Welcome to The Windmill

About The Windmill

Situated in the charming hamlet of Chatham Green, The Windmill is a beautiful, real drinking pub, combining outstanding food with a selection of real ales, cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Now in the care of Mick and Lydia Binnington, The Windmill has been sympathetically refurbished to maintain its character and original features including the lovely floor to ceiling oak beams.

A seasonal menu in our relaxed, cosy restaurant offers elegant, simple food sourced from the best produce from around the local area, paired with a friendly and efficient service.

Originally founded in 1829, the Chatham Green windmill was a focal point of village life, grinding wheat to provide the village with freshly baked bread.

In 1890, Henry Challis, the last miller of Chatham Green, began trading as a beer retailer and by 1904 had stopped milling altogether leaving only the circular ’roundhouse’ of the windmill.

The Windmill has preserved much of the original 19th century brickwork and timbers, including the mill stones or ‘French Burr’ stones once used to grind wheat which can now be seen in the beautiful open fireplaces.

The Windmill Chatham Green - Daytime view with head chef Mick Binnington

Our Food

Our food is at the heart of everything we do. All food is cooked to order on site using fresh, handpicked ingredients.

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Our Drink

We’ve chosen a great selection of real ales, fine wines, lagers and spirits for you to enjoy.

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Our Location

We’re located in Chatham Green; just off the A131 north of Chelmsford.

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About UsMeet the team behind The Windmill

Husband and wife team Mick & Lydia Binnington, owners of The Windmill Chatham Green.

Mick BinningtonChef Owner

Michelin award-winning chef Mick has spent his career working in some of the country’s top Michelin starred restaurants, including Midsummer House in Cambridge, Chapter One in Kent and The Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge, most recently working as Head Chef for Gordon Ramsay in London.

Lydia BinningtonMaître D’ / Owner

After graduating from University, Lydia discovered her passion for hospitality, working in some highly regarded restaurants including Baumann’s Brasserie and Smiths of Ongar. She uses this experience to maintain a friendly and efficient service.