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The Crown and Anchor

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168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
+44 1962 870074
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ben Brazier and Kevin Taylor, Managers of the crown and anchor pub...
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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  • 11
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food

I loved the seafood here. The food is excellent but the surroundings are very tired. Very good choice of seafood though and center to the town. Situated very close to the bus station and the statue of King Alfred. Great food and very reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
SueMangionCavarra
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved the seafood here. The food is excellent but the surroundings are very tired. Very good choice of seafood though and center to the town. Situated very close to the bus station and the statue of King Alfred. Great food and very reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had a lovely rib eye steak cooked to perfection also yummy sticky pudding.. Really enjoyed our visit.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is exactly what it should be, and what it looks like from the outside. A small number of previous reviewers seem to have looked from the outside at what is obviously a traditional small city pub and believed that they will walk through the doors into The Savoy Grill?!? The Crown & Anchor offered me a friendly welcome, a... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Dave and his wife used to run this pub and were the ideal chef and barkeeper. The current people are obviously using the previous managers reputation for quality food. No food after 6 on Saturdays! and the website is run by Head Office according to the Manager.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We arrived and were ignored at the bar for a long time by a very grumpy and scruffy individual. No welcome, please or thank you. The food cannot be fresh as no-one can cook as quick as that, and when served was so tasteless that we didn't have more than a mouthful. The decor is shoddy at best. The prices... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We wanted the British pub experience and got it. Fish and Chips and local beer. Everything was delicious and big portions and friendly.

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romsey
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64 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

19 of us going to a concert wanted a quick and reasonable meal. We pre ordered and the food came I good time. It was hot and tasty. Not haute cuisine but very acceptable for the price and plenty of it. My fish and chips inc large piece of cod nicely cooked. It's not a smart eatery but we Ll... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was in Winchester Christmas shopping and decided to have lunch. We went by this pub and eventually ordered scampi and chips in a basket, there was only 1 person serving behind the bar. When we sat down the shelves and tables were filthy and regretted ordering any food as the kitchens must be the same!!! When the scampi and chips... More 

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UK
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168 reviews 168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are after no frills pub grub (scampi & chips, fish & chips, ham, egg and chips etc) at a reasonable price then this is a good option.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

went to Winchester to the Christmas market it was very nice ,we wanted somewhere to eat come across the crown & anchor had a great steak there was four of us and all the food was great the waitress was a sweet girl and very good well done

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 870074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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