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Greens Wine Bar, Winchester

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I've eaten at Greens at all times of the day over the last year and have been nothing but impressed with the quality of the food. It's a small bar in Winchester town centre with real character and genuinely friendly service. I live in the town and it's the place I visit more than any other for good food in the �10-15 price range. Yes it's lager only so if it's beer you're after, give the Black Boy or Wykeham Arms pubs a go. If you're still in town next day with a hangover though, Greens is a great place for breakfast.
Winchy - 25 Aug 2011 13:45
No ale. Booo
domus1 - 8 Feb 2010 03:45
Great atmosphere on a friday and saturday night, and love the music.
El_Drako - 6 Sep 2009 15:19
I love this venue, it is something different from the main stream wetherspoony type pubs you find in every town.

The bar staff and quick and friendly and the bouncers are more than knuckle dragging morons.

The place is a little small but well presented with what they have.

Foods not bad when I ate in there too.
PrivateCowboy - 3 Aug 2009 15:59
If you want food, I would advise avoiding this place. Food is not prepared fresh, but kept hot in a cabinet which is part of the bar. Come on, this is 2009! Fair enough in a Harvester where you know what you are getting, but not in a place that looks like a bistro from the outside. The food is AWFUL. It may be OK for a drink, but they should stick to that.
cagney03 - 7 Mar 2009 22:11
came to winchester on a day trip from london to visit friends. went to the only "wine bar" in winchester! wine bar?? what a joke! seems more interested in cocktails than wine. a disgrace to its name. dirty place and unattentive staff. left after 1 drink and went to the wetherspoons next door.
helenbonne - 15 Sep 2008 18:50
Had a very enjoyable smoked fish meal in here last year when I took Mrs Quinno out for the day. No ales that time, but an enjoyable hour nonetheless.

Popped by on the weekend crawl but still no ale, and this time had bigger fish to fry (see what I did there?!?) so carried onwards.
Quinno - 23 Jul 2007 21:08
Nice place. Tiny but nice!! Not a lot else to say.
anonymous - 9 Jun 2007 04:32
I have a love-hate relationship with this place. I love it because it gives me somewhere to go after 11. I hate it because its a F*****N DEATH TRAP. Imagine a fire in there. you'd stand no chance of surviving that one. Burnt to a crisp then trampled to death by a load of rugger players. Scary. Always stand by the door or your raging paranoia will ruin your evening, trust me.
bald22 - 25 Dec 2006 21:13
Hehe....great place but a bit like drinking in a tube station
nhsmonkey - 29 Sep 2006 15:04
Greens is fantastic, they have lovely, welcoming staff, serve great home cooked food and always make you feel at home!! It might be small but that is part of its character, a big thumbs up from me!!!
rossb - 21 Sep 2006 12:28
Decent venue, but too cramped if there are any more than two in your party. Very good music helps you cope with the stream of lagered up chavs shoving their way past you to get to the lavs.
frejek - 12 May 2006 17:35
TOO SMALL!!!! or does that just make you notice the tossers more? When the young folk of the Wykeham want to kick their heels in town yah! this is where they go. Revolting.
bornandbred - 8 Apr 2006 14:46
Haven't visited for a couple of years, so it might have changed...but I never thought there was any real point in going to Greens. My main reasons for visiting a pub or bar is to a) have a drink and b) chat and socialise with friends. I found it difficult to do either of these in Greens. Due to the tiny size of the place, it was always too cramped and crowded to get a drink within a reasonable length of time. The volume of the music was deafening, so you can't talk to anyone. That's no way to spend an evening. And I always felt that most of the people in there seem to be a bit too cool for school anyway.
Muzthing - 25 Aug 2005 14:52
Decent enough place. Good for food during the day and a fantastic range of beer. Staff are friendly but regulars are a bunch of twits who spend their time staring at their reflections and telling each other how gorgeous they are. Only small so tends to get packed on friday and saturday nights.
apbo - 18 Aug 2005 15:54
Eat here regularly - always exceptional

Staff *ARE* friendly

Great place
Laughing_Boy - 14 Aug 2005 21:25
Fair play to the bouncers. Ejected me with dignity when I 'offered the whole pub out' the other Saturday. Thinking about it, I say the whole pub but my spleen was only vented towards the Tories and public schoolboys. No .. think again .... this is Winchester ... so that would've been the whole pub.
anonymous - 12 Aug 2005 12:00
Also don't get the rude staff comments, always found staff smiley and cheery - quite something when you consider how busy Greens does get. Saturday night normally better, less of the youngsters more of the 25-30's. We always have a top night in Greens. In addition food at lunch time is tremendous - good for client lunches!
anonymous - 9 Aug 2005 12:10
Good place to go if you want to be in a very cramped place full of ghastly people, none of whom talk to you because they're too busy being cool and flicking their hair around. Lots of mirrors for some reason - presumably to make it appear far bigger than the garden shed that it really is.

anonymous - 19 Jul 2005 13:24
Just had to comment on "anonymous" of 5 May... I've always found the staff here to be cheerful, friendly and helpful.
wilbur101 - 5 May 2005 14:16
This is a cute little bar, it's a shame that the staff here are always so rude and unhelpful
anonymous - 5 May 2005 13:41
A great little bar in the centre of Winchester. Has a real bistro feel to it by day. Excellent food at a reasonable price prepared by the proprietor himself.

Book in for beaujolais day if you can... it's a real treat.

Great spot for an after work tipple. Weeknights are also okay. On Friday and Saturday evenings it is crammed (and I mean crammed) with kids just old enough to be there.
wilbur101 - 7 Apr 2005 17:25
Greens is another Winchester institution, with a loyal and long standing following. Winchester's monied twenty-something it-crowd can be found here, but don't let that put you off. Green's is friendly, has seats outside in good weather, and knows how to throw a good party. You can go for a G & T and read a book, or go on a bender with a big group of friends.
anonymous - 15 Dec 2004 17:07
I used to drink here from 1987-1991. It was always a good place with friendly people. I now live in Detroit, USA.

Gretings to all my old friends
Phil_Connor - 22 Nov 2004 17:42

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