The Bailiwick Free House

4.7
234 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Bailiwick Free House has opened under the leadership of Steven Ellis previously of The Oxford Blue in Old Windsor with his wife Ami as head pastry chef. Nestled on the gates of The Windsor Great Park, The Bailiwick will be a gastronomic destination for locals and visitors to enjoy the very best produce that this naturally plentiful area has to offer. Steven’s training under the tutelage of Clare Smyth MBE at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has enabled him to offer a sophisticated twist on familiar dishes.

The Bar is open for drinks Wednesday - Saturday 12noon till 11pm, Sunday 12noon till 8pm.

A bar menu is available Wednesday to Saturday 12noon till 4pm.
Lunch Wednesday to Saturday 12noon till 4pm (Bar Menu). Sunday lunch 12noon till 5pm.
Dinner from 6pm till 9pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Open every bank holiday Monday for a Sunday style service.

Experiences

  • New Years Eve!

    £95.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    For this significant occasion we have a menu to help you celebrate seeing the old year out – and welcoming in the new! If you have a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity or any dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking. THE MENU CANAPÉS & WINDSOR GREAT PARK SPARKLING WINE -Black Truffle Cheese Gougéres * FOIE GRAS TORCHON -Grapes, Madeira, Brioche * XL SCALLOP -Caramelised Shallot, Mandarin and Chervil * RED DEER WELLINGTON ROSSINI -Braised Red Onion, Truffle Mash and Red Wine Jus * TRUFFLED BARON BIGOD -Apple, Celery and Walnuts * CHOCOLATE DELICE -Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Nib, Vanilla Salted Caramel and Malt Ice-Cream (A discretionary Service Charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 234 people are saying
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KatherinaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely Sunday lunch .Best one in a long time .

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vipSpeedy
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really interesting menu including fresh local produce, all very nicely cooked and presented.

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svvv
Surrey
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch menu with some really nice touches to each dish. Everything was really tasty and well presented. Service was excellent - the team obviously really care about every diner having a good experience. The desserts were a particular show piece - tasted every bit as amazing as they looked. Will definitely go back!

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CarolynS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t have a bad word to say about the Bailiwick. The team are just lovely, they never forget a face and the food is incredible - it really is great value for the quality they’re delivering. A proper, cosy English pub (although tables aren’t on top of each other), right on the edge of Windsor Great Park, perfect for a pit stop on a walk for Sunday roast and a drink.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and great service. Looking forward to going again.

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SianW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fabulous service and a lovely ambience! We will definitely be coming back again soon!

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RobS
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Superb food. Sadly some staff members not terribly helpful or sympathetic to customers needs.

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RichardW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue, wonderful service and fantastic food

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Kimberly
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch family at Bailiwick Free House. The service was outstanding and the food was incredible.

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Connor
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanstastic food, great service. Lovely Sunday lunch.

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Ziljw
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and brilliant service. A real joy to see this pub back in action with such a brilliant team. Can’t wait to go back.

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ashepherd
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding with a very interesting menu and reasonable prices for food of this quality. There was a good selection of wine by the glass and by the carafe, and the main wine list was also quite reasonably priced.

JC
JoolsC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening here - food was exquisite - wait staff were so helpful and friendly - cannot wait to come back

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vipbeckyp
Surrey
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! The welcome was warm, the staff so friendly and funny. The food was outstanding! All four of us loved each dish we had. We will definitely be coming back.

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SimonK
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food in an outwardly unprepossessing pub. Terrific gastropub serving home cooked food. Lovely knowledgeable staff. Food came very quickly. Very much recommended. We will be back

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AlastairD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable food, nice atmosphere. Only criticism, and minor at that, was that it took a while to be asked for our order.

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mrsc
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely girls lunch. Food was amazing!

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CliveT
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good time.
I’ll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, we haven’t been for years and we were so glad we returned, every single element of our visit was exceptional.

Special thank you to Liam.

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Guarded
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience1

The location and parking was not easy.
The refurbishment created a going overall impression "gastro pub". However noise reverberation from the lack of soft furnishings made hearing difficult. The Menu descriptions and portion sizes caused some issues for 2 of our party due to ref to smoked salmon as salmon. The pricing of Desserts at £10.00 is too high. Close to Savill Gardens was a good point.

