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The Chestnut Horse

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Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
+44 1962 779257
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Met some friends for Sunday lunch here as it was equi-distant from where we both happened to be that weekend, so luckily won't have call to return. It was very busy but there was nowhere to wait without standing right next to some poor person who was trying to eat their lunch. Service was very slow, and 25 minutes after... More 

Thank David M
Woking, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us arrived without a booking at 13:40 on a Thursday, while walking along the river Itchen. Only two tables were unoccupied, but we were quickly made welcome, and enjoying a starter of beetroot with goats cheese, walnuts and leaves. Two of us then had classic fish and chips (cod) with mushy peas, and one had skate wing with... More 

Thank oldtraveller_12
Botley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this pub for my birthday meal along with my husband and 2 friends as, over the years, I had often heard how good the food was. We opened the door to a very inviting open fire. Unfortunately we had to wait quite a while for our drinks order to be taken. Once our food order was placed we... More 

Thank Barbara R
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very busy for Sunday lunch but the service was dreadful and the meals expensive for what you got. Not enough menus, confusion over what was soup of the day, asking us to pay for the bill when we hadn't had the coffee we'd paid for, not being offered a dessert - THESE ARE VERY BASIC THINGS!!

Thank Ian R
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our friends there expecting the food to be top notch. Unfortunately we were very disappointed as the portions were extremely small for the price which is a recurring problem.

Thank Jackie K
Winchester, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are lovely and if you are lucky enough to get a table, you're in for a treat. If you're unlucky, you might find yourself squashed in in the back room where it is incredibly dingy and uncomfortable. The menu and food are average and overpriced in my opinion. I do love their desserts tho!

Thank catp79
Hampshire, UK
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch is not perhaps the best meal to choose for a first visit but we did. Lovely pub in a very pretty village but sadly the food and service in no way matched the location and atmosphere. It was very busy which is probably why things took so long. We arrived at 1pm and left after 4 having had... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came by this lovely little pub quite by accident and even though we did not gave a booking and we're just a couple of minutes before last orders for lunch, it was not a problem and we were shown to a cosy corner table in the restaurant. The food and service were very good indeed. We had steak and... More 

Thank John S
Kington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at the last minute, staff were really helpful and friendly. The food was really good and they were very able to cater for a gluten free diet. The pub interior is lovely, very pretty and 'olde worlde'. The service was excellent and we could park our camper van overnight on the pub car park.

Thank Iolanthe22
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely 'olde worlde' pub with a good ambiance. Our walking group was seated in a private room with a beamed ceiling and cosy fireplace. We pre-ordered our food and it was served in good time. The food from the '2 courses for £12' menu was very good and enjoyed by all. Fresh warm rolls and butter were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 779257
Set in the heart of the Itchen Valley, The Chestnut Horse is a hidden gem.A traditional 16th Century English pub serving local, fresh produce, hand picked fine wines and award winning beer with friendly, attentive yet not obtrusive service.The Chestnut Horse can cater for all occasions an intimate meal to wedding celebrations!!Well behaved children and dogs are more than with plenty of treats for our two and four legged friends!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?