A warm welcome to our beautiful Winchester hotel, bar and restaurant in the heart of England’s ancient capital
This Grade II listed 18th-century inn is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings – moments away from the serene beauty of Winchester Cathedral, and conveniently located in Winchester’s vibrant city centre, with its first-rate shopping, restaurants, bars and bustling night-life.
The Old Vine was awarded Bronze in the Tourism Pub of the Year category and Highly Commended in the Guest Accommodation category for The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014/15, celebrating the best in tourism and hospitality throughout the region.
Excellent real ales and fine wines in our cosy, oak-beamed bar; delicious food in the relaxed yet elegant surroundings of our award-winning restaurant; a roaring log fire in winter; a sunny, flower-filled terrace in summer (100% smoke-free); and friendly, helpful staff.
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 hotel accommodation located in central Winchester, Hampshire – now featuring in the AA’s Highly Commended category of accommodation providers who go the extra mile.
A history of the Old Vine: the plot of land on which the Old Vine now stands has had a chequered history, from Saxon and Norman Royal Palace to Royal Castle and thence to private occupation in the mid-13th century and a tavern in the mid-14th century (which is actually below ground in what is now the cellar and office, and was reached by a stairway from ground level). Local historian Mr Paul Poornan has made an extensive study of the Old Vine’ history – to read his full, fascinating account, please click here