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The William Walker

££ - £££, British,
34 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX, England
+44 1962 807500
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (29 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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34 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX, England
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We learned about William Walker on our tour of Winchester Cathedral. This pub right around the corner from the Cathedral was popular with locals, but we grabbed a table for a light refreshment. Historic décor; friendly service.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely and friendly place for a quick drink. Fascinating history of the diver William Walker. Be careful of the metal port holes on the doors. I waking into one !!! Ouch.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed 4 days ago

We held a reunion for 18 people in the Diving Room . I started organising this a while back, as people were travelling some distance- including Tanzania! Everything was done smoothly- despite a change of staff. We had a three course meal with a bespoke...More

Thank fixitmjc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean pub with comfortable seating and good decorations to support the William Walker, diver theme. Friendly staff. Recommended.

Thank TwinsFanInOz
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a lovely review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun pub with a different sort of menu. We loved the tapas selection and 3 for £18 was enough for 2. Also the beer was excellent!

Thank Jg H
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much, we love our menu... We're planning on adding even more options to the tapas section. Glad you approve!

Reviewed 2 June 2018

My visit coincided with the WInchester Christmas market at the Cathedral, it was a cold evening but extremely hot inside this pub and some very loud, rowdy and somewhat 'fragrant' men meant I didn't really feel like staying. I imagine on any other occasion it...More

2  Thank AliReviews
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Ali, I hope you do come and visit us when it is not our "peak" trading season. Being so close to the Christmas markets at the Cathedral means that shoppers and celebrations can happen very close to town. I'm disappointed, that because we...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

A sunny day. Everyone outside on busy streets or out on the grass. But here was a lovely haven of peace for a "posh snack lunch" - three interesting choices from a list of 15 for £18. A very warm friendly welcome from James -...More

1  Thank deadbeatdave
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for such a great review! James is a rock star and we are so glad he came back to work with us. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our tapas offer. Hope to see you again next time you're...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Have not been here since about 2013 and it was a bit rough round the edges. Fully refurbished now with a good ambience. Being a Fullers pub, I was hoping they might have London Porter available. They didn't unfortunately, but I thought it was a...More

1  Thank Tim P
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tim, So happy to hear you love the refurb as much as we do! Glad we could help on your mission to find London Porter! See you again soon

Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had a very appetizing lunch here. The service was friendly and attentive (which is saying a lot since there appeared to be only two servers to do everything) and there was an uninterrupted view of the cathedral from our table. Arrive early because it...More

1  Thank valuehoundBaltimore
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for such a great review. The team here work extra hard to ensure everyone has a great experience with us. You definitely can't beat the views, especially for people watching. Thanks again See you again soon

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in for lunch after having a decent meal here once before. Was pleasantly surprised to see it had been updated inside. That's where the surprises stopped being pleasant. Food menu was tiny, no main meals at all! Just a few tapas plates or a...More

Thank racheltrigger
Daniella P, General Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Rachel, We apologise that you did not have a great experience here at the William Walker; we always strive to ensure all customers enjoy their visit with us. We have recently introduced a new menu of high quality tapas dishes, with an offer of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, 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, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 807500
  • E-mail
Description
With fantastic views on the Cathedral and some of the friendliest employees in town the William Walker is the best place to come to enjoy English Modern Tapas, Amazing Burgers, A huge selection of carefully selected spirits and wines and some of the best beers Fuller's have to offer.
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