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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

The Crown and Anchor in Winchester is a welcoming pub for the community and also attracts tourists and students.

We are a respected independent business operating on Greene King premises, but we pride ourselves in being independent!

We host open mic nights / quiz nights and have a games board section as well as a pool table and darts board.

Please get in contact if you’d like more information and would like to perform or start a pool team!

We are a dog friendly and LGBTQA+ friendly establishment with a beautiful hidden secret garden in the centre of town!

We cook and serve real quality home – made traditional British food with Love and a smile.

We have a warm community vibe, quite popular with locals and tourists alike. Our amazing and gluten free range has got many rave reviews on TripAdvisor and customers return repeatedly for our food! There is an exclusive vegan menu (with all your pub favourites and more) as well as a main menu that has meat options which are also mainly gluten free.

We like to go the extra mile for our customers, so please don’t hesitate to ask us about the best window seat in the house or if you’d like your food cooked in a particular way! We are always happy to help.

We serve real – ales including our house bitter – Crown and Anchor and have speciality Gins with various flavoured tonics and mixers – think sparkling elderflower and lemon tonic.


A great wide selection of whiskey and rum too and interesting shots for those celebratory days! Think fire – ball, skittle bombs and even cherry bombs!

We serve real coffee too! Caramel lattes, hazelnut lattes and indulgent hot chocolates with complimentary vegan and gluten free shortbread on the side.

Our tea selection includes english breakfast, decaf english breakfast, rooibos tea, earl grey, organic imperial matcha, three camomile, elderberry and echinacea, vanilla chai, red berries infusion, three mint.


Our in house team are a family and work well together – we look forward to welcoming you so that you have the best experience!

Wine Wednesday EVERY Wednesday for a mid week bottle at discount price and Fizz Friday EVERY Friday for discounts on that bubbly when starting the weekend!

Be sure to book a table in advance especially around Nov and Dec when the Christmas Market is in town!

Hope to see you soon!

We are an LGBTQ friendly pub

The Secret Garden

superb food! Pop in for a bite to eat

What's On?

It’s what our customers are saying on TripAdvisor

  • 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

    avatar thumb 657samm
    15/09/2020

    star rating  Lasagne-mainly cheese and undercooked mince. Burger undercooked. In retrospect we should have complained but we just paid up and left

    avatar thumb 212jenifert
    31/03/2022

    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

    avatar thumb Andy W
    07/07/2021
  • star rating  Called in for a quick drink before going for a meal (elsewhere). Price of wine was very good and wine was good. HOWEVER, the place had loud music (pandemic rules... read more

    avatar thumb Angela B
    12/10/2020

    star rating  Had a fantastic night. Excellent food and mine hosts were really great. Part of a large group all enjoying great food and company

    avatar thumb Tour303985
    29/01/2020

    star rating  Tried this pub having read a lots of good reviews. Definitely still a proper traditional pub serving fantastic home cooked food. I would definitely book a table in advance as... read more

    avatar thumb Paul J
    25/11/2021
  • 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

    avatar thumb philip a
    10/09/2021

    star rating  Had a great evening at the Crown and Anchor. Good Covid safe measures and we couldn't fault the welcome.

    Vegan friendly and generous portions. For meat eaters I heartily... read more

    avatar thumb Lorna F
    26/08/2020

    star rating  Served quickly with drinks given a menu. Took a seat and looked at the amazing choice of food. My partner and i both ordered the chicken and mushroom pie with... read more

    avatar thumb KnJ112014
    03/03/2020
  • 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

    avatar thumb sallytt2014
    19/09/2021

    star rating  What a fabulous find this was. We were visiting for a couple of days and thought we would give the pub a try and I'm glad we did. As soon... read more

    avatar thumb scleverly
    06/08/2021

    star rating  The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Food is superb! Portions are great, especially if you have a hearty appetite. The managers and staff were so accommodating. 17 of us... read more

    avatar thumb 121annemariec
    30/01/2020
  • star rating  We popped into this pub on our recent visit expecting a mediocre pub experience. We got a lot more than we bargained for. The food was exceptional. My partner had... read more

    avatar thumb IntrepidLondon91
    19/08/2020

    star rating  Was Mother’s Day, arrived on the off chance. Very busy as expected but was asked to come back after 3pm which we did. Didn’t disappoint ! I had the roast... read more

    avatar thumb louiset229
    28/03/2022

    star rating  Wonderful couple of hours here today. Visiting beautiful Winchester. Came to this warm friendly pub. Ordered pie of the day. Beef and Guinness and ohhh wow wow wow..what a gorgeous... read more

    avatar thumb Catherin S
    15/12/2021
  • 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

    avatar thumb jasongE1640WM
    13/09/2021

    star rating  Shanice is amazing!! Sooooo friendly we love her xxxxx will be back after lockdown and shout out to Scott for buying us shots

    avatar thumb Megan H
    02/11/2020

    star rating  Staff very friendly and helpful. Reasonable range of beers. Had sausages and mash - a very generous portion--which was delicious and came with a large selection of seasonal vegetables. Will... read more

    avatar thumb Keith B
    06/11/2020