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“Wonderful Pub”

The Horse and Groom
Ranked #37 of 247 Restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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 October 14, 2013

I love the fact that this place has been a pub for over 2 centuries. It has a cozy atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, and excellent meals. I had thought their bangers and mash couldn't be improved upon until we had them this year served in Yorkshire Pudding. Heavenly!

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Thank Anglophile47
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Good honest pub food, friendly staff, very reasonably priced.
we went for my 30th birthday, they accommodated us well - we were a large group. I picked it after searching through trip advisor to find somewhere good but not too pricey.
Will recommend and possibly go again.

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Thank HorseyChick83
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Great little pub with friendly staff and really good food.

The tables by the window have a great view of the castle.

Homemade pie is a must have

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Thank MrsDoody
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

If the weather is nice, get a table outside facing the castle. We had steak and kidney pie and fish and chips with beer, the food was decent.

Thank shifteight
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We wanted to have lunch in this pub after visiting Windsor Castle. We were asked if we wanted lunch and were shown a table. My husband went up to the bar to order drinks and was told that there was table service by a grumpy Barmaid, however she did take the drinks order. It ended up with three lots of people who came after us having their food order taken and getting it before the Barmaid came to us. We had decided by then that we wouldn't eat there. The food looked quite good and it's in a great location just spoiled by bad service and unfriendly staff.

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Thank Kerryn M
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