Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Easy reach of Ascot and Windsor
Cosy 18th-century inn
Only when you book with Chic
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Within easy reach of Ascot and Royal Windsor racecourses, aptly named The Winning Post is one of the Upham Group's gastropubs in the quaint village of Winkfield. Set in rolling Berkshire countryside, the characterful 18-century inn has plenty of cosy nooks, original stone floors, plus 12 charming rooms. On cold winter days there's a roaring open fire, and in warmer months enjoy a drink alfresco in the beer garden.
The passionate chef focuses on local, seasonal produce, and the appetising menu features daily specials. Expect meticulous presentation and dishes such as tea smoked trout with pickled shallots, new potato salad, and chive crème fraiche; pear tarte tatin with Stilton and a watercress dressing; and one pan thyme roasted chicken leg with swede, carrot, creamed corn and gravy. Classics fare such as burgers, sausage and mash, and fish and chips are also available. The real ales on the extensive drinks menu are brewed by Upham Brewery in Hampshire, where the small, dedicated team use traditional methods.
The bright and airy en-suite bedrooms fuse traditional with contemporary, each coming equipped with a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and views to the garden (some partial).
Sports lovers will be in their element here: Ascot and Windsor are both just down the road, and are home to some fantastic horse racing and the Royal Windsor Horse Show, as well as the incredibly impressive Castle at the latter destination. The PGA Championships take place at the world famous Wentworth Club in nearby Surrey, and the Henley Royal Regatta is a favourite among return guests.
Kids (and adults!) will love a trip to Legoland – just over a 5-minute drive away – and if you love theme parks, less than a 30-minute drive will take you to Thorpe Park in the neighbouring county of Surrey.
And being within half an hour of London Heathrow, The Winning Post is a great choice if you have an early flight or late arrival.
Free parking is available.