Winchester Accommodation Pubs and Restaurants

Winchester Accommodation Pubs and Restaurants

RambleFest lists details of Winchester accommodation, pubs and restaurants, including contact info, and website and location links.
Winchester is the start/finish of the South Downs Way, the other end being Eastbourne, 100 miles away.
The official start used to begin at the Cathedral. However, since May 2017 the official start is at City Mill: Start/Finish Winchester end of SDW

Winchester accommodation

Winchester Accommodation

There is plenty of accommodation in Winchester, and we list just a few. We welcome recommendations

Cathedral Cottage
19 Colebrook St, Winchester SO23 9LH
Tel: 01962 878975
Website
Map Location
Type: B&B accommodation
Info: 200yds from Cathedral. Close to train station

5 Compton Road
5 Compton Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9SL
Tel: 01962 869199
Map Location
Type: B&B accommodation
Info: ¾ mile from the train station

The Old Vine
8 Great Minster Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9HA
Tel: 01962 854616
Website
Map Location
Type: Inn accommodation, Restaurant and Bar
Info: Centrally located, between South Downs Way and railway station
“Located right in the heart of historic Winchester you’ll find us in a Grade II listed building that’s steeped in character and charm. Our cosy 18th-century inn, with its gnarled oak beams and roaring log fire, is a relaxed, friendly place to get together for lunch, supper or a drink in comfortable and stylish surroundings – we’re just a short walk from the cathedral, and perfectly placed for Winchester’s vibrant city centre, with its wonderful array of independent boutiques, first-rate restaurants and buzzing night-life. Winchester College, the university and historical sites such as Jane Austen’s house and the Great Hall are all only a short walk away.”

53a Parchment Street
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8BA
Tel: 01962 849962
Map Location
Type: Bed and breakfast accommodation
Info: Centrally located, between South Downs Way and railway station

The Westgate
2 Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TP
Tel: 01962 820222
Website
Map Location
Type: Accommodation, Pub and Restaurant
Info: Close to train station

3 Worthy Lane B&B
3 Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB
Tel: 01962 864339
Website
Map Location
Type: B&B accommodation
Info: A few minutes’ walk from the train station

The Wykeham Arms
75 Kings Gate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9PE
Tel: 01962 853834
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Map Location
Type: Accommodation, Pub and Restaurant
Info: ¾ mile from the train station

Mercure Wessex Hotel
Paternoster Row, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LQ
Tel: 01962 861611
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Type: Hotel accommodation, Restaurant and Bar
Info: Close to start/finish of South Downs Way

The Westgate Hotel
2 Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TP
Tel: 01962 820222
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Map Location
Type: Inn accommodation and Restaurant
Info: Centrally located.
“The prestigious Westgate Pub with Rooms sits in a commanding position at the top of historic Winchester high street, in the heart of the city and a short stroll from the fortified medieval gateway, after which it was named.  The perfect destination for a quiet drink, private party, a romantic dinner for two or a chilled weekend away.”

Wolvesey View B&B
10 Colebrook Place, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LP
Tel: 01962 852082
Website
Map Location
Type: B&B accommodation
Info: Close to start/finish of South Downs Way
“Expect a warm welcome from John Holder in his family home bed and breakfast in the centre of Winchester. A B&B for fifteen years with lovely quiet rooms and a peaceful location just minutes from all the best that this most beautiful and historic city has to offer. John’s breakfasts make a wonderful start to your day. John can advise you on what to see and do as well as where to eat and drink. Wolvesey View B&B Winchester is the perfect place to enjoy exploring on foot, Just a short walk away are the river Itchen, the cathedral, great pubs and restaurants, museums, shops and walks, including the South Downs Way. The house used to belong to the great English actor Sir Alec Guinness. Today the house is shared by John and his two very friendly cats.”

Wool Cottage
66 St Johns Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HF
Tel: 01962 820330
Map Location
Type: B&B accommodation
Info: ¾ mile from the train station. Info: Just outside the “city walls” on the original road East out of the city

Winchester Pubs and Restaurants

There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and teashops in Winchester. Below, we give just a few. We will add by recommendation
One to avoid: 5 The Bridge: this pub charged us £9.30 for a pint of beer and a pint of orange juice and lemonade. We queried the price, and were assured that indeed was the price. Be warned.

The Eclipse Inn
25 The Square, Winchester, SO23 9EX
Map Location
Type: Traditional, unspoilt pub.
Info: Centrally located. Food served
“As one of the few traditional pubs left in the city of Winchester, The Eclipse Inn is a rare diamond. Nestled behind the High Street, the pub is something of a hideaway, but nonetheless extremely popular with all age groups. The black and white frontage with handsome timbers, small-paned windows and original oak beams creates a delightful ambience in which to relax and enjoy a drink and something to eat.
Steeped in heritage, this premises has existed in Winchester since around 1540, and today it retains that traditional charm, combining the feel of a popular local with a place of historical interest. This convivial mood is rare among city centre pubs, and what makes this one so unique. With no need for piped music or fruit machines, the unspoilt charm of The Eclipse is what sets it apart from the rest.
Our food:
With outdoor seating just a stone’s throw from the cathedral grounds, this small pub can be deceptively spacious when it needs to be, serving delicious lunches. Menu favourites include homemade pies, such as Steak and Ale and Chicken and Ham, all of which are filled with plenty of meat – which is reassuring! Sunday roasts are just as popular, with vegetables sourced from the Winchester Farmers’ Market, and featuring huge, homemade Yorkshire puddings.”

The Green Man
53 Southgate St, Winchester SO23 9EH
Map Location
Type: Pub and Restaurant
Info: Close to Cathedral

O’Neill’s Winchester
90-91, High St, Winchester SO23 9AP
Map Location
Type: Pub and Restaurant
Info: Central location, close to rail station and Cathedral

The Bishop on the Bridge
1 High Street, Winchester SO23 9JX
Type: Pub and Restaurant
Map Location
Info: Central location, close to South Downs Way, rail station and Cathedral. Has terrace overlooking River Itchen.

St James Tavern
3 Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE
Type: Pub and Restaurant
Info: Central location, close to rail station

Winchester Public Transport

Winchester Railway Station
Station Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TJ
Click on the following for train information: Website
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Buses

Click on the following link and scroll down for buses information at the railway station:

Winchester Bus Information

For more info on accommodation and where to eat and drink, see: Visit Winchester

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