Saturday 20 July 2013

The Two Brewers, Park Street, Windsor, Berkshire

A bastion of taste, The Two Brewers has resisted the tourist tack that has overwhelmed much of Windsor. In a superb location at the end of a quiet historic street opening into Windsor Great Park, this handsome old pub has hanging baskets overflowing with flowers, a period lamppost and a row of tables outside, well place to catch the sun. Inside, the walls are covered in ancient framed photos and advertising posters. Wooden floorboards and distinguished leather furniture add to the timeless atmosphere.  For a pub, the food is imaginative and the ingredients are good. The pulled pork, with barbecue coleslaw, in ciabatta is succulent and satisfying. About £8, it is served on a solid wooden chopping board and comes with some chunky, tasty chips in a boxy metal grill pan. There is London Pride and other ales on tap, plus a few lagers, Aspalls Suffolk Cyder and Stowford Press. This fine old pub seems to be in good hands. 8/10