The Windmill Hollingbourne

4.4
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640 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English

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About

We at The Windmill pride ourselves itself on our constantly-changing, seasonal menus using the very best local produce.
We are constantly adding new dishes created from the best in-season ingredients we can get our hands on. In general, our food is classically British in style but what we believe makes us stand out is the attention to detail and delicacy with which our kitchen approaches cooking.
Our wine menu is varied, with selections from the old world, new world and even some Kentish vineyards. Don’t be afraid to ask for a recommendation to suit your meal.
We are also well known for our BBQ and terrace area, which is open all summer. Come along and you can see your meal grilled or smoked in front of your eyes, with the mouth-watering smells getting your stomach rumbling.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
English
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
01622 889000
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Richard Phillips
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
large private car park backing onto garden, free for customers to use.
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Public Transit
Close to Hollingbourne Train station
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Entertainment
Free children play area.
Live music on key dates, Mother’s day, Father’s day, beer festival. See website for more details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 640 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was very well done.Shown to table on time food(all delicious) arrived with little delay. Staff helpful and friendly.excllent value for money. Have already rebooked

MB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as usual. Cannot wait to visit again. Any excuse will do.

DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is Superb !!!! We had a great evening and the food was Devine.

PD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great environment and fantastic service highly recommended!!!

TW
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great, as ever. Service a little slow and I HATE being served pints with a 1”+ head on, but the great food more than made up for it!

LP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Windmill never fails as a venue. We were greeted by a friendly (new) member of staff, and served at the bar with drinks as we waited for our table, which was ready as soon as all members of our party arrived.

We ordered quite a complicated mix of small plates, starters, and mains, all with different arrival requirements. There were no issues, and the quality was fantastic, as it always seems to be. As the weather gets chillier, it's a great venue with a roaring open fire and plenty of warmth in both ambience and welcome.

AJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visitor , was recommended by a friend who lives locally & wasn’t disappointed .

SC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely pub and restaurant great food definitely of mitchelin quality

B
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit to the Windmill and it was as good as the first, so good in fact, we're booking for Christmas Day - this place is fab!

JW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was ok, the squid starter was disgusting, it was like eating lard and three of the party tried it and could not eat it. The menu is quite limited and there is a 10 percent service charge.

GH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a really nice lunch with a variety of flavours
The house rent was very good and reasonably priced

KM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Not quite if the barman was new but he didn't seem to have much of a clue. Poured my partner half a cider, went about a centimetre over the line and so tipped extra into a glass and through it away, odd.

LH
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff friendly and welcoming food was delicious will definitely be back

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service as always! The sticky toffee pudding is the best!

GH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really good service, fast and efficient, the food tasted lovely and the people were friendly.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very kind and considerate waiting staff, great with our two-year old daughter and fantastic food!

CW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent as normal. the express lunch is superb value and does not compromise on quality. would highly recommend.

A
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was up to a very good standard; however from the moment we arrived it was a waiting game. My friend even had to get the menus from the front desk herself as there were no staff to be seen. After waiting a while to order starters, the food came quickly and was delicious but we felt we had to order desserts as our mains were on the table for fear that we would not get served again. FAB food, slow service apart from one waitress who seemed very helpful.

N
London
19 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and nice atmosphere. Fresh food in a lovely restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful.

RE
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great value. Hollingbourne’s best restaurant and bar.

LF
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are of the highest quality. Definitely worth visiting.

LV
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the Sunday roasts, so tasty and generous portions, we cleared our plates! Everything was fantastic and would definitely eat there again.

TO
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely (& have already) recommended - nice place, good food & pleasant staff.

K
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful BBQ. Sat outside. Musician was playing he was great but of course quite loud so I couldn't hear conversation well. Staff extremely accommodating. Think this will be my new local pub! I love it! Great children's play area so my son was entertained too!

CG
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic quality in a relaxed village pub. A really great menu and wine list!

L
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely food, venue and attentive waitress would definitely recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and venue. Perfect start to our holiday!

p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly welcome, amazing food, quick service. Will return.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We have dined at The Windmill a number of times but unfortunately our experience on Sunday wasn't up to their usual standard.
We arrived early to have a drink at the bar, which was full of dirty glasses, not a great start. We were taken to our table and then left there, no offer of a drink or menu so after 15 minutes of listening to a screaming child and loud drunk women we asked for menus... We then asked to order starters... Then had to ask to order our mains. Not the service standard we usually receive at The Windmill. As soon as we finished we paid at the bar and left. To sum it up, awful atmosphere, shocking service but fabulous food!

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We arrived an hour early to have a couple of drinks 1st. The bar was covered in dirty glasses. 1 person serving and it took 15 minutes to get a drink!
So loud you couldn’t hear yourself think!
When we decided to sit at our table it had been given to other people trying to get away from the noise! Slow service on drinks throughout the meal. Food was ok 7 out of 10. Don’t intend to go back.

NT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Starters took 40 mins to arrive, steak arrived over cooked and was not very nice at all.

Service was very slack (Manager was serving restaurant), had to go to bar to get a drink, didn’t receive a check back or asked how meal was. Not very professional at all or apologetic.

SR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with amazing food and beautiful wine. Definitely would recommend.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Disappointing food this time - has been great before and I am worried going down hill. Door to toilet hanging off. I booked as a vegan and no effort put in to menu.

T
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cosy pub with high quality food and friendly efficient service. Lovely garden and gin selection too.

k
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have recommended The Windmill to many of my friends. I came here for lunch and sat in the garden - hence had the BBQ menu. Was really really lovely and attention to detail was spot on. Will be back for some live music soon

SF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Still one of my favourite places to eat. Staff are attentive but not overboard. Quaint setting and the food is delicious.

JP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Husband birthday
We had a fantastic time with our family and the staff were very friendly and accommodating to our needs

Definitely go again x

LF
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as ever. Rob you’ll be missed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely place with great food and service.

IA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Tried this place out this week after finding it online. Quite a disappointment overall. Service was quite friendly although a little slow. This place has very little ambience. First impressions is that it is rough around the edges and could urgently do with a few coats of paint here and there to make it a lot more presentable.
On the plus side the food was really good but will not be going back