“ The Windmill, 4 Main Street, Redmile, Nottingham, NG13OGA / Reservations: 01949 842281 „
11 out of 10, we have been quite a few times now, about 15, even though we live a 45 minute drive away, so one and half hour round trip - but we love the food, the service and it's excellent value for money. The staff are friendly and very informative regarding the food and wine. I loved the partridge (which WAS from the Belvior estate) though i usually go for the scallops for a starter. We have taken friends who have also added it to their favourite list of eating establishments, and they also make a 40 - 45 min drive just to go there. Anyone who lives within a 45 min drive should check their menus on their website - they change regularly. It's set in a lovely village very close to Belvior Castle. We will be going again this weekend and i'm really looking forward to it - I enjoy eating 'good' fresh food and its a joy to go there.
I can sympathise with the lady before. My husband & I ate here last Friday - our steaks were stone cold. We complained & they returned, charred - not rare & medium rare as requested. We were really dissapointed, as a few years ago this place was really good. Far better to eat at the Peacock in Redmile. Or anywhere else. The Windmill is trying to be something it is not and sadly dissapoints.
After hearing some good reports on this local gastro-pub, we were very much looking forward to a family meal here. Service was ok, both our waiting staff although not very good in English were attentive and friendly. The food itself was well presented and portion size was adequate. However, the steaks we ordered were surprisingly chewy as was the almost inedible duck a l'orange that my mother ordered. The waiter was helpful, even though we could hear the landlady make derogatory comments about us and the waiter. The replacement dishes were ok, I doubt the meat is locally sourced as claimed - local butchers in the area are excellent and you could cook better at home. More likely to be Argentinaen. We decided not to stay for dessert, it seems very odd that owners of such an establishment would be rude about guests, especially local ones that are the best form of advertising. There are far better options around, back in Grantham town centre & Newark.