Ye Olde Windmill, Gentleshaw - pub details
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|What a cracking pub! Can't believe the comments on here slagging it off, they are complete tripe. Currently sat at the bar sipping Wye Valleys Butty Bach, also on tap is Stairway to Heaven and Pedigree. There's a range of ciders, bottled and draught and all the other usual stuff, also including Eliotts Winter Warmer (mulled wine). I've just had a meal (horseshoe of gammon) which was delicious and huge! More than value for money. The staff are all polite prompt and generally lovely. The head man is Dennis who is a mix of grumpy old man and stand up comedian. All together this is the nicest pub I've been in for a fair time. Better than the soulless dull commercial out fits that appear to spring up in town centres these days. Top marks to Ye Olde Windmill (without their free wifi I'd not be able to post this), a good pub, a great atmosphere and superb beer. |
My recommendation - try it and I guarantee you will like it!
petemattw - 26 Oct 2012 21:29
|On Saturday 26th April we attended at the Olde Windmill Restaurant in Gentleshaw, for a family meal. As we were a large party of 20 people, we had pre-booked the table for 6.30pm. Included in our party were number of young children so accordingly we were expecting an early night.|
On arrival we left with out being able to order for nearly one hour, when eventually our order was taken we were abruptly told that there would be a further one hour delay, that meant we were not going to eat until nearly 8.30pm.
When our food finally arrived, three of our party had ordered steak with a pepper sauce. Two of these were tasted and the sauce was clearly off, the third one was alright. This was brought to the attention of the serving staff who informed us that the sauce was OK it was just our taste buds not being used to special sauces. Very strange when two of the sauces tasted vile yet the third was perfect.
The affected steaks were taken away to be replaced, some ten minutes later they were returned, not new ones but the same steaks that had been washed off and then re-heated, making the potential bacteria this would cause a most unwelcome guest at the table.
When one of these steaks was returned, we had further difficulty with the staff. Of the other meals the half chickens were totally dry and had a very strange flavour and again these were not eaten.
As we had requested separate bills most of our table paid up and left without any further orders vowing they would never return again.
I went to the bar to pay my section of the bill, I overheard another table with same complaints and again the staff telling them that it was their taste buds, obliviously the standard response.
I explained that I was totally unsatisfied with the way we had been treated and felt that some discount would be a sensible course of action for the restaurant to take. I was then informed by the Assistant Manager that we must pay for all meals he would not charge for the sauces even though there was nothing wrong with them.
I then stated that I felt I should withhold the amount of £15.00 from the bill, the response to this was that he would telephone the Police as it was Theft and have me arrested. I am sure your surprised when I say I did not leave a tip.
The footnote to this evening is that five of our party have had stomach cramps and sickness over the last few days, does this relate to the above, well when consider this was the only meal at which we were all present I thinks the odds are in favour.
Macca02 - 30 Mar 2011 17:10
|Good food, excellent range of ales which the staff are more than willing for you to 'taste' before buying and a lovely warm atmosphere. The staff were friendly and welcoming and warned that we would have to wait an hour for the food to arrive but it was worth waiting that long. |
Worth a trip
taxwizzard - 24 Jan 2010 21:38
|This pub has always been a firm favorite in terms of quality of food and a welcoming atmosphere. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case anymore..we visited early in the week and were initially the only guests. We were treated with indifferance and requests were treated as if they were too much trouble. One member of staff was attentive but the unfortunately other staff openly seemed to treat us as if everything was simply just too much trouble for them. The food was ok, but not of the same standard we have experienced previously. All in all, we would not visit the pub again but would probably choose somewhere like the rag or the malt shovel.|
clwb - 23 Nov 2009 21:59
|A very traditional country pub, the does good food. The outside looks fine, though the car-park is a bit worn.|
The interior is traditional, with its wooden beams and tables. The service is excellent, even offering me the choice of glasses so i don't end up with a C***ling one and indicating that i have been seen and will be served asap.
Three real ales; Wells Bombardier, Pedigree and a Roosters. As its an endangered species, i had the M&B MILD, which was great.
Always happy to come to this place
Archivist - 9 Jun 2009 19:38
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