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The Horse and Groom

$$ - $$$, British,
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Slap bang in the centre of town, this is a pub that should deliver far more than it does. Traditional and a million miles away from the likes of a Weatherspoons, there is every reason for this pub to serve delicious homemade food. To be...More

Thank nauj63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a chill Monday evening our fem dining club met at the Horse and Groom in Windsor. This ancient coaching inn has stood on Castle Hill 'since God was a lad.' Now, in the 21st century it's a half-timbered bijou pub (sentry box?) studded with...More

Thank GeorginaS152
Nicholas P, Owner at The Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Georgina, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review it is very gratifying to read such an eloquent kind review, we really try our best and try to go the extra mile to give great service and more. Thanks very much indeed,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food Excellent friendly quick and very helpful waiter Lake. Really friendly environment quick efficient staff.

1  Thank windowbrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst we did not eat here, the dishes that we saw looked very nice and splendid portion size! The staff were friendly and I would recommend a visit after visiting Windsor Castle

1  Thank kevshent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The drinks were good. The sticky toffee pudding was wonderful. We only shared a sandwich so we cannot comment on how authentic the pub food is. The dessert was perfect. I had custard, not ice cream on it.

Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the very entrance to Castle quaint establishment offering wide choice of beer and Ale plus average Pub Grub meals Successful for sure as its.been there 500 years if i remember. Cheerful service rendered by young wait staff and bartenders..

Thank richard a
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived into Windsor too late to see the castle and needed a place to eat. Looked at a couple of places near the castle and chose this one. No table service and the bar service could have been more friendly. We ordered our meals and...More

2  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very strong contender for lunch or dinner during your day (or more) in Windsor. It's right near the Castle, very nice and British, a few tables outside, and I enjoyed excellent fish and chips...and friendly service. Enjoyed TH&G very much.

1  Thank nagled
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Fantastic pub right next to Windsor Castle entry/exit. The young gentlemen serving here are a delight. Myles is just a natural with the patrons and even let me try a couple of Old English Ales to see if I like them. Thanks heaps to you...More

1  Thank Bill E
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visiting Windsor for the first time want a drink, CamRA member, well you can't go far wrong drinking here, I had Ghost Ship which was excellent, well kept, good temperature, lovely pint or several in my case, bar staff seemed to know what they were...More

1  Thank BruceBedford
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18 May 2016|
Response from Nicholas P | Property representative |
Absolutely we do, we have two pubs the horse and groom in Windsor and the Watermans arms in Eton both very dog friendly they are five mins walk from each other, look forward to meeting you, Thanks Nicholas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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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