Had lunch at your restaurant today and I have to say I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the dining area; the carpet looked like it hadn't been cleaned for weeks The food was just ordinary. Compared with a Harvester restaurant I had lunch in earlier in the week, the food was not good value. I'm not surprised it was almost empty. The Harvester was full!
With your position; in a lovely country village, in the heart of the Ribble Valley, equal distance between the City of Preston and Blackburn, at the height of the holidays, you should be full!
Mrs C Moat
Having visited the Windmill Preston New Road Mellor Brook Bnear Blackburn for my Son's Birthday today 5th June 2014. I have never visited a worse place to eat. The Place was Empty so not rushed off their feet. I ordered Scampi the rest of family had other things, but it took ages to get our order.I complained about Scampi it was not Scampi but reconstituted & shaped & was not fit to eat. The Chef came out of kitchen with bag of frozen reconstituted something & shouted what does it say on bag to which I replied it say's scampy bites! He said I don't f/ing care whether you pay or not . I said to Lady behind the Bar, I'm not paying for that meal. She said I'll ring my boss & he told her to take that meal off the bill. Considering the bill was still £44-25 for4 soft drinks 4 starters & 3 other main meals that were not good either I know we will not be going there again or recommend The Windmill to anyone.
Unfortunate To Eat Here
After visiting for a recent special occasion we learned the establishment has recently changed hands, and unfortunately they've ruined it. After waiting for over an hour for drinks and food to arrive we discovered they'd lost the order, then proceeded to bring out incorrect orders, cold meals and apparent left-overs put together to form something else. The service wasn't much better than the food they offered with untrained, incompetent staff which was managed by a rude 'supposed' head chef that is nothing more than an embarrassment to his job title. Avoid at all costs.
Me and my partner stayed her for 1 night and had a lovely time. Due to checking in later than expected we were worried we wouldn't be able to have a meal in the restaurant. However, they still made sure we got our meal with exactly what we wanted. The staff our welcoming, polite and very helpful. Our room was beautiful, comfortable and came with free crisps and biscuits. The bathroom was also very modern. I would recommend anyone to stay here I will definitely come back.
Stayed overnight after a wedding in another local hotel Very comfortable, provided everything we needed.and made us most welcome.
Went to the windmill in the past and it was ok, but not been since it as changed hands, so my wife daughter and i went last night 5th/01/2011 and the choice on the menu was great, the food was great the service was great, so if you want top food at a good price check it out
Today myself and 3 others went to the windmill, it was great, fab food, so many choices, the staff were bob on, we all really enjoyed our meal, the new owners have made some fab changes and we'll defo be going again, I really hope it stays as good as it is now , ill defo be spreading the word .
Absolutely amazing, it used to be good when it was the giant's plate. Now it's even better! Great food and wonderful salad bar. We're from Southport but whenever we're in Preston we make the short 4mile drive and have a great lunch. Definitely worth a visit.
Every year my partner and i go to the windmill for our anniversary we have been going for 11 years and love the food and the price aswell as the very friendly staff. off there again tonight and really looking forward to it .
haven't been for a few months as the atmosphere since the owner left has been awful, the food was dire and its a shame the thriving little business was slowly being driven into the ground its heart left with ian and it turned into a business instead of a home from home that it was, bring it back up to what it was and we may just come back.