[T]he stylish brand new Royal Windsor Pub Crawl Print features public houses in Windsor with a Royal connection in their name. The town is not only home to The Queen, but has also hosted many important royal occasions over the last several years, including the marriages of Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince Harry and Meghan.
Windsonians are rightly proud of their towns royal heritage and this is celebrated by the fact that several of it’s lovely old pubs are named after members of the royal family and important royal buildings.
Here we follow the map which is displayed on the illustrated poster. You can walk this route and stop off at these interesting buildings steeped in history as you make your way past the castle up to the pub that has a commanding view over the long walk, and back down again into the main town. So get your walking shoes on and drink and eat your way through some of Windsor’s finest.
1. The Royal Windsor
Datchet Rd, Windsor SL4 1QD
Your crawl begins at The Royal Windsor, handily placed near Windsor & Eton Riverside train station (home to the Windsor and Eton brewery no less). The pub, established in 1834, offers freshly cooked food, house-infused cocktails, craft beers, and as they say themselves “lots and lots of fun!”
Phone: 01753 865 179 Email: [email protected] facebook: @PubRoyalWindsor twitter: @pubroyalwindsor instagram: @pubroyalwindsor
2. The King and Castle
16-17 Thames St, Windsor SL4 1PL
Next up, visit this imposing 400 year old pub which for long time was a chemist. Look out for the bust of King Edward VII who the pub is named after. This is a large and reasonably-priced Wetherspoons pub.
Phone: 01753 625120
3. The Duchess of Cambridge
3-4 Thames St, Windsor SL4 1PL
Renamed and revamped in 2011 as a traditional pub in the heart of town opposite the castle walls. A decent range of beers and cheap meals available. On a good day enjoy a cool beer on the sun terrace out back.
Phone: 01753 864405 Email: email@example.com facebook: @TheDuchessofCambridgeWindsor twitter: @McMullens1827 instagram: @McMullens1827
4. The Prince Harry
8 Market Street, Windsor SL4 1PB
Renamed in 2018 to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. It’s situated behind the present Guildhall which was erected in 1518 and served as the Town Hall until the 17th Century when it became an Inn.
Call 01753 861615. email: [email protected] twitter: @PrinceHarryPub1 facebook: @theprinceharrypubwindsor
5. The Queen Charlotte
6 Church Lane, Windsor SL4 1PA
This beautiful pub is named after the cobbled streets in which the pub is located. Nearby is “Queen Charlotte Street” – at just 51 feet and 10 inches long, it claims to be the shortest street in England. The pub offers high quality food with an extensive drinks menu including six rotating cask beers, often from local breweries.
Call: 01753 859268, or email: [email protected] facebook:
@QueenCharlotteWindsor twitter: @QCWindsor instagram: @queencharlottepub
6. The Windsor Castle
98 Kings Rd, Windsor SL4 2AP
It’s a 10 minute stroll to this pub, and you can go via The Two Brewers if you like, and make your way to the pub, up The Long Walk. At last count there are at least 10 pubs in the UK called The Windsor Castle, but only one can boast a view of the actual Windsor Castle nearby. Number six on our tour opened as a lodging house back in 1845 and appeared as a beer house, run by William Dean, by the 1851 census. It has been a classic pub ever since.
Phone: 01753 916302 Email: [email protected] facebook: @realwindsorcastlepub twitter: @w1ndsorcastle
7. The Prince Arthur
29 Grove Road, Windsor SL4 1JD
Pop down Kings Road and take a left turn at Grove Road. Situated a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the main town this is an informal locals pub which is well worth a visit. But who was Prince Arthur? When you go there, why don’t you ask them. It’s a 5-minute stroll to your final pub after this, back in the town centre.
Phone: 01753 832491 Email: [email protected] facebook: @theprincearthur twitter: @ThePrinceArthur instagram: @theprincearthurwindsor
8. The Queen Victoria
72 Peascod Street, Windsor SL4 1DE
Well done, you’ve made it to the end. How many fingers am I holding up? You’re standing in a classic pub named after one of the most famous and influential royals of all time. Reviewers say: “This is a lovely little pub with loads of royal memorabilia and a super friendly barman.” Make your way back to the train station.
Phone: 01753 424 870 Email: [email protected] facebook: @the-queen-victoria-pub
We’d like to give a special thanks to The Royal Gallon for providing inspiration and invaluable advice to Lazystuff, which helped considerably to put together the Royal Windsor Pub Crawl print. Thanks!
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