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Winchester's Wine Bar

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European, Continental, Bistro, Wine Bar
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7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
01449770023
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
the best place to eat in stowmarket

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
mandy s
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner had dinner at winchesters again We both had lovely game puddings and lovely wine that is always a high quality we are always happy to go to winchesters for a nice evening out

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

Dear Joel, thank you so much for the lovely review. I am very pleased that you enjoy the food here. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Take care and see you soon Wendy :-) More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious meal this evening (08.11.14) with personable service and charming atmosphere. We received a wine menu to chose from and were recommended a delicious bottle from their newly arrived selection. We also received a free taster which was equally as palatable. We were given free snacks to enjoy while reading their extensive menu of hearty Italian dishes.... More 

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

Dear Emily, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit, and glad that you enjoyed not just the food and drink but Al's magic tricks too!! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon Cheers Wendy :-) More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Been here many times now and so we were thrilled to hear that Allan and Wendy are now doing Sunday lunch. Yummy. The best roast beef dinner I've had in ages and hubby loved the venison. thanks guys, wonderful as always :-)

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

Dear YummySuffolk Thanks very much for such a lovely review. We have only recently begun doing Sunday lunches, so it's really great to have such lovely feedback. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We'll look forward to seeing you again very soon Wendy :-) More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went there for pre show drinks. Wine and service were very nice. Would score it a four if the venue wasn't in the courtyard and a little bigger.

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

Dear MancMark thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the wine and service. As a fairly new business we can't do anything yet about expanding to larger premises but this is something we very much hope to do at some stage in the future. In the meantime we are working on... More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great drinks, loving the new wine list and new additions to the menu and OH MY GOD the deserts are amazing! Can't wait to see Wendy and Allan again

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

Dear YvetteG Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoy your visits so much, and glad you are enjoying our new menu items and wine list, and particularly our new dessert menu!! Thanks a lot for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Hopefully we'll see you again very soon.... More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Myself and my partner have been visiting Winchesters since opening and have always been satisfied with both the food and atmosphere. The menu offers a good choice of freshly prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients which we like- we are working our way through trying the selection of wines they have! Definitely worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wendy w, Owner at Winchester's Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear JimmySmith thank you so much for such a lovely review, we are really pleased that you both enjoy your visits here. it's always good to see you. It's great that you enjoy our food and wine so much. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers 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 7 - 37
  • Cuisine: European, Continental, Bistro, Wine Bar

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