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Winchester's Wine Bar

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European, Bistro, Continental, Wine Bar
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7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
01449770023
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Hidden Gem of Stowmarket

Once again had an excellent meal last Saturday. I have visited the Wine Bar for lunch, dinner and just for drinks since it opened nearly 3 years ago! Never felt uneasy on going in on my own. Wendy and Alan excellent hosts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Lesley M
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Tiny place but friendly staff plenty of different wines they try to stock local or ones less likely to be in supermarkets limited tapas style menu I didn't eat here although what I saw looked nice

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Once again had an excellent meal last Saturday. I have visited the Wine Bar for lunch, dinner and just for drinks since it opened nearly 3 years ago! Never felt uneasy on going in on my own. Wendy and Alan excellent hosts.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been visiting the wine bar since it opened. Have always enjoyed my visits and have never felt awkward going in on my own. Always a good atmosphere. Usually like to have lunch there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Normally go for drinks and nibbles,but have eaten here also lunch and evenings.very pleased with service.Alan and Wendy are fantastic hosts and make you so welcome.highly recommended

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Stowmarket
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I always used to walk by Winchesters wine bar thinking it was just to have a drink and a snack. Wish I'd have gone in a year ago! It's not just that the food is beautifully prepared and fresh but the attention to detail is amazing. The people that own and run this bistro really care about the customers and... More 

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Drinkstone
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been here several times with other people but this was the first for lunch - so I thought it worth another review. You can work out whether we enjoyed it or not when I report that we had a very relaxed lunch over about 3hr. The menu is a truncated version of the dinner menu but there was a... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have eaten at Winchesters numerous times and ways received a fabulous friendly service. The choice of wine and advise is exemplary. The food is fantastic and freshly cooked. A welcoming, friendly atmosphere and always good value. We highly recommend this Jewell of stowmarket.

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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We have enjoyed numerous meals here and have always been impressed by the quality of the food, the excellent choice of wines and the friendly warmness of the attentive staff and owners. I have read a recent review and believe that his was a malicious attack as the prices here are fair. We recently had a meal in London that... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went to this restaurant as a family of eight, including a 5 and 7 year old and asked for mixed platters. These were provided with just one bread roll per person, total cost £60. Not bad for eight I know per head but a lot of cheese and ham was left as there was a lack of bread. My... More 

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Wendy w, Owner at Winchester's Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Usually I am pleased to receive feedback, and where there are areas for improvement I can make changes. Your meal was on Friday 17th October, your review was submitted at the end of November... If you had a genuine issue why leave it 6 weeks before leaving a malicious and libelous review? You raised no issues at the... More 

Suffolk
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Winchester's is a great little wine bar, very convenient in the centre of town but tucked away off the high street (Ipswich St) in Old Fox Yard. Good to turn up just for a glass of wine (with recommendations offered if required) or for a relaxing and always good-quality meal . I feel totally comfortable popping in lunchtime or evening... More 

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Wendy w, Owner at Winchester's Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jenni for your kind review. As always it was a pleasure to see you. We are really pleased that you enjoy coming in both alone and with others. We'll look forward to seeing you and family very soon . Many thanks. Wendy :-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: 01449770023

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro, Continental, Wine Bar

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