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Winchester's Wine Bar

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Ipswich Street | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AB, England
+44 1449 770023
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A very quiet establishment and felt it lacked atmosphere, but there is a great selection of wine and easy to have an enjoyable evening.

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Thank Christopher A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful little place in a quiet location, the hosts are lovely and the wine is very reasonably priced with a good selection. They also have a selection of spirits and lagers.

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Thank Chloe L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place was a huge disappointment and I really feel like I missed out on whatever everyone else sees in it! After being advised to book, we arrived to a completely empty 'bar' which was decorated no better than a casual café and had no atmosphere at all. With stock left lying around and filthy cushions on the chairs, if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Been meaning to visit here for ages , so glad we finally made the effort lovely little place and made to feel most welcome by Wendy and her husband

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Thank louise h
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Was advised to book to go here, so we did. I was given the impression on the phone that this was necessary. We didn't doubt this as reviews are great, pics on line look good. We arrived to an empty restaurant with furniture and decor that looks as if its from a naff taxi rank waiting room - harsh, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant. Fantastic new menu. Loved the giant seafood platter! Excellent meal yet again. Another bottle of the 'Black Craft' truly amazing wine to compliment a wonderful venue! Thanks to Wendy and Alan. Don't forget Wendy's, bespoke modern quintessential English silver jewellery😄 with a twist. Very special.

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Thank Robert C
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

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 

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1 Thank Julie G
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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 

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Thank Ian S
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 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 

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Thank Lesley M
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A calm friendly atmosphere presided over by the hosts who recommend excellent wine. We just go to sit and chill.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 31
Cuisine
British, Wine Bar, International, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ipswich Street | Ipswich Street, Stowmarket IP14 1AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Stowmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1449 770023

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?