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“Dinner for four”
Review of Wykeham Arms

Wykeham Arms
Ranked #26 of 214 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Steeped in charm and nominated Hampshire dining pub of the year, The Wykeham Arms is moments from the glorious Winchester Cathedral. A modern British menu filled with locally sourced ingredients, is complemented by an extensive wine list and choice of 5 ales on tap. A cosy log fire in the main dining area enhances the relaxed atmosphere of The Wykeham Arms.
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I finally got the chance to go to the Wykeham arms on a Saturday night, so dinner for four was the order of the day. A round of G&Ts to start with and a short wait for our table. Service was efficient and the food was really interesting and light. We all had different starters and mains, ranging from ok to really good. We had a really jovial 2 hours and thought the wine was excellent both Pinot noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Puddings and cheese were all very good. 3 courses, 3 bottles of wine all in at £130 was very good value for a fun evening with good friends.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and the food was excellent. My main of Partridge was very tasty (see photo) but portion was just a bit on the small size.
Service started well with friendly and fast order taking and drinks came quickly but food took too long to arrive - about 40 minutes. Bill paying was also a hassle. In the end chasing staff around the pub.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We ate from the fixed price menu - 2 courses for £16.50. Last year (when the price was cheaper) we also ate from this menu and thoroughly enjoyed the food which was served in adequate amounts.
This year the amounts are miserly. The parsnip soup was very nice but was served luke warm with one small slice of bread and was not a generous bowlfull.
The main course (beef cheeks with dumplings) was again very nice but the portions were miniscule; 2 tiny dumplings, no mashed potato a tiny dribble of gravy and some kale.
Come on Wykeham Arms you can do better than this!!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Lovely welcoming atmosphere, sat down with our friends to order. Drinks and food order was taken by a nice young lady who was looking after our table. Food was excellent although a tad overpriced. Finished up with equally lovely deserts.

And here it starts...
One of our guests realised that she had not been given her desert whilst everyone else had finished theirs. Service is now getting harder to get and it appeared that there was just one girl running around trying to service the bar and restaurant. Eventually after several attempts going to the bar to find someone 45 minutes later the missing desert turned up. Then finally have to chase the bill for ages so that some of our guests to get back to their children and babysitters. I complained to the so called manager who just played the nonchalant yes sir, no sir, sorry sir. Very disappointing end to what could have been a fantastic evening. Yes as I said the food was great but come on you need to sort your service out.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My second visit for lunch five years on from the first visit and such a disappointment. The service was lack lustre, slow and indifferent. The food was very ordinary and a bit over-priced.

A £14 ploughmans came without bread. Then we noticed it had no cheese! How can the kitchen allow this to be served?

The game terrine was minute and half of it was gristle. When this was pointed out to the waitress she didn't seem to care.

The "warm" white wine came poured in a very dirty glass and was sent back.

This place seems to be living off its former reputation and closeness to the Cathedral. However, when we visited - getting to the venue through the year long road works and with limited parking - it was a bit of a nightmare.

There must be plenty of much better venues for lunch with a warm welcome, efficient service and better food and wine (in clean glasses).

We will not be returning.

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