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The Old Vine

8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
01962 854 616
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Ranked #13 of 152 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Alresford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had lunch in the Old Vine and really enjoyed it. The menu has an interesting selection, all four of us had something different and all enjoyed what we had. As with most places in Winchester it's not cheap but it was very nice.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were advised to book for this popular venue on a busy Friday evening but we didn't as we had not long arrived in the city; but we went in anyway and it went like this: Plan A - 'Can you find us a table for two?' Polite and businesslike reply, 'I think we are booked up but [plan B]... More

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

Thank you for taking the time and consideration to give such detailed feedback, it's much appreciated. It's very much our opinion that the Old Vine should be first and foremost a place for adults to enjoy - and while we do cater for families with young children by accommodating them in the Little Minster Room (a conservatory-style area separate from... More

Lagos, Nigeria
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Old Vine is right in the centre of Winchester off the main shopping streets and not too far from the cathedral. Came for dinner with friends and had a private seating area. The food was nice with large portions (too large in my case!) and the atmosphere was very nice. The service was efficient and meals came out promptly.... More

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

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Right in the centre of town just by the cathedral, the Old Vine is a lovely old pub. We were a family of six having lunch and had pre-booked which was necessary on a Sunday. Service was friendly but patchy - we were brought water but then no drinks order was taken. The food itself was lovely although the starter... More

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

Hello, thanks for posting your comments. I'm sorry you found the service to be a bit patchy - it's been an extremely busy Bank Holiday weekend for us, so as energy levels dip there can be a lack of focus - I'll pass on your comments to the restaurant manager. Same with the comments regarding the starter, although it's quite... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Had a drink before we went in for our meal we had booked but there was no rush to be seated .our table was very good plenty of room there were four of us. From the moment we ordered to the moment we left the service was excellent. The food was wonderful from starter to desert and very good portions... More

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

Thank you! Very pleased you enjoyed your visit More

New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visit every year (I am an American with British relatives), and I have eaten at a good many places in Winchester. I realized for the past several years, we have given up looking for anything else and just meet up at the Old Vine. PERFECT location. Good food, with a menu where we all can find something without any... More

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

Thank you! We are indeed blessed to have such a lovely building in the cathedral just across the road - not sure if it's divine intervention that has made our kitchen team's food so tasty, but I'm sure a prayer or two before supper service can't hurt... Anyway, it does make for a grand location, and our Grade II listed... More

Suffolk
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went here for a meal on the offchance, and found it to be a real gem. The choice on the menu really tempted one’s taste buds and the food was terrific. It was splendid to have a well-kept beer, and the range of good quality ales on offer was a beer-drinker’s delight. Service was spot on, with the staff... More

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

Thank you! The real ales are our general manager Paul's pride and joy, he will be very pleased to hear they have been singled out for praise. We hope to welcome you back in future - perhaps with a reservation in the guest rooms! More

England
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This a lovely pub restaurant right in the heart of the City. We had a lovely meal complemented by excellent service. The Old Vine serves very good food in a lovely setting. The ambiance in the restaurant is terrific - it's obviously very popular with the locals and deservedly so.

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Many thanks! More

Southampton
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just had a meal with friends in the restaurant part of the pub- Wow! This is becoming one of my favourite eating places. Food excellent, service excellent, atmosphere and everything else. Job well done.

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

Great! Thank you for sharing your views on the Old Vine. More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There is absolutely no doubt that this is the best pub in winchester. Had a lovely meal with my girlfriend. Really surprised with the great service. We were fully satisfied with the food. Drinks we had was perfect for the night and had an overall awesome experiance.

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

Wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to share your views, we really appreciate the feedback. More

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