Duchess of Cambridge (pub)

The Duchess of Cambridge is the name of a great pub across the street from Windsor Castle. I thought this might be a tourist joint, but truth be told, they serve fine food and booze in a friendly atmosphere. Hence, I dropped in for a couple of meals while in town. Started with this bowl of soup:

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Mixed vegetable soup at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

Move on to this fine dish, which was so tasty, I wish I could have eaten two platters:

Slow roasted pork belly with whole grain mustard mash at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

Slow roasted pork belly with whole grain mustard mash at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

On the healthier side, you can also have the shredded duck salad that you see next:

Shredded duck salad at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

Shredded duck salad at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

That’s a Blue Moon beer in the glass to the left. It was on tap this particular evening. Finally, you might like your pot pie style dishes, such as this one, a chicken and Windsor ham variety that was beautifully prepared and presented as such:

Chicken and Windsor Ham Pie at the Duchess of Windsor Pub, Windsor, England.

Chicken and Windsor Ham Pie at the Duchess of Windsor Pub, Windsor, England.

You might also like smoked haddock that was a special one night, that you see here:

Smoked haddock with a Blue Moon beer on the side at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

Smoked haddock with a Blue Moon beer on the side at The Duchess of Cambridge, Windsor, England.

Service is very good. You’ll also find friendly people working the bar where you might want to linger for a chat and a great variety of beer and whiskey. Enjoy every meal, especially when you travel.

Moore’s Pub, Madrid

Moore’s is one of several Irish pubs near the Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Morre’s is actually part of the plaza complex, located in one of the passageways leading to the interior. The place is well known for having soccer games on television. It can get very loud as people cheer on their teams. You’ll also find bangers and mash, a personal favorite. I stood by with a can of the beloved Coca-Cola for this photo:

I’m surprised by the number of Spanish people who frequent Irish pubs. Then again, good hospitality and fine beverages have universal appeal. Hence, the Coca-Cola that I’ve found around the world, including here in Madrid, Spain. Still, it can be a bit of culture shock stepping off a Spanish street into an Irish bar. Tons of fun, too.

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