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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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here following the good rating it had on Tripadvisor. The pub is in a very pretty location in Winchester near the cathedral. The meal was fine but nothing to get too excited about. The man on the table next to ours had ordered fishcakes which seemed to come with peas, carrots and a salad. Odd. My lambshank was okay,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a meal for two bought as a fixed price offer as we were staying upstairs. The restaurant is slightly separate from the bar but shares the buzz and atmosphere. The menu was pretty straightforward, though the tasty blue cheese soufflé I had to start was more unusual (wife had breaded prawns and sweet chilli). We then had steak... More 

Thank Maxi1750
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and helpful staff, good choice of food on the menu, warm and cosy, range of beers and wine very good, couldn't manage a dessert as to stuffed from main course

Thank stevensaacg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in on Sunday lunchtime, however the place was packed, therefore we came back later for Dinner. We didn't book but managed to get a table for two. Beware, the portions are huge. We shared a starter of duck salad, which was delicious. I had the cod and my husband had the pie. Both meals were very good. The... More 

1 Thank M S
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old pub we both had a ploughman's lunch and it was huge can get very busy so be prepared for a little wait food was excellent and the Gin and Tonic wasn't bad either

Thank Martin S
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on others reviews, we decided to try the Old Vine for a pre-dinner drink. It wasn't at all what we were expecting. It is slightly quirky but lacking in atmosphere and was really quite cold when we were there.

Thank SJT2017
Cheraw, SC
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278 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great choice! We has Sunday lunch here, and the place was packed. They do take reservations, so if you know in advance you want to eat here for Sunday dinner I do recommend reservations. We were able to find a very small table quickly, and shifted to a nicer window table when it became available. The restaurant is... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good but the staff and atmosphere are not so...we waited an eternity to be served and each time the waiter kept messing up our drinks orders. Very cramped conditions and the bathroom could do with regular cleaning.

Thank catp79
Romsey, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reviewed The Old Vine before as it is one of our favourite eateries in Winchester. We dined their today with two veggie meals and a scampi and chips which were excellent, together with the friendly efficient service and nice pub atmosphere. However, a minor word of warning. I highly recommended their fish finger sandwich previously but when I... More 

Thank looe97
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice service and delicious food. Very accommodating to give us a reservation at short notice. Wine and food menus are a little limited. We all had the avocado and crayfish entree and then a selection of the mussels, salmon and lamb shanks. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing Sunday lunch.

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?