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Winchester's Wine Bar

7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
01449770023
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Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Stowmarket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: European, Continental, Bistro, Wine Bar
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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Evening meal with friends. Superb wine and lovely pasta dishes which were of generous proportions. The small wine bar is tucked away off the high street. It is relaxed and cosy and the service was excellent. Mr Winchester is a warm, friendly and welcoming host and I'm sure his magic tricks will improve with practice! We will be back soon... More

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Drinkstone
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The fact that I've booked 4 of us for evening meal in a few weeks is probably a good reflection of my experience for light lunch. Yes, the decor could do with some uplift but this is a small, cool ( it was 24 degrees outside; unusual for Suffolk) and relaxed venue. It looks like they could probably take about... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The consistently good food, wine and service that we are used is now complimented with some magic tricks executed fantastically well my Mr Winchester!!!

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Stowmarket, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

As always it is a pleasure to eat in Winchesters. The service is always second to none and attention to detail is high. Me and my partner David often enjoy lunches or Dinner here and are always welcomed warmly, nothing is ever too much trouble. Winchesters offers a varied menu of beautifully displayed meals from cheese and meat platters, Panini's,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

While visiting family in the area i again visited Winchesters. Same warm welcome Still excellent food.Would not have gone back had i thought otherwise. Will definatlely return and recomend it to all.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I am ashamed to say that until a couple of months ago I had never been here. This has now changed and my husband and myself have been several times. I have also been with a group of friends and we are all very impressed by the food and atmosphere. The atmosphere is lovely and relaxing, gentle background music so... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Last December I wrote a similar review to "puzzled by reviews" under "disappointed" I have been back once and have to fully agree with the puzzled review. The place is scruffy and not that clean. The food is good but overpriced. The wine leaves a lot to be desired for the price. It is certainly not the top restaurant and... More

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Colchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went here purely on the basis of this being the top restaurant in the town on Trip Advisor. This is in a tatty location on a scruffy street, which the place can't help, but surely they can do better than a broken plant pot and a cheap mat as an entrance. The grey/brown carpet desperately needed cleaning and the less... More

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suffolk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Hi at long last Stowmarket has a lovely place where you can have a fantastic meal!!! i have lived in Stowmarket for 11 years and was always disappointed with the towns restaurants and then we found this little gem! The menu was varied and the meals that were had were very flavourful and and of a high standard! The owners... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Had an absolutely super dinner at Winchester's a few weeks ago. I had the meat balls with pasta which was just delicious. I'm very partial and particular about this simple dish which I have had many times in the USA and Italy. Wendy's dish was just so with moist, tasty meat balls cooked in a lovely piquant sauce. The house... More

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