The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 34 and 38 respectively, are said to have had a £15 roast dinner at the Rose and Crown Winkfield in Ascot, Windsor last Sunday, 25 August.
The royal couple has lately been criticised for flying a private jet to Ibiza for a holiday with three-month-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – a round-trip said to have cost £20,000, which took place to celebrate Markle’s 38th birthday on 4 August.
But they enjoyed a much more laidback outing, according to a source, enjoying a £15 roast while Archie lay in a cot beside their table.
“They were on a table with, I presume, a private secretary. Meghan was cradling Archie most of the time. The little lad was as good as gold, I didn’t hear him cry once while he was there,” according to a 53-year-old businessman speaking to The Sun.
He added: "No other customers recognised them. The staff clearly knew who they were but kept the service low-key.”
The pub would appear to be a local favourite of Meghan and Harry, who moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in April this year ahead of the birth of Archie on 6 May.
“They did indicate to me they had been there before,” the source revealed, adding, “They just chatted away like any normal couple and were laughing a lot.”
On its website, the Rose & Crown Winkfield describes itself as a “modern British pub” which boasts “all the trimmings”.
The pub’s traditional beef roast is priced at £15.95. If Meghan – a reported flexitarian – was tempted to try a meat-free alternative during her visit, there is also a nut roast variety (which can be made vegan or vegetarian) for just £9.95.
Yahoo UK contacted the Rose and Crown in Winkfield, who denied that a visit took place.
The pub is a 12 minute drive from the Sussexes’ Frogmore Cottage home.
The pair have numerous local pubs to choose from nearby, including a 200-year-old pub bearing Harry’s grandfather’s title, The Duke of Edinburgh, just down the road.