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“Quirky and good” 4 of 5 stars
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The Wykeham Arms
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester SO23 9PE, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Winchester
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Quirky and good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We booked for our 15th anniversary and searched the net for a small hotel with old style character. The pub/hotel/inn looked the ticket on the web and did not disappoint. It is an eclectic collection of all things to do with the military, cathedral and college along with great caricatures etc. We booked the Beaufort room on the 3rd floor, which was very well presented with a modern bathroom- including slipper bath. Warning- the floorboards creak like mad-just part of a 275 yr old building- probably not great for those 1 floor below!
We loved the small city area and the walks along the water meadows in spring and summer would be great if not flooded.
The sunday lunch was very tasty- recommend booking. The bar was well stocked - as it should be and the beer offered a good choice. Breakfast provided the full choice and didn't disappoint. Staff were very friendly and attentive.
We had a good time.
Only little niggle was the incessant swearing of one mourner at a wake in the bar on Monday afternoon-we moved in the end.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We came across this pub purely by chance when visiting Winchester, as it started raining. The inside was warm and cosy with two log fires and so many pieces of memorabilia to look at with books to read. It was really busy but we found a seat and enjoyed their real ales. The food tables looked beautifully laid but we did not eat. It was a really interesting place and we will definitely go back next time we're in Winchester.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in one of the single rooms which was small, comfortable and quirky. The complimentary drinks tray was more comprehensive than usual, with fresh milk in a mini-fridge, and the toiletries were lovely. On the downside, the radiator was full of air and although someone did come to bleed it as soon as I asked, it still seemed cold afterwards and I was glad of the hot water bottle in the wardrobe! This room wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility problems as it was at the top of a steep, narrow staircase.

Breakfast was very tasty although relatively small portions. I didn't have the opportunity to try the restaurant in the evening but it looked and smelled great.

Unfortunately it's not possible to leave your car beyond check-out time which made for a bit of a stressful last morning and late arrival at my course after I was directed to the wrong public car park! Perhaps I should have realised this would be the case when I arrived given the very limited parking, but it would have been good to know before I booked.

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I went with my boyfriend on a really cold wet windy day over Christmas, we made reservations in the bar area as we had the dog with us. It is a really old school pub, but we liked that, especially when the weather is horrid, it's really cosy. I read a lot of the reviews on the food and I would say if you are going an expecting pub grub then you will be disappointed. They serve restaurant food, we have 3 course each everything we ordered was FAB! The wine is also very very good.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Firstly this is my favourite pub ever. Beautiful setting, quirky inside, fabulous range of wines and beers . However please brace yourselves for a sour reaction if you want to have just a tea or coffee and 'Paul' is on duty. Twice now we have had the audacity to just want a hot drink and twice now body language from the (I believe) bar manager which could curdle the milk!

Come on... Don't let the service spoil this gem in Winchester.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Delicious food, well priced. Very cosy and traditional pub decor set in a pretty building in one of the best parts of Winchester. We didn't stay in a room, simply had a meal there. Traditional food with a modern twist. Great service. Friendly atmosphere. Would definately go again.

Room Tip: Didn't book a room. Meal only.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed for one night. The staff was very welcoming. The room was very nicely appointed. We had a great dinner with local produce at the restaurant. Breakfast was included in the room rate and was excellent. The pub room is very nice, too, with open fires and lots of space. I would return at any time.
The hotel is well situated in relation to the historic city cent (about 5 minutes by foot).

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester SO23 9PE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Winchester
#5 Business Hotel in Winchester
#5 Luxury Hotel in Winchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wykeham Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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