Set on the edge of Clapham Common is the stylish and chic pub, The Windmill.
Surrounded by tranquil vast greenery, it is the ideal location for a quiet break but also set in the city, providing the perfect destination for those looking for a combination of the busy city life and a calming get away.
The pub now incorporates 42 boutique bedrooms offering a taste of luxury to guests, following the recent addition of 13 new bedrooms and an extensive renovation to the existing rooms. Each space evokes British character and adds a certain little charm to the homely pub. All rooms are en-suite, and three of the 42 are feature bedrooms, for guests who fancy something a little more special. Starting at £119 room only, bedrooms ensure that a stay here will be extra special.
The design of the guest rooms ooze a combination of modern chic and quirky embellishment, boasting bright colour schemes, timber flooring and soft, elegant furnishings. Fun artwork, rotary-style telephones and eye-catching cushions are further features included in the rooms to add to the venues appeal. Choices of bedrooms include boutique twin, boutique double, common rooms and master suite.
In order to ensure that every guest is equipped with all essentials for a welcoming and relaxing break, The Windmill provides comfortable Hypnos beds, fully-stocked mini bars, flat-screen TV’s with Sky Plus and Nespresso machines. The extravagance extends into the bathrooms which accommodate sumptuous powerful showers and Algotherm toiletries. Ideal for leisure and business stays; complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safes and express check-in/check-out are all available.
The Windmill boasts a beautiful conservatory dining room and bar, offering a selection of hearty meals and a wide range of alcoholic beverages to please each and every guest. On a sunny day, the spectacular terrace is set right next to beautiful greenery of Clapham Common, ideal for a leisurely stroll in the sunshine.
On the other hand, on colder days, guests can sit back on the soft leather sofas with cushions and feel comfortable and content in front of the large open fires. For traditional ale lovers, a widespread selection of cask ales that varies seasonally is available, in addition to an assorted wine list and the usual drafts, bottles and spirits.
Extremely proud of their selection of cuisine, The Windmill menu consists of freshly prepared dishes, chiefly made with local ingredients and produce. The beef is selected from the Quantock hills within the Exmoor National Park, and all meat and poultry is sourced from the West Country including free range pork. The pub diner offers traditional pub delights such as fish and chips, or seasonal dishes including roasted pheasant.
A further selection of dishes include ginger spiced scallops with beansprouts; spring pea and Dingley Dell ham knuckle risotto; and British asparagus en croute with duck egg, baby plum tomatoes, baby spinach and hollandaise. The Windmill also offers a delectable Sunday lunch which does tend to attract a lot of customers!
Only a short distance from central London, The Windmill is perfectly situated for guests wanting to explore the capital city but also wishing for a peaceful stay. The high street presents several boutique shops, coffee bars and places to dine at your leisure. The nearby Venn Street Farmers’ Market is also an interesting place for guests to visit.
A new refurbishment at the charming pub is also the private hire Blue Room, which in seen as ideal for business events, weddings and family celebrations. With a capacity of up to 30 delegates, the latest technology and complimentary Wi-Fi is supplied.
Useful equipment that is available for conferences and such includes projector, screen, flipcharts and pens, microphones and of course the hotel for guests to stay. To compliment a celebration, all kinds of menus are available from buffet types to sit-down dinners, cocktails and canapé receptions.
Those interested in frequenting the delightful venue can call 020 8673 4578 or alternatively bookings can be made via email.
Camelot Construction specialises in refurbishment of public houses, restaurants and hotels and all aspects of building work. Having been in operation for 10 years now, the company has certainly gained the necessary experience and skills from increasing its positive project repertoire.
As the main contractor working with The Windmill developments, Camelot Construction refurbished over 30 guest rooms and rebuilt an extension to provide a further 12 rooms. The in-house team produced the steel frame building, tiled the roofing, installed the wallpaper and décor and fitted the carpets. Additionally, Camelot Construction arranged the wood panelling in bedrooms, fitted air-conditioning and completed the plumbing.
Premier Hospitality interviewed Managing Director of Camelot Construction, Bill Bishop to find out more about the project. Bill said:
“The project was important to our company as it was quite a prestigious job. Young’s is also one of our top clients and so of course we wanted to perform well and ensure 100% satisfaction.”
Other projects that the establishment has previously worked on include building an extension and seating area for Frederick’s Restaurant set in Islington; and the King’s Head in Roehampton where the team constructed a large glass frame extension and completed a refurbishment. Inspiringly, the company also has converted numerous large houses into care homes for young adults with learning difficulties.
When asked what the company prides itself on, Bill replied:
“Our company prides itself in a top class finish of all projects whether it be restaurant developements, joinery, electrical works; as long as we provide high standards and keep clients happy.”