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Crown & Anchor, Winchester A Warm Welcome

We cater for events, parties, birthdays & anniversaries.
Can provide buffet, BBQ, cake and decorations.

168 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 9BA

01962 870074

Traditional, friendly, fun! Discover

A traditional English pub under new management as of late 2018. A homely, welcoming house serving up smiles & delights with real ales on tap, plenty of lager cider & spirit options alongside classic pub grub (think fish & chips, lamb shanks, a range of homemade pies with veg, mash & gravy).

We also have an ever growing vegan & gluten free range including the fabulous moving mountains burger! We have changing specials and the ability to adapt to your needs.

Child and dog friendly!

We are the only pub in Winchester to have a jukebox, so come on down and pick your faves! We host a monthly open mic night on the first Wednesday of each month. We also have a pool table, darts & games from jenga to scrabble

For a real delight ask about the vegan White Russian!

We are an LGBTQ friendly pub

The Secret Garden

superb food! Pop in for a bite to eat

It’s what our customers are saying on TripAdvisor

  • star rating  Fantastic veggie options. I had the vegan burger which was delicious. My party all thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Lovely and attentive service! Will certainly be visiting again!

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    star rating  Called in here on the off chance of a Sunday roast for 6 of us.
    We were served quickly at the bar and the food arrived promptly.
    Very... read more

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    star rating  Three of us visited on a Thursday lunchtime, this was on the recommendation of a relative who lives in the area. Shown to a table fairly quickly and given menus... read more

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  • star rating  Fantastic place - a real amazing find at the end of the high st.
    We popped in for a drink & had vegetable soup Devine.
    Staff - lady... read more

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    star rating  There's some quirky and fun decor in this bar, but what I loved most was that it seemed to be used by locals as well as tourists beating the Winchester... read more

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    star rating  Without being able to comment on the food, we dropped in for coffee. The service was unwelcoming and with mixed messages about either having to download an app to order... read more

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  • star rating  Visited this pub a couple of weeks ago friendly staff and I have to say food was absolutely cooked to perfection and the best food I've had in a pub... read more

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    star rating  Went here for lunch and ordered from main menu. It is on the Meerkat Meals offer which is why we thought we'd try it.

    Great food, good portion sizes,... read more

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    star rating  we thought we would go back a year to the date and was very disappointed
    we know the views by the river was great which can only think why people... read more

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  • star rating  We dropped our son off to Univeristy and popped in to the Crown and Anchor for Sunday Lunch. Really friendly staff, great location and amazing food, best roast dinner we've... read more

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    star rating  We visited the city without planning, and popped into the pub for a pint. We ended up staying for lunch. Great Sunday Roast, with some huge portions. Couldn't believe we... read more

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    star rating  Lovely welcoming pub, really helpful and friendly staff, attending to our every need, a stack of games to play, generously sized meals, not expensive, and delicious at that. The thick... read more

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  • star rating  Saturday afternoon lunch. Googled decent food and this came up. Myself, wife and daughter - fairly busy, International Rugby on, Italy v Scotland. Nice table close to window overlooking main... read more

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    star rating  This is a proper pub ,visit was during covid restrictions no need for an app as helpful staff actually talk to you and take your order. Locals and tourists frequent... read more

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    star rating  Great place with friendly,efficient and happy to help staff, with a great selection of drinks and the food was awesome. Loved our visit there

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  • star rating  Family visit during Holiday, best choice of Gluten Free dishes I have ever seen on any Pub or Restaurant menu, good quality food plus really nice and friendly staff, good... read more

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    star rating  We popped in here on the off chance and was really happy with the food and the service, we will definitely be back again
    Thank you

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    star rating  We called in on the off chance and it wasn't our first choice from looking at the outside. But we were so surprised...very friendly, efficient staff and an excellent lunch.... read more

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