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Wykeham Arms
75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, United Kingdom SO23 9PE
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Based on 615 reviews
from Trier, Germany
Submitted on 29-05-2016
We stayed only for one night but it was great. The dinner was outstanding. Great wine list, also by glass. A lot of local beers on tap. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The Pub is located very close to the cathedral and has free parking. We will definitly come back!
from Hitchin, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-05-2016
This place was wonderful, so full of character, peaceful and unique. The staff were so friendly and the food was great. We left feeling totally relaxed, having thoroughly enjoyed it. Great central location, perfect for all the sights. Great omelettes!
from York, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-05-2016
I booked last minute after reading reviews. On arrival, the place was nice in appearance and my room was lovely (Wolverston I think). I hadn't realised it was a Fullers pub because I've had a bad experience in the past and may have hesitated. The staff were REALLY nice but unfortunately my room turned out to be above the 2nd kitchen. I was awoken by clattering pots at 10.45pm. The noise came from below my room, but also through my window which had no latch. I rang down to complain, as I had slep... Read more
from Storrington, west sussex
Submitted on 31-05-2016
hubby came here a few weeks ago for a function and hasn't stopped raving about the place, so much so that he insisted on bringing me here for our wedding anniversary dinner on Sunday night. we travelled 50 miles for the high expectations from me! Lovely quirky pub, old prep school I think, school desks in the bar which were a nice touch, the restaurant which was busy was full of memorabilia, wonderful! The food (I had Roast beef) was awesome and the food was piping hot. The one... Read more
Submitted on 04-06-2016
We had just completed the second leg of the Clarendon Way, walking from Houghton to Winchester, and arrived at the Wykeham Arms at tea-time. This fine establishment has a wonderfully quiet and secluded location between Winchester College and the Cathedral, so that all of the most interesting sites--the river Itchen, the College and Cathedral are in easy walking distance. It is ideal for Clarendon way walkers because it is very close to the way's end (or begining). As we checked in, the staff we... Read more
from Norwich
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We keep coming back, so they are definitely doing something right. Classy food that covers the range between pub staples and fine dining is backed up by a great range of wines and ales. Atmosphere and service is relaxed and friendly. Hours of fun are to be had examining the quirky collections of items spread around the bar & retaurant. The rooms are comfortable and are located either in the pub itself, or in an annex immediately across the road.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-06-2016
My husband, children and parents stayed here for 1 night. We last stayed here about 20 yrs ago. Still got bags of character but parts of it feel very forgotten about. The downstairs loos are so smelly! Great breakfast and staff were great with the exception of 1 waitress who didn't seem to be on the same planet as everyone else. Would recommend the Wykeham Arms as a true Winchester experience but it could do with a lick of paint.
from Wolverhampton
Submitted on 10-06-2016
Overall really nice place to visit - weather helped and location was good and people were friendly and helpful. Would defintely recommend the wykeham arms and would also try the menu next time. Thank you!
from Romsey, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-06-2016
We booked dinner for a party of eight (a reunion). We started with predinner drinks about an hour before the dinner time and were well served. At the booked time we were well seated and attended to. There was a good menu that suited everyone and a good selection of wines. Service was efficient and everything ran very smoothly with a great evening being had by all. We were offered the opportunity to get taxis to go home, but in fact we walked back to a nearby hotel. I thought that showed great co... Read more
from St. Neots, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Yes the food was good, and it should be with dinner for 2 inc' wine at £90. The staff are friendly enough, but if you don't like it their way, then hard luck. The rooms are fine, again all well enough, but ours wasn't cleaned well on the days we stayed. There were light bulbs not working in the room and not replaced. The bars are lively but I wasn't sure if I was staying in a hotel, Inn, bar or pub. At over £190 per night, for 2 B&B I think I expected and should have received more.
from Woldingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Brilliant! Only stayed one night but really enjoyed our stay. Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was superb. Only wish we could've stayed for dinner. Accommodation was also great, bed was very large and comfortable and the whole place was filled with character.
