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The Windmill is a delightful family run Inn in the historic town of Whitby, North Yorkshire. Set in the quiet village of Stainsacre on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and alongside the Cinder Track the Windmill provides guests and visitors with the ideal base when visiting the Yorkshire Coast. At the Windmill every member of the team is here to ensure you receive a warm welcome and enjoy your time with us so our guests can relax and unwind in our homely and spacious accommodation. Overnight guests and visitors alike can also enjoy the Windmills bar & food menu which contains some of the finest local produce on a daily basis enabling you to taste and enjoy the best produce
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for an overnight stay as visiting Whitby. Nice place, staff really friendly and welcoming. Room was lovely, only small but is fine for a one or 2 night stay. Large bathroom with nice bath but could do with a shower too. There was an...electric heater that did take quite a while to warm the room up so could do with being put on 2-3 hours before check-in. Bathroom had a radiator and a heated towel rail so we tried leaving the door open for the warmth to circulate but there was a draft so that didn't work 😄 I think there's a crack in the bathroom window which probably should be looked at ! Slept fine, it's a double bed but we're used to a king size so seemed a little on the small side. We ate in the restaurant, we had a table near the bar which was very busy, but the food was really nice, the portions are HUGE, I probably left just as much as I ate which was a shame really ! Breakfast was included, there was a selection of cereals and orange juice. Cooked breakfast orders were taken at the table along with coffee/tea orders. Hubby opted for the Full English and I had the Veggie, both nice. Breakfast was served in a separate dining room to where we ate the evening before. Free parking is available but it is quite limited. There is road parking but it's a country lane so not a huge amount of space. We walked into Whitby, took about 30 minutes and then got a taxi back which was £9.00.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Great homecooked meals, big portions and decent prices. Can definitely recommend the gammon and the mill burger. We visited during a trip to Whitby as wanted to eat somewhere other than our hotel, and this place did not disappoint. Fire was lovely too.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Gorgeous little hidden gem, staff very friendly, rooms clean and breakfast was absolutely beautiful.. not too far out of Whitby, £8 in a taxi. We will return again

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

What a lovely lunch we had in this village pub. Service was great very friendly staff. We all had Steak & Guinness pie with mash and veg absolutely delicious, the wine was good too Highly recommended we will be back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Called in for lunch en route to Whitby for a few days. Staff very welcoming. Only had sandwiches, but they were really nice, decent amount of filling on nice soft fresh bread. As with everywhere in Whitby you can take your dog which I usually...have no qualms about but unfortunately on this occasion even though there were no dogs in the room the smell of wet dog was rather overwhelming and off puttingMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

This place is about 3 mikes from the centre of Whitby, just off the Scarborough Road. Food is served either in the lively bar or quieter dining room. Menu not that extensive but full of good pub grub, plus a couple of specials per course....We visit Whitby most years (long drive from Kent) and the Windmill has been on our list for dinner regularly. Prices reasonable, selection of ales and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Great pub! Very busy both nights we were there.....obviously a popular local for the workers! Staff very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. Will definitely go again if in the area!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

A bit of a rocky start with some bad attitude at the very beginning of our visit. Our reserved table was in the bar area. We didn't complain, however with 5 kids in tow and the terrible language coming from the customers at the bar...WE WERE ASKED if we would like to move. As the swearing got worse, we accepted only to hear hushed grumbling about how busy they are and to be huffed at. We asked if it was a problem in the end and they responded with "well it's done now." However, soon redeemed by some delicious food. The bar area was super busy so definitely book if you want to visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

We arrived a little early and were waiting for two of the group (nine of us altogether) We had several children with us. It was a busy and noisy pub but although we were seated near the bar it was fine. We were offered to...move to another room and I expressed we would decide when the rest of the party arrived. When we had all arrived we asked to move to the other room as there was a lot of bad language near the bar and we had several children with us. You would have thought we had asked for the pub to be closed for us!! The staff were rude and unhelpful, someone from behind the bar told us to F**k off somewhere else if we didn't like it,. Loads of fuss banging tables around in the other room. Things said among themselves like "it a busy pub, what do they expect!" "why do they want to move now! When asked if there was a problem we were told its done now so it doesn't matter if there was a problem! We would have left if the children were no so hungry. We got settled in the other room and the only polite member of staff was the lady who served us. The food was excellent, but because of the attitude we received we will not be returning. The two stars are for the food.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Friendly Staff poor Shepherds hut accomadation beds very very uncomfortable. The main bed uncomfortable the sofa bedeven worse.. Had a meal in the bar all home cooked and lovely staff friendly. Shepherd's hut was lovely and clean would never stay in a hut again.Would return...but only to stay in the pubMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Arrived on a whim… friendly and welcoming… ordered sandwiches with chunky chips and sweet potato fries… bread clearly fresh as.. creamy coleslaw, fresh salad with a lovely dressing.. lots of locals so clearly popular..

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding. We visited today Sunday 23/07/2023. Last minute booking as plans had been kiboshed due to atrocious weather. It was my Uncle's birthday we'd been discussing visiting the Windmill for a while. Today was the day. 2 beef dinners and a child's scampi. Portions...were spot on. The beef was cooked perfectly not leathery. The gravy was nectar. I could of taken a portion home. My Uncle is hard to please with food and he was thrilled. Thank you. See you again soon.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

My husband, dog and I dropped in without booking. Very friendly helpful lady got us a table without any hassle. The pub around the bar area was busy but had a good atmosphere. We ordered our meals and were served very quickly. My husband had...the gammon and I had the scampi. Both meals were first class and, as many people have said before on their reviews, the portion sizes were really good too. We had kept open minds about having a dessert but neither of us could manage one! This was our last night staying in nearby Whitby and we were gutted to only find this little gem now as I’m sure we would have visited it several times during our week otherwise. We have eaten out in the area a few times this week and this was the best by far. Can’t rate The Windmill highly enough. Hopefully we’ll be back some time in the near future.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

We always eat here a few times when in Whitby as the food is great and the staff are lovely. Unfortunately, maybe because it's in the middle of nowhere, locals drink here and get very rowdy and noisy. We've been in with the grandkids and...although it's been early in the evening there has been a lot of men stood in the bar area, shouting and swearing. Not great around kids! There are many regulars rolling in, straight from work in their workwear getting very drunk very early in the evening. Some nights were great, usually when the rowdy locals weren't in but obviously staff cannot police this. They apologise for the noise but it really spoils the place.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Just had a lovely weekend at the Windmill. Great food, comfortable accommodation and lovely staff. Would strongly recommend

Date of visit: July 2023
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It's a 15 minute walk to the pub along th road or 5 minutes on the cinder track weather permitting. 😁
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The Windmill Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4