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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very near to the cathedral with handy access to the Christmas market this hotel provides an excellent venue for a lunch with friends. On busy days for a table in the restaurant it would be advisable to book. Service was superb and efficient. Meals were quite substantial and the starters would be quite sufficient for a light lunch. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Gillian C
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Vine used to be one of my husband's and my haunts when we lived in Winchester nine years ago. It's nice to know that, in an uncertain world, some things don't change. The quality of the food here is still excellent, the service is still top notch and the surroundings are still beautiful being historic and overlooking the... More 

Thank Judith G
theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

What a lovely compliment, thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments. We hope to welcome you back, hopefully sooner than in another nine years! More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the annex building at the old vine for 2 nights and had such a brilliant time. With my brother graduating at the cathedral we couldn't have been in a better location! We had dinner in the pub on the first night which was absolutely delicious and we had breakfast there both morning which was very nice as... More 

Thank Magalij92
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much - we hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Crestline, California
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111 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Located as close to the cathedral as you can get, a 2-minute walk to the High Street for shopping, people watching and restaurants, you'd be hard pressed to find a better location for visiting Winchester. The restaurant and the bar are very quaint and have old beamed ceilings that go along with the attractive old English look of the outside... More 

Thank Janet E
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. The Annexe is best for a couple with children, rather than all adults. As we specify on the website description there is a double bed and a single bed, and then after that we can set up an additional foldaway bed in the second... More 

Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights at the Old Vine in August and absolutely loved it! Beautiful rooms (we stayed in the Osbourne and Little room), great food, a comfortable and inviting bar and very friendly staff. And you can't beat the location, right next to the cathedral. We travel a lot and this ranks right up there with one of our... More 

Thank Maura568
theoldvine, General Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Wonderful! Come back soon! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I emailed to see if a reservation was required for a Saturday lunchtime and it was a good job we booked it! The staff were excellent and the menu was quite basic pub fayre but it was really tasty and even though they were busy we didn't have to wait long. Next time we're in Winchester we will go back!

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We spent a night here for my husband's birthday. From the moment we arrived we were looked after. From parking the car, to carrying bags which were heavy and a beautiful three course meal for dinner as well. Perfectly situated opposite the Cathedral and it was around the corner from the main street. We spent the morning taking a tour... More 

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theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thank you very much, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back soon! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Went to the cathedral for evensong then looked for somewhere to eat. The Old Vine is just as you leave the cathedral grounds and looks very pleasant and welcoming. We were not disappointed. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The menu is not overwhelming but has a reasonable choice for all including our two vegetarians. Food came quickly and was... More 

Thank Shaun M
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

One of the best ways of seeing the English at their best is to stay at a Bed and Breakfast and visit various other cafes, restaurants for meals. At Winchester, an ancient capital in the days of King Alfred, it's all so English, you keep expecting Jane Austen to walk in the front door. We stayed at Fizzy and Guy... More 

1 Thank Richard H
theoldvine, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thanks very much - that's more of the more poetic reviews I've seen lately, looks like the Jane Austen effect has struck again! More 

Noto, Italy
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This pub/restaurant at the end of the cathedral close in Winchester never fails to impress. My friend and I had a light bite lunch today. classified as a starter but I certainly couldn't have eaten a main course after it! For £6.95 I had steamed rolls filled with shredded duck (loads of it) with cucumber and spring onions in a... More 

Thank Jane E
theoldvine, Manager at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Thank you, that's great to hear! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of historic Winchester this charming eighteenth-century inn boasts five superbly appointed guest rooms, offering a superior level of comfort in stylish yet warm and restful surroundings. Four AA stars (Highly Commended for 2012); Hampshire Hospitality Award-winners since 2006 for the quality of food and drink; Cask Marque accredited for the quality of real ales. We're also in the Good Beer Guide! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Vine

Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester SO23 9HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Price Range: ₹ 7,732 - ₹ 16,752 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Vine 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Old Vine Hotel Winchester
The Old Vine Winchester, Hampshire
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“The dining room is good.”
 of 5 bubbles richardhM2376MO, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Osbourne & Little Room overlooks the Cathedral gardens”
 of 5 bubbles SandraC480, 11 Feb 2016 | Read review
“we stayed Nina Campbell ...had 2 beds and spacious ideal for small family.”
 of 5 bubbles tinahay980, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Nina Campbell is great for friends as it is a twin room with two double beds and is at the back of the pub so very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles D0ct0r46, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Very popular for Sunday Lunch, so its best to book before hand.”
 of 5 bubbles M3502CTrichardr, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
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