A warm welcome to our beautiful Winchester hotel, bar and restaurant in the heart of England’s ancient capital
Located right in the heart of historic Winchester you’ll find us in a Grade II listed building that’s steeped in character and charm. Our cosy 18th-century inn, with its gnarled oak beams and roaring log fire, is a relaxed, friendly place to get together for lunch, supper or a drink in comfortable and stylish surroundings – we’re just a short walk from the cathedral, and perfectly placed for Winchester’s vibrant city centre, with its wonderful array of independent boutiques, first-rate restaurants and buzzing night-life. Winchester College, the university and historical sites such as Jane Austen’s house and the Great Hall are only a short walk away.
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.
If you have an enquiry about a guest room or the restaurant, or would like to make a booking, then please email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you right away (email is preferred, as we can’t always answer the phone, particularly during a busy service); or call +44 (0)1962 854616, leaving a voicemail if necessary.
You’ll love the interesting selection of local real ales and carefully chosen wines in our traditional oak-beamed bar; delicious home-cooked food, much of it locally sourced and seasonally balanced, in the relaxed yet elegant surroundings of our restaurant; a crackling log fire in winter; a sunny, flower-filled patio in summer (100% smoke-free); and friendly, helpful staff. Your four-legged friends are welcome in the bar, too!
So whether your visiting our lovely city for pleasure, stopping over on business, or taking a break on the way to a cruise from Southampton, you can be sure of warm hospitality and a delightful 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 land on which the Old Vine now stands has had a colourful 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’s history – to read his compelling account please click here