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The St James Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE, England
+44 1962 861288
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten brunch here many times before and been happy with what we have been given. However on this visit, we weren't made to feel welcome. The pub was empty but the coffees still took a long time to arrive and then were cold. The breakfast was then cold. I had the eggs benedict, and whilst I understand that... More 

Thank Frank51N47R4
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Excellent pub food, excellent service. Sat in a cosy corner by the fire - great winter pub. Lamb shank and burger both delicious

Thank emilycorinne
Southampton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

This is the second year we've been for a Christmas lunch, and again it was superb. The staff were all lovely, helpful and friendly, there is a lovely atmosphere there as well. We all had a great time and would recommend it.

Thank MaryB207
Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Came here for our works Xmas party... good food and great service... we were given a room upstairs and the girls were kept very busy with our drink orders... would definitely come back

Thank twiglet1978
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit to the St. James tavern and as before it was wonderful. The food was delicious but was trumped by the fantastic service we received. The girl serving us was new but you couldn't tell with how confident she was! It was a lovely evening in a cosy pub. The only bad thing I have to... More 

Thank Magalij92
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

What an excellent place to visit. The food was excellent, the same add were lovely and friendly and stopped to have a conversation with you which is a rarity these days! The only thing I will say is I was disappointed by their herbal teas. Not as much flavour as there should have been. Absolutely lovely place and will be... More 

Thank tala-mae123
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The menu is small but homemade burgers are great! Food is fresh and there is plenty of drinks to choose from. Relaxing and friendly atmosphere

Thank Marta R
Winchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a great favourite with the locals. The food is on the expensive side but there is alot of variety and they have a gluten free menu, almost identical to the normal menu so a good call for anyone needing a gluten free diet. The staff are absolutely lovely, but not very knowledgeable on drinks - you forgive them... More 

Thank LightsSpotter
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Working in Winchester this week I visited as recommended in the Good Beer Guide. This is a Wadworths pub with the Devizes beers prominent of which I found Horizon to be well kept and very much to my taste. Guest beers too are available with an Oakham beer beautifully kept with typical hoppiness . Excellent. Food refers to the Hampshire... More 

Thank MartynGriffiths
Southampton, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Just 5 min walk from both the train station or the city centre but well worth it. Great selection of beers fantastic atmosphere,good friendly and helpful staff. Good surroundings and although we didn't eat the food looked very good.

Thank Whitty85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 861288

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