The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester The Old Vine - Accommodation Bar Restaurant Winchester

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 Winchester Cathedral, and conveniently located in Winchester’s vibrant city centre, with its first-rate shopping, restaurants, bars and bustling night-life. Winchester College, the university and historical sites such as 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 the Old Vine Reservations team at reservations@oldvinewinchester.com and we’ll get back to you right away (email is preferred, as we can’t always answer the phone, particularly during busy periods); or call +44 (0)1962 854616, leaving a voicemail if necessary.

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

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30 August 2015

We're very excited to welcome back some long-term clients (now very good friends) to the Old Vine this weekend.

They live in Canada, but have roots in Japan, so we thought some traditional Japanese tea wares, an "Ikebana" flower display and some fresh fruits would be a nice addition to their room.

There's also a bag of delicious little chocolates from "Chococo" on the High Street!
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29 August 2015

We love "Saxon Bronze" from Alfred's Brewery - it's our only permanent real ale at the Old Vine. Great to see them doing so well! ... See Less

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29 August 2015

Yes, I know, #nationaldogday was on Wednesday - but everyone loves pics of dogs!

Here are pub dogs Jack and Boris sunning themselves on the roof of their kennel, distant memory of this year's all-too-brief summer.

We also have up-to-date pictures of them looking very soggy and bedraggled!
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27 August 2015

Don't know about you, but all these pics for #nationalburgerday are making me hungry. I know what I'm having for dinner!

Anyway here is our little monster: spicy Louisiana patty from Uptons butchers, and a chewy pretzel bun. Chunky chips and crispy onion rings.

A moment on the lips....
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