En route to Windsor Castle, Queen Victoria’s carriage was allegedly sometimes spotted outside this 400-year-old, flagstone-floored, low-ceilinged pub, while what the history books call ‘her faithful servant’ John Brown knocked a few back inside. The sheltered garden makes a fine spot to enjoy a Fuller’s real ale, a glass of wine and, for lunch, perhaps Cumberland sausage sandwich or salt and pepper squid oriental salad. For something more substantial try Cornish crab linguine, then butternut squash, pine nut and ricotta Wellington with a heritage tomato salad.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 11am–11pm Sunday 11am–10.30pm
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–7
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9, Sunday 12–7
Food and drink
Real ales available: Fuller's London Pride, Thatched Best (pub's own from a local brewery), Guinness
Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
Follow Ascot Racecourse signs. Through Ascot 1st left (Cheapside). 1.5 miles, pub on left.