from Harpenden
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Very welcoming, bar and restaurant full of character, fabulous location a short walk from Winchester cathedral ; super welcome and really lovely staff ; food excellent ; rooms comfortable (up a narrow steepish stairway); would definitely recommend.
from West Sussex, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Apart from a slightly disorganised everything was lovely. More breakfast staff required maybe? No cutlery Food before coffee Long wait to order Otherwise great visit, cute pub with lots of atmosphere and fab menu.
from Blandford Forum
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Stayed 2 nights in the Superior double. Very impressed with the style, authenticity, and elegance of the room. Felt like we'd stepped back in time, especially with the four poster and double roll top bath. Bed very comfortable and slept beautifully. Food and service lovely. Pub itself has masses of character aand intrigue and a lovely atmosphere. Very quintessentially English. Would highly recommend.
from Ledbury
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Greeted with you have not paid, We knew we had and had to query it with a manager at a later time, No apology received, Far far too noisy in the morning early, Vacuum cleaner, Beer delivery, road noise, music from the kitchen.... All before 7.30am.
from Ashbourne
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We had a very comfortable superior room in a building opposite the Wykeham Arms with views of a small garden and nearby rooftops. We dined twice and had excellent food on both occasions, This is a great location for the major sites in Winchester and the availability guest parking a real bonus..
from Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-07-2016
We spent one night at the Wykeham Arms while visiting Winchester. The pub was very buzzy in the main bar, the eating areas were off to one side and every pleasant. The decor is madly eclectic with many Searle illustrations and memorabilia of bygone ages and pictures of worthy historical characters. Booking in was completed easily with attentive staff who whilst being very busy dealt with their customers in a friendly and efficient manner. The room was old fashioned and elegant and a lovely chang... Read more
Submitted on 02-07-2016
The Wykeham is a very charming hotel with a wealth of character. The food is top notch and our room was both nicely presented and very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful and its location couldn't be bettered as it's only a few minutes from the cathedral.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Had an unprecendented experience today when I walked into this pub and asked whether they could provide a high chair. He looked at me as if I spoke Martian. When I explained that I had an 8-month baby, he simply shrugged and said "we don't accept children here." Must have been part of the historical 17th Century tour that I was unaware of :).
from Lymington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
One of the best Sunday roasts we've had in a pub. Beef was great - loads of it cooked rare with massive home made Yorkshire, beautifully cooked vegetables and crunchy roast potatoes. The lamb and pork were just as good and the set 3 course lunch was terrific value at £25. We had a bottle of the house claret which was very good. We started with an excellent warm fig and feta salad and some tasty olives & sourdough. The service was great and the pub is a quintessentially English experience. On... Read more
Submitted on 11-07-2016
I have been coming to the Wykeham for many years and I have always given it 5 stars and recommended to all of my friends. During my last stay, many of the things I liked about the Wykeham were still there, but it felt a bit too corporate for me. It has changed ownerships and management over the years. The rooms are still as eclectic as always and the charm of staying there is an experience to be had. However, it typically carries a price higher than the surrounding hotels and part of ... Read more
from Stoke On Trent
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Hotel in excellent location - easy walking distance of the cathedral and town centre. Food extremely tasty - would recommend booking in advance if you want a table. Full of character. My single room was quite small-probably not suitable for more than a couple of nights, and also up some fairly steep narrow stairs so could cause issues for the less agile. Service great from reception, bar staff, dining room and at breakfast. The staff did a great job on the Wednesday morning with a very diffi... Read more
from Oxford
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This was the second time we stayed here and we enjoyed it as much as last time - great service, lovely rooms (the one we stayed in this time with the 4 poster bed was great), and excellent food. We will be coming to stay again some time!
