England > Greater London > Kensington
Beer Available At Windsor Castle (arranged by most recent)
Stonehenge Eye-Opener 51, Purity Mad Goose 76, Liberation IPA 56, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%) 91, Butcombe Great Grey Owl 54, BrewDog Tokyo* 98, Brooklyn Brown Ale 87, Red Squirrel Jack Black 69, Sambrooks Lavender Hill 47, Portobello VPA 57, Itchen Valley Sticklebract 42, Timothy Taylor Landlord (Cask) 93, Bristol Beer Factory Bitter Californian 67, Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter 59
Strebs (140) St. Louis, Missouri | October 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Like many historic pubs, The Windsor Castle is exceedingly quaint, with hidden cozies, and a beautiful garden in back. Most English pubs are tied to breweries, and only offer the selections from that brewery, plus one or two "guest" beers on tap. Most independents, like the Windsor
Castle, have the same limited number of taps...five, maybe six if youíre lucky. I counted 14 at the Windsor, all but one on interesting beers from small independent British breweries that I had never heard of, and unfortunately, canít remember. I was overjoyed that they had Landlord bitter on
tap from Timothy Taylor in Yorksire, that you donít see very often in the south of England, so I didnít check out the rest of the beers. Iím hoping that pubs like the Windsor Castle are a harbinger of a movement by English pubs expanding
their offerings. Iím also hoping that a native Londoner or kindly tourist can keep me honest and rectify my glaring failure, by enumerating the beers on tap at the Windsor Castle.
I revisited the Windsor Castle recently, and was astounded by the improvement of the menu items, including innovative renderings of classic dishes. Absolutely loved it!
pivnizub (449) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | August 31, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice old fashionated pub ( presumably from the 1930ís) with wood covered dark walls and several drinking areas and a wall-covered beer garden in the rearp; beside the usual range of bland lagers ( among them the hardly drinkable german Veltins PilsÖ) a fine selection of well kept ales (Landlord, Harvistoun Old Engine Oil e.g.) is available. Gets somertimes very busy in the evenings, popular with young people. Really worth a detour!
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 28, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
28/05/13: Has now undergone an extensive refrubishment. The pub retains the segmented drinking areas, but most of the fixtures and tables have been tastefully restored. The beer selection has definitely improved. Thereís now 10 casks plus an additional 14 keg options and a few bottles. The beer selectionís safe, but solid. No Doom Bar etc. Stuff like Windsor & Eton, Roosters, & Portobello featured on cask. Keg stuff featured some premie macros and stuff like Brooklyn lager and Meantime. The foodís very tasty , simple pub fare. The staff were keen. Make no mistake, this isnít a beer geek destination. Itís just a nice (if pricy) local. Iím happy to crow about it as we have such scant pickings in the area.
19/12/11:This is probably the best pub in Kensington. A decent selection of cask ales (usually 4-5 on) plus a reasonable selection of íclassyí macro keg beers. Innis and Gunn (etc) always available on bottle. The main draw of the pub isnít the beer, itís the building itself. Itís a classic pre-Victorian bar that divides the pub into sections. Originally, this was intended to separate drinking groups by class, now itís a lovely quirky feature of an authentic pub. Big beer garden thatís great in summer, plenty of attractive sloaney women. Nice.
JorgeLee (102) , England | July 31, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice old style pub with wooden panels, hidden niches and a big beer garden for summer. Large beer selection, lots of lagers and also about 5 cask ales with a couple of interesting ones. Food was standard pub grub but not bad, service hit and miss with a starring role from the young girl who said íI am Hungarian, and tiredí.
Beer4000 (100) Kristiansand, Norway | June 8, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a special place both the area and the pub it selves. A decent selection of cask and some regular kegs. Nice to see quite a few real ciders as well. The food smells fabulous, but we had already head our lunch so I better try that next time. Friendly staff and quite relaxing atmosphere. A place to try when you donít go for the beer alone.
KyotoLefty (420) Kyoto, Japan | August 7, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice place. Not a ton of beers, but a decent tap selection and in top shape. Bartender was knowledgeable and very nice. I would definitely go back.
Leighton (445) London, England | July 18, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here in late 2010. From what I can remember, the pub itself is lovely with lots of nooks and different seating options. Most people were here for a meal and food seemed to be the focus. I recall the beer selection being rather pedestrian but perhaps I should return so as to be able to give a more authoritative assessment. Overall a very traditional pub worth popping into, but probably only if youíre nearby.
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