The Old Vine Winchester is a hotel, bar and restaurant with bags of history. It’s a Grade II listed building and an 18th-century inn complete with original oak beams, log fires and on Great Minster Street is well within the vicinity of everything that Winchester has to offer. The Old Vine Winchester is an award-winning pub that’s popular with locals as well as tourists, the aim of the kitchen being to utilise local Hampshire produce as much as possible. Menus change according to the season but for lunch as well as dinner you can expect British pub classics, some traditional, some modern. There’s little not to love about The Old Vine – be sure to reserve a table in advance.
Once upon a time in England, the capital city used to be Winchester, and in fact, in 827 AD Egbert, the first king of England was crowned there. It is a beautiful and ancient city steeped in history and well worth a visit. In fact, The Old Vine was constructed over an Anglo Saxon palace which William the Conqueror had extended, and can be found in the city centre across the street from the entrance to Winchester Cathedral – making it the perfect spot for your mid-history tour meal. From there, you’ll then find it only a short work to The University of Winchester and Jane Austen’s house.
Once you've finished your sightseeing tour, you can come back for a well-deserved beer and delicious dinner. Located on Great Minster Street, The Old Vine is an award-winning pub which serves locally sourced seasonal British cuisine and features regularly in the Camra Good Beer Guide – which is no mean feat. Historical significance aside, The Old Vine is a local favourite with great atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic food. So grab the family and take a trip to this classic British pub in the city centre of what used to be the most important city in England. To avoid missing out, bookings are essential.