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The Windmill Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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42 Mill Lane, Rustington, England
+44 1903 785883
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in this pub for lunch never been before and certainly will never go again, unless you are a regular the staff treat you like dirt and the whole place had an awful atmosphere. The food when it did arrive after nearly fifty minutes was average to say the least, As for the older man who I think is... More 

2 Thank lettitia2014
Worthing, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've driven past this pub many many times but never taken the time to pop in. This is why earlier this week I was looking for somewhere different to have lunch so I thought give the Windmill a go. I was with a mate, we arrived just on one o'clock midday, met by a very pleasant young lady who said... More 

Thank PotNoodle1st
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fabulous Sunday lunch at The Windmill ...booked for 7 adults and 3 children and needed an extra 2 adults last minute and it was not a problem .... Starters and main courses all absolutely delicious .... Children's dinners were enjoyed and were bought out with starters and then there puddings came as we had our mains... Very happy... More 

1 Thank Natalie L
Rustington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This turned out to be a great place to meet old friends. Beers served are good and staff very helpful and polite.

Thank Bondy006
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What an wonderful experience. The food was excellent, both quantity and quality, but it was the service that really stood out. The waitress could not have been more attentive, everything we asked for arrived quickly and she spent lots of time interacting with the children, which stopped them getting bored. Nothing was too much bother.

Thank Andy P
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I booked in advance a table for 6 people on a Friday lunchtime having read the reviews. Although the food when we eventually received it was good, waiting nearly an hour was unacceptable. The waitress seemed to be more interested in talking at the bar than looking after the restaurant.

1 Thank YannChichester
Leven, East Yorkshire
Level Contributor
125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Along with others this was a business event where some 20 attendees had breakfast, and evening meal, in addition to staying overnight. The welcome was welcome after a long journey. The rooms were superb and the service in the restaurant was well over my expectancies. A great put, restaurant and hotel with excellent attentive staff. Superb in every respect.

Thank Frankie0_1_11
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Came here today after booking elsewhere and having terrible service and we were looked after very well it was no trouble that we wanted a main meal for my husband and a pudding each for my mum and me and the food was beautiful thank you looking after us

Thank wanda1238
Rustington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal with my family. Cheerful waitresses! Good choice of food, nicely prepared! We will be back!

Thank Diane S
Longton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Booked a table for 7 adults, 1 being celiac, but had already seen the menu & the owner had already checked with the chef re: gluten free...my friend was happy with the menu for gluten free, though we all had lovely meals (3 courses) it did take rather a long time between meals for service, considering there was not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Mill Lane, Rustington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Rustington
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 785883

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?