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“A perfect English pub experience”

The Horse and Groom
Ranked #44 of 242 Restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A perfect English pub experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

I was lucky enough to be able to book out the pub (for a modest fee) for exclusive use by a group of Company Executives looking for a real English, non-pretentious, pub experience. The evening was a success: you can't go wrong with the location, slap bang next to Windsor castle; the service is faultless - very professional and friendly; the food is excellent and represents really good value for money and the staff are really lovely. I would recommend this venue both for corporate events, and for visits with the family, or as a couple. I will certainly pop in again next time I am in Windsor with the husband and kids. Good job!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Indianapolis
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156 reviews
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“Very authentic pub experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We weren't expecting five-star dining, but the experience was five star in it's informality, in the shadow of Windsor Castle. Sandwiches were tasty and inexpensive, and the beer was deliciously drawn. The bar was just beautiful in a weather-beaten way, and the staff was friendly and efficient.

  • Visited April 2013
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UK
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289 reviews
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“Great Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had Sunday lunch here before visiting the castle. The food was excellent, there were 3 choices of traditional roast. The place was packed.

Visited March 2013
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Roseville, Minnesota
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Traditional & Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stopped in at The Horse and Groom on a bitterly cold day for a warming lunch, and wasn't disappointed! Set across the road from Windsor Castle, this unpretentious and comfortable little place serves some excellent home-made food, and has a nice selection of beers on offer, as well as teas and such. The service was fast and friendly. Highly recommend a stop here.

  • Visited February 2013
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good beer and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had a good lunch there, reasonably priced. Although it was rather draughty, we chose to have lunch on a day when there was an awful cold wind and the pub was having a delivery!

Visited March 2013
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