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The Old Vine

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8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
+44 1962 854616
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an evening meal with friends on a Saturday evening. The service was almost flawless through the evening apart from a couple of minutes when the secondary waiter suggested we had to go to the bar for more drinks, but this was efficiently sorted. The food was top end pub food throughout (think gastropub may be pushing it). Very few... More 

Thank Paul N
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I decided to visit here after seeing the good reviews. We went on a Friday evening and found the bar to be busy but not overcrowded. We were told to go through right on time at 6-30 and given a lovely table next to the fireplace. I must say the surroundings were wonderful with lovely ambient light... More 

Thank daren d
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on spec for table for one on a fairly busy evening and was shown to a spacious quiet table. Service excellent, decent draught Moretti and good food. Chicken skewers looked a little charred but added to taste and was very good. Main was salmon on bed of greens and mashed potato in miso broth. Probably the nicest thing... More 

Thank MikeW642
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch yesterday at The Old Vine for 4 adults and 1 toddler - overall an underwhelming experience. We arrived on time to be told by the barman that children weren't allowed in the restaurant and that they would make up the family room for us. This was a 3 table room out the back of the pub, with... More 

Thank Paul M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Vine provides a menu with a wide variety to suit most tastes and preferences. I selected the .Steak,.Ale and Mushroom Pie; Which was good. Friends chose the burger option. The wine list is reasonable and we enjoyed a good Sauvignon Blanchard from Chile. Good food with adequate service in a prime position adjacent to the Cathedral.

Thank Graham C
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A shopping / sightseeing trip with a 'half time' stop at the Old Vine which turned out to be a fab idea! A good pint of very local beer 'Saxon' & a Mediterranean sharing plate was a great start followed by the Beef & Ale pie, Clare had the Burger with Bacon & the very attentive staff took empty plates... More 

Thank garynclare
Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a treat from my son and his girlfriend, who gave us some vouchers as a present. This is a beautifully situated restaurant in the middle of the city next door to the Cathedral. My partner and I have lived here all our lives and have watched The Vine undergo many changes. It has a lovely friendly atmosphere and... More 

Thank MimE6715
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good selection of high class food, we chose sausage rolls and two desserts. Sausage rolls are expensive but outstanding warmed up came with chutney too! Banoffee pie could be better but still enjoyable. Steam pudding stunning thanks to staff recommendations. Service very helpful and polite! Only flaw was.. Coffee was very poor - I am trained to make coffees... More 

Thank Hambos35
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a call from here to confirm my booking. First time ever from anywhere. I thought, that's nice. However when we arrived at 7.30pm and found the place full already we realised that if we hadn't wanted our table they could have filled it with ease, over and over again. What a busy place. And, as each table emptied, another... More 

Thank Vivelafrancetoday
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed the night in one of the beautiful rooms, it was very spacious and comfortable!! The service was excellent and the lady who took us to our room was very welcoming! We found the shower to be a bit of a problem, all of the water went ether side of you and it was hard to wash your hair.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?