The warmest of Lancashire welcomes


Set in the picturesque village of Parbold, between Ormskirk and Standish, the Windmill has been serving fine food and ales since 1794. With roaring log fires, a welcoming crowd and friendly staff, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. We’re in the centre of the village on the banks of the Leeds to Liverpool canal and welcome all-comers – bargies, anglers, dog-walkers and many more. Pop in and find out what makes us special.

The pub

OUR ALES
They say a fine ale needs a skilled cellarman and clean pipes – and we have both. In fact, we’re so passionate about the merits of a good pint that we’re about to launch our own brewery. From dark bitters to hoppy craft lagers, we’ve got everything covered. Drop by and slake your thirst.

REVIEWS
They say self-praise is no praise at all, so see what others think about our great service, delicious grub and great selection of beers and wine. And why not share your own opinion whilst you’re at it? If you think we can improve anything, please let us know.

GALLERY
A picture speaks a thousand words, so we’ll let our gallery do the talking. And if you have a quirky take on our lovely pub or Parbold itself, why not snap away and post your favourite shots on Instagram? There’s a monthly prize for the best portrait.

The restaurant

the menus
We offer the finest seasonal produce, sourced locally wherever possible. From firm favourites to a changing roster of delicious treats – plus our popular Specials board, a scrummy kids’ menu and a great wine list. Couple all that with our friendly waiting-on staff and you have the perfect dining experience.

book a table
We do take walk-ins, however it’s always best to book a table to avoid disappointment. Especially if it’s for larger parties where we might need to do a little reshuffle in the restaurant area.

events and promotions
We look forward to welcoming you soon. We’re open seven days a week and food is served throughout the week. Please check the times for the day you plan to visit.

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Events & promotions

FESTIVE MENU

We’ve been busy taking Christmas bookings – and who can blame you getting it booked early, the food is sensational. Christmas Day is now fully booked, so if you’re coming, you’re in for a treat. For those of you who missed […]

SAY CHEESE COMPETITION

Say cheese! This is your chance to win a meal for two. All you have to do is take a pic at The Windmill – it can be of your meal, your friends or your favourite seat in the snug, anything goes. […]

BUBBLES AND NIBBLES

You never really need an excuse to grab your mates and a bottle or two of Prosecco and put the world to rights. But now you’ve got one, any day of the week, any time. We’re doing a bottle of Prosecco […]