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The Horse and Groom

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Bar, British, Pub
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4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
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Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

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1 Thank Marco G
maldon
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank JacIan30
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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1 Thank Chris K
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank Alan N
Birmingham
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little pub, retains all of its original charm, i would say with its original bar still in tacked, the front of the pub is small put there is nice seating are in back

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1 Thank tomexh
Daventry, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped for a fresh cool shandy after the big walk around Windsor Castle, it is so quaint in here, with really lovely décor and is dog friendly. Staff were lovely and free wifi.

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1 Thank mrselphillips
berkshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The horse and groom , really old pub in Windsor right opposite the castle entrance. Nice atmosphere .

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1 Thank moiBerkshire
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

After a wonderful visit to the castle we were flagging SO we found the first pub nearest the exit, it looked good, menu reasonable. I it was a really nice pub with good ale, food was reasonably priced and good quality/ portions. Staff were very friendly and we had a very enjoyable hour and left refreshed. Given its location it... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Chose here on a Saturday night due to good reviews but Trip Advisor let me down! Booked a table for 4 of us at 7.30pm to be told the kitchen closed at 8pm so cld we be prompt! We arrived on time to a packed bar but had a table in the empty restaurant upstairs. At the same time ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
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.

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