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“Small old pub in prime location”

The Horse and Groom
Ranked #36 of 272 Restaurants in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: At some time in the sixteenth century, a small timber-framed building existed on this site. It was likely to have previously been a medieval market stall, or even a shop. Deeds from the fourteenth century show a mix of tenements, market stalls and shops in the area. The current Horse & Groom was originally known as the lower Rose & Crown. From the records at the Licensed Victuallers' Association, the first licensee was listed in 1719. It is more likely, however, that the pub was there much earlier, but no records exist to prove it. The first licensee was one Peter Tillier, who was the tenant for two years. A17th century Old Traditional pub outside the gates of Windsor castle In 1769, the lower Rose & Crown was sold to a Henry Reddington for 271 pounds and 17 shillings. When the name was changed to the Horse and Groom in 1792, the recorded licensee was Richard Knight. At this point, the property was in the ownership of one William Foster, a Windsor brewer. The mortgage of £250 at that time was made to a James Dauncey. In 1837 the pub was sold to Neville & Reid as part of the Windsor Brewery Estate.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink after visiting Windsor Castle on a hot day when we needed s break. Seating outside was a good option as the ground floor of the pub wasn't very large. The prices in the pub appeared to reflect it's location but the service was reasonable. With a brief history of the building provided on menus, it was interesting. I wouldn't personally stay for many drinks as better value and service is available elsewhere.

1  Thank Spark1972
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here, as we had not been invited to the Royal wedding. A mistake, I assured my good wife, had been made!on entering the place, we were made to feel welcome by the bar staff and the manager. Excellent job! We decided to eat there, and so went upstairs (not disabled friendly, but the place is very ancient!). The Bar owner, or manager, came up to talk with us and we discussed our dogs(ask him, to show you them, singing on the sofa! It’ll give you a good chuckle!). The food was excellent, with generous portions and very prompt service. This was a very pleasant experience!
Definitely recommend

Thank Sandyd264
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We grabbed a traditional lunch here before touring Windsor. Very friendly staff and loved the atmosphere. We had fish and chips and it was very good.

Thank charlestonmel
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Beautiful traditional pub offering more than your standard pub food menu. The interior is warm and charming. Outdoor seating on a walkway allows for great views of the castle and people watching. The service was a bit slow as it was a busy day. But otherwise it was a fantastic visit.

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1  Thank KurtisDeneen
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

After visiting the beautiful Windsor Castle we were looking for a place to eat. This pub is just outside the castle main entrance and has a second floor room overlooking the castle which was nice. Great and fast service and the Sunday roster was very yummy. Definitely recommend for the food, service and location all in one.

1  Thank JIHAD40
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