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The Old Vine

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French, British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
01962 854 616
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Find!

After we toured the cathedral, we looked for a place for lunch and ended up at the Old Vine. Great choice!! The food was amazing, the ambiance of the place was even better and the beer was excellent! Well worth the trip! Would highly recommend this and the general pub fare is so good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Phoenix
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After we toured the cathedral, we looked for a place for lunch and ended up at the Old Vine. Great choice!! The food was amazing, the ambiance of the place was even better and the beer was excellent! Well worth the trip! Would highly recommend this and the general pub fare is so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent restaurant for lunch. There were two options for seating, either in the bar area or the dinning room. The food was excellent and we'll presented. The staff were friendly and helpful. A good selection of wine.

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Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nicely situated in an attractive part of the city this pub always delivers a good and interesting menu at sensible prices with cheerful customer service and a traditional British Pub atmosphere. The proof of this is in its popularity - so you need to book to avoid dissapointment.

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Crofton, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great meal at the Old Vine in Winchester Wednesday, Aug 19th. We enjoyed our dinner in the courtyard garden room. Our service was outstanding and the food was divine. Beers/Ales are excellent and the wine was equally tasty. The menu ranges from pub food to bistro favorites. The Vine is located across from the Cathedral and moments away... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Food was delicious, the pub is lovely inside and out, service wasn't great but that didn't detract from our experience. Would definitely recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely food... great staff and in a beautiful location. I had the ploughmans and it was very nice and original, my cousin had a bacon and brie sandwich and that looked absolutly delicious ! Very happy

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theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Good to hear! We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Ealing, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went here with family for a light Sunday lunch. Beers were top quality local brews and had a good chat with the staff. Food is reasonably priced but not massive portions. Overall good value and perfect for a relaxed Sunday afternoon..

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Shirrell Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Started out as a drink with some friends and stayed for dinner as the venue was comfortable and pleasant. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was very tasty. I intend to take my wife next time we have a day in Winchester.

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Thank you! Glad you had a good time at the Old Vine. More 

godalming
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

On a day trip to Winchester we decided to eat here as it looked extremely busy - always a good sign for a resturant / pub. We managed to find a table at the rear of the up in a courtyard extension. service was really swift and friendly - plenty of options on the menu and they also have a... More 

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Brilliant! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and thanks for the review. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We decided to dine here to toast and remember two lost family members on their "first anniversary" after Evensong at the Cathedral. It was heaving with diners and packed solid. Thank heavens we had booked. We had excellent service and enjoyed a flute of fizz. A great night and we are sure Ross and Bee would have loved it too,... More 

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Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments, we really appreciate it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: 01962 854 616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: French, British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

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