The Old Vine in Winchester is a Grade II listed building that offers comfortable guest accommodation, tasty food and a relaxing place to sit and enjoy a drink in a convivial atmosphere.
We offer three double rooms, one twin/double room, a luxurious top-floor suite which commands a breath taking view of Winchester cathedral, and a beautifully appointed self-contained apartment (the Designers Guild Annexe) that’s perfect for families and for extended breaks. Breakfast can be delivered to your room at no extra charge, or enjoyed in our oak-beamed restaurant overlooking Winchester cathedral green.
Our restaurant can comfortably accommodate tables of up to ten guests as one party; for larger groups, the Little Minster conservatory room is available for private use, and can seat up to 14 persons. Lunch includes light bites, soup and sandwiches made from freshly cut, locally baked bread – the best bread in Hampshire, in our opinion. Try our famous fish finger sandwich – the ultimate in comfort food – or perhaps an Old Vine steak and ale pie made with local Saxon Bronze ale.
Our menu, which changes regularly, ranges from hearty pub food and tasty bistro classics to delicious fresh fish and seasonal specials showcasing the best produce from the south of England and elsewhere in the UK. Vegetarian options are always available. As we prepare the majority of our food from scratch dietary requirements, such as gluten-free, can be accommodated. Notice is appreciated, but not essential.
Feeling peckish? How about some mixed nuts, olives, crisps, or maybe something from the bar menu? Or perhaps a scrumptious afternoon tea of fluffy scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, served in the bar every day during summer from 3pm until 6pm?
Our cosy bar retains all the charming period features of an 18th-century building, with contemporary style courtesy of Design House. Relax over a glass of fine wine or a refreshing pint of real ale (Saxon Bronze always on hand pump, with three guest ales on rotation). Real ale buffs might like to know that the quality of our beer is guaranteed by Cask Marque. Also, we’re in the Good Beer Guide for 2015, and are members of Camra’s LocAle scheme, which recognises our support of local brewers.
We are in an ideal location for exploring Hampshire and are only moments from Winchester Cathedral, shops, restaurants, bars and college. Whether exploring our beautiful city at leisure, passing through on business, or stopping over on the way to a cruise from Southampton, you can be sure of superb hospitality and a memorable stay in our beautifully presented, four star inn located in central Winchester, Hampshire - now featuring in the AA’s Gold Award category of accommodation providers who go the extra mile.
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Rates: From £120 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
Children are welcome.
Sorry, no pets.
Complimentary on street car parking.
Complimentary Wi-Fi/internet access.
AA Four Star Inn Gold Award.
Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014/15: Highly Commended in the “Guest Accommodation” category: Bronze in “Tourism Pub of the Year” category.
Trip Advisor Five Star Certificate of Excellence.