from Gijón
Submitted on 24-07-2016
I only usually write reviews about b&bs or restaurants where I have had a satisfactory experience, however, I feel so annoyed in this case that I'm going to break my rule. This is an expensive b&b, which I wouldn't mind, as it's in the centre of Winchester and the installations are not bad. However, to arrive after a long, hot day's drive expecting to be able to take a shower before an important dinner appointment and to find there is no hot water is no joke. The deputy manager's reaction was to... Read more
from Winchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We chose for the 3 course Sunday lunch for £25 & what excellent quality it was. Brilliant service by Phil & our starters were delicious followed by amazing tender roast beef with a delicious selection of Summer veggies. Triple choc brownies for puds & these were out of this world too! Could not fault the food quality & attentive amusing service.
from Botley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We have taken friends to the Wykeham Arms previously for Sunday lunch and they asked if we could re-book there when staying with us. The staff were excellent. Helen was knowledgeable, confident and friendly. There are lors of 'rooms' where you can dine and they are all quirky, as is the bar area. Three of us had the roast beef and another had the Chalcroft Farm burger. All were excellent (although the coleslaw did not have mayonnaise). We did not need any deserts as we were all full up, bu... Read more
from Winterthur, Switzerland
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Great place with nice atmosphere and lovely rooms. Excellent service. Also the food in the evening was very good and the atmosphere in the pub / restaurant was very nice. Would recommend the location to everybody who looks for something special.
from Halesworth
Submitted on 29-07-2016
We stayed in a room at the very top. The decor is tasteful and full of character. The chef and kitchen are excellent - we had the most wonderful chateaubriand for dinner and stil had roiom for a full breakfast the next morning. The Wykeham Arms is on a quiet little side street, but incredibly convenient for the centre of Winchester. Service is young, enthusiastic, welcoming and very efficient.
from Romsey, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-07-2016
My wife and I and occasionally with other family have visited the Wykeham Arms, Winchester many times over that past few years. It remains unspoiled and a credit to the owners, Fullers. On our recent visit on 2nd July 2016 we had a great lunch. Nice table and good service. You cab get the occasional voucher for a free point or discounted meal if you tell them your birthday!
from Knowsley
Submitted on 31-07-2016
I was recommended this hotel by a friend due to its location and its beauty. I wasn't disappointed with either. An easy walk into town and off street parking which is a real bonus. A great old pub with all the modern comforts in the accomodation.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Once again my recent stay at The Wykeham Arms was not disappointing. The staff were professional and welcoming, food excellent, atmosphere quintessentially English. The dining experience was once again, very good and the customers I entertained enjoyed the whole experience.
from Stockport, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Highly suggested Ye Olde England pub with rooms, very full of activity at weekend but it has an exceptional location with some partial parking. It displays fascinating ambiance in the pub bar & dining room plus eatery and also in the uniquely characterful bedrooms. It was a very accessible walk for all attractions including the exceptional cathedral, bustling town & relaxing river-walk. The welcome plus all food, drink and service were second to none. Expect at weekend multitudes but speedy serv... Read more
from Sudbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Very relaxing stay. Friendly, low key but excellent service. Stayed with dog who was welcomed. Good selection of wines. Breakfast freshly cooked. Do not understand review which referred to poor quality ingredients. My eggs benedict were very tasty. Great location close to College and Cathedral. Would love to come again.
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Lovely quaint old English pub with pleasant and fast service. The desserts are fabulous ... I had a lemon and lavender cake .. yum. The salad was extremely disappointing ... it was supposed to be a main sized roasted courgette salad but wouldn't have filled up a sparrow abd included just one small slice of courgette .. be wary of your choices
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We stayed 2 nights here and it was fantastic. The first thing we saw was a wonderful display of flowers in the courtyard, and this shows the level of care to every detail. The staff are all happy and friendly, the food was superb (meringue to die for) and the room luxurious and comfortable. Easy walking distance to the cathedral and high street, and we even saw shooting stars! Great stay, will recommend to our friends. Cathy and G.
from Detroit
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Everyone in our group raved about the generous Fish and Chips and also the hearty generous Shepherd's Pie. The atmosphere exudes a fun traditional feeling, and the staff are informal and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. See the ancient Thomas Crapper toilets too!!!!!
from Sherborne
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Cannot criticise the Wykeham in any way. Super location. Very clean, comfortable, lovely rooms. Full of character. Staff very nice. Will definitely stay here again next time we stop over in Winchester.
