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The Chestnut Horse

Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
+44 1962 779257
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (42 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (11 reviews)
“pudding” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a charming place. Its a delightful country pub with roaring log fires and a fabulous dining room. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. We started with drinks, yummy Hattingley local champagne, badger beer, hendricks...More

1  Thank KW65
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely village setting in Rural Hampshire. Pretty garden for summer use. Pleasant Staff, but we had to ask for the table to be cleared of its used glasses etc. and waited an unacceptably long time for water to be brought to the table. All of...More

Thank lynettejarvis1722
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took are friend after having a delicious meal here before Christmas. The Chestnut Horse lived up to our expectations. We all had a fantastic meal and our friends were very impressed, thank you to all the Chefs and staff for a lovely evening.

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Lunch menu contained several options, all very different from standard pub food. £12 mains £16 2 courses. Food excellent. Will be going back.

1  Thank Merv Q
Ben S, Owner at The Chestnut Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. See you again.

Reviewed 20 January 2018

OH took me out early this Saturday and what a lovely surprise. Greeted by smiley girl behind the bar. Had time to choose as got there 30 minutes before kitchens opened. Had a grazing platter of wasabi vodka beef with blue cheese - lovely. Now...More

1  Thank 1811splash
Ben S, Owner at The Chestnut Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your review! We know at our new menu tastings is always hard to pick a favourite. It is always nice to hear which one stands out to different people. We hope you can join us again soon - to find a new...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Used to go for pub lunches 15 - 20 years ago. Now totally changed to more of a restaurant. Limited menu at lunch time, but good value Mains £12 - 2 courses £16. Halibut and Braised Lamb were both excellent. So was warm chocolate mousse....More

1  Thank GPR871
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Big mistake in handing out 'review us on TripAdvisor' cards! I came here with partner for a romantic meal. My partner had to wait half an hour for her glass of wine. I then ordered another drink that was completly forgotten about. After going to...More

Thank gavilar
Ben S, Owner at The Chestnut Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

We are very sorry your service on this occasion was not as efficient as we would have liked. We have made some front of house changes and I assure you if you were to come back you would not be disappointed. We are very proud...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

My wife and I made an unplanned lunch stop at this lovely country pub. We were given excellent, friendly, attentive service and ate an excellent meal. My wife had the braised short-rib and I had the lamb, sitting next to an open log fire and...More

1  Thank Chris P
Ben S, Owner at The Chestnut Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We have many events coming up including a Valentine's Day special 6 course menu, so we hope you can visit us again soon. Cheers,

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times over the years and has always been very good. Went for lunch with my partner recently and we found the food to be less than satisfactory. We ordered fish and chips which came out with a dry chicken nugget sized...More

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Ben S, Owner at The Chestnut Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Please let us know when you came in as we have not had fish and chips on the menu for some time. When it was on the menu, it is prepared fresh every day and the fish is filleted by hand by our chefs, which...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We booked a family meal on New Years Day for 9 family members but the meal was a real disappointment sadly. A very limited menu really and it was still basically a Christmas menu. At two courses for £20 or three for £25, this was...More

Thank Jonathan W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Easton Lane, Winchester SO21 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 779257
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Set in the heart of the Itchen Valley, The Chestnut Horse is a hidden gem.A traditional 16th Century English pub serving local, fresh produce, hand picked fine wines and award winning beer with friendly, attentive yet not obtrusive service.The Chestnut Horse can cater for all occasions an intimate meal to wedding celebrations!!Well behaved children and dogs are more than with plenty of treats for our two and four legged friends!!
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