There wasn't nearly enough time to get into the city, so instead we took a cab to Windsor, the official residence of the British Royal Family. It was about a 20 minute ride from the Heathrow airport. Our first stop was lunch! After a 9-hour flight from Dallas, we were starving. Fortunately, I had done my research and knew we could get a gluten free meal at an authentic English pub.
|King and Castle Pub in Windsor|
The King and Castle is perfectly situated right across the street from Windsor Castle. In fact, we had a spectacular view of the castle from our table.
|View of Windsor Castle from The King and Castle Pub|
Gluten free items on the menu are marked with a G, and there is a nutrition guide available for more details. I had a "jacket potato" (that's British-speak for a baked potato) with cheese. They did not skimp on the cheese and it was quite delicious. It came with a side salad as well, which is good as I am trying to increase the veggies in my diet. I also had a Strongbow Cider (on tap!) which made it feel like a real pub meal.
|Jacket Potato at The King and Castle Pub|
After lunch, we took a brief tour of Windsor Castle and St. George's Chapel, then headed back to the airport to catch our flight to Switzerland. Made it back with time to spare!