Places to go out & eat & drink in Winchester
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Winchester

Places to eat & drink in Winchester.

A strikingly beautiful city, antique Winchester was Britain's country's ancient capital in the 9th century when Alfred the Great made it his base as he strove to unite local peoples against the marauding Vikings. A huge bronze statue of Alfred welcomes visitors.

Previously Winchester had been the capital of the Celtic Belgae tribe as well as the Roman centre known as Venta Belgarum. Two of its five Roman town gates and parts of the surrounding wall have survived the ravages of time.

The River Itchen provides a delightful distraction as it runs through the city but the stunning cathedral is the real focal point, having the longest medieval nave in Europe at over 550 feet. Begun in the 11th century it contains the remains of numerous kings including Canute and William II. Here also is the shrine of St Swithin, a former bishop, and the tomb of the novelist Jane Austen.

The city, which boasts one of Britain's oldest public schools, has many other sites worth visiting. They range from Winchester's 13th century Wolvesley Great Hall, containing King Arthur's so-called round table, to Godbegot House, which lies on the site of King Canute's palace, St Swithin's medieval church and the splendid ruins of Old Wolvesley Palace.

The city is replete with museums tracing local culture and history as well as regimental museums for the Light Infantry, Royal Green Jackets, Royal Hampshire Regiment, the Royal Hussars and the Gurkhas.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Winchester or surrounding areas.

Winchester Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

The Black Rat

88 Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HX
Tel: 01962 844465 (for reservations)
E-mail: - Information Only

The restaurant is a converted pub that still has its warmth and friendliness, but is now solely a restaurant. The food is all freshly prepared daily in our kitchen and could be described as 'Modern British'. If you are looking for a relaxed evening out with warm,
friendly service then look no further.
Type: Restaurant

Grey Rule