The premises was first opened in 1984 and traded as Brunel’s Wine Bar. It was renamed the Windmill in 1987.
The Windmill was purchased by Marstons Brewery of Burton on Trent in 1994.
In May 1999 the Windmill was bought by Greene King, and was sold again in 2002.
In June 2006 owner Fergie Sharp organised a refurbishment of the Windmill undertaken by pub regulars and volunteers. Fergie told the ‘Citizen’: “Before I had it, (the Windmill) was a night time-disco pub. Now we’ve changed it around and it’s more of a café bar. We do food and coffees, cappuccinos and lattes.”
Owners 1994-1999: Marston, Thompson and Evershed, Burton on Trent
Owners in 1999: Greene King Pub Company, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
1998 Matt Jackson
1999 Jane Hergest
2001 Jeremy Bates (manager)
2006 Fergie Sharp (owner), James Stewart (bar manager)
2007 Steve Parker (owner), James Stuart (bar manager)