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The Horse and Groom

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've read the reviews on this restaurant and all I can say is it was absolutely fantastic food and service. How could anyone ever say the food was microwaved it is obviously freshly cooked , everyone ive spoke to about the horse and groom have all said what great food it is. The chefs are obviously highly trained and that... More 

2 Thank Janette S
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming out of Windsor Castle first pub we came across and glad we did walk in and everything I expected from and English Pub locals as well as tourist lovely staff, good cold beer as an Aussie very important and we each had a different meal all plentiful and delicious

1 Thank Kathy H
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited recently for a mulled wine which we found to be ghastly, after we both took a sip we both found the drink undrinkable and I asked the staff behind the bar for an exchange. I was then told that I could have another drink if I paid for it, as I should know how mulled... More 

Thank pagoldsmith
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Gteat place, very nice staff. Reasonable prices, historical pub. Xmas menu, lot of other foods to eat.

1 Thank Dózsa E
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This pub is wonderfully decorated and very inviting with its log fire. The service varies from good to -not-so engaging, unfortunately. Although it is truly nice and well located, the strong smell emanating from the loos should be addressed- I noticed it on frequent occasions, and it is disturbing and off putting.

Thank monique705
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Bumped in this pub straight after visiting the castle. We ate fish and chips, Shepherd pie and mushrooms and asparagus pie ( this last was the best) it's been pleasant, decent beers and good service although not so engaging. Place itself it's nice and cosy

1 Thank Marco G
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We passed here on the way in to Windsor Castle, thought we would pop in for dinner that evening as it looked so inviting, really old world with a nice open log fire. Great ambience, friendly,welcoming staff. I ordered the steak and ale pie and my wife had the lasagne, nice size portions but unfortunately all microwaved and hopefully you... More 

Thank tollespete
Essex, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Lovely quirky little pub just off of the main high street. Popped in for quick drink and had chips and chicken wings as a quick snack. Both very very nice. Lovely open fire too.

1 Thank JacIan30
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Nice historic pub in a great location by the castle. Freindly staff. The food was ok and good value for London prices. Decent selection of ales.

1 Thank Chris K
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The food (lunch) was lovely. Quite nice range of choices, and a pleasant pub setting. Slightly ruined though by the huge TV screen blaring away upstairs.

1 Thank Alan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 17
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +44 1753 868488
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.

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