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Winchester's Wine Bar

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French, International, European, British, Wine Bar
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7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
01449770023
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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Brilliant Italian food and wine

Interesting wine list, with some unusual wines from Puglia, and delicious freshly-made bruschetta, beautifully presented. A very pleasant little place to eat and drink alone or with friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mrshopkins1234
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting wine list, with some unusual wines from Puglia, and delicious freshly-made bruschetta, beautifully presented. A very pleasant little place to eat and drink alone or with friends.

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1 Thank mrshopkins1234
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Winchester is located off the main street serving uncomplicated food , perfectly cooked. The service was attentive and friendly and although they had run out of mushrooms there were quite a few dishes to choose from . The pea , broad bean pasta dish was superb as was the beef chilli. The wine list was average but the wine... More 

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2 Thank david p
UK
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We all had a lovely evening, the service and food was outstanding. We would all highly recommended, for any occasion. Thank you Alan & Wendy, you are the perfect host's. The Venue is good for family and couples.

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3 Thank daviesbubbles
Stowmarket
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

What a lovely place so chilled . Brilliant music choices and a wonderful range of wines. You must visit this place it is so unusual and such a friendly welcome.

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3 Thank Linds F
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Went because it had a very good Trip Advisor write-up - not disappointed. Really welcoming and keen to make your visit a pleasure. Always a good sign when the menu has at least four things to tantalise the taste buds. All food prepared on site I had the chilli con carne made with chunks of brisket rather than proverbial mince.... More 

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3 Thank Mike B
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Tucked away of the high street in Old Fox Yard is Winchesters Wine Bar and Restaurant. An unpretentious and modest establishment with a seating capacity of 20 or less offering a menu of interesting dishes including pasta, salads and hot cuisine. No rush from placing order to being served, good timing between servings and delicious food when it arrived. Three... More 

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3 Thank PJ S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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1 Thank 619debbie
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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3 Thank Lesley M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 Thank ann w
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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 - 36
  • Cuisine: French, International, European, British, Wine Bar

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