Food and drink
Drawing on its rural resources, the ancient capital of England enjoys a growing reputation for local produce and fine fare, endorsed by the size and popularity of its thriving monthly farmers' market.
The Winchester District is home to a number of award-winning pubs and restaurants, so once you've sampled the best of the city, be sure to follow your tastebuds out into the surrounding villages for a complete gourmet experience.
Hampshire Hospitality Award-winners announced for 2013-14
Take a look at our list of award-winners and book a fine dining experience.
Take a look at the Good Food Hampshire website for a host of food experiences and events – from Michelin star dining in Petersfield to feeding the giraffes at Marwell Wildlife, near Winchester. Find out more about local producers, provenance, seasonality and get some ideas for foodie breaks.
Take a look at the Good Food Hampshire leaflet below, alternatively click here to download the pdf.
We are a Fairtrade City
Fairtrade means better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for small farmers and their workers in the developing world, and indeed everywhere.
As a Fairtrade City, Winchester has joined with over 500 towns in the UK in pledging to do what they can to support Fairtrade and promote the Fairtrade Mark. This means it can add its voice to demands for a trade system that puts people, not profit, at the heart of the transaction.