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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good

Visited this pub/restaurant on many occasions. Feels like a real pub with a very pleasant restaurant. Only small criticism is that they have recently changed the furniture in the restaurant, putting in smaller tables. Assume this is so they can seat more but it means that it feels slightly cramped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Sharron B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Portchester, Fareham United Kingdom
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Four of us eating lunch in the bar. Sandwiches, ploughman's, soft drinks and beer. The service was excellent, the correct speed and the food and drinks were great in terms of presentation, quality,,flavours and value for money. It was possible to taste that the ingredients were high quality, the bread was especially moist and tasty. All four of us enjoyed... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Needed to eat before the theatre & they don't start evening meals until 6:30 so order 3 starters & chips, surprised by quality & quantity had Duck & Sweet potato, chicken kebab, trout salad; all excellent all served on bed of lovely salad great value great helful & friendly staff, quickly cleared & cleaned tables, (my pet hate dirty uncleared... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited this pub/restaurant on many occasions. Feels like a real pub with a very pleasant restaurant. Only small criticism is that they have recently changed the furniture in the restaurant, putting in smaller tables. Assume this is so they can seat more but it means that it feels slightly cramped now, especially when 3/4 at a table. Shame. Still good... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post, we're very pleased you enjoyed your recent visit. We have had a refit recently, and we do indeed have some new furniture. The tables are actually larger than our previous ones (!) so it means where we were previously restricted in where we could seat tables of three and four we now... More 

4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very welcoming - arrival with a personal touch, including to help with parking and getting bags to hotel and to room.. Lovely room, and a great restaurant. We stayed one night and would thoroughly recommend this Inn to anyone. The staff were efficient, courteous and very friendly, the room was very clean, with all the right additional small touches -... More 

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

Thank you! We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Well run traditional Pub/Restaurant & Accommodation in the heart of Winchester. Good atmosphere, food & wine.

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Thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Wakefield
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165 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice meal in pleasant surroundings. Quick service and plenty of choice on the menu. Good selection of drinks.

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Thank you! More 

Wiltshire, UK
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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After an afternoon "doing" Winchester, this was a wonderfully warm and welcoming place to stop for an early supper. We arrived before the restaurant had actually opened, and were settled at a window table in the bar with drinks to wait for a few minutes. As soon as the restaurant opened, our charming young waiter seated us (again at a... More 

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

What a lovely review, thank you so much! It's always a pleasure to hear great reports of the food and service - the staff work very hard to ensure their guests enjoy their visits and praise is always a great motivator - I'll pass on your comments to the front-of-house staff and kitchen crew. Thanks again, and we hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our dinner was lovely and four of us each had something different. Great atmosphere- good service and meals were super. King prawn starters rather like a Spanish pil pil were really good. Chicken and ham pie full to the brim and clearly home cooked. hake well cooked and lamb pink and juicy.

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

Great to hear! I'll pass on your comments to all concerned. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our 4th visit to this Pub with accomodation. Both aspects are of a high quality. Our 1st night was on the day of the UK heatwave, where we saw 36oC on car temp monitor - so our rooms were warm! Little could be done about this. Food was grand, Beer was grand too. Lovely atmosphere. Breakfasts are the highlight.

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

Hello, thanks for your review. Yes, it has been pretty warm recently. All the rooms have fans but unfortunately no air conditioning. Due to the Grade II listing of the building this cannot be installed as exterior modifications are not permitted - thankfully we only seem to have a couple of these super-warm days every year. Thanks for your understanding,... More 

S Wales
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I were staying in Winchester overnight and went on an early evening walk to find somewhere to eat.. Not easy at this time of day as most were closed, while those that were open looked pretty unattractive! Anyway we eventually came across the 'Old Vine' and were made most welcome. The restaurant was sparkling clean and ,... More 

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That's great to hear! So pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the review. More 

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Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
Phone Number: 01962 854 616
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
Cuisine: French, British, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

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  • 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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