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The Bishop on the Bridge

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 High Street, Winchester SO23 9JX, England
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location by River Itchen. Good choice of beers. Ample outside seating area. Nice relaxed ambience. Food good and price reasonable. Always visit here when in Winchester and have never been disappointed. Staff courteous and toilet facilities spotless. Well worth a visit.

Thank shopaholic1966
Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic location and friendly staff ! also many thanks to Elliot and the rest of the Bishop team for returning lost scarf We loved our weekend break to Winchester from Brighton and will be back

Thank Sue W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent quality and well worth the visit. Very polite staff and excellent service and the cocktails are delicious. Will visit again soon

Thank Angela E
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review.... We are right on it with the Cocktails at the moment, so we will be ready for you next time!!! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a works party. Had a great night. Large pub with a large beer garden over looking the river. Friendly staff and very helpful The food was great with quick service. The only downsides are the menu can be expensive depending on what you choose and there is no parking. I would recommend trying here if you have... More 

Jane D, General Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

Sadly no parking, but there is a multi storey just 50meters away, so not too painful... as for the price, well we pride ourselves with fresh good quality food, cooked to order, and the price is about the whole package, service, ambiance, location and quality... I hope we tick all the boxes. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service!! Guy from Manchester (ish) really down to earth, fantastic place to come on a Wednesday evening. Sick manbun and sense of humour. 10/10.

Thank Yanika B
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

Haha... Elliot has literally just started with us, so I take all the credit from employing him.... Although should you return you will soon realise that the whole team are just awesome.... I am so proud!!! More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always call into the Bishop on the Bridge when in Winchester. It's one of our favourite places to go. The atmosphere is friendly & relaxed, the service is good & the food is delicious & reasonably priced. We ordered pate yesterday as we just wanted a light lunch & it was really good. There was only one slice of... More 

Thank 421TrueBrit
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

That's a lovely review... thank you, and yes the music is well worth a visit, as is the Sunday roast! See you soon... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large pub with garden, good standard Don't expect fine dining, do expect decent Pub Grub Popular with large groups and couples too

Thank WellTravelled2604
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

Absolutely correct.... exceptional pub food, with a great atmosphere, and suitable for just about everyone! Look forward to seeing you soon... More 

1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Maybe we just got unlucky but our food has made us both ill. I couldn't finish my burger because it tasted bland and soggy. We got a sharing platter as well where the salmon was mostly grey so we didn't eat it.

Thank Dan A
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us here. if you would like to get in contact we could pass on this information to our independent food safety consultants for further investigation. Whilst I am sympathetic to anyone suffering what appears to be possible food poisoning the consideration should be that absolutely anything that you may have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A table of thirteen for Sunday lunch please? We had a fantastic meal in great surroundings. The girls serving were great and the girl running the show was absolutely superb, so in control and couldn't have been more helpful. We were even able to bring our own birthday cake!! Fantastic

Thank Paul W
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

Hey that's great .... so often we get fantastic feedback... remarking on the staff and service... they are a great team and they always feel rewarded with great reviews, so thank you very much! More 

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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Another lovely meal tonight. The ambience is lovely there and the staff are attentive. We sat by the window so had a lovely view of the river passing under the bridge. We weren't mega hungary so ordered a sharer platters. - It was just scrumptious - and more than enough food for two. Our company had a bread meal ie... More 

Thank yngsally
Jane D, Manager at The Bishop on the Bridge, responded to this review

haha... you should take up writing good reviews as a profession... what lovely comments, and no doubt we will see you again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street, Winchester SO23 9JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: 441962855111

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?