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The William Walker

) #44 of 157 Restaurants in Winchester ££ - £££ , British,
34 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX, England
+44 1962 807500
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (25 reviews)
“skinny fries” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
34 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX, England
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Reviewed yesterday

30 or so 'Old Boys' descended on William W. for a reunion lunch. A sensible menu was instantly at hand and our 2 waiters coped very smoothly with a host of disparate orders,even tho' they had to climb an ancient staircase to reach our private...More

Thank Saqqajja
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today for a late lunch. Staff very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Good pub atmosphere in great location - a hidden gem with good food offerings and Fullers beer. Due to mix up about food the barman let us have our drinks...More

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Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, thank you for the kind words, I will make sure the staff working that day get the feedback, I remember the table well as you where leaving just as I arrived & im very glad to hear you enjoyed the time you did...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for Sunday lunch and found this to be a very nice pub and restaurant adjacent to the cathedral. Very pleasant and attentive staff and a great choice of traditional Sunday Lunch fare. Food was served quickly and efficiently and quality was good. Nice choice...More

Thank dgale0204
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening, it is lovely to hear such kind words said about the business, and I ensure all the team will receive this great feedback. hopefully we get to see you again soon and get that 4 star up to a 5* :). Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and good location, unfortunately the food service was a bit up and down. We ate here twice, the first time just for "small plates" and the second for dinner. The small plates were fine and a decent value for sharing if you want...More

Thank inkwave17
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening, I am glad you enjoy the pub and the atmosphere we are working on creating in the pub, our social plates are a favourite of ours. I am sorry the Burger deal was no on when you came in to visit, on Bank...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Pleasant surroundings and a very friendly and efficient staff but, unfortunately, I can only rate the food as averageMore

Thank 499malcolm
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Malcolm, thank you for the nice words about our staff and service, I hope we get a chance to see you again and show you what the William Walker kitchen can really do, we have a upcoming new menu to be launched by the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

My son and daughter in law live in Winchester and we often go for a drink with them, we have tried most of the pub's, but the one I always want to head for is the William Walker the staff are friendly, helpful and truly...More

Thank John S
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening, Looks like you will have to start visiting the family a bit more! thank you for the lovely words, we pride our selfs on our service and personalities that come out with that. I hope we get to see you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in here for lunch one Saturday afternoon. We had the burger and pan fried chicken. It was probably a bit expensive for what it was but still enjoyed the food and atmosphere.More

Thank anniep84
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening Annie, Thank you for the kind words, we have recently addressed our menu options and pricing of the menus to bring them back in touch with expectations of Winchester & our pub. I hope we get to see you again soon and you...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This place became a fav while in town for business. Clean and tidy, staff always smiling and genuinely keen to make each client happy with the WW experience. Strongly recommend it!

Thank Dimitris_Po
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening, It is great to hear we have create a place you will say is your favourite place to be! this is our aim for all our customers, I hope we get to see you again soon! Kind regards, Matthew

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lovely watering hole, with food on the side, that helped a couple of hours to pass on by in a rather lovely manner: good staff, good atmosphere - I learnt about William Walker - and a good vibe thereafter.More

Thank Steve41AndJane38
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, Thank you very much for your kind words, im glad you enjoyed all the things we pride ourselves on and aim to create here. what could we do next time to pop that score from a good to a great in your eyes?...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Winchester cathedral Easter Sunday service after we pop in here it wasn't too busy.. we waited quite a while for our meal when it came my son burger was very dry and husband and I ordered lamb in minted sauce we got...More

Thank CarolDavies1
Matthew P, Manager at The William Walker, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Evening Carol, I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us here at the William walker, we do pride our slefs on our service and quality of food, which makes this all the more distressing to hear. if you...More

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Tastravels
Hi William Walker staff, Your website is broken for menu page. Thanks, Tamsin
27 October 2016|
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Response from Matthew P | Property representative |
I'm so sorry you couldn't access our menu's. Our IT wizards have been informed, at the problem should be rectified shortly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$19
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, 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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
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 fabulous food and drink and great views of the cathedral, The William Walker is the place to find refreshment on Winchester’s tourist trail. Savour real ales, craft beers and cocktails in stylish surroundings - and discover the diver who saved the cathedral from collapse.
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