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The Horse and Groom

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Bar, British, Pub
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4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy Saturday night. First time in this pub which is very close to Windsor castle. Down stairs is very small , however I think there are seating area upstairs. Excellent varieties of my favourite lagers. Enjoyed our drinks. Staff are good.

Thank samiremile
Abington, PA
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't beat the location just outside the entrance/exit of the Castle. It was a rainy day with flurries. Orders taken at the bar were promptly returned. Fish and Chips were light and oh so delicious. The peas were steamed just right and not mushy. Most tables downstairs were taken and it was busy but not noisy. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Philip M
Perth, Australia
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173 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have excellent lunch on a cold and windy day. Service is prompt and courteous. We only traditional pub lunch dishes - steak pie, Lemon Sole. They all served with freshly fried chips and steam vegetables. Price is reasonable given the serve size is generous. Will visit again.

1 Thank GL6152
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a pie and chips. Menu said it was a crusty pie, but it was soggy. I suppose they heated it up in a microwave. The chips were big an chunky and needed more time to cook, they were almost raw. I don't mind paying for good food but this was not good.

Thank Pete F
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the Horse and Groom on a day trip in Windsor. The ambience, the quirky decor, with the welcoming staff was a worthwhile visit. we then was served our meal choice of traditional fish and chips, and lasagne. the meal was beautifully served, amazing tasting and fantastic value, a real must. thank you all very must,... More 

Thank websterkaz5
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've read the reviews on this restaurant and all I can say is it was absolutely fantastic food and service. How could anyone ever say the food was microwaved it is obviously freshly cooked , everyone ive spoke to about the horse and groom have all said what great food it is. The chefs are obviously highly trained and that... More 

2 Thank Janette S
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Coming out of Windsor Castle first pub we came across and glad we did walk in and everything I expected from and English Pub locals as well as tourist lovely staff, good cold beer as an Aussie very important and we each had a different meal all plentiful and delicious

1 Thank Kathy H
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited recently for a mulled wine which we found to be ghastly, after we both took a sip we both found the drink undrinkable and I asked the staff behind the bar for an exchange. I was then told that I could have another drink if I paid for it, as I should know how mulled... More 

Thank pagoldsmith
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Gteat place, very nice staff. Reasonable prices, historical pub. Xmas menu, lot of other foods to eat.

1 Thank Dózsa E
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This pub is wonderfully decorated and very inviting with its log fire. The service varies from good to -not-so engaging, unfortunately. Although it is truly nice and well located, the strong smell emanating from the loos should be addressed- I noticed it on frequent occasions, and it is disturbing and off putting.

Thank monique705

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
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, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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