From the best places to go to getting refreshments at the castle, here are some key questions answered about cafés in Windsor near you.
Cafés are a big part of Windsor’s appeal. Let’s face it – everyone here looks forward to a good cuppa and a spot of lunch after a day spent shopping or hard at work. Here are three of the best:
Windsor is an especially good place to get an afternoon tea, with plenty of options in and close to the town – whether you want sandwiches and scones for two with Prosecco, or sweet and savoury treats for up to four people.
Yes – but don’t expect the full royal treatment. You can join a free 30-minute Precinct Tour, or grab a free audio guide and listen to the descriptions of Windsor Castle’s rich history as you wander through selected areas. It’s one of Windsor’s most exciting sightseeing spots.
There are galleries to explore too – be sure to browse the paintings, carvings and even Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House – a work by master miniaturist Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Mauds Ice Cream is a great place to try close to the castle, especially on a hot summer’s day.
It does, and the addition of a café in 2017 was a long time coming considering Windsor Castle’s worldwide fame.
In fact, the castle finally opening its first coffee house was a big enough deal to gather headlines from national newspapers, such was the demand.
The café came about as part of a £37 million investment programme funded by ticket sales and souvenirs. Set in the 14th century Undercroft, one of the oldest surviving parts of the castle that was once home to cellars and the larder, it’s a fitting place for you to sit down as you enjoy a spot of delicious food and drink – as close to tea with the Queen as you’re ever likely to get!
Windsor is said to be the birthplace of a dish known as ‘Brown Windsor’ – a dark, meaty soup often prepared with a dash of sherry or madeira.
It has been described as "the very soup reputed to have built the British Empire", with modern chefs helping to revive the classic recipe. Take your seat at one of the best cafes in Windsor, and you might just find somewhere still serving it.
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