Best Pubs in Windsor
Looking for somewhere that you and the lads can sit down and enjoy a great pint in the Royal Borough? Then save yourselves the headache and check out these fantastic pubs that you should definitely check out on your stag do in Windsor.
Whether you’re a group of real ale fanatics or just big fans of old traditional English pubs… either way, we’ve found some of the best places to enjoy a refreshing drink down below, saving you the time and effort so you can jump straight into the celebrations!
1. The Alma
Planning on refuelling with some good comfort food after a big night? Or maybe you lads are looking to stay perked up and refreshed in between all of the busy stag do activities in Windsor? Either way, The Alma is a great place to head to if comfort food and great real ales are at the top of your wish list! With a large outdoor area that would be perfect for those occasional sunny days, you really can’t go wrong with this vintage-inspired pub.
2. The Henry VI
Situated just across the River Thames just a short walk from Windsor Train Station is this classic, no-nonsense English pub. With a seasonal drinks menu that you can enjoy at any time of the year, mouth watering sharing pizzas and a huge variety of cask ales and craft beers, you can find it all and more at this “proper” pub. And with an awesome beer garden for those sunny afternoons, how could you say no? Check out all of the cheap hotels in Windsor you could stay at.
3. The Eton Mess
Named after the historic Berkshire town it resides in, The Eton Mess sits just across the River Thames from Windsor and its main train station and is actually one of the original buildings to still be standing on the high street.
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4. The Duchess of Cambridge
Opened shortly after the royal wedding and named after Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge Pub Windsor describes itself as “A truly British pub”. Featuring exposed brick walls, an all-day menu, fantastic real ales and peaceful & relaxing atmosphere, you really cannot go wrong with this 19th century pub right on the doorstep of Windsor train station.
5. The Acre
At the heart of Windsor town centre is The Acre pub. Another traditional English drinking hotspot in this royal town, The Acre also doubles up as a live music venue every Saturday night with both rock and pop at its core. With an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere paired with some of the best real ales, wines and spirits around, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider this amazing pub. Brighton is also extremely popular when it comes to pubs. Check out the best pubs in Brighton.
6. The Two Brewers
A compact yet cosy traditional pub just outside Windsor Castle, The Two Brewers is a great place to take in your surroundings whilst enjoying a classic English beer or Old World wine. In a building that dates back to the 1700s, you’ll really find yourself engulfed in history at this quaint yet brilliant pub. Here are all of the amazing things to do in Windsor during your stay.
7. The Queen Charlotte
Situated just a short walk from Windsor Castle in the heart of the town, The Queen Charlotte Windsor is the place to go for all things gin! With over 50 different kinds of gin at their disposal and featuring cask beers that are often sourced from nearby breweries, this contemporary British pub will definitely impress!
8. The Horse & Groom
An historic pub dating all the way back to the early 1700s, this fantastic little pub is literally situated on the doorstep of Windsor Castle! Featuring a range of English cask ales which you can enjoy in the pub’s cosy beer garden whilst looking out over Windsor Castle, what more could you expect?
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9. The Carpenters Arms
Just a few doors down from our last mention on the list, The Carpenters Arms is another fantastic pub to take in a view of Windsor Castle whilst enjoying a refreshing drink. Priding itself on being a real ale pub with dining rooms and a modern British pub food menu, The Carpenters Arms is everything you would expect and more from a Windsor pub. With its cosy and casual atmosphere, you will feel right at home when you set foot in here.
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10. The Watermans Arms
An old traditional English pub dating back to the late 1600s. The Watermans Arms, situated just across the River Thames in the neighbouring historic town of Eton, will be a massive hit with any of you lads who enjoy real ales and great wines. Featuring beers from the local Windsor & Eton Brewery and regularly hosting themed beer & cider festivals, this is definitely a place worth checking out if you find yourselves on the Eton side of the river.
11. The Windsor Castle
Just a short walk away from the namesake landmark, The Windsor Castle Pub is a bustling and lively place to drink and dine for both locals and tourists alike. Dating back to the mid-1800s, this historic pub even overlooks The Long Walk, the grand driveway leading to the grounds of the castle. With a large beer garden and plenty on tap to keep your thirst quenched, this is a great choice any day of the week.
12. The Prince Arthur Windsor
Another fantastic boozer on the edge of the royal castle grounds is The Prince Arthur. Dating all the way back to 1877, this historic venue is a friendly and welcoming place to enjoy a few pints and plenty of live sport. Just a short walk from the famous castle that this town is known for, you’ll be right in the heart of everything going on in the town as well.
13. The Corner Ale & Cider House
One of the few pubs in Windsor that features a stunning roof terrace, The Corner Ale & Cider House is a fantastic pub just a short walk away from one of the Long Walk entrances. Popular amongst both tourists and locals, this cosy and welcoming spot is a great place to enjoy seasonally cooked food sourced from the local area and try some of the weird & wonderful local beers on offer.
14. The Vansittart Arms
Part of the Fullers Brewery chain, The Vansittart Arms is situated just a short walk from Windsor Central and is a great, no-nonsense pub right in the middle of this exciting town. With a cosy and old-world style inside, you’ll find a great beer garden out the back in this proper home-style pub. Aside from the usual pub grub favourites on the food menu, you’ll find a great range of local and well-known beers on tap here too, including the brewery’s famous London Pride.
15. Bel & The Dragon Windsor
Just on the edge of the River Thames next to the famous Eton Walkway bridge is the Bel & Dragon Windsor. This historic timber-frame pub is a hit with the locals and with visitors that find themselves wandering towards Eton. Speaking of which, this is also a great place to try a famous Eton Mess! With all the usual pub-grub you can expect as well, this is a brilliantly cosy hotspot you shouldn’t skip on your trip to Windsor.
16. The Boatman
Just around the corner from the last entry on this list is The Boatman, an historic Windsor pub that stands on the banks of the River Thames. Overlooking the stunning river and with views stretching across to the town of Eton on the other side, this is a great place to relax by the water on a hot day. Inside, this pub serves food throughout the day and even has an all-weather conservatory so you can still enjoy the views in the cold weather!
17. The Royal Windsor Pub
Directly overlooking the monumental castle is The Royal Windsor. Situated on the doorstep of the town’s main railway station, this cottage-style pub has a cosy and relaxing beer garden out back where you can take in the views. With a great pub grub menu and big TVs for all the big live sports events, there’s no bad time to stop by at this awesome hotspot.
18. The George Inn (Eaton)
Just across the River Thames in the historically famous town of Eton you’ll find The George Inn. Known for being the flagship pub of the local Windsor & Eton Brewery, this is probably the best place to head to if you’re looking to try some local brews! And with a menu that focuses on fresh and seasonal items, there’s always a good reason to stop off for some food here.
19. The Duke of Connaught Windsor
Another fantastic place to try local ales is The Duke of Connaught Windsor. Situated just down the road from the local brewery, this Windsor pub is also a great place for those who love Thai cuisine, being the foundation of their food menu. With a heated beer garden outside, this cosy and inviting venue is perfect during the day or night and is situated close enough to the centre of Windsor without being right in the heart of the town’s busyness!
20. The Windsor Trooper
A cosy Georgian-era pub just outside the town centre is the wonderful Windsor Trooper pub. Doubling up as a guest house, this epic Windsor pub is also known for its guest ales, world beers and a welcoming atmosphere. With a cosy wood-panelled interior and a classic pub grub menu, this is the perfect place to stop by during the daytime or the evening.
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