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From 12 April 2021 eateries will be able to serve food outdoors to their eagerly awaited customers. Are you excited for your next pub lunch? Below are some of the best pub gardens in Winchester to relax and order a long awaited pub favourite.

To make sure we’re keeping ourselves and others safe, continue to follow social distancing rules, wash your hands regularly and wear face coverings where necessary.

Plan ahead and check the websites of individual businesses before you go for booking information. Look out for the We’re Good to Go mark – it shows businesses that are operating in line with government and public health COVID guidance.

The Bishop on the Bridge

Perfectly situated on the bank of the River Itchen, enjoy a craft beer in the Bishop on the Bridge garden while browsing their menu of freshly prepared seasonal food to enjoy in the spring sunshine. Book your table now.

Alfie’s

Enjoy the pub experience you have missed in the great British outdoors at Alfies pub. Situated in the centre of Winchester, Alfie’s is the ideal spot for a long afternoon with friends or a spontaneous cocktail. Alfie’s are operating a first come first serve basis so there is no need to book.

The Bush Inn

A favourite with the locals The Bush Inn is eager to welcome you back. Enjoy their delicious menu and great drinks selection in their outside seating area. Book your table now.

The Cricketers

Have you been taking advantage of the brilliant takeaways available from the Cricketers in Alresford? Well now you can look forward to a visit with their garden reopening on 12 April – find out more here.

The Hampshire Bowman

Situated in picturesque Bishop’s Waltham, the Hampshire Bowman is excited to welcome you back to their garden. You and your four legged friend can just drop in and order your pub favourite.

The Kings Head

A much loved village pub, the Kings Head in Wickham has made a name for itself with its great home-cooked food, excellent real ales and friendly staff. Book yourself a table in the garden now.

The Running Horse

This stylishly restored village pub is the perfect venue for a leisurely drink or a superb meal with family and friends in their beautiful garden. Book your table in the garden now.

The King Alfred

Are you excited to sit in the King Alfred’s lovely pub garden with family or six friends (including you)? Book your table now as they expect to be very busy.

The White Horse

Enjoy the cosy laid-back atmosphere of the White Horse with their large garden and dining terrace which are a fantastic suntrap in the warmer months. Book your table now.

The Black Dog

From Friday 16 April the Black Dog will be open for outdoor dining. With a menu to suit everyone’s tastebuds – book your table and enjoy a relaxing time with you family or friends.

If you fancy a taste of restaurant dining…

Rick Stein

The Rick Stein restaurant in Winchester will be open from Thursday 15 April for outside dining – enjoy some of the freshest fish in classic seafood dishes with flavours inspired by travels abroad. Book your table now.

Cooked prawns on a plate

Are you gasping for a cocktail?…

Cabinet Rooms

From 15 April Cabinet Rooms will be serving drinks on the Discovery Centre Terrace from 6pm until 10pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy delicious cocktails in the centre of Winchester. Book your table now.

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