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“Great food, great stories”
Review of Drury House

Drury House
Ranked #74 of 249 Restaurants in Windsor
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Drury House is one of Windsor’s oldest eateries, It was built in the reign of King Charles I, in 1645 to house the staff from Windsor Castle. Later on it became part of the abode of Nell Gwyn, Charles II’s favourite Mistress; to accommodate their secret liaisons, a tunnel was built between the Drury House and the Castle, enabling Nell Gwyn to have a secret rendezvous with the King at a moment’s notice. The tunnel is still in existence to this day, though for security reasons have been partially blocked off. Drury House is a unique restaurant and tea room, steeped in history, right in the heart of Windsor, serving traditional English food such as FISH & CHIPS and PIES with local Ales and Beers. Visitors to Drury House will be fascinated to find a wealth of original 17th century features, including mouldings, fireplace and wood panelling offering a unique atmosphere.
Reviewed June 13, 2013

My friend and I came across this restaurant after visiting Windsor Castle. Once inside we were treated to good service, ghost stories and food. The fish and chips was not greasy and very fresh, and my friend assured me that the sausage and mash was excellent as well. One should definitely make a stop if one is going to the Castle!

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Steven T, Owner at Drury House, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Hi

We are very please you enjoyed your experience with us. We love to go the extra mile and met personal requests whenever possible. It is heart warming when our guest take the time to write a positive review.
I am glad you enjoyed the coins.......


best wishes

Steve

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We visited the Drury House on our day trip to Winsor. The owner arranged a salad for us (even though it wasn't on the menu). The food was freshly made and tasty. We liked the old house with its "heavy with history atmosphere" and all the stories the owner told about the house ghost and the history. We think the ghost even put in an appearance while we were there as the coins on the mantlepiece seemed to have moved on their own:-).. We can recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a great evening Drury House!

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Thank Legionjo
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Steven T, Owner at Drury House, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Hello,

We are very pleased you enjoyed our restaurant. It is very pleasing to read such wonderful feedback, and we all thank you for the time you took to write. I look forward to meeting you again and will hopefully keep you entertained with newer stories.


Best wishes


Steve

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

My 3 sisters sand I stumbled (literally) on this quaint little building after a visit to Windsor Castle on a cold and rainy day. We all ordered a hot chocolate but there was none, however 4 diet cokes and 4 delicious meals later we were all very happy again. My greek salad was definitley not greek but was so tasty I didn't notice the missing ingredients - Feta & Olives - for some time. On pointing this out to the very nice (but a little bit Lackadaisical ) waitress she took it away and returned with the correct meal and left the first salad on the table for us to share. The fish cake was delicious as were the 2 pies (so I am told, I'm a vegetarian so didn't try them)
and the home made chips a treat. We were the only people in the cafe for most of the time and the radio was a little annoying, but as it was playing "oldies" and we are "senior" ladies, we didn't mind too much. A trip to the toilets was a challenge for two of us, but worth the climb. There is another room upstairs so the establilsment is bigger than first appears. I see there have been some poor reviews for this cafe which may be deserved, but I would go again for a light lunch any time.

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Steven T, Owner at Drury House, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and would loved to welcome you back.

Best wishes

Steve

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was a bit surprised at the reviews for this restaurant when we returned from our trip as they are certainly mixed. But my wife and I went there after a morning at Windsor Castle. We had a table on the entry floor, next to a beautiful fireplace. the decor is quaint and cozy, and the rest of the tables were full. The young lady that served us was pleasant and did her job well. I had a resident made bottle of beer (Order of the Garter!), and it was very tasty. My wife had a delicious salad and I had the chicken and leek pie. My pie was tasty but somewhat dry, it was the last one they had so perhaps....? We shared an apple crumble which was very tasty. So, our experience was a good one, and for an added adventure, go to the washrooms, it's a journey back into time..as you climb the stairs from floor to floor, you swear you hear some of Charles Dickens's characters about.

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Steven T, Owner at Drury House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Dear Thomas
I am very pleased you enjoyed you time with us at the Drury House. I take a lot of pride in my little family restaurant and I like my guest to enjoy all we have to offer. All our food is made by our Chefs (including my mum who makes the crumble and pie). We do get mixed reviews, it is a very "Marmite" restaurant with most loving the experience and a few hating some element of the service we as independent small restaurant provide. I am very pleased to read you are of the enjoyed group.

I hope you can visit from Canada sometime in the future and wish you well.

Steve

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

It's not very often that I visit a restaurant, have a meal and then feel that I should publish my thoughts in the public domain... Let me elaborate...
23rd April 2013, a St George's Day Lunch with some good friends. What a great idea! Now choose a suitable restaurant, with a more traditional menu, in a fantastic setting. Ah! not the easiest thing to achieve nowadays. This is where I thank Heaven for the Drury House.
Mr Steve Turner, the Owner, was more than helpful in the planning stages. He emailed the menus to me, explained the very adequate wine list, asked about any special considerations we might require, and explained some of the history of the place. All was well, and I duly booked lunch for six adults.
We were very impressed. I dined on a melt-in-the-mouth fillet steak, with genuine home-made fries, served with a stilton and horseradish salad. I followed with a lovely, light, lemon mousse. The wine was far too drinkable (Malbec), but thankfully was not in short supply!
I asked around the table, and the comments I heard were not too far divorced from my own. Suffice to say I was very pleased.
Our waitresses were Sophie and Hannah, and the chef was Keiran. I mention their names to thank them. Excellent food, service and atomsphere.
If you visit Windsor, do not leave before a meal at the Drury House. I'd suggest you will leave already thinking about your next visit!
A huge "Well done!" to Steve and the Staff for a wonderful day. God Bless, Danny.

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Thank Danny4142
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Steven T, Owner at Drury House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Dear Danny,
It was a pleasure to host your St George's Day lunch. Your group were a delight and your cleared plates were proof of the appeal of the steaks you enjoyed.
All the staff take great pride in my family restaurant, and we are always humbled by the guests who take time to write such praise on Trip advisor.
You are most welcome and we hope to warmly greet you when you are next able to visit us, I will stock up on the Malbec to be on the safe side ;)
Best wishes from all the staff
Steve

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