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168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
+44 1962 870074
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Hove, UK
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were friendly although we did feel a bit out of place here with 2 kids, seemed to be more of a place people watched the football on tv. Food stopped at 5pm!!

Thank Claire K
Sarah L, Owner at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are one of the few places that are open all day for food from 11am and despite trialing opening later in the evening it has not proven viable. Yes we show a lot of sport here as it is what our regular customers wish however we do have a whole 1/2 of the pub... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and was thoroughly impressed by quality of food, service and size of portions. Highly recommended!

Thank silverminx87
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd been here 2 years or so previous for Mothers day and decided to go back for this year's event. We should have known when we walked in at lunch time and the place was empty except for two gentleman at the bar swearing and cursing. Not a good start. We were told we would have to wait 40 mins... More 

Thank ShazzerB68
Sarah L, Owner at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Just to point out we open early on Sunday for our locals as the buses get it at varying times and we feel it is poor form to have them waiting outside in all weather. as normally our doors would not be open before 12 hence the delay on your food as the roasts need... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sunday roast for £9.50 , two courses for £10.95 the outside advertisement said. Sounds good. I told the bar lady that I better not order the two courses straight away as I might not feel like a desert after a sumptuous roast dinnner. I need not have worried. What a crap roast! The meat portion was small, the veg was... More 

Thank Dibby50
Sarah L, Owner at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

Sorry to hear of your disappointment via Trip Advisor and not in person. This is not the response we receive from our regular customers so I am shocked to read this. All points taken into consideration I would like to invite you back for a meal on us so we can prove to you this is not our usual level... More 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were on a pub crawl and this was going to be a quick stop (literally just for some shots) ended up being ages as the girl was measuring each shot into a drinks measure before putting in the shot glass (?) and not even changing the drinks measure between different spirits? YUCK! She was extremely lovely though, just very... More 

Thank Natasha D
Sarah L, Owner at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

I am sorry our service was slower than normal however new people can take time to get up to speed as I am sure you can appreciate. All spirits have to be measured before pouring into a glass unfortunately that is the law. Find the comment using the SAME measure a concern as usually the girls are very diligent about... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A warm and busy pub with varied menu. Quite a wait to be served, but food arrived promptly - hot, fresh and tasty. However meal was totally spoilt by a staff error - basically 3 OAP ladies ordered at the bar from the set price lunch menu, came to pay and were charged the a la carte price. Apparently the... More 

3 Thank slinkypusscat
Sarah L, Owner at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

Ladies so sorry to hear of this error. Billing errors can occur and for this I apologise. The fact that everything else was great for you and didn't spoil your day pleases me. When you are in Winchester next if you would like to pop in and join me for lunch I would appreciate it greatly. More 

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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

passing by and it was cold outside we just went in in for a pint of beer nice atmosphere, a lot af local people where in

Thank wil_willie
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in here while in Winchester working went for a bite to eat. So after waiting nearly 10 mins at the bar and looking at menu we left very over priced and shocking staff service will walk past it in future 😡😡

1 Thank Alex M
Sarah L, Owner at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

sorry we missed the opportunity to WOW you. Please pop in again and let us know you are here so we can apologise in person. During the Very busy Christmas time we might of been away from post dealing with a booking or some other matter and for this we are sorry we missed you. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Been here twice and enjoyed it both times. They do a massive roast dinner and it's brilliant! Would recommend

Thank sarahlund95
Southampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here a few Saturdays ago after a few hours shopping with a group of friends. One the party had pre booked a table but on arrival in an absolutely packed out pub, there appeared to be little chance of one being put by for us. However a very efficient waitress/bar staff fond us a couple of tables near... More 

Thank Saint P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 870074
A Traditional British pub serving Great British Food. Under new management, with a new menu and great deals. Come and try us for a great evening out or a great meal.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?