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The Crown and Anchor

168 High Street, Winchester, England
01962-87-00-74
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Ranked #15 of 149 restaurants in Winchester
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Pub in central Winchester; Nic Cotton and Dave Whybrow, Licenses on their business card, which lists the number 01962 870074 after the address given above.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Pub in central Winchester; Nic Cotton and Dave Whybrow, Licenses on their business card, which lists the number 01962 870074 after the address given above.
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English first
North Hampshire, UK
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Ate in here today for the second time and we were very impressed. I had the gluten free fish and chips which were cooked separately and served with the appropriate gf vinegar and ketchup bottles. Everyone else had the regular fish and were all very impressed with their crispy, non greasy beer batter. The chef even came out and shared... More

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Rotorua
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My partner and I dropped in for lunch approx 2 weeks ago. We had Lobster salad , Seared Swordfish and a pint each. the fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. the price when converting back was approx 30% cheaper than NZ. The landlord and staff were very professional and helpful. Next time we are back in the UK we... More

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tadley hants
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Saw this on trip advisor. Poped in and wasn't disappointed. Traditional pub Be friendlying staff . Best Buy value for money with Beautiful food and real Beer ! Left with Bursting Belly, thoroughly enjoyed this welcome Break from the tourist things to do in this Beautiful city. You should not be disappointed.

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Southampton
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here yesterday. Very extensive menu, no way could anyone not find something they didn't like. Friendly staff greeted us. Sat in the garden in the sun with a couple of drinks after ordering food. Small garden but nice enough. My hubby is quite fussy when it comes to his ales and he was very happy with... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited Winchester from London and looked somewhere for lunch. Saw the Crown & Anchor, an above average pub but not the modern youngster pubs. Went in and was greeted by the chef and made to feel welcome. This pub specialise in fish. I had home cooked cod and this for a change was good quality fresh fish & not... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went looking for this pub, based on the reviews, after being held up on the motorway. Plenty of multi-storey parking nearby and easy enough to find. On walking in we found a pretty standard small pub - nothing fancy, quite dated but all acceptable. Initially we walked out again after a very strong smell of cigars permeated through the... More

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Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Couldn't believe my luck when our coach had to be redirected to Winchester last Wednesday. In search of a place to lunch, I spotted the Crown and Anchor with the blackboard's list of fish dishes. I chose 'Fish Stew'. I was treated to one of the best meals, ever. Never enjoyed a meal so much. Lovely staff too. Do not... More

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New Malden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

For a Pub close to King Arthur's Stature in the centre of Winchester,with the added appeal of fresh seafood, this Pub is an ideal break for lunch for the weary visitor. Good beer and an excellent chef we left refreshed

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Cyprus
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a well situated pub that is in dire need of some serious decoration. It is extremely tacky and the food was less than mediocre. On the night we were unfortunate enough to eat there, the kitchen "closed" at 8.00 p.m. The menu appears to be quite extensive and there is emphasis on the freshness of food preparation, etc.... More

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Nic W, Manager at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us and we're sorry that you state that your visit was not an enjoyable one for you. There does,however,seem to be some confusion as to when you actually dined with us. You requested a booked table with us for 8 pm on Thursday evening last week but, as it... More

Bicester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We were well accommodated in spite of a wedding on the same day! Lovely food especially the fish, all of which were perfectly cooked and full of flavour!!

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