Winchester Cathedral Café and Gift Shop



Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

Tel: 01962 857 200

Winchester Cathedral Café


The Cathedral Cafe is one of Winchester’s hidden gems

You can find the newly refurbished Cathedral Cafe sheltered behind an ancient flint wall opposite the Cathedral. Its award-winning contemporary design, large terrace with Cathedral views and pretty walled garden make it a great place to meet friends for a coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

The cafe reopened on 27th February 2023 after a short refurbishment and  is complete with soft banquette-style seating, as well as new tables and chairs inside and in the courtyard, and new menus to showcase fresh, local ingredients prepared by a talented new chef. There will still be a familiar feeling, as the same friendly front of house staff are ready to welcome you back.

Access and facilities

The Cafe and terrace are both fully accessible, with toilet facilities in the building.


Situated beyond the Cathedral Gift Shop, the Cafe offers a quiet location. Its wide glassed front looks onto a spacious slate paved terrace with café tables, chairs and parasols, sheltered by ancient flint and brick walls and a shady fig tree. Behind the refectory is a peaceful walled garden – a green space with lawns, picnic tables and a fine willow tree.

Hire for an event

​​The light and airy Refectory offers a fully stocked licensed bar, plenty of space for dancing, a pretty walled garden patio and amazing Cathedral views. This venue is the perfect choice for your special occasion celebration or evening corporate event. Find out more about this and other venue hire options at Winchester Cathedral.

Winchester Cathedral Gift Shop

Shop for unique gifts and souvenirs inspired by the life, history and treasures of Winchester Cathedral.

You’ll find the Cathedral Shop directly opposite the Cathedral’s main entrance, in a pretty single-floor restored coach house.

It offers a wide range of specialist books, plus interesting and unique gifts and souvenirs inspired by the life, history and treasures of this great Cathedral.


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Map & Directions


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Opening Times

Winchester Cathedral Café (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00
Shop (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00

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