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The Wykeham Arms, Winchester - pub details

Wykeham Arms
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Address: 75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9PE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6086) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Winchester (0.7 miles), Shawford (2.6 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 94 users)
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The Wykeham Arms was my final Winchester pub and it's a nice Fullers pub near one of the city gates and the college, whilst being not too far from the castle. This is a very nice area of Winchester. It was very busy on my Saturday evening visit. Most people were drinking in the L-shaped bar. But there were also 2 more formal dining areas and an outdoor area I did not venture too. Standing at the bar felt a little uncomfortable. This doesn't seemed to be the done thing. I was asked twice if I needed serving, when I already had a drink in front of me. Another pub that is popular with the more well-heeled residents of Winchester. Ales were Gales HSB & Seafarers & Fullers Oliver's Island & London Pride. Unusually for a Fullers pub, they also stock a non-Fullers ale - Flower Pots Goodens Gold.
blue_scrumpy - 16 Aug 2015 15:58
It certainly is a great pub, atmospheric, relaxed with the full Fullers range and some guests. Always well kept. Prices are high however, even for Winchester. Paid £10.70 for a pint of Goodens Gold, a G & T and a bag of crisps.
john5339 - 29 May 2015 12:51
A tremendous gem of a pub. Atmospheric, great beer and food. Fuller's range plus a couple of guests. Eclectic furnishings and the whole affair appears very well run indeed. Highly recommended.
curioushistory - 22 Oct 2013 09:41
Love this place, having been here in 2009. First time back and exactly as i remember it. To be cherished.... Places like this wont be around forever.
Mappiman - 14 Jul 2013 18:01
While it's certainly endearingly quaint to sit at school desks while quaffing a superb but expensive pint, such seating arrangements may not to be everyone's taste, not least because the seats are immovable. Most of the place is given over to food, so for drinking it's a desk in the bar area if one's free, or stand. There's a handful of benches outside at the back, with pleasant views of the residents' car park, doubtless quite pleasant nevertheless if the weather's suitable. Don't expect to see much change from a tenner if you ask for a pint and a large glass of wine.

On our visit (5pm Sunday), the staff were more attractive than useful, and it took an age to get served. The food is excellent but pretentious (served, for instance, not on plates but on wooden chopping board affairs), and rather overpriced: they seem to be aiming at the proper restaurant market (you can easily spend £15 or more on a main course), but you can't get away from it being a glorified pub.

To fit in with the rest of the clientele, you may wish to avail yourself of an old school tie and sports jacket. Dogs are welcome. Overall, good for a special occasion meal, and worth a visit for a pint, but I wouldn't make it a regular casual venue. Wetherspoons it ain't -- in both good and bad ways.
EarlOfEmsworth - 8 May 2013 13:01

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