The Bailiwick Free House

4.6
184 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.

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 184 people are saying
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KimT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, the best steak I’ve ever had!
It was a shame the dark ale wasn’t available but not your fault as the delivery from the Brewery was late but my husband does enjoy it!
Can not fault the staff, very attentive, great fun and great recommendations.

Overall, a great Birthday night out for my husband, we will be back!

Kindest Regards

Kim

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vipsm58
Surrey
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin star quality food and service in a cosy pub

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SarahP
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday roast here the rib of beef was absolutely delicious. The service and food here is always 100% and the team are lovely - great job!

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Saffronntutin
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thank you for excellent food & brilliant service!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting in the midst of Windsor Great Park. The food and surroundings were excellent, a warm welcome for us and our 2 dogs.

Enjoyed a pleasant walk after lunch …. A perfect day

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Kaff
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the meal, service was attentive. Decor could be better.

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ScottP
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was amazing. Was really looking forward to trying Steven's food. It was even better than expected!!

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Plsfeedme
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently brilliant in all areas and a lovely location if you like a walk in the Great Park

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MorganN
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this venue for a meal as I was on a date with a lovely guy, they made it all so special and nothing was too much trouble x
Food was amazing and the service was outstanding.
I’m really looking forward to returning soon.

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great food and great service, mushroom arancini are delicious

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BenjaminP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nothing to say apart from a good find and hidden gem...Great food, wine and service what more would you want!

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LukeR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch celebrating a birthday.
Can’t wait to return.

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SarahC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our Sunday lunch. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and fun as well as professional. The atmosphere was great and our table in the snug was so cosy and intimate. Looking forward to going back and trying more of the menu

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PeterW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Parking difficult but food good and obviously cooked on the premises not brought on like so many pub chains.

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VickyW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and service! The food was beautifully presented and delicious! The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was lovely too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great food

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BenB
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for lunch. Service was exemplary, great food. Menu just big enough. Probably an Out out sort of a place, worth it for special occasions. Great spot on the edge of the park, so the bar menu is ideal for that. If they can engineer some more outside space it will be difficult to beat!

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RussH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please to see this establishment open again and booked for our anniversary. I must say that the decor and set up is very well done. As for the food and service, we were thoroughly delighted with both! Friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Could have asked for more, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends on Thursday evening was excellent. The food is top quality and the service is spot on with a friendly, professional and knowledgeable team. Liam is the perfect host. We will be back!

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LEANNES
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the service and the food was just amazing - great treat for a special Birthday meal.

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Venetia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service and lovely food. A bit on the expensive side and music not very relaxing. Shame they don’t use the entrance floor for the dinning, apart from pub lunches.

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DavidC
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food (both in terms of choice and quality) were both excellent - this is a really nice place to go for dinner. The two owner chefs present beautifully clever food!!

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This a refurb'ed Bailiwick, it has become a smart looking pub with dining, but unfortunately suffering from staff shortages, and hence cannot offer a full Lunch menu, which at the time of booking a table was not made clear. However, the food quality that was served from the Bar Menu was excellent. We have yet to try the Dinner menu. We wish them well with this new look Bailiwick.
PS - car parking could be a problem

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SamS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was lovely but the waitress was extremely rude and blunt.

JM
JoyM
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect Sunday lunch and birthday meal. The only problem is leaving enough space for one of Amy’s exquisite deserts!

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JAMESD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and what a pleasant surprise, a wonderful evening and very attentive staff, Liam brings a refreshing energy and big personality to the front of house experience whilst delivering gracious service. Food was excellent and extremely well presented, will recommend and go again soon. We have not stopped talking about how enjoyable the evening was, a lovely relaxed atmosphere and a tastefully refurnished building. Thank you to the whole team, James & Nicola -Egham

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LaurenW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, as always. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding, focussed menu - would be lovely to have had more info on how the dishes were constructed- oh - the venison - brilliant. Well done - just superb.

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Chris
London
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special birthday and we had a great experience. The food and services was great.

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JanetS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Well presented superbly tasting food, made with care. Worthy of a Michelin star!

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Phil
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Offering a short lunch menu of high quality burgers and others. Good range though and very good quality.
Friendly as ever.

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Basil
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service all round with great food
Moules were interesting and Turbot very nice for price
All round fun

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DianeB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is absolutely beautiful - and make sure you try the venison bon bons! An expensive restaurant overall so definitely more for a treat than a weekly visit. The service is impeccable, waiting staff are wonderful.

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slowfoodfan
Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The main thing about a restaurant has to be the food and the quality and presentation here is first class. As others have pointed out the menu is not large so those with narrower preferences may be disappointed. We only visited the Oxford Blue once, we found the service to be over-attentive. Less so here and I think it will improve further. We've visited these premises under every one of its various ownerships over 30 years. I've always thought the interior, especially downstairs where the main restaurant is situated, feels just a little tight and enclosed. I think the current ownership has done an excellent job with basic decor and especially the paintings on the wall but for me it does what it says on the tin - it is an excellent free house but not an atmospheric higher grade restaurant. Unlike the OB we will almost certainly be back.

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GavinB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a little local gem. The Team are so friendly and attentive. They know the menu and wines (and cocktails!) back to front, making the whole experience relaxing, fun and a culinary experience.
We watched every guest receiving a warm and well considered welcome from Liam and his colleagues.
A 5 star location with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Would highly recommend!

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SueL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience, now visited twice since the reopening and had an excellent meal with superb desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch with family. Highly recommended to us and we understand why.

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DavidS
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

If you are looking for a Sunday lunch venue you would be hard pushed to beat this place. Not the cheapest it has to be said but, high in quality both food and service so 'you get what you pay for' springs to mind. Parking difficult so be prepared to wait for a space anywhere close but, it is worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an accomplished kitchen at the top of its game. The small (always a good sign) menu is confidently delivered by a polished team. The front of house team is superbly marshalled by the effervescent Liam providing an overall experience of the highest order.

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LucyS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had for a while. Good service without being intrusive.

FAQs

The Bailiwick Free House is rated 4.6 stars by 184 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.