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Winchester's Wine Bar

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French, International, European, Bistro, Wine Bar
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7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
01449770023
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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
Perfect simple lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Mike B
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Winchester's Wine Bar

Address: 7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
Phone Number: 01449770023
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
Cuisine: French, International, European, Bistro, Wine Bar

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, International, European, Bistro, Wine Bar

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