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The Windmill Inn

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Holehouse Lane | Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ, England
+44 1625 574222
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can I say gorgeous food! Good that you can starters for mains along with possibly a side of fries or a side salad which is exactly what we did tonight. Burger was great even without the bun! Thanks for tonight! 😁

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Thank Lindsay W
Poynton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had looked at Trip Advisor and saw the rather bad review that had been posted mid January. We have been quite a few times before so we thought we would give it a try! Sometimes Like people restauarants can just have a bad day! Anyway, we arrived and it was really busy but you were able to squeeze the... More 

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Thank jorawli
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place, great ambience, tasteful decor, friendly and attentive staff and the food was amazing the best food I have eaten in a long time. I will certainly be back soon. Compliments to the chef and his team.

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Thank Tracy S
Level Contributor
45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Everything about this place is superb. Tucked away in a beautiful countryside setting, The Windmill is a beautifully decorated and comfortable place. The service is friendly, professional and punctual. Good choice of drinks. Onto the food, the chef is extremely talented with an excellent efficient team behind him. As vegetarians the food is not always good in country pubs,... More 

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1 Thank Wessley J
Cheshire
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit The Windmill as a family with two teen kids, a few times a year. Our most recent visit was simply as a Sunday afternoon treat, and as always, it was exactly that, a real treat. The service was warm, the fire was lit, the menu offered great choice, and we ate well. I'd also like to thank staff... More 

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Thank mouthybird
Windmill_Landlord, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad to know that your daughter enjoyed her visit as well, hope to see you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always our sons restaurant of choice when he is home from abroad and after trying the steak for the first time I can see why . Served exactly as ordered very tasty and tender. The place is popular as the food has never disappointed !!!! The pub manages to strike the lovely balance of "Lake District " charm... More 

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Thank A A
Windmill_Landlord, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Thanks AA for the review, its nice to know all our hard work is appreciated. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not impressed with the amount of dogs in here.... was going to eat but had a quick drink and had to leave as hubbie is allergic to dogs. Was a wet day and the smell of wet dog really put us off. Great if you have dogs. Pub itself looks really nice.... loved the decor etc have to add... More 

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1 Thank shelagh h
Windmill_Landlord, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, we are indeed a dog friendly pub being located in the countryside and close to two busy walking routes. However, there are two sections of the restaurant which sit 60 customers where dogs are not permitted as not all people are dog lovers. If you were to call and reserve a table specifying that your husband... More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is to die for, just fell upon the Windmill whilst on a walk and luckily they could fit us in, the staff are very polite and attentive, lovely relaxing atmosphere, we will definitely be back thank you

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Thank jstammers2017
Windmill_Landlord, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us here at The Windmill, hope to see you again soon. More 

Altrincham.
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How anybody can slate this lovely eaterie, I don't know !!!! I eat here at least once a fortnight and have never experienced any of these problems. I am wondering if this is a deliberate attempt to blacken their reputation, or to simply use it as an excuse to reduce their collective bill. This latter wouldn't surprise me as I... More 

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Thank cheshirefoody
Windmill_Landlord, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback & we hope to see you again soon. More 

Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visited The Windmill on Sunday 15th January 2017. The pub was busy and there were lots of staff around, however the service was very slow. Our mains arrived and were a bit disappointing - rock hard roast potatoes, soggy batter on fish, gravy evaporated. Asked for more gravy that was spilt on one of our party. The plates were... More 

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1 Thank 8824sara
Windmill_Landlord, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review

Anyone wishing to see the food hygiene rating of Four can do so on the FSA website which we achieved on the 19th December 2016. I feel it strange that after your first review, which Trip Advisor removed for violating guidelines, you still feel the need to make slanderous comments which could damage my business. Granted we did not meet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holehouse Lane | Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Macclesfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 574222

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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?