Honour for The Thatched Tavern, Ascot
PUBLISHED: 13:55 29 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:22 20 February 2013
Famous Grouse group includes Tavern in its 2011 Famous Pubs
The Thatched Tavern in Ascot has been selected from hundreds of pubs throughout the UK to make the list for The Famous Grouse Famous Pubs of 2011. Launched by The Famous Grouse whisky group, the competition hunted up and down the country over a three months to find pubs with unique and quirky reasons for their fame, just like The Famous Grouse.
Nominated by both punters and landlords, claims to fame included: The Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool, often frequented by the very famous foursome The Beatles; and The Bell Inn in Chippenham, home to the finish line for the renowned Wrong Way Round bike race.
The Thatched Tavern is popular with walkers, located only 500 metres from Great Windsor Park, and in the 1700s was a favourite of Queen Victorias personal servant, John Brown, who would often stop off in the Queens royal carriage.