If you like nothing better than a walk in the countryside with your canine companion in tow, followed by a hearty pub lunch, I recommend a ramble around Windsor Great Park rounded off by a visit to the nearby dog-friendly Bailiwick.
This friendly establishment dates back to 1877 and is a traditional pub through and through, with a menu of wholesome fare, a team of warm, sociable staff, and a charming interior filled with cosy corners, rustic wooden furniture and pretty old prints. There is, of course, also a bar stocked with well-kept cask ale and fine wine. You can even enjoy your tipple of choice al fresco in the lovely outside seating area if the weather is fine.
The head chef and his capable team create simple, honest, fresh fare using quality ingredients, so the menu changes often. Classics given a unique twist and cooked to perfection abound on the tempting menu. For example, you might begin with pan-seared scallops paired with chorizo croquettes, pea purée and lemon dressing, or perhaps smoked salmon with orange and beetroot salad and horseradish cream.
The main-course selection features prime examples of great British cooking, with options such as braised shoulder of lamb accompanied by minted potato cake and rosemary gravy, and hearty pork sausages with mashed potato, buttered greens and onion gravy. For those who fancy trying something a little different, tuck into the likes of chicken katsu curry with sticky coconut rice and pak choi, and chargrilled halloumi with toasted coconut, fresh pineapple, lime and mint salad.
Leaving room for dessert is a must, as you won’t be able to resist delights like the clementine tart with blackcurrant sorbet, and dark chocolate torte with raspberry sorbet. Be it for a relaxed pint, a reviving coffee or a satisfying meal, walkers stopping by The Bailiwick will be rewarded well for their efforts.