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The Chestnut Horse

€€ - €€€, British,
Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
+44 1962 779257
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had soup of the day which was sweet corn veloute with a vegetable Bhaji -excellent followed by sticky toffee with salted caramel sauce and cream.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting this pub for years and always enjoyed the experience. However, since a recent change in management the atmosphere is completely different - in fact, it is indifferent. The service was quite adequate, if not attentive, but a welcoming smile would have been...More

Thank bailli2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the table of 3 who the last reviewer referred to! I agree with everything you said …. the service and food on Saturday night was absolutely diabolical! The waitress was unattentive and unfriendly with a ‘couldn’t be bothered’ attitude. We also witnessed the...More

2  Thank sharon a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to treat friends. Lovely pub ambiance and character. Service was hit and miss with little or no interaction from the waitresses / bar staff (not unfriendly, more a case of not being interested). Warning signs shot up whilst we were waiting for...More

Thank elljoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst visiting Neptune up the road we asked for a recommendation for a good pub lunch. We were advised to visit this pub and will definitely visit again soon. The service and food were first class. We had the £12 for two courses lunch which...More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here on Saturday night and we were a group of 9 people, who had booked quite late on. What can I say?! What absolutely fabulous food, and good service to match. Such wonderful choice on the menu, made it very difficult to choose....More

1  Thank BunnyPalmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many many thanks to John and his team for a wonderful evening. We were a party of 9 from across the country and each of us was delighted with our dining experience. Top class food with amazing flavour at a reasonable price. We can't wait...More

1  Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were stuck in a badly decorated room all by ourselves and abandoned. Had to fetch menu, drinks and remind anyone we were even there. Poor choice for non meat eaters and my catch of the day was awful to the point I could not...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

there were five of us in the party and we enjoyed a well cooked and presented Sunday lunch roast. only 3 of our group decided to opt for deserts but again they were well presented and very good. the only down side was when the...More

Thank johnI5508JV
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Six of us went out for an evening meal and chose this Resturant as it is a pleasant drive to it and the food is good. There is a more upmarket choice of menu not just the usual pub grub. For starters I had the...More

Thank Lynda D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 779257
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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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