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The Windmill (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RiptideExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the VillageExcellent1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Provenance (Hydes sub-brand) - California Red AleGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Bagby Back GardenAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
ABInBev - BoddingtonsNot Tried0
Museum - Worthington Best BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Oakham - AttilaNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Windmill, Stansted Airport, Essex

Visits Details

16 Mar 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Stansted Airport is very busy on a Friday evening, and inevitably my flight to Edinburgh is delayed a bit, so I hole-up in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Riptide4.30ExcellentAn enjoyable Black IPA.
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the Village5.00ExcellentA tasty Brown Porter.
Provenance (Hydes sub-brand) - California Red Ale5.20GoodI could not see the word ‘Hydes’ on the pumpclip (it is there actually) so struggled to identify whose beer I was drinking. A strong Red Ale with some hops.
Oakham - Attila7.50Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA5.60Not Tried
24 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A fairly brief visit whilst awaiting a flight to Edinburgh. The upstairs area is quite rowdy with various stag groups heading off to foreign parts in their team T-shirts. Only two cask beers available – the rest being marked ‘Available Soon’. I’m usually a bit sceptical about this sort of thing, but I noticed that by the time I left they had all become available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Bagby Back Garden4.00AcceptableFestival beer. Golden and a bit ordinary I thought.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
21 Apr 2016 (Jack William)
Off to Strasbourg - only way to kill time really. Rather boring choice of beers. Usual airport buzz - although this was rather more spacious and not as crowded as I feared.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
11 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening. My flight to Edinburgh is delayed by two and a half hours and this pleasantly-revamped pub provides much more comfortable seating than the public areas. Full of advertising to say that the Weatherspoon beer festival starts today – but no sign of any actual festival beers (or of festival prices).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodA very acceptable pint.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 Jun 2013 (Alenomore)
14:00 visit. En-route to Poland, rude not to call in and "tick" this one off? Crammed full here, Brit's getting there last "fix"... With an Airside pricing policy on all products, and a coffee and a cola at double the normal prices, I did not linger longer than necessary....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
31 Aug 2006 (Andrew)
I didn't have a beer as it was 8.30am and anyway the beer line up was hardly impressive.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
ABInBev - Boddingtons4.10Not Tried
Museum - Worthington Best Bitter3.60Not Tried

About The Windmill

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Stansted Airport, Essex, CM24 1QN.

Initially a walk through Wetherspoon's in the departures lounge of Stansted Airport. Completely rebuilt in 2015 as part of the revamping of the departure area. Now considerably larger and located on two levels at the opposite end of the waiting area from its previous location. Recognition of the revamp of this pub came quickly, with the 2016 award of "Best Airport Bar in the World" at the Food & Beverage awards in Zurich.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CM24 1QN