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The Crown and Anchor

Bar, British, Pub
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168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
+44 1962 870074
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A friend and I visited this establishment recently to have a number of drinks and to watch the boxing. No one else, as far as I could tell, was showing it so we chose the Crown & Anchor! We were served with some alacrity, bearing in mind on the night in question was busy, and the service was impeccable! I... More 

1 Thank Simon Andrew J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited the Crown and Anchor in Winchester and had a drink and a meal. The staff were extremely welcoming, smiley and smart. I was shown to an available table and my order was taken very quickly, I ordered a drink which arrived with a lovely smile from Alicia and with my dietary requirements I can be a little... More 

Thank Anne-Marie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Such a great pub. Amazing people and staff, lovely atmosphere and great food! I come in here all the time and I absolutely love it!!

Thank Alicia S
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I have just witnessed something that has upset me and there was no need for it... Basically the two bar staff were scared of a sizeable house spider that was on the floor behind the bar, I offered to pick it up 3 times and take it outside and let it free...rather than let me do this they went and... More 

1 Thank schwantz3434
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Rude, unkind and unfriendly staff clearly with a chip on the shoulder. Won't ever attempt to go here again and won't recommend it. No one wanted to give us a table and it was made very clear that we were not welcome at this venue. No problem we took our money elsewhere. I did contact the pub to complain to... More 

1 Thank Mar1972
Kirsty W, Public Relations Manager at The Crown and Anchor, responded to this review

Hello! We're really sorry to hear about your negative experience with us! We're generally a very welcoming establishment and would love the chance to change your opinion of us, our landlady and all of us take complaints very seriously and are disappointed that you had such a bad time. I hope you'll give us a chance to change your mind,... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The bottom end of the city has a choice of eating places, so it's all a tad competitive. We chose this one partly based on price and menu, but mainly the garden. It was a very hot day. We were greeted by the most delightful barmaid who called us "hon" with such affection. She is a real ambassador for the... More 

Thank Adrian H
United Kingdom
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

The Crown and Anchor is a traditional English pub located on the High Street opposite the Abbey Gardens and near the King Alfred statue. There is patio seating which is a great place to have a pint. The pub plays music from a local radio station, shows Sky Sports and has a pool table. The pub is popular with both... More 

Thank Macon F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Nice food and good service but disappointed that it has changed since the last time we visited. They used to have a much more extensive menu with lots of fish on it but now its Green King chain so normal every day pub grub. Still nice though so this is a positive review.

Thank monkeyoxrat
New Milton, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Whilst visiting Winchester for the day,used this pub for lunch time meal and refreshment.It is a Green King Public house.Great food and service very good by friendly staff.Highly recommend.

Thank jantre
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

On a rainy, windswept day shopping in Winchester we tried this pub for lunch. It was our first time visiting so finding a good place to eat can be a bit hit and miss but we hit lucky here. The lighting in both rooms around the bar are quite distinctive looking like something that was put into the Turner prize... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $17
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 870074
A Traditional British pub serving Great British Food. Under new management, with a new menu and great deals. Come and try us for a great evening out or a great meal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?