Sophisticated gastro-pub in Winchester’s historic heart
At a glance
AA Pick of the Pubs
Open all year
It’s hard to convey just how much character The Wyk has. It’s more than a pub; it’s a Winchester institution. Beyond the cathedral from the High Street, with Winchester College as a neighbour, this 270-year-old building is entered from the pavement through curved, etched-glass doors straight into two bars. Both have open fires and are furnished with old pine tables and redundant college desks. Everywhere are portraits and prints, pewter tankards and miscellaneous ephemera.