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The Old Vine

Address: 8 Great Minster Street, Winchester, SO23 9HA
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The Old Vine is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed beautiful surroundings.

The Old Vine’s reputation has been built on the quality of its food, and our kitchen has won Hampshire Hospitality Awards for both this and its use of local produce – we are enthusiastic supporters of local food producers, and are members of Hampshire Fare, an umbrella organization dedicated to promoting quality local food in Winchester and further afield.

Our menu, which changes monthly, 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 and vegan options are always available. We can also cater for gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

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 Ringwood ale.

Our restaurant can comfortably accommodate tables of up to ten guests as one party; for larger groups, the Little Minster Room is available for private use and can seat up to 16 persons.

And we now serve delicious roasts on Sundays!

Please make reservations either via telephone or their website for meal bookings. Those looking for just a drink will be accommodated by staff on arrival. Outdoor tables for drinks can not be reserved.

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  • Monday – Saturday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
  • Sunday: 11.00am to 10.30pm


  • Monday – Friday: 12pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday: 12pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Limited bar menu available 3pm to 6pm Friday – Sunday inclusive

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  1. Wheelchair access available via a ramp – please ask staff for assistance
  2. No accessible toilets
  3. Children over 6 welcome in the restaurant at any time, and in the bar at lunchtimes and during the day
  4. Children under 6 have use of Little Minster Room. Highchairs available
  5. Pushchairs cannot be accommodated indoors
  6. Pets are welcome in the bar and outside areas
  7. Guide dogs permitted
  8. Wheelchair ramp to enable access to the main restaurant
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Arriving on the M3, come off at J11. Follow the signs for St Cross and the city centre. This will bring you along St Cross Road. Proceed for a mile or so. As you come into Winchester, look out for the Green Man pub on the right-hand side. Turn right here into St Swithun Street. Turn left at the bottom of the road into Symonds Street. At the fork at the end of the road take the left-hand exit into Little Minster Street.


The Old Vine is situated opposite Winchester Cathedral green and the City Museum, in an area known as the Square, a short stroll from the High Street. The Old Vine is the perfect base for guests visiting the Guildhall, the Cathedral, the Great Hall, Pilgrim’s School, Winchester College, the School of Art and the university. Winchester is also the perfect place to break your journey when taking a cruise from Southampton.


Winchester is one hour’s travel from London Waterloo, trains leave approximately every half hour. Winchester is also within easy reach by rail of Woking, Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. For timetable information call 08457 48 49 50.

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