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Submitted on Monday, 12th July 2010
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The Windmill, Hampton

Windmill Road
Hampton
TW12 1RF
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Windmill

Apparently the current building dates from 1901, which almost certainly makes it a very early Edwardian rebuild of a previous pub on the same site dating from the 1860s. It still has all the original external tiling, plus the “jug and bottle” etched and cut glass in the now unused door on the left. The original (cast iron I would guess) pillars are still there in the main bar. Inside it’s a real pub – carpeted, banquettes, normal tables and chairs, and a dartboard bearing the pub’s name are all there. The fact that it was previously a Charrington’s pub is apparent from the distinctive green inlaid glazed windows, and the Toby lamp over one of the doors. Another thing that I liked about this pub is the table in front of the fireplace on the right with a couple of dozen or so books on it – presumably some sort of free book exchange arrangement.

The ales on were Young’s Bitter (at £3.10 a pint), OSH, and a third pump had a Bass clip reversed. There were a dozen or so punters in there at 1.30 on a Tuesday afternoon, all having the look and displaying the behavioural patterns of local regulars. The landlady saw me taking a photograph of the exterior, and said she was pleased that I had managed to include her hanging baskets in my shot, and took me inside and showed me the photos on the wall of the pub in days past. Having had the tour I felt obliged to have a pint – she said I didn’t have to, but I nevertheless persuaded her to sell me one. She clearly hadn’t sussed me for the sort of drinker and pub enthusiast that I truly am. This pub is one of those so very rarely found establishments – a hidden gem. I would be more than happy to drop in here for another pint sometime.

On 27th May 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2575 recommendations about 2493 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Fulwell, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Hampton (London), 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Strawberry Hill, 1.65 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Windmill, Hampton
2nd Jun 2019, 19:12
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
2nd Jun 2019, 19:11
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: Gone away: Permanently closed according to WhatPub.

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 May 2010 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 December 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 May 2010 by hondo .
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