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The Crown and Anchor

168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
+44 1962 870074
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Ranked #18 of 152 Restaurants in Winchester
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ben Brazier and Kevin Taylor, Managers of the crown and anchor pub situated on Winchester high street. Traditional British pub serving fresh pub food and seafood.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Ben Brazier and Kevin Taylor, Managers of the crown and anchor pub situated on Winchester high street. Traditional British pub serving fresh pub food and seafood.
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English first
Liverpool
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Have family in Winchester, and visited quite often. Stayed at Winchester Royal and King Alfred, but if the Crown & Anchor did accommodation as well would definitely stay there. The food is par excellence and management and staff very friendly. It is a good feeling to be greeted as an old friend.

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cardiff
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

had very good fish with vege, tasted better than many expensive seafood restaurants, very affordable price, friendly staffs. will go again. highly recommended.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The blackboard menu outside looked good, at reasonable (for Winchester) prices, and we weren't disappointed, being seafood fans. As fish is delivered daily, most of that menu was on the daily special board. I went for the Hake, and my wife the Plaice, with choice of veg. It's more difficult than it looks to cook fish perfectly, neither over or... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I visited with my husband and son on a recent overnight visit to Winchester. The outside of the pub was what drew our attention to this part of the high street - hanging baskets and chalk boards outlining what is available. Friendly & unassuming. The choice on the menu was amazing, certainly far better than we were expecting. Fish is... More

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San Vendemiano
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not everyone wants a gastropub full of pretensions and high prices. We really enjoyed our lunch at the Crown and Anchor. The interior was no more and no less than you would expect in a proper pub. There was a great choice of very reasonably priced food. Fish is their speciality and it really was good. Portions of fresh vegetables... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very friendly staff and lovely food. Took the time to explain the different options to us and the chef brought my cutlery out when I forgot to get it myself (I come from up north - we don't use cutlery for sandwiches!). Nice beer garden out back - very compact but gets you away from the noise of the street.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Well, what can I say this time?!?! The landlord and landlady, went above and beyond to make our day so special! From the moment we arrived til the minute I fell out the door, nothing was too much trouble. Dave, (landlord and chef extraordinaire) co-ordinated the buffet. I gave him free reign to provide whatever he saw fit, and boy... More

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UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had a burger here, which was brought out very quickly and unfortunately was grey and uninspiring. It was accompanied by a mustard garnished salad, which did the job. The chips were also fine. To be honest for everyday fare there wasn't anything much wrong with it, but nor was there much to shout about either, and I had much... More

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Honiton, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Family lunch for four. Asked if they would cater for a vegan - out came the chef with numerous options. Settled on an Indian vegetable curry, sounded so good two other family members opted for it. The meal was wonderful, beautiful flavours, vegetables cooked to perfection. Mum was delighted with her Sea Bass. Highly recommend and will definitely eat there... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't be put off by the rough and ready style of this pub. We turned up expecting something quite different and were met by a pretty basic decor, wide screen TVs and Black Sabbath blaring out. However, once seated the staff were friendly (turned the music down) and offered advice on the huge variety of fish dishes available; we even... More

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