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The Horse and Groom
Ranked #37 of 250 Restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $6 - $20
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 March 27, 2014

Great food and service. Wonderful location in a unique old pub. The price was well worth it. You will love it!!!

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This used to be such a wonderful little pub right in the heart of Windsor, but a recent visit had my friends and I defecting to another pub. When we initially arrived they had run out of wine, red, white and rose. The beer was off and the glasses weren't clean. When I asked to speak to the manager I was told he wasn't available and that there were other pubs we could go to if we weren't happy. Which is precisely what we did. Perhaps when another group take it over it will revert back to its wonderful homely fabulous self again.

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Everything we ordered besides beer had something not quite right. Coffee was like a light tea in color and taste. We ordered a burger which was tasteless and some risotto which was like some rice boiled in milk.

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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.

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1  Thank Dave W
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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.

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Thank Lisa B
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