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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleExcellent1
Purity - Pure UBUExcellent3
Long Man - American Pale AleExcellent1
Truman's - RunnerExcellent1
St Austell - TributeExcellent2
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent1
Wickwar - BOBGood1
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Good1
Truman's - LazarusGood1
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarAcceptable3
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Marston's - 61 DeepNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Windmill Inn, Willesborough, Kent

Visits Details

17 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Sunday evening and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Excellent
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20ExcellentGood dark ale with a nice flavour of chocolate malt.
Wickwar - BOB4.00Good
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50Good
12 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
This pub is much improved under its new management. The landlady told me off for not immediately noticing that she had five brand new handpumps installed today, Three with swan necks and two with short spouts although she would have preferred them all to have short spouts. Three beers coming soon are Tonbridge Ebony Moon, Wickwar Bob and Hop Back GFB.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Runner4.00Excellent
Marston's - 61 Deep3.80Not Tried
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.

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About The Windmill Inn

The pub sign. The Windmill Inn, Willesborough, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good23
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 37 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 0QR