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The Windmill Inn (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
St Austell - TributeExcellent2
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleExcellent1
Purity - Pure UBUExcellent2
Long Man - American Pale AleExcellent1
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Good1
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage DirectorsGood1
Truman's - LazarusGood1
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarAcceptable3
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Windmill Inn, Willesborough, Kent

Visits Details

11 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Early Friday evening and rather noisy. Just two beers on today as one had recently run out and the lines were being flushed through.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
20 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit. I had a quick look at the menu and it appears to be good value for money, one to try at some time in the future. Camra magazines were being taken from the leaflet container at an alarming rate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Excellent
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Good
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
04 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Plan B had to be put in to operation as the bus to Shadoxhurst failed to appear. Deserted when I entered but a barman appeared from the cellar and apologised for keeping me waiting. The landlady arrived soon afterwards and informed that she has Taylors Golden Best, Boltmaker and Landlord in the cellar and some John Smiths Cask which I have been told to try when it is on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Excellent
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Good
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
24 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and preparations were in hand for the live music later on. Anne, the new landlady, told me that she had three different beers from Purity in the cellar and gave me a sample of Doom Bar so that I could try one before the last cask under the existing tenancy has gone.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20ExcellentIn truly excellent condition.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00AcceptableI found this a bit sickly.
19 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
A new tenant took over today, she showed me the cellar and the EI group guest beer list. I was introduced to the new Chef who will be taking over the kitchen in a few weeks time and will be making some changes to the menu.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodFirst few pints from a new cask.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedThis ran out, there is one more cask left in the cellar.
06 Feb 2017 (Jason)
Mid afternoon fairly quiet. Not as modernised as I was expecting since my previous visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40GoodLiquorice with blackcurrant hint.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedI was tempted, but....
31 Jul 2016 (Trevor)
Came for our usual Sunday carvery which did not disappoint in quality or service on a very busy day for there was a celebration party booked in. Sadly only one ale on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Acceptable
07 Jul 2016 (Trevor)
Our first try at this inn for a midweek lunch and we were very happy with our choices of food which came with the usual attentive service, albeit that there were only a few people in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00AcceptableThe only available option.
03 Jul 2016 (Trevor)
Once again we enjoyed the Sunday carvery at lunchtime with the customary good service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Directors4.80GoodGood condition and somewhat malty ale.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
29 May 2016 (Trevor)
Another great Sunday carvery at this friendly hostelry which was as busy as ever.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Windmill Inn

The pub sign. The Windmill Inn, Willesborough, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good21
Acceptable12
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Willesborough, Kent, TN24 0QR.

The pub changed its name in 2009 from The Fox. On entry there is a bar area facing you with tables and chairs occupying most of the one large room. There is a spacious L-shaped area outside with benches, some of which are under a canopy.

We have visited this pub 35 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 0QR