Windsor Castle, East Finchley

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Windsor Castle is a small back-street local's pub that you wouldn't know existed if you didn't live in the surrounding streets. It is however certainly worth the detour off the high road. From the location and exterior it looks a small village pub and the inside its simply laid out with comfortable bench seating and swirly carpets. Expect a good range of McMullen's ales (there's usually a seasonal choice available) and a friendly landlord. Our Saturday night visit found it surprisingly mixed, with all ages enjoying themselves and even as unfamiliar faces we got talking to a fair few regulars. Indeed with all the chatting our planned swift half carried on until closing time nearly four hours later. It may have been a one-off, but its not something we can claim happens to us in many pubs these days. The Windsor Castle is - in the best possible sense - a real, proper pub which serves the local community in a way some other establishments had forgotten even existed.
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Reviews (1)
01 Aug 2012
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Moved to the area not long ago and found the Windsor Castle just 2 minutes from my door step. I must say that I am glad I have! The landlord and stuff are very nice and welcoming. Nice range of beers including seasonal ales. the have recently replaced the Chef and the food is a lot better, with a menu that sounds like a modern day english gastro-pub.
For those who like sports, 2 screens, one of them large flat LCD (or plasma, can't say).
there are other pubs in east finchely, some with better food. However, none with such a welcoming bunch of people. Great place to have a quiet pint, sunday lunch, evening with the guys (or misus) or even have a quick lunch break.
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15 Sep 2011
Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Small, dark and a little cliquey, but not unpleasant for all that - the atmosphere is generally friendly and relaxed. The real ale is McMullen's, which limits the selection somewhat, but is reliable. A 'proper boozer'!

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The Walks, East Finchley, London, N2 8DL
020 8883 5763

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