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Christopher Hotel, Windsor

110 High Street
Eton
Postal town: Windsor
SL4 6AN
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Christopher Hotel

Located in a prime spot on Eton’s attractive high street, this is, as it’s name suggests, the bar for the attached Christopher Hotel, but is nonetheless open to non-residents. Rather oddly, when we arrived at around 9:30 on a Friday evening, it was completely deserted, not even a barman. After a short while someone wandered over from the reception desk, presumably having spotted us on CCTV.

It's got the potential to be quite elegant internally, with high ceilings, large arched windows and some white wainscot panelling on the lower part of the walls, but look closer and it starts to look a little tired. Not decrepit by any means, but it could certainly do with a little TLC. The flooring was some type of rough wooden boards and there were a couple of pictures dotted around the walls, but little else of any note. By 9:45 the barmaid had reappeared and proceeded to lay up all the other tables for breakfast, and by the time we left, the only other people who had been in were hotel residents who got drinks and then swiftly retreated back to their rooms.

Unfortunately, there were no real ales on tap, and in fact I’m not even sure there were any on keg. There was a pump for Eton & Windsor’s Guardsman, but the lady who served us “wasn’t sure if the taps were working”. The solitary cider, also possibly not working, was Sandford Orchard’s Devon Red. Overall, I can really see no reason to visit here unless you’re a hotel resident and can’t be bothered to go out. Which is a little odd, it’s in a prime spot and is surely a real missed opportunity for them to generate some additional income.

On 5th July 2022 - rating: 3
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hondo . left this review about Christopher Hotel

Public bar of the hotel has a bare boarded interior serving 1 real ale.

On 12th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about Christopher Hotel

Caught my eye with its impressive exterior tile work. Went in here with a bit of trepidation but the lone handpump spotted through the window provided the unassailable tractor beam. It’s a single room with an impressive Victorian dark wood curved bar with included stained-glass panelling. Some whitewashed wood half-wall panelling, bare boarded floor and intricate moulded plasterwork. Quiet background muzak and a selection of board games to the right of the bar. One ale, the local WEBREW Windsor Knot which was warm, tired and had the tell-tale signs of a line long uncleaned. At two quid for a half it tasted even more sour. For somewhere billing itself as a posh hotel bar the advertised wine list was unimpressive, my local the Nags Head has a better by-the-bottle selection. The food was also frighteningly (reassuringly?) expensive. You’d think the moneyed types of Eton would spot a doled-up chancer a mile off but clearly not here.

On 7th March 2014 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Windsor & Eton Riverside, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Windsor & Eton Central, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Datchet, 1.82 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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5th Jul 2022, 19:49
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1st Jul 2022, 23:07
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 October 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 July 2022 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Quinno _
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