The original Wetherspoon pub of this name opened in this terminal in 2003, then relocated to this site in 2015. Its name recalls the windmills which were once a feature of the area. The best-surviving example is the 18th-century windmill at nearby Stansted Mountfitchet. Stansted Airport began as an American Air Force Base, opening in 1942. Excavations on the site have revealed evidence of an Iron Age village, comprising round thatched-roof houses.