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The Old Vine

) #10 of 157 Restaurants in Winchester €€ - €€€ , European, British
8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
+44 1962 854616
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited on a Tuesday evening. We both had a duck salad starter, which was delicious and a very generous portion. The numerous pieces of duck were accompanied by watercress and chopped celery, with a pleasant dressing. A top-quality Awatere Valley Marlborough...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to The Old Vine for lunch and sat outside in the courtyard. They have an 'order at the bar' style service which is absolutely fine however I feel that when our meals came out we should've received a check back mid way through. The...More

Thank monicataylor4321
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a wander around the Cathedral an Ale and Sausage roll beckoned ... we were not disappointed! We visited at around 3pm, midweek during the Summer holidays. We were immediately greeted by one of the bar staff who made us feel welcome. There were plenty...More

Thank Simon L
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for the warm words, much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Taking a trip to Winchester on a lovely sunny day soaked in History and King Arthur's Round Table then you come across "The Old Vine" what a nice find opposite the "Amazing Cathederal" , it has been awarded a Certificate Of Excellance and you can...More

Thank John A
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for a lovely review, please come back soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here on Tuesday evening with a large group (14). Very accommodating, all good came out together and piping hot. Had the burger with avocado and it was delicious and good value for a 'nice' pub/restaurant. Highly recommended

Thank Sjames4
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice location staff pleasent and friendly. family had scampi which they really enjoyed and the treacle sponge is lovely . All in all very good experience.

1  Thank johnhboy
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to choose from on the Menue plus a few specials which change daily . WE chose typical pub grub - Scampi 🍤 and chips 🍟. Nicely served , good Waiter Service .

1  Thank EnglishSusan
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had another great evening in this excellent restaurant. The only time we have been disappointed is when we haven't been able to get in as it was too crowded. Even on a weeknight, I advise booking a table: last evening, there were only perhaps...More

Thank Dave L
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's great to hear! Thanks for a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the Cathedral this Pub is in a pleasant position, it is beautifully appointed inside. We sat outside at the front as we have dogs and ordered from the Lunch menu, not many choices, which is sometimes a good thing. We both opted for the...More

Thank ravenousenglishman
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that. We'll pass on your comments to the kitchen team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a Cream Tea with my family. The scones tasted ok, but were probably the smallest scones I have ever seen. (Sorry forgot to take a photo) Sadly the staff didn't manage to serve the tea with the scones, it came about...More

Thank Elisabeth G
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry you were disappointed. The scones seem a pretty standard size, to be honest. We do have an option to purchase additional scones at 50p each. Apologies for the late arrival of the tea, it looks like it slipped someone's mind. Did you prompt the...More

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5 December 2016|
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Response from Angela I | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have my dog with me but they are very friendly. It's great for lunch but gets very busy so I think it's your call as to whether your dog is well behaved in a crowd.
11 August 2016|
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Response from MelkortheMighty | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at the hotel they will give you a permit to park locally. Otherwise there are public car parks within easy walking distance.
26 January 2016|
Response from jans1181 |
Yes very close, both are by the Cathedral.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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
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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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