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The Horse and Groom

££ - £££, British,
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
+44 1753 868488
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“pie” (14 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
4 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here on a wet December night for a drink and something to eat. Nice selection of craft beers, and usual pub food. Had the Steak and Ale pie and breaded Brie Otter Bitter went down smoothly

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hampdenrocks
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

First visit here for a sandwich and drink and we found it to be very comfortable and welcoming. There was a cheerful, relaxed atmosphere and staff were working very hard to serve customers and also clear tables very efficiently while still remaining cheerful and welcoming....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Thing2014
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Great range of real ales, guy on the bar really knew his stuff, and happy to give tasters before deciding

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JandRandTandC
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Location right opposite King Henry V111 gate fabulous. Hendricks with cucumber hit the spot. Mulled wine on offer, multiple table varieties in this little friendly bar. Ladies loos stunning, fun photos of Ascot and pristine.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 757mariannec
Reviewed 29 November 2018

We stopped off here on a Sunday night for a nightcap. Great little pub with very friendly bar staff, i didn’t get the guys name but he was Portuguese and very funny! Quirky place with a horse saddle as a bar stall very unique!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank devfox
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Shockingly bad service. Rude and disrespectful staff. Avoid if you can - we ordered drinks and they got one wrong. When we pointed this out we were told WE as customer were wrong. When we argued this wee were told to leave. Jumped up sh*t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PNB51
Nicholas P, Owner at The Horse and Groom, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Because of you disgusting behaviour towards are staff and your rude description of our manager you are barred for life from any of our pubs horse and groom piper queen Victoria watermans arms and you will be reported to pub watch in effect you will...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

Went in for a burger, but ordered the Sunday roast when I saw it go to another table. Great service, beer, and the food was very good especially on a cold day.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sas526
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had lunch at the pub after a very exhausting walk around Windsor Castle. Decided to go for lunch at 1pm and carry on our sightseeing of castle after lunch. Just outside the Castle walls is situated the Horse and Groom. When we walked in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Having left the castle famished at 3pm, we went to this pub lured by the Sunday lunch sign. Having perused a grubby menu at our even grubbier table in the window, we ordered two roast dinners. The arrived served by a very friendly waitress... BUT...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 478julf
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

As we were walking in, we interfered with a deliveryman bringing fresh kegs to the cellar way. We apologized, but he responded that there was no problem, for he was being paid for being there, and we were not! That set the right tone. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, 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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