London – Kensington and Chelsea (Borough of) – Windsor Castle

This pub is listed in the Good Beer Guide and is named because when built it was possible to see Windsor Castle from here. It’s no longer possible to do that….. Anyway, it’s operated by Mitchells & Butlers and its foliage packed frontage is hard to miss.

The interior is of historic interest and it’s a pub on the CAMRA list of nationally important historic interiors. The pub was busy when I visited and they were one of those locations where they had numerous empty tables for reservations later on, but didn’t allow customers to sit on them until those times. Everything seemed clean and organised at the pub and there’s usually a list of craft beers for customers to peruse. But not on my visit. The staff were friendly and efficient and there was a vibrant, but safe, feel to the environment. I went into the rear beer garden which was relatively sizeable for a city pub and, fortunately, nice and cool in terms of the temperature.

There was nothing else particularly exciting when I visited, although some more interesting beers were marked as being on soon. Left with Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, which was adequate but unexciting, there was nothing else of note I could mention. Which is a shame, as I’ve noted they have sold beers from Moncada here before, my favourite of breweries. So, all rather average, but their beer selection is in usual times seemingly quite innovative. Given how busy the pub was, this seems like a popular community local though.