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The Crown and Anchor, Winchester - pub details

Crown and Anchor
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Address: 168 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 15708) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Winchester (0.6 miles), Shawford (2.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 38 users)
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Visited this pub a few years ago when last in Winchester when it was clearly a tired but solid locals corner pub.
Back in Winchester again and decided to pop in when seeing the chalk boards outside.
Not sure this place knows what it wants to be now. It seems to have Gastro restaurant intentions but want's to be a traditional pub at the same time, and is in danger of doing neither particularly well.
To be fair we didn't try the food as we were just visiting for a pint.
And word to davegooner, who I assume is the same davec507, Manager at The Crown and Anchor on Trip Advisor who tries to defend all the one post wonders that are bigging up this pub on Trip Advisor, if you are going to shout about having three well kept beers
A) Make sure they are all on, only IPA and Olde Trip were on for my visit.
B)Try and make sure you have something better than the insipid brews from Bury St Edmunds.
And a word to the wise, bigging up your own place on any social media site is not big and not clever.
Gann - 10 May 2013 13:25
Visited the Crown and Anchor for lunch today. Really nice Sunday Roast - well cooked lamb, fresh veg and tasty roast potatoes - only slight criticism was the ready-made yorkshire puddings!

Would definately go back again. Staff were friendly, and the pub had a really great atmosphere.

Also had a well kept pint of IPA.
pubscouter - 24 Mar 2013 20:00
Nice pint of GK IPA with Abbot also being available. Friendly Bar Staff and Locals. What I would call a pub at the more Basic end of Decor but never the less acceptable with a nice view of Winchester Cathedral. Would I go back (probably not).
Bitter_Man - 26 Apr 2012 16:21
I went today to the Crown and Anchor after hearing great things about the pub. We were blown away by the fantasic fish menu. As I adore fish, I was in my element! I asked for a special fish starter that wasn't on the menu, and the chef personally visited me. He then produced the most outstanding fish soup I have ever tried! To follow, I had the Gilt head bream and my partner had a rump of lamb steak. Wow, it was all cooked to perfection! as were the veg (not at all run of the mill!), and the potatoes. Just great!
The service was amazing, and the landlady was so welcoming, efficient and helpful. I enjoted a pint of one of THREE well kept real beers. I was spoiled for choice. Next time I visit, I wont be driving!
Can't recomend the pub enough, the change in ownership is a great thing here and we shall be back again aand again!!
davegooner - 15 Oct 2011 22:22
if you havent been here before then please pop in and have a drink or something to eat they have a more than large range of fish dishes and other more traditional pub food , try it once what have you got to lose , it is located very well just a 30 second walk to the left of the bus station and the staff are brilliant always have a smile especially the young man DAN you wont find a more happy , polite helpful guy in winchester a very welcome addition and im sure a benefit to the business , im going to become a regular now , so if you want good food , friendly staff and friendly customers then please try here , if you work in the area or just visiting for the sure you will be back.
victoria68 - 11 Oct 2011 19:23

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