The list— No. 48

The Oxford Blue

This stunning gastropub in Old Windsor was the winner of the Newcomer of the Year award in 2018 as well as the One To Watch award. Now the Oxford Blue has made it onto the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list and we can see why.

Chef Steven Ellis is obsessed with game, incorporating it into classic dishes and shouting about its credentials to those who are quick to shun it.

There is a wealth of talent in Steven’s kitchen, including that of his wife Ami who leads on desserts.

The pub is not far from the center of Windsor or the luscious parts of the River Thames, making it perfect for a post-lunch walk or shopping spree.

The gastropub’s wine list, beers, spirits and soft drinks offerings are full and interesting, making it a great pub for anyone.

Chef-proprietor Steven’s Ellis’s obsession with game means there are few dishes on the menu where it is incorporated, but even those who think they dislike nature’s meats will think again after dining here.

In short, the pub is elegant, sleek and sophisticated, while maintaining a distinct feel of the traditional pub it has always been.

We said last year that we love the Oxford Blue and that hasn’t changed.

The Oxford Blue

10 Crimp Hill
Old Windsor

01753 861954


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