait to return for our next meal

                                                        40. SW

                                                          SarahW

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 December 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food and service, would thoroughly recommend

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                                                        The Windmill is rated 4.6 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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                                                        Booked 16 times today
                                                        Google Map for The Windmill

                                                        32 Eyhorne St Maidstone, Kent ME17 1TR

                                                        • Area

                                                          Hollingbourne

                                                        • Hours of Operation

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                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Gastro Pub, British

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress Code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking Details

                                                          Private Lot

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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