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The Horse and Groom

) #41 of 170 Restaurants in Windsor €€ - €€€ , British,
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this place. We have been here a few times. It feels like a home away from home. The atmosphere is always welcoming, and we have always been served quickly. Aimee and Simon have been especially helpful, recommending new drinks when needed. I would...More

Thank Janeli O
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose this pub as we wanted a quick bite to eat before visiting Windsor Castle and this establishment is literally next door with a great view of the walls. Unfortunately that's about all it has going for it!! Bar staff were miserable, food was...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good for families. Kid menu. Tight seating but quaint and literally next to Windsor Castle. Decent menu offerings. Huge portion of cod with Fish and chips. Nice upstairs area with castle in background. Hearty portions and diverse offerings. Friendly staff.

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Windsor Castle, the Horse & Groom would be a convenient place to stop for lunch: do not do it! We did recently and had a very bad experience. Perhaps we should have known when the employee standing in the doorway barely moved to...More

Thank Wilbert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for a drink and something to eat. Its a nice old pub with a good atmosphere. We had their fish and chips which we ate outside whilst people watching. Nice old pub.

Thank purplehouse59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is right outside the entrance to Windsor Castle. After a hot day touring the beautiful grounds at the castle it was the perfect place to sit and quench our thirst!

Thank Italy4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after visiting the castle. Very good fast service. The beefburger was great and a pretty big portion. Tables outside plus upstairs for a view of the castle.

1  Thank LauraLeeTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky and comfortable- opposite the castle with a real country charm! Loved the saddle stool! Great central location and reasonable prices! Would return

1  Thank CeeandRob
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Right outside the gates of Windsor Castle we found The Horse and Groom to be welcoming. We found great seats by the window and ordered. The staff were hard workers and very friendly. We ordered steak and ale and mushroom and vegetable pies which same...More

1  Thank boloca
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A character-filled small pub just outside Windsor Castle. We hit it for a late lunch, hoping for some basic pub grub and a beer. The electronic till was down, the kitchen had gone into meltdown and the glass washing machine had also decided that Wednesday...More

Thank Tim L
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18 May 2016|
Response from Nicholas P | Property representative |
Absolutely we do, we have two pubs the horse and groom in Windsor and the Watermans arms in Eton both very dog friendly they are five mins walk from each other, look forward to meeting you, Thanks Nicholas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +44 1753 868488
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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.
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