Visited here in August 2007 just to take on a few beers in the Windmill - didn’t do the tour.
Great setting and fairly busy around the bar.
Had a few different Batemans offerings whilst I was there and took a few bottles for the train home.
The kind of place to take your non beer other half to !
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
My parents live only 12 miles away from here, so I’ve been many times over the last few years since they moved there.
Lovely set up: the bar area is in the base of the famous ’windmill’ and the dining/event room is connected down a small slope. Always at least 5 cask Batemans beers available and the food is fine too.
There is an outside drinking area as well: back inside there is a shop for Batemans ’bits’ like t-shirts, glasses and bottles, etc, etc.
Even been to a beer festival there a few years back: I love going and often have my Sunday lunch there.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
An excellent day out with an interesting tour around the Brewery and a relaxing afternoon sampling all the beers. They also profess to own the worlds biggest bottled beer collection, it was pretty impressive.