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The Old Vine

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
+44 1962 854616
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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San Marcos, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reservations recommended in summer months, but we fid9have reservation and they sat us right away anyway. Very fresh and healthy menu. Great old building with historical significance. A must for weekend visit.

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Thank Stacie78666
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a place really freindly and relaxing good range of wines. Very oldie worldy lovely place to chill with a drink. Would go back again the service was good and the staff made us feel welcomed.

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Thank Baldy M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dog friendly, great club sandwich, which with side order of chips is big enough to share, good location in the centre of town and yards from the Cathedral. Perfect for the brief visit we needed.

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Thank Stephen P
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old building, varied menu, food good, staff attentive. Half of the pub was sectioned off for a wedding so very busy.

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Thank Christine071249
Ashdod, Israel
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Vine is a nice bar-restaurant; located adjacent to Winchester Cathedral, on a side alley from old towns' main street. The atmosphere is friendly; relaxed and cozy, also thanks the special décor of the place, including use of wooden beams on the ceiling. The restaurant serves a nice selection of both local traditional and specials dishes. The dishes were... More 

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Thank gabizolt
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though I have been to Winchester several times this was my first visit to The Old Vine and my friends had chosen it for lunch. It was very busy, the staff were friendly and welcoming. I had soup to start with, a very large bowl, probably enough for a main course, with bread. The main dish was a steak and... More 

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Thank Huggles2013
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the Vine, proper pub with excellent food always served with a smile. We really love the Sunday Roasts and go at least once a month. Great real ales and puddings

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Thank Stephen-Brady79
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had two meals in two days, one of them just two starters instead of a main as the choices looked sooo tempting ! Excellent service as well. Thank you!

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Thank nnchum
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food , good atmosphere, they allow dogs inside and serve Timothy Taylor's "Landlord" bitter! Situated close to city centre just off the Cathedral Green.......wonderful situation.

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

Thank you! And happy new year. More 

London
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, well worth the downsides we experienced ... If you have children you're in the back room, fine. Wife entered with our daughter after I'd booked a table and before she spoke was told "family room is full" - no "can I help you?" Or "have you booked?" No children option, fine. But when we asked for peas instead... More 

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

I'm sorry for the poor impression you were left with - I agree that a more welcoming manner is called for. I will write a memo reminding front-of-house staff of the need for this. At this busy time of year the head chef has asked us not to agree to any swaps with the food - I know that swapping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $24
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
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
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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: +44 1962 854616
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?