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wonderful setting and Liam and the team were brilliant!
Thank you so much for making our lunch so special.

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EveB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all round. Will certainly return regularly if standards of food and service remain the same. Well done to the team.

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Arthur
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved the ambiance and would definitely go back. Service was a bit too slow and we waited a long time for our meal even though it wasn’t busy.

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AngelineW
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab restaurant. The only thing I would say is that my sons lamb was very fatty. He couldn’t eat much of it. It wasn’t as tender as the waitress has said it was. My fish was excellent as was my other sons venison. Will go back for sure. Thank you

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JaneR
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my husband's birthday. All of our food was excellent and they provided excellent choices for one of our party who required gluten free and dairy free food.

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PaulB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fabulous! From the moment we stepped in the door we felt as if nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was full to the brim, but the staff were wonderfully attentive, connected with our needs, and very funny! The food was utterly superb and incredibly good value - although we did push out the boat as it was a special occasion with lots of extras. We will definitely be back and this will become the regular destination we've so desperately needed in the local area. Bravo!

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VCOFTHENFE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reading about Steven & Ami's culinary skills in a few articles I decided on taking my partner for her birthday to the Bailiwick and I can hand on heart say that neither of us were disappointed!

We were welcomed by such a nice man who gave us a windows seat and made sure we were well looked after during our meal.

Speaking of which (and as we had traveled all the way from Evesham) we decided to have a selection of sides with our three course meal consisting of the following..

To Start:
- Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg
- Corned Beef

Mains:
- Beef Wellington (Special)

Sides:
- Chunky Chips
- Truffle Mac & Cheese
- Broccoli With Garlic & Chilli

To Finish:
- Chocolate Delice
- Apple and Cinnamon Doughnuts, Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice-Cream

PLUS a little something extra from the kitchen which I wont give away ;)

Without holding back..... WOW!!!! Just WOW!!! Every dish was meticulously prepared and laid out. Each dish was a sight to behold. You could really see the amount of love that the chefs put in to each dish and equally this showed in the taste sensation that erupted in every bite! I jest not, you just have to try the food here. It is out of this world. But, what makes this even more impressive is the price.

I cannot fault anything from our visit to the Bailiwick and look forward very much to coming back again soon.

I would also like to thank all of the waiting staff and the 'behind the scenes' kitchen team for a truly exceptional experience. You should be very proud of yourselves with what you have here.

I will most definitely be recommending you too friends and I look forward to our next visit.


Final marks


10/10

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Inadequate menu
no kids menu
Expensive especially drinks prices
Nice staff

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JRRH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lunch menu includes what is probably the best burger I’ve ever tasted, and a range of other delicious options.
The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
The Bailiwick is well worth a detour to go and visit.

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TerryGl
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service, we will definitely be back.

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TaniaB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was one of the best we've ever had. She was simply amazing. The South African woman that lives on a barge on the Thames. Her recommendations were spot on. She was friendly and chatty but didn't overdo it and her attention to detail was perfect!

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BUZZ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambiance, will go again soon.

JC
JohnC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place; great food; wonderful people!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal, everything was perfect

KG
KarenG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service amazing we will be back

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AbiC
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best dining experience we have ever had. Incredible standards and delivery in all areas.

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic evening, really lovely food in fact one of the best meals that we have had, very friendly professional and attentive staff that were so helpful which made it a really lovely evening and will definitely be eating here again

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SusanS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and great value for money. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Liam and Liz were friendly and very knowledgeable.

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EveW
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, but if have a big appetite you would need to tip up with the sides.
Desserts delicious.

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Lindylou
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lunch in the open air overlooking the Royal Estate. Really interesting food choices - snacks, mains and desserts from lunch menu. Loved the charcoal bread.
Dog friendly, my large GR settled immediately.
Outside area very limited in size but understand inside is very attractive.
Professional service all round.
Will be returning.

FAQs

The Bailiwick Free House is rated 4.7 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.