We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely meal with good friends”
Review of The Old Vine

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
The Old Vine
Ranked #2 of 52 Winchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Recommended as a good place to meet for lunch. We weren't disappointed. The food and ambience were good albeit very busy. Shame there wasn't a Sunday roast. I would visit again without hesitation. I had the plaice as a main and treacle pudding for dessert - both delicious.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank melanyk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit. We'd love to offer a Sunday roast, but the kitchen is tiny tiny tiny, and we simply don't have space to add another element to the menu. It's a shame, but the chef I'm sure is secretly relieved! We hope to see you again some time.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (350)
There are newer reviews for The Old Vine
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

175 - 181 of 350 reviews

Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had a ball at this place and loved their food. It was rocking on the Saturday we went, packed to the rafters. The food was stunning and beautifully presented. Our Waitress was divine and spoilt us!!Loved the décor and surrounding area outside. I wished we could have stayed a couple of nights - if the rooms were as good as the food - we would have been well pleased. When we are back in England, we certainly will book a table at "The Old Vine" and do it all again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Service
1  Thank SweetM0lly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back some time.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed at the Old Vine for one night in late September. It was the perfect place to relax and recover from jet lag after our flight from the US. We stayed in Zimmer & Rohde, which was very comfortable and faced the rear of the property. We booked the room package that included dinner and had a truly spectacular dinner in the restaurant downstairs. The next morning, we had a lovely breakfast served in our room. Winchester is very convenient to the cruise port in Southampton. The management at Old Vine recommended a private transfer company that picked us up at the Inn and got us to our cruise ship in about 30 minutes at a very reasonable cost. We will stay at the Old Vine again the next time we sail from Southampton.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Almagetty
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to post your comments, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Stayed here for three nights..Highly recommended.The rooms are very good and the food and staff are excellent.
A very enjoyable Breakfast served to you at your table,which is a nice change from a Buffet.
Very good orange juice,fresh fruit salad,yogurt and a very high quality "full english" cooked breakfast with granary bread toast makes for a good start to the day!
You can see the fresh supplies for the 8 Chefs in the Kitchen, being delivered each day in the morning.Lovely looking leeks,plum tomatoes,salad items,potatoes etc
The Restaurant is very popular with Locals and Visitors, and it is advisable to reserve a table whether you want it in the Bar or Restaurant.
The owners of The Old Vine are on site to ensure that everything runs smoothly,which it did when we were staying there!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank gourmandise
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thanks very much! So pleased you enjoyed your visit, thanks for taking the time to post a review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 October 2013

From the start of our stay we were well looked after by the staff who couldn't have been more helpful, giving us detailed instructions on where we could park using the parking permit that was issued by the hotel. Our room, Zoffany, was fantastic, so spacious, with lovely bed linen, roomy bathroom and view over the green to the Cathedral. There was a little fridge with soft drinks which were complimentary. We booked into the restaurant for our first night and the food was delicious. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. If ever I was back in Winchester I would be back here like a shot.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Suzie L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thank you! We really appreciate the lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 October 2013

OMG. the liver with onion gravy is fabulous. We really recommend this venue. The clientele is very mature 50 + and upwards that has been our observations and we have visited a number of times. We would definitely go again. Great location .

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Blueskies B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2013

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the calves' liver, it's certainly a very popular dish at the moment.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night in the Osbourne and Little room and were really pleased with our choice. The room overlooked the Cathedral close and was very large and elegantly furnished. We had a wonderful breakfast brought to our room by two very polite and pleasnt ladies.
The bar downstairs was really nice and the food in the restaurant excellent.
This is one of the best places we have stayed in the UK.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank grumpystickboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your comments

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Winchester hotels
0.1 mi away
Winchester Royal Hotel, BW Premier Collection
0.6 mi away
The Winchester Hotel & spa
The Winchester Hotel & spa
#7 of 13 in Winchester
1,794 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Wykeham Arms
The Wykeham Arms
#2 of 13 in Winchester
821 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
#9 of 13 in Winchester
647 reviews
0.1 mi away
Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel
2.7 mi away
Lainston House Hotel
Lainston House Hotel
#1 of 13 in Winchester
1,092 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Old Vine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Old Vine

Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Winchester
Price Range: £123 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Vine 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of historic Winchester this charming eighteenth-century inn boasts six superbly appointed guest rooms, offering a superior level of comfort in stylish yet warm and restful surroundings. Four AA stars (Bronze in the Tourism Pub of the Year category at the Beautiful South Awards 2016/17); Hampshire Hospitality Award-winners since 2006 for the quality of food and drink; Cask Marque accredited for the quality of real ales. We're also in the Good Beer Guide! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your The Old Vine reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Old Vine Hotel Winchester

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing