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The Two Brewers, Windsor

34 Park Street

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Moby Duck left this review about The Two Brewers

A small pub with two rooms labled this and that but no real distinction between them, both were packed on a Sunday Afternoon.Still very much as Quinno describes in June 2011.The only critisism I could level at this pub is the rather pedestrian beer range, on my visit Doom Bar, Charles Wells Poppy and St Austell Tribute, that said the Tribute was in excellent condition and the fact the pub was rammed points to the fact I'm a little more fussy than some. It gets an 8/10 for me, with more interesting beer It could be a rare 10, a cracking pub and demands a return visit.

On 9th November 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Two Brewers

Another year, but literally no changes – the same three ales (Doom Bar, Pride and Tribute) and interior. One upswing was the quality of my Tribute, most drinkable. And the barmaids are easy on the eye. If they really wanted to, the owners could do something even better here with the ale.

December 2014
Very little change here since 2011, including - it appears - the ale choices. So I went for a Tribute which was, sadly, a little underwhelming. Still, for the interior quirks this place should be a shoo-in when crawling Windsor. The downside is a fairly pedestrian ale range at fairly high prices; come on people the beer world has moved on for the better! Rated 8

June 2011
Tucked away towards the gates of the park but well-worth finding. A Grade II listed building from the 17th century, which apparently was a brothel for a while. These days a small range of ales in good quality await the punter - Pride, Doom Bar and Tribute on my last visit, with the Tribute drinking exceptionally well. An idiosyncratic place spread over two very small bars from a central porch, it's often standing room only and inside is dark, wood-panelled and atmospheric. Notices on the lower part of the entry doors for both bars saying what's allowed in each (dog friendly in the right-hand bar, btw). Interesting literature in the gents, along with various nik-nacks and oddities in the bars, one of which is basically decked out like a giant library with a small TV in the corner for the football, which has coat hooks in front of it. Large blackboard gives you a run-down of 'On this day in history', which is always interesting. It's very dark inside and exiting the place on the summers day can severely damage your retinas if you aren't careful. Papers available. A must-visit when in Windsor. Rated 8

On 9th December 2015 - rating: 8
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hondo . left this review about The Two Brewers

Split into 2 areas(this and that). Quite a dark,quirky old style interior. 3 real ales and food served.

On 30th April 2015 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Two Brewers

This is a small two roomed pub adjacent to the gates to Windsor Great Park. The rooms are called "This Bar" and "That Bar" with the former having the three handpumps. Beers were Pride, Tribute and Doom Bar, an extensive wine list is displayed on a chalkboard above the bar. Respectfully gloomy inside, the pub has boarded floors and regular seating, it is a traditional spot but with the walls covered in all manner of seemingly random paraphernalia, framed photos, old gig flyers, tin advertisements, film posters, scores of matchbook covers, a shelf full of wine bottles, "This Bar" also has a large bookcase on part of a side wall. Amongst the various items on display I especially liked the photo of Concorde flying low over Windsor Castle as well, obviously, as the sign stating "No kids, no buggies, dogs ok". It doesn't feel like the sort of pub that panders to the tourists and the clientele in at the time reinforced this view, it feels like a solid local.
I liked it, a lot, despite the pedestrian beer range, it would be worth a high score indeed if another pump perhaps contained a more unusual ale.
A few pavement benches provide outdoor seating to the front.

On 15th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Tom Fairburn left this review about The Two Brewers

"JB" and "Quinno" have summed this pub up quite nicely (see below). The food in The 2 Brewers is consistently good, and they have a fine wine selection. Mind your head in the low doorways! A quaint little pub, with oodles of history attached, and totally different to your usual high street bar. Worth visiting, if you don't mind a mild uphill walk from Windsor town centre. Definitely one to remember, on a Windsor-crawl, or when going on a hike in Windsor Great Park (...the gates are next door!) 7/10 TJ

On 11th July 2013 - rating: 7
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John Bonser left this review about The Two Brewers

Located by the entrance to Windsor Great Park and close to the tradesmen's entrance to Windsor Castle, The Two Brewers is a Georgian Grade 2 listed building that dates back to the 17th century.

A central bar counter serves two adjoining rooms, profusely decorated with plenty of newspaper cuttings, paraphernalia and royal memorabilia etc. Note in particular, a splendid large framed photograph of the funeral procession of King George VI in February 1952 passing the pub. There's also a large Courage Best mirror, indicative of the pub's earlier ownership.

There's a rather upmarket wine bar feel to the establishment, with candles in champagne bottles on each table. I imagine that the highly regarded food can dominate at busy times.

On my recent early evening visit, beers on were Fullers London Pride, Windsor and Eton Brewery's Guardsman Ale, both priced at £ 3.40p, together with a second Windsor and Eton beer which, with most untypical sloppiness, I forgot to note. The London Pride wasn't particularly good, but the Guardsman Ale was a fine tasty pint. The pub has been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the past two years.

There are pubs in Windsor with a better beer selection, but this is a fine atmospheric traditional pub and I think it should be included in any Windsor crawl.

On 6th October 2010 - rating: 8
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Nick Davies left this review about The Two Brewers

Most of the pubs in the centre of Windsor are crummy to say the least, existing as the do do to refresh the thousands of tourists passing through each day, so it's surprising that the Two Brewers has remained untainted. It could so easily become a target for coachloads of Americans looking for a genuine English pub and be ruined in the process. For it is indeed a genuine English pub, and by far the best spot in Windsor. Situated right up by the gates to Windsor Great Park, there are two smallish rooms, all wood panelling and exposed beams generating a very cosy atmosphere, plus a couple of tables out the front. It's been criticised in the past for a somewhat lack-lustre beer range but that has been improved with the addition of brews from the recently founded Windsor and Eton Brewery.

Well worth seeking out but be warned, it does get busy - not surprising really - best to avoid obvious peak periods if you seek comfort.

On 25th May 2010 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Two Brewers

Interesting location and very attractive and interesting interior ,with a real pub atmosphere.However a dull selection of real ales,London Pride,Courage Best,Spitfire which were OK but nothing out of the ordinary.Friendly service and chatty locals

On 23rd April 2010 - rating: 6
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