Welcome to The Windmill at Rowton

‘Not quite as old as the hills’

A truly family-run pub

A truly family-run pub; how many pubs are now in the same family after three generations and 99 years! Jane and Peter have taken on this family heirloom from Jane's mother, Megan Hughes. It is a pub bursting with stories of locals that have been loyal through generations of families. A place where regulars enjoy a drink at the bar, holiday-makers pop into on their way to and from Wales - and anyone can simply enjoy a friendly atmosphere with great food and drink!

Jane, Peter, the manager - Sarah, and the team look forward to welcoming you to their very special Shropshire inn very soon...

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The style of food reflects the feel of the inn - absolutely 'proper'. Top quality local ingredients are used to prepare the best of pub food. The Windmill is all about enjoying a good meal with friends; there is nothing fancy or pretentious - just honest, top quality pub food - prepared by our Chef, and her team in the kitchen. There is a tasty twist when it comes to dessert - Jane makes these herself, even the ice cream. You might even want to start with dessert! Jane does not stop here - homemade chutneys, elderflower cordials using elderflowers from the hedgerows and every table is completed with one of Jane's fabulous flower arrangements.

 MAIN Menu Sunday Lunch 


Jane remembers the queues out of the door on a Sunday evening, when she was upstairs in bed as a child. These were the Welsh pub-goers from across the border looking for a Sunday drink; as the last pub before Wales - Sunday evening was a busy night at The Windmill! This is just a touch of the history that resides in the walls of this historic family pub. The pub has been gradually refurbished over the past three years, to make it work for the pub-goer of today - but keeping the loyal locals happy too. Re-framed of pictures of treasured past customers that are now part of the fabric of The Windmill can be found on the walls - all have a story to tell. Just ask someone at the bar and they will fill you in...



Peter is the beer master at The Windmill, working with local and regional breweries and wine merchants to ensure that there is always something new on offer, to keep the locals happy! For those travelling from afar, you can enjoy a taste of what the region has to offer...


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The Windmill
Halfway House

Tel. 01743 884234


Private Dining

The Windmill has three distinct spaces and you can enjoy food in all areas: dining room, bar and private room. All have their own individual feel but if you want to shut the door and have some privacy, our private room can accommodate up to 24 guests. It has the feel of a country dining room, complete with log burner and your own corner of the bar.

We can create a completely bespoke experience for a private celebration - birthdays, anniversaries and work outings. We can create special set menus for groups and associations, searching for that ideal location for a meeting with dinner.


Our stunning views and gardens

Probably the best view in Shropshire" - and no one knows that it is there. Tucked away behind the pub, out of the view of passing traffic, are not one but two gardens - the English and the Welsh.


Children & Dogs:

We welcome both children and dogs - well behaved ones, preferably!!!

We provide child sized portions of our grown-up food. We believe that children can enjoy our proper menu. A particular favourite for families, is our Sunday roast...
Dogs can join you in the bar - possibly after a stroll along one of the walks behind the pub.

The Garden

Sunday Lunch

Opening Hours

Monday- 12-3pm

Tuesday- Closed

Wednesday- 12-3pm

Thursday - Sunday -Open

Monday - food is served 12-3pm

Wednesday - food is served 12-3pm

Thursday - Saturday food is served from 12pm

Sunday - Traditional sunday lunch 12- 6pm

Outside at The Windmill

"Probably the best view in Shropshire" - and no one knows that it is there. Tucked away behind the pub, out of the view of passing traffic, are not one but two gardens - the English and the Welsh. You can mix across garden borders whilst you enjoy your pint!


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A Country Pub with a past, present and future

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Megan Jane Hughes

1.10.1924 - 9.06.2021

Megan who ran the Windmill for more than 60 years died on the 9.06.2021 in her 97th year.

A good life well lived and always with a smile.

A true legend

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