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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  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

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    star rating  Nice bar staff steve and Mia. Where very helpful. Also lovely Sunday roast cooked by Jason who was also helpful. All gluten free food

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    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

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  • 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

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    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

    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

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

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  • star rating  Stopped here today for a quick bite to eat. And possibly had the best salad I've ever had. Who knew how tasty a salad could be! The service was fantastic!... read more

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    star rating  Came here a week ago with a friend and she had what she describes as one of the best ever tasting pies. I had the lamb shank and it was... read more

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    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

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  • star rating  We have to travel to Winchester once a year for work and found this gem of a pub last time we were there. Looked on the menu outside, but there... read more

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    star rating  Marilyn was such an awesome host! Will definitely be be back for her hospitality. Enjoy the brunch so much!
    We will return!

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    star rating  In Winchester for an event at the Guildhall and stopped in the pub for a quick meal. Ended up coming back the following 2 days for lunch and dinner. Fantastic... read more

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  • star rating  Loved the vegan food, very friendly and accommodating staff, creating a great atmosphere.
    Would definitely recommend and visit again.

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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

    avatar thumb Tim J

    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

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