A Traditional Country Free House

Ye Olde Windmill

Ye Olde Windmill is a 400 year old country pub and restaurant situated at the pinnacle of Gentleshaw Common on a site of scientific interest.
Around the premises we have framed deeds written in Olde English from the 18th century and artifacts from the origins of the pub.
We also have a disused windmill on our premises which sits just next to our Crown Bowling Green.

There is a legend of the disused windmill being built upon an ancient pagan burial ground and that the premises is haunted.
There have been many reported sightings of ghosts and other strange activity.

Here at the Windmill we serve a great selection of guest ales from both local and national breweries.
Here is a selection of our Guest Ales:

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Food & Drink

Here at Ye Olde Windmill we serve a wide variety of homecooked meals and pub classics. We also serve a great selection of drinks for you to enjoy including traditional cask ales that are changed regularly.

You can also find us in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2015 and 2016.

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  • Real Ale served.
  • Beer garden.
  • Dog Friendly.
  • Restaurant.
  • WiFi access.


Situated right next to our pub is our Crown Bowling Green where weekly multiple games are played.
We also have our own Windmill Bowling team that compete at county level.

There is plenty of seating avaliable around the Bowling Green for spectators to sit and enjoy the games.

The bowling green is also available for corporate days. Please contact us to arrange this.

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