As I often say, one of the objectives of this site is to guide our foreign tourists to places they wouldn’t normally dream of visiting. Like Stockport.
A second-rate Slough I hear you cry. And indeed, the UK’s top place to work is a hard act for Windsor to compete with.
But Windsor is apparently a top place to get married, and Airbnb has some real bargains if you look around.
But does Windsor have any competition for Slough’s best pub, the venerable Moon & Spoon ? I popped in GBG newbie Corner House to find out.
Clearly top PubCo Greene King has seen some merit in Windsor (strictly New Windsor I guess) as they’ve invested a few quid in this cute little backstreet alehouse to make it look just like the Southampton Arms in NW5. Sincerest form of flattery and all that.
I wouldn’t have recognised it as Greene King. That’s a compliment. It’s every inch what an America expects a modernish English pub to look like.
One point for the seating, less half a point for the cushions.
In fact, looking back at these photos, it gets better.
I counted eleven handpumps, the minimum allowed in a new Beer Guide entry in the Home Counties in 2018.
I counted eight customers, comprising a group of six middle-aged Americans hiding upstairs, a posh Old Boy, and myself.
To be fair it was 3pm mid-week, but that’s a bad equation.
If in doubt, always pick the unfined pint of Moor so you can complain about Somerset murk. It was decent, actually, cool and tasty enough (NBSS 3).
The staff were some of the best all year, polite and chatty and dealing with some unspecified fuss from Posh Old Boy about the Scotch eggs, which had clearly been held up somewhere near Preston.
Even better was the lunch; a big bowl of vegan salad that actually tasted of something.
James Brown sang “Get Up Offa That Thing” to an audience of two, and the Corner House sold one half pint the half hour I was there.
But the Americans clearly loved it, and frankly that’s all Windsor cares about.