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The Old Vine

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8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
+44 1962 854616
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I chose The Old Vine having read reviews. We were not disappointed. We got the table we asked for and were served by polite, enthusiastic staff. The food was very tasty. My pork casserole was most enjoyable. If you're in Winchester it's well worth a visit.

Thank caw982016
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My recent review of the Wooden Spoon in Downton is what I feel The Old Vine should have been....the former made very good pub grub, from scratch it seemed, whereas the latter served us overcooked, reheated, and substandard food. Very disappointing. It's a shame as I was buoyed by the reviews of this place and overlooked other places in Winchester... More 

Thank londoner1021
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this super Pub/Inn as dusk fell on a Friday night. Full of locals and so warm and inviting with excellent staff and lots of good beers and wines. Unfortunately fully booked for food we can only rely on the meals passing us by to comment but they looked like good wholesome satisfying plates to me! Accommodation looked excellent... More 

Thank Teri A
Margate, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

having been disappointed by two other pubs that were not serving we settled on the Old Vine arriving at about 8.30. Restaurant and bar section were full but the staff were happy to accommodate us at the rear which they were clearing. We did move into the bar area when a table became available. Good choice of beers, meal was... More 

Thank Eric B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Winchester for a couple of days. Found this pub/restaurant whilst walking around Winchester. Booked a table for dinner that evening (Friday). The bar and restaurant were busy and I am glad we booked in advance earlier in the days which I strongly recommend if you select to eat at The Old Vine. Clearly, this... More 

Thank Paul D
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here many times in the past and this time the food as ever was lovely. Servers are charming. The beer was a disappointment for my husband. Considering this is a CAMRA pub the choice was limited and what they served wasn't acceptable.

Thank Angela I
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub serving outstanding food at reasonable price We had homemade steak pie followed by salted caramel panna cotta Staff very friendly highly recommended

Thank KINGSHORTSDagenham
Redhill, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the most popular restaurants in Winchester. Even on a Sunday evening it was extremely busy. The quality of the food and the surroundings explain why

Thank Dennis M
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite pubs in Winchester. Good decoration and nice helpful staff. Laura is great and smiley all the time.

Thank AubreySouth
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With it's location right next to the Cathedral, a good and varied menu as well as a warm welcome it's hard to find fault with the experience. Despite being busy, the staff had time to make conversation and we felt like regulars rather than second time visitors... but if you going to use this after the Christmas market you really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 854616
This Grade II listed 18th-century inn is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings - moments away from Winchester Cathedral, and conveniently located in Winchester's vibrant city centre, with its first-rate shopping, restaurants, bars and bustling night-life. Winchester College, the university and historical sites such as the Great Hall are only a short walk away. The Old Vine was awarded Bronze in the Tourism Pub of the Year category and Highly Commended in the Guest Accommodation category for The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014/15, celebrating the best in tourism and hospitality throughout the region.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?