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The Old Vine

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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, European, Gastropub
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8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This pub is situated in a quiet location but only a minute from the cathedral and shops. The meals are extremely generous and the staff friendly and helpful. I will definitely going again.

Thank Caryn G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed as well as enjoying a late lunch, Friendly staff, lovely surroundings. The traditional interior was a welcome cool environment after a long, hot drive to Winchester. Limited menu as we arrived late for lunch but still no issue getting something we liked look of. Decent G&T menu promoted but would have been nice to get it a little... More 

Thank Blanc74
Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good and pleasant place to eat. Local dishes . Fish were tasty and fresh, soups were superb. 4 people for 80 GBP is fair for the good food that was served . Highly recommend .

Thank erez b
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had our Saturday evening meal in The Old Vine. The service was good with a tasty menu. A variety of starters on offer with good wines. Nothing too much trouble for the staff. Very enjoyable evening with friends.

Thank SomersetSwede
Jersey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good meal, both starter & main courses very good, service was good friendly and good value for money. Overall very happy and would recommend.

1 Thank Miguel D
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely looking pub.. not impressed being charged £9.10 for 1 pint and a 1/2 .. when another customer gets 2 full pints for £10 .. won't be here again

Thank Steve-vicar
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your feedback. From your comments I can't be sure what you ordered, but a pint and a half of our most expensive beer (Hoegaarden) is £8.40. So it appears a staff member charged you incorrectly (probably for two pints, rather than a pint and half - easily done when the buttons for pint and half are next... More 

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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pint of Butcombe here, very well kept. We had lunch, a bit expensive but very nice, top quality ingredients. Word of warning though, even though they have Cask Marque sign outside and the QR code inside the pub, this place is NOT Cask Marque accredited, the code won't scan. Does make you wonder what else they're lying about.

Thank Nigel W
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

In reply to your comments: I've just come off the phone from Cask Marque: we most certainly ARE accredited, and have been for many years now. They are apparently experiencing some IT problems and not all accredited outlets are coming up on their website and app at the moment. They promise to have this rectified in the near future. Please... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used this restaurant to meet with a group of college friends. It was easy to reserve a table on line and they were flexible with our arrival time and numbers as we were unsure how many were attending. We were treated well, served efficiently but not rushed in anyway.The food was fabulous. We all had different things and we... More 

Thank Clairelfletcher
theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much! I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Winchester on the spur of the moment and decided to have lunch at The Old Vine. This is a hotel but also serves as a pub. My wife is vegetarian and choosey about her food but the ploughman's got a thumbs up. A good selection of salad with a light dressing together with Apple bread... More 

Thank MelkortheMighty
theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much! We hope to welcome you back soon. Pint glasses are often oversize, with markings below the top of the glass, so that a head can be accommodated. Without seeing the glass I can't be 100% sure but it's likely that the barman was pouring to the line. If not then you are fully within your rights to... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside the cathedral, across the green. Restaurant where you are wise to book or take a chance in the public bar, getting a table. Four good real ales. Excellent food including for veggies. Nice and friendly. Seats and tables outside for a sunny day and people watching.

Thank HitchinTiger
theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. Lovely to hear. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $26
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, European, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: 441962854616
This Grade II listed 18th-century inn is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings - moments away from Winchester Cathedral, and conveniently located in Winchester's vibrant city centre, with its first-rate shopping, restaurants, bars and bustling night-life. Winchester College, the university and historical sites such as the Great Hall are only a short walk away. The Old Vine was awarded Bronze in the Tourism Pub of the Year category and Highly Commended in the Guest Accommodation category for The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014/15, celebrating the best in tourism and hospitality throughout the region.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?