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The Old Vine

8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
01962 854 616
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Ranked #17 of 149 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We love this pub for many reasons- the main one is that it is wonderful to have a space to relax where the owners care about adults enjoying a peaceful time & no kids allowed. We travel all the way up from Portsmouth just to be confident of a lovely time when we can enjoy our meals free from noisy... More

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

Thank you! We're delighted you enjoy visiting the Old Vine as much as we enjoy meeting our customers, and we're flattered you made the trip up from Portsmouth to Winchester just to come to the Old Vine. We believe that pubs are first and foremost a place for adults to relax in, and although we do make some provision for... More

Andover, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As didn't know Winchester all that well it was a little hard to find The Old Vine but once found we were shown to a table right by a fan which was most welcome. The service was very quick indeed. Nice sized portions... tasty too. Seemed to be very popular as it was pretty busy. A nice evening.

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

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your visit - and appreciated the fan, It's pretty warm at the moment, we all need a bit of cooling down during service! We hope to see you again some time. More

Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

i recently had the pleasure of eating at The Old Vine in Winchester. The staff was great finding us a table without a reservations, and they were very friendly. The food is very English and had a good taste. They have a good selection of beers including some local ones. I was with a group of 5 and we had... More

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

Thank you! It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit - on both occasions! We hope to welcome you back some time. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I ate here on a Saturday night with eight other guests and we all found the food absolutely delicious. It had a very nice atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall we had a lovely evening. We thought the price was about average (we are from London), and not overpriced for the quality of the food and... More

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

Thanks very much! We're pleased to see you enjoyed your visit, we hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. More

New Milton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My son and I from New Milton met up with daughter from London to remember my late wife's birthday and light a candle in the nearby cathedral when after we found this relaxed adult eatery with good food(credit to kitchen)at well worth the reasonable price for an independent, Katy C was a great asset to the Old Vine in her... More

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

Thank you! I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable visit. I'll let Katy know that you appreciated her efforts, she'll be delighted (and the rest of us won't hear the end of it!). But in all seriousness it's always great to be able to pass on thanks to our hard-working team, it makes a great difference to staff morale. Thanks... More

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

For two of us to eat here with just one glass of wine each we left 70 pounds poorer and not very satisfied. We have since eaten out for less money and had a much better experience food-wise. The menu seemed poorly thought through - my lamb cutlets served with roast potatoes came with feta salad and hummus?! Granted the... More

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

Dear guest, thanks for your comments, I'm sorry you were unhappy with your visit to the Old Vine. Our objective is to offer freshly prepared food at a fair price, with friendly, attentive service in attractive, well-maintained surroundings. Yes, we are a little more expensive than the average pub, but we believe the whole package - with linen napkins, fresh... More

Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My mother and I called in to The Old Vine as part of our 'girlie' day browsing, shopping and being, "Ladies that lunch"! Whilst the restaurant had a good 'bistro' atmosphere, we thought the prices were on the expensive side, the menu was rather different from the norm. However, we both felt the vegetarian selection within a reasonable price bracket,... More

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to post your comments, much appreciated. On the current menu there are two vegetarian main courses listed (asparagus risotto, and peppers stuffed with sweet potato tagine), But did you also see that there are several veggie "light bite" options which are also available in a main course size? (Dorset Blue Vinny cheese and... More

Ely, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For a really friendly welcome and excellent freshly made coffee give The Old Vinery a visit.The menu was better than the one in the so called four star hotel we stayed at.

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

Thank you! We've just had the UK Latte Art Championship winner training our staff (he works in a coffee shop around the corner) so I'm pleased to see a few things have rubbed off! More

souhampton
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After a Afternoon at the Hat Fair on a Sunday evening we went to The Vine for a bit of dinner and we were greeted by a most amazing bar man who was so welcoming and they had had Molly Stoggs on draft so I was happy straight away and were given some Menus to look at as the dining... More

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

Thank you! Glad you had as much fun at the Hat Fair as we did (for readers who might not be familiar with the Hat Fair - it's a weekend festival of street performance art, always a good atmosphere and plenty for the family to see and do). Betty Stogs is a popular choice on the bar, but it's available... More

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very good choice of food in this smallish but stylish restaurant . Adjacent to the cathedral grounds and a few minutes from the high street. Recommended.

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Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review More

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