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Willows South Hanningfield Road, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford CM3 8HT, England
+44 1268 712280
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Stock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well this is to let the Guys at the Windmill know that not only I but our Friends have all NOTICED a Drop in Standards.... The Food is Ok as Pub food but this not what we Become used to from the Windmill you can do Better... Last visit was cold plate with Fish and chips and COLD Chips not... More 

Thank brianwhitfield2016
Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After a lovely walk we arrived at the old windmill and enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch we all enjoyed our meals which were served quickly and looked fabulous but more importantly the food was hot and delicious We will definitely be back

Thank Chic1960
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant with 9 friends last month on the recommendation of a friend and I was not disappointed. Everyone really enjoyed their food, the service was very good and the way the tables were spread out gave the feeling of a great deal of space. I am already looking forward to going again.

Thank grumpy310
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for dinner with friends last night. We all really enjoyed our meals and the price was pretty good, for three courses including drinks. Unfortunately, there just didn't seem to be enough staff. We waited ages for drinks at the bar, then again to be seated, again to order, and this process continued throughout the evening. The staff... More 

Thank Andy B
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yeah great. Came here with my family for lunch on a Saturday. Service was good and with a smile and the food nice too. My fish & chips, the batter was a bit too deep fried for my liking but that's really a personal thing, the fish was huge and my daughters who had kid's portions of the same liked... More 

Thank Goz007
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with four friends and sat on the nice round table so, plenty of room. The food was very good indeed, arrived without too much delay, was fresh and hot and we all enjoyed each course without exception. We've been before and will certainly go again. Staff are friendly, fun and efficient. Beer and wines are not to be... More 

Thank Victoria D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for Sunday Lunch, great atmosphere lovely place to sit and relax. The food was exceptional and the service excellent cannot recommend enough.

Thank 798andrew
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions count, and not only does this pub look great when you first enter, with very old wooden beams criss-crossing the ceiling (don't forget to duck if you're over 6' tall), but we has had a friendly greeting from the barman. We arrived just after 2pm on a Friday afternoon; the pub was still busy, but we got a... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb fresh food. Wonderful varied menu. Lovely location. Very spacious. Nothing is too much trouble. Very dog friendly. Great value for money.

1 Thank temple2010wood
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had always wanted to try this restaurant as had driven past many times, so my friend and I called in for lunch . We were told we could sit where we liked , so after wandering round a few times we sat at a nice table by the window . We were given our menus , that's when the trouble... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?