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

Brewing it our way

Brewing it our way

Here are a few pics of yours truly with the team, doing what builders do best: generating noise, dust and cheerful mayhem as we move towards completion date for the new Windmill Brewery. From concrete floors to steel reinforced mezzanines, […]

Vouchers for every occasion

Vouchers for every occasion

We’ve got just the thing to get you out of that tricky situation – the last minute birthday present situation, the forgotten anniversary situation and the Amazon’s let me down and it won’t arrive in time situation. Whatever the situation our […]

Welcome to the new-look Windmill

Welcome to the new-look Windmill

Changing the face of a much-loved friend can be a dangerous thing. Remember that lass in Dirty Dancing who went on to have a nose-job and has barely worked since?  Quite. So we’ve approached our upgrade of The Windmill’s look […]