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A Winchester landmark, enjoy expert cooking and welcoming rooms

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At a glance

Breakfast Award
Dogs welcome

This is one of the oldest and best-loved public houses in Hampshire and is situated just south of the ancient cathedral. All areas are furnished to a high standard with excellent facilities. Dining in the restaurant or bar is recommended – walls are adorned from top to bottom with every kind of bijouterie imaginable and the regularly changing menu uses fresh ingredients.

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  • Rooms: 14

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £99
  • Double room, minimum price: £139
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Mineral water, fresh milk, Nespresso coffee, 1 bottle Fullers beer – complimentary; robes in some rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Coach parties welcome


  • No children under: 8 years


  • Golf course nearby
  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 25
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 25
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 25
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 25

Getting here

Immediately south of cathedral, by Kingsgate and opposite Winchester College.

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Nearest motorway junction

M3 junction 9
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