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Winchester's Wine Bar

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7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, England
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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Julie G
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ian S
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lesley M
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jill G
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5 reviews
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.

Thank Linda T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank parsley1962
2 reviews
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.

Thank Anne L
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Interesting wine list, with some unusual wines from Puglia, and delicious freshly-made bruschetta, beautifully presented. A very pleasant little place to eat and drink alone or with friends.

1 Thank mrshopkins1234
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Winchester is located off the main street serving uncomplicated food , perfectly cooked. The service was attentive and friendly and although they had run out of mushrooms there were quite a few dishes to choose from . The pea , broad bean pasta dish was superb as was the beef chilli. The wine list was average but the wine... More 

2 Thank david p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We all had a lovely evening, the service and food was outstanding. We would all highly recommended, for any occasion. Thank you Alan & Wendy, you are the perfect host's. The Venue is good for family and couples.

3 Thank daviesbubbles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $33
Wine Bar, International, Mediterranean, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Old Fox Yard | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, 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?