The Old Vine’s Restaurant
The Old Vine’s reputation has been built on the quality of its food, and our kitchen won Hampshire Hospitality Awards for the past six years (most recently in 2014) 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. A list of Hampshire Food Heroes supplying the Old Vine can be viewed on the right.
Our menu, which changes regularly, 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 options are always available.
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 courtyard garden room is available for private use, and can seat up to 12 persons.
Breakfast is available only for hotel guests.
Christmas 2014: we are now taking reservations for the Christmas period.
In the restaurant we will accommodate parties of up to ten guests. A la carte, no set menu, and the menu will be published closer to the time. For those unfamiliar with the Old Vine’s style of cooking our current menu can be viewed using the links on the right-hand side of this page. The November/December menu will be in a similar style, with something for all tastes, but we won’t be offering traditional roast turkey and plum pudding!
The Little Minster Room will be available for larger group bookings during the forthcoming Christmas period. This is a conservatory-style private dining area, fully heated and with lots of natural light. Images of the room can be viewed on the Little Minster Room page.
Between 20 November and 23 December, in the Little Minster Room, for groups of between 11 and 14 guests, we will be offering a three-course set menu, four choices per course, at £25 per head including coffee and service.
If you would like to request a booking in the Little Minster Room, or a copy of the set menu, please email firstname.lastname@example.org supplying your contact name, contact telephone number, date of your reservation, preferred time and number of guests in your reservation.
Please note we will not accept telephone reservations for the Little Minster Room – only by email.
Policy on allergens: management, kitchen and front-of-house teams are allergy aware. Whilst every effort is made, when requested, to serve dishes as allergen-free cross-contamination risks cannot be eliminated entirely and therefore our food may be unsuitable for those with severe allergies or intolerances. Please ask to see our allergen-management documentation at the time of your visit. It is also advisable to warn us of any special dietary requirements ahead of your visit; that way we can serve you better
Policy on children: kids over six are welcome in the restaurant at any time, and in the bar at lunchtimes and during the day. Children under six have use of the Little Minster Room, and outside spaces. Please note that, due to space restrictions, pushchairs cannot be accommodated indoors. A high chair is available for use in the Little Minster Room.
Policy on pets: pets are welcome in the bar and on the outside areas, but are not permitted in the restaurant or hotel rooms.
Wheelchair access: a ramp is available to enable wheelchair access through the restaurant door. Please ask a member of staff for assistance. Please note that only the main restaurant and bar are accessible to wheelchairs, and that the hotel, the courtyard room and toilets can only be reached through a set of steps where a ramp is not feasible.