We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Winchester's Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$
European, Bistro, Continental, Wine Bar
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
01449770023
Website
Add hours for Winchester's Wine Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Best place to eat and drink in Stowmarket (in my opinion)

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
ann w
,
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Drinkstone
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 2
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 2
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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 

Travelers who viewed Winchester's Wine Bar also viewed

 

Been to Winchester's Wine Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 - 38
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro, Continental, Wine Bar

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Winchester's Wine Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?