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 Highly Commended in the Guest Accommodation category for The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2013/14, 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.
Please follow this link for Christmas 2014 restaurant reservations.
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