The Windsor Castle
2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage, London N1 8DY
berserkjohn7821: “was a brilliant pub and i was part of the owners family although it wasn't the best it made due sleeping on a inflatable sofa above every single one of you thank you for cherishing drinks in that pub while it lasted” more...
14 reviews of The Windsor Castle in English
A lovely backstreet pub in Notting Hill with a very cute interior - anybody over 5 foot might struggle to get through the internal days between bars. But that cosiness just adds to the charm of the place. And if being cooped up inside isn't your thing, there's a very large beer garden - perfect for both summer and winter.
I've visited twice now and both times the food's been decent (and the fact that most people were eating on a Saturday night is a good sign) with a good mix of pub classics. It's not award-winning but it fills you up.
Also, if you like your scrumpy, there's three different traditional ciders on tap, plus a good range of ales. Cider lovers would be well-advised to stop by.
Ok, so the clientele can be a bit trendy (this is Notting Hill. What do you expect?) but find yourself a corner, grab yourself a cider from the friendly bar staff, and you can happily waste many an hour in a lovely pub world.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed the Windsor Castle yet, it being one of my all-time-favourites. And not just mine ... come any evening or weekend, and the place is packed. It's wonderful in the winter when the fireplace is lid, and perfect in summer with its beer garden at the back.
It is one of the few pubs still divided into three different bars, even though you can now move from one to the other (and to the loos) by small doors in the wood panelling.
Today I paid a rare mid-week lunch visit, and it felt like a trip to the country side. They currently run a cider festival which offers a large choice of ciders on top of those available on tap. The choice of beers is similarly impressive, as is the wine list.
What should have been a summertime lunch in the garden (it is June after all!) turned into a indoors comfort food feast as the rain was pouring down outside. Perfect excuse to choose from the wide selection of pies and roasts ...
Cute interior, although the bright lights can be a bit of a mood killer. Usually a struggle to get a table, so if you are going to be late and sitting is important, forget it. Ciders are good. Avoid the food, spent the next day on the loo :-(
Charming old pub with great beer garden that is quite large. Thought the food was horrible though I tried the nachos and wedges with cheese and bacon. Admittedly not the most gourmet offerings but not great. Stick to drinking here but not eating.
Having read most of the reviews below I must agree that the food here is proper english pub food and of great quality, the drinks are also very good. I do however have a couple of axes (only toy plastic ones) to grind, or should I say doors to slam.
First of all the there are 2 or 3 doors in the actual pub which have been designed for hobbits rather than humans, now I know full well that this was done on purpose in some attempt at 'cool’ but personally I just find it bloody annoying when carrying a round of drinks. The second door which annoys me is the gents toilet door as you end up clubbing it into the body of poor unsuspecting handwashers.
Doors aside though, this is a tres bon boozer!
A good example of a suburban London pub. Like a reviewer below I used to work in an office 50ft away, and probably most of the people who drink in there in the evenings, live around there!
Its got a small but nice terraced beer garden, and they also open an outside bar on summer evenings - it can get really busy with people on their way home etc.
Would definitely go back there again if in the area.
This place is a tiny tiny pub just a few streets back from Notting Hill which means it is avoided by tourists and visited mainly by locals who live in the surrounding streets. It is a very traditional looking pub and is so small it looks like a miniature. It has two wooden tables outside squished onto the pavement where you can sit in the sun. The inside is dark and gloomy but most comfortable in the winter with a real cosy warm feel.
This pub has been 50ft from my office and it's taken me 2 months to actually stick my head in. I'm an idiot for waiting so long.
One thing I'm learning is that it's quite hard to find actual pub grub these days. Y'know, the classics, not this gastro pub stuff which is great but sometimes you hanker for good ol' pub food. Well the Windsor Castle has got pub food down. Fish and Chips, Shepherds Pie, Ploughmans - they're all there and in great form.
Reasonable service, cozy atmosphere, good drinks list. This will be my default "real english food" destination in the future.
Gorgeous olde worlde pub near Notting Hill. Lovely oak interior with open fires plus the pub has loads of history, dating back to Victorian times. It's a really relaxing place for lunch, and makes you feel a world away from the fast pace of London. I've eaten here many times and the food has always been amazing. The fish and chips are to die for. Wine list isn't bad either! I highly recommend it.
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