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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Rustic, historic pub with contemporary tucker

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

A coaching inn since the mid-1700s, The Wykeham Arms is in the historic heart of the city. There are simple options listed as 'Home Comforts' on the menu - beer-battered South Coast haddock - but this is a kitchen that can turn out a starter as fashionable as boneless chicken wings with BBQ emulsion and blue cheese sauce. A bang-on piece of sea bream stars in a main course with a seared scallop, salt-baked celeriac and wild mushrooms, while another partners roasted venison loin with red cabbage ketchup and cocoa gnocchi (classic flavours delivered in a creative manner). Finish with peanut butter parfait with strawberry jelly and toast ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner:: 25 Dec
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 3
  • Dinner served from:: 6
  • until: 9.30


  • Chef: Gavin Sinden

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 41
  • Wines over £30:: 24
  • Wines by the glass:: 20

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • No children under: 14 yrs


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair:: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats:: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 25
  • Off-site parking available:: Town centre car park

Additional information

  • Seats:: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 25

Getting here

S out of city along Southgate St. Take 3rd turning L into Canon St, inn on R at end

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