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The Old Vine

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8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
+44 1962 854616
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Thank Angela I
DAGENHAM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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

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Thank Dennis M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days 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.

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Winchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old vine sports a prime position opposite the amazing cathedral. The choice of beers and wines is excellent and our barman was just lovely and helpful. The food is well prepared and presented and also very very good value. Excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Vine is a wonderful old building close to Winchester Cathedral square. We had booked a table for our visit to the Christmas market, just as well because it was busy. We had a table by the open fire, the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was great and reasonably priced. A good choice for a light... More 

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theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much! More 

Northampton, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tucked into two courses delicious courses here Saturday night. I had soup and a veg tartlet, my husband had a baked egg and ratatouille, and beef and ale pie for main. I polished off every drop of soup - great taste, really fresh - my husband loved the homey pie. Suffice to say, we'll be back.... More 

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theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting your warm comments, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Come back soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice atmosphere very good food reasonably priced pleasant service and good ale definitely will go there again.

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theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are residents of Winchester and know what the city has to offer. The old vine is up there with the best. Park down by the Wessex hotel and walk by the cathedral to this lovely bar and restaurant and you will be delighted with the busy ambiance, friendly staff, fantastic setting and excellent food. £50 bought us a perfect... More 

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theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much - and nice touch with the parking tips, too - find a space is never easy in our lovely town! Hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?