The Windmill

Bars and pubs, Pubs Southwark
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
The Windmill

The Windmill sits between Waterloo and Southwark stations, serving up lagers and ales to happy commuters and locals alike. It also acts as a pre-theatre boozer with The Old Vic round the corner. Instead of traditional pub grub, expect Thai food from the kitchen. With sports screenings and outdoor seating, The Windmill makes for a lively old pub. 


Venue name: The Windmill
Address: 86 The Cut
Transport: Tube: Southwark
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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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I didn’t eat here so can’t comment on the food but the pub itself is great and being near to the Old Vic and the New Vic theatre is ideally located.

It’s always fairly busy but the staff are really friendly and you never have to wait too long. Great ambience. Great boozer.


I wish I lived in Waterloo so I could legitimately call this great little boozer my local.

Situated on The Cut, The Windmill not only offers a brilliant place to watch sport on big screens, or grab a drink before a show at the Young or Old Vic, but serves up some seriously delicious Thai food also.

The Pad Thai was light and refreshing, with zingy lime and sweet prawns. The Thai pork dumplings were golden and crispy on the outside with sumptuous pork in the middle, served with a powerful dipping sauce which packed a fiery punch. Not only does the food arrive quickly, but is super reasonable too, with a Pad Thai setting you back approximately £8. Yes, in Thailand they cost pennies, but for this perfectly located pub, the prices are reassuringly average. 

With a lovely outdoor seating area to watch the world go by in the sunshine, this little gem always has a big crowd for after work drinks. So grab some mates, grab some prawn crackers and enjoy the buzzing, local atmosphere. 

The best pub around to watch sports and they also do AMAZING Thai food!


A better than average local pub, the Windmill is a solid addition to the plethora of bars and pubs in the area. I particularly recommend the food at lunch - for a fiver you can visit their stand outside and pick up one of three or four Thai curries/stir fries with rice or noodles. They're always delicious and a nice flavourful choice on a street otherwise full of prets and sainsburys

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