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The Old Windmill

South Hanningfield Road, Chelmsford, CM3 8HJ +44 1268810749

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Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30

Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff, very reasonably priced and nice location.

Leigh Aldridge 10 April 2016
from Thundersley

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Boasting a rich history dating back to the 18th century, The Old Windmill is a rustic country pub near Chelmsford. Refurbished in 2011 by award-winning pub group Brunning & Price, The Old Windmill retains its vintage charm with aged timber beams, exposed brickwork and nostalgic art pieces.

Offering refined international dishes, The Old Windmill menu includes glazed thick cut pork chop, with roasted pepper and chorizo and parmentier potatoes, and a roast sea bass fillet with crab and sweetcorn fritters, pickled ginger and soy and miring dressing. As well as a children’s selection, there’s a host of light bites like herb-baked chicken with roast squash and avocado salad, while timeless pub classics include a chicken, ham hock and leek pie.

A large al fresco patio at The Old Windmill pub in Chelmsford partners a lush green lawn with children’s swings. Inside, wrought iron wood burners are a perfect match for silky cask ales, on tap.

Essex pub The Old Windmill backs onto the Hanningfield Reservoir in South Hanningfield, just off the A130.

The Old Windmill

South Hanningfield Road, Chelmsford, CM3 8HJ

Contact +44 1268712280
Reservations +44 1268810749

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Customer reviews for The Old Windmill

4.2 ((((* (based on 53 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (39)
  • lunch (38)
  • value (19)
  • large parties (16)
  • child friendly (15)
  • romantic (10)
  • private dining (8)
  • business (6)
  • views (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 21 June 2016 by Kim Coussins from Southend-on-Sea

    Dined here twice before and wasn't disappointed this time around. Good was incredible- we all had the roast dinner and deserts. Great services

  • ((((* 4 May 2016 by B Baker from South Hanningfield, CM3 8HT

    Excellent food and service as usual. Although suffering the aftermath of a Bank Holiday rush all staff were still extremely affable. Goats cheese starter a good find, Tapenade was perfect. Thanks to all staff for a perfect evening.

  • (**** 16 April 2016 by Gordon Williamson from South Hanningfield

    An awful plough mans lunch everything slapped on the plate butter hard couldn't spread on bread presentation unacceptable

  • ((((( 10 April 2016 by Leigh Aldridge from Thundersley

    Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff, very reasonably priced and nice location.

  • ((((( 31 March 2016 by Anne Treadaway from Rayleigh

    Excellent. Friendly, relaxed and good quality food

  • ((((( 27 March 2016 by Kim Povey from Cgelmsfurd

    Lovely friendly atmosphere, and good service. The food was good. This is my third visit and I will definitely be returning.

  • ((((* 17 February 2016 by Tina Like from Billericay


  • (**** 16 February 2016 by Margaret Martin from Chelmsford


  • ((((* 16 February 2016 by Penny Coulson from Basildon

    Enjoyed our visit. The staff were attentive and we were served quickly.

  • ((((( 13 February 2016 by Karen Cooke from Hanningfield

    Had a wonderful evening. Good food and great service.

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