The Old Vine



8 Great Minster Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HA

Tel: +44 (0)1962 854 616

The Old Vine


Mon – Sun: 12.00 to 3.00pm
Sun – Fri: 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Sat: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Weekend cathedral concerts: food from 6pm

Mon – Sat: 11.00 to 11.00pm
Sun: 11.00 to 10.30pm
Limited bar menu 3.00 to 6.00pm Friday – Sunday

The Old Vine is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings.

Their reputation has been built on the quality of the food. Staff 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.

The 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 and vegan options are always available. As the majority of food is prepared from scratch, dietary requirements, such as gluten-free, can be accommodated.

Lunch includes light bites, soup and sandwiches: try the famous fish finger sandwich – the ultimate in comfort food – or perhaps an Old Vine steak and ale pie made with Saxon Bronze ale.

The restaurant can comfortably accommodate tables of up to ten guests as one party; for larger groups, the Little Minster Room is available for private use, and can seat up to 16 persons.

A roaring log fire is on offer in winter; a sunny, flower-filled terrace in summer (100% smoke-free); and excellent real ales and fine wines in the cosy, oak-beamed bar. Real ale buffs might like to know that the quality of the beer is guaranteed by Cask Marque. The Old Vine features in the Good Beer Guide for 2020, and is a member of Camra’s LocAle scheme, which recognises its support of local brewers.

Private dining room 
The Little Minster Room, adjacent to the main bar, can seat up to 16 persons: perfect for family celebrations and small-scale receptions.

This room is bright and airy, with plenty of natural light; centrally heated in winter and with folding French doors to open out onto the patio during the summer months.

For social functions we can design a set menu to suit your budget and any dietary requirements.

Policy on children: kids over six are welcome in the restaurant at any time, and in the bar at lunchtimes and during the day. Families with younger children can be accommodated in the Little Minster Room.

Policy on pets: dogs are welcome in the bar and on the outside areas, but are not permitted in the restaurant or hotel rooms.

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  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Full liquor licence
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Over 6 years old in bar

Establishment Features

  • Cask Ales
  • Dogs welcome - Dogs welcome in the bar or patio only
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Real log/coal fires

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Spanish spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • No smoking

Room / Unit Features

  • Open Fire
  • Satellite TV
  • With Accommodation


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M3 Junction 11 take A3090, direction Winchester. Turn right at roundabout following directions to St Cross. At the end of St Cross Road proceed through Southgate Street. Turn right at St Swithun Street and left at Symonds Street. Take a left at Great Minster Street.

Public Transport Directions

From Winchester station walk down to City Road and at the end turn right into Jewry Street. Turn left at the High Street and right into The Square. 100 yards from the Buttercross.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Bronze 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

Open (24 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Opening times: 11am - 11pm Monday - Sunday.

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