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Winchester's Wine Bar

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Ipswich Street | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AB, England
01449770023
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been meaning to visit here for ages , so glad we finally made the effort lovely little place and made to feel most welcome by Wendy and her husband

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Thank louise h
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was advised to book to go here, so we did. I was given the impression on the phone that this was necessary. We didn't doubt this as reviews are great, pics on line look good. We arrived to an empty restaurant with furniture and decor that looks as if its from a naff taxi rank waiting room - harsh, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant. Fantastic new menu. Loved the giant seafood platter! Excellent meal yet again. Another bottle of the 'Black Craft' truly amazing wine to compliment a wonderful venue! Thanks to Wendy and Alan. Don't forget Wendy's, bespoke modern quintessential English silver jewellery😄 with a twist. Very special.

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Thank Robert C
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It's been a while since we visited Winchesters and our recent visit was no disappointment. We took friends too and they were impressed. The food was outstanding, all freshly prepared, good quality and well presented. Service faultless, a friendly atmosphere in a quiet and secluded location. Alcohol wise - I must recommend The Winchester cocktail. Not for the faint hearted... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This a small family wine bar, bistro who pay attention to detail and a personal interst in their customers. We phoned late in the day and they managed to find space for us. All the food is freshly cooked to order. Wendy herself makes the focaccia and is some of the best focaccia we have tasted including in Italy where... More 

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Thank Ian S
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Visited on a Saturday night, party of three. Very friendly and welcoming. Prompt service, but not rushed at all. Wide variety of both food and wine. Very accommodating to small menu changes (ie I swapped mash for potatoes). Lots of options for people with different dietary requirements. Tucked away location so very relaxing. Would recommend the Garlic Mushrooms on Ciabatta... More 

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Thank Lesley M
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

A calm friendly atmosphere presided over by the hosts who recommend excellent wine. We just go to sit and chill.

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Thank Jill G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Since we moved to Stowmarket from East Sussex Winchester's Wine Bar and Bistro has been a haven of delicious food, fine wines (reasonably priced) and warm welcome! You'd be a fool to eat anywhere else. Wendy and Allan are the perfect hosts.

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Thank Linda T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I visited here on a Friday evening for a friends birthday. There were 5 of us and in total and I would say overall we all had a really great experience, the owners went out of their way to make sure that we had a great time. We were given Prosecco on arrival before being sat down, we were then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Had an absolutely eye opening, awe inspiring wine tasting evening trying wines out of my comfort zone as well as favourites and was pleasantly surprised! Very attentive service, will definitely be going back again! Excellent value for money too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Cuisine
British, Wine Bar, International, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Street | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: 01449770023

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