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The Horse and Groom

) #44 of 175 Restaurants in Windsor $$ - $$$ , British,
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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

2  Thank CeeandRob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank boloca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Directly opposite the castle, great beers and helpful staff who might need a little extra briefing on the history of Windsor for the benefit of foreign tourists

2  Thank Catchmentsilk
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Nice cosy pub with a fair range of beers. Right opposite the castle. The atmosphere can be cosy, In the evening it appears to become a more "local" pub with louder music..always worth calling in on a pub appreciation tour of Windsor.

1  Thank Montyf1
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I took my wife away on a boat for the weekend to celebrate her birthday. We walked around Windsor looking for a nice pub meal and found the Horse and Groom. The menu looked good so we thought we'd give it a go. The pub...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I went to Windsor Castle yesterday and selected this restaurant for lunch. It looks like a traditional British restaurant and serves authentic British cousinses Our choice were chicken nuggets, fish fingers and veg samosas. Our choice was quite approptiate and the food served was very...More

1  Thank PVijayakumar
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing little pub right next to the Windsor Castle. Inside and outside tables too. Nice service, and the best fish&chips i've had so far. They also make nice Pimms. The prices are reasonable, even cheap if we take the location into consideration. Fish&chips was 12,50£,...More

1  Thank TMariannka
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A small traditional pub serving an excellent selection of beers and pub grub. The fish & chips were magnificent. Massive piece of fish. Cooked to perfection. Batter just right. Really one of the best. Location is another plus right next to Windsor Castle. The theme...More

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, nice pub. Fish n chips good but sadly wouldn't recommend the scampi as overcooked & small, not big & fluffy like I've had at other pubs. Recommend for a drink though.

Thank Charlie S
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Hi, I am looking to take my parents out for lunch in Windsor tomorrow but they have a small dog. Do you allow dogs or know any pub in the area that does? He's very quiet and if you didn't know he was here you wouldn't notice him! Thank you! Rebecca
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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