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“Lovely old pub in great location”

The Horse and Groom
Ranked #43 of 242 Restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely old pub in great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Right next to the castle I expected this pub to be a rip off but was delighted to find the food and beer prices to be reasonable. Traditional English pub with great atmosphere and very good friendly service. A good place for a pint after walking around the castle.

  • Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stepping into the past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Horse and Groom has been a pub since the 1700's and while it has been updated it still has an old world feel. The food was very good, the beer was great and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. If back in Windsor we will go there again. It is the kind of place you can just take your time over your beer and have a good chat.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good food and good beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Right opposite the castle, do I need to say more?
The welcome was really good and they had local Windsor and Eton beer on tap (always a bonus in my book). The Sunday Lunch was excellent and the barman kept us chatting for a while about the surroundings and life in general.
There was a huge amount of foreign coins and notes stuck on the wall behind the bar and a story to tell for each, just ask.
If you go on a specific night in the week you can get to sample the Windsor Ghost tour which departs from here. A great location and no one can not find this place.

Visited October 2013
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Right outside the castle exit so good if your starving when you leave. A little bit more pricy than you would think but probably due to its location. For such a small pub service was good and food was good, bbq chicken was very good chicken, cheesy nachos good amount of cheese and Yorkshire pudding with sausages was yummy food gravy.

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Thank Sarah R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
“VERY NICE!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

When in Windsor, must go to this little - ancient - Pub. The atmosphere is great, not big, cozy and a bit cramped by the lack of space, but....VERY NICE. Service is Pubbish & nice, food is good and there is a large selection of very good drinks. Try the pie of the day.

  • Visited January 2014
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