Submitted on 05-09-2016
I stayed two nights at the start of September. This is a difficult place to assess. Inside and out it is a traditional and very attractive pub with dining room attached. Accommodation wise, I was in the annexe, it's like living over the shop-literally. My welcome was quite brisk and to the point. It wasn't an interaction as the receptionist went through her spiel, ignoring my questions until she had finished her script. Then it was across the road and up two flights of extremely steep stairs. On... Read more
Submitted on 06-09-2016
We'd made a special trip to take some friends here who were visiting from France and we wanted to show them the pub, but we were refused service because there was a (quiet and well behaved!) 15 year old with us. Very poor customer service, and we won't be going back in the future.
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We were working near by so popped into to check out this little gem. Needless to say we have been back four times in 10 days. The food is consistently good, great service and they are very dog friendly. Will definitely be visiting on a regular basis. Highly recommend.
from Sheffield, England
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Great place , so friendly & welcoming, really good food, will definitely stay there again. Paul was a treasure, but all the staff were particularly friendly, especially to our 3 Westies. Shepherd's pie was awesome, as was the Rioja.
from London
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Lovely old pub But our room the Beaufort was top of the building with a small window that meant the room was on the dark side. Lighting inside made it rather gloomy. Not good for reading. Also there was a musty chimney smell in the air throughout our stay. No storage! Bathroom very capacious. Fridge and tea/coffee facilities good. Cooking on the one occasion we ate there was bland and unimaginative.
from Kesgrave
Submitted on 13-09-2016
beautiful room, great shower, tea and coffee making facilities were great, comfy bed and fantastic evening meal very enthusiastic staff and good service, nothing bad to say at all , great location for Winchester too my only slight criticism was a bit of dust but very light and only noticed because light was shining on it !
Submitted on 15-09-2016
Had an overnight stay at the Wykeham Arms and was not disappointed. My partner Jo and I stayed in the Post Room, an annex across the road from the pub. The room was very tastefully decorated, clean and well stocked. There were even two bottles of complimentary beer in the fridge! The pub itself was fantastic, full of character and history. A little pricey, hence my 4 star rating, however this could be due to its location ( less than five minutes walk from the City centre ). Overall the staff wer... Read more
from Downingtown
Submitted on 15-09-2016
In spite of a third floor room in a warm September, we had a first rate experience. The staff was quick in accodating any request (like a fan) and especially Jon the manager personally taking our keys and finding space in the hotel car park. The location could not be improved for visiting the cathedral. The food was consistently excellent and occasionally outstanding. Nothing but good memories.
from Abu dhabi
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Superb unusual old style quaint accommodation suitable for adults as it is part of an old fashioned pub. Enjoyed room design, free cold and hot drinks, superb breakfast and evening dining. Very close to city centre and cathedral. We will definitely go back.
from Safety Bay
Submitted on 19-09-2016
From the time we checked in nothing was to much trouble. Excellent staff and we ate two nights at the restaurant. The food was amazing, I had the scallops as an entrée both nights. Our room was a suite which was really nice. Location was good, only a short walk through the old arches into town. I would definitely stay here again.
from stratford uk
Submitted on 19-09-2016
It just seemed like an ordinary pub and we didn't want to walk much further after a hard day....the awards on the wall hinted otherwise.Unfortunately the computer had frozen and the bartender could not, she said, sell me a glass of wine(?), though my husband was enjoying his beer.Couldn't I pay in cash I asked and a note be left by the side?....apparently not... Into the restaurant, well booked for a Thurday night, and in time to get the Prix Fixe meal for £19.The superb young restaurant manag... Read more
from Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We only stayed here the one night but felt welcome from the start . Our room was in the annex over the road the room was clean very comfortable and thought out we had every thing we need and there was fresh milk in the fridge , water and bear it was good to have fresh milk for our tea . In the evening we ate at the hotel the meal was ooo so good and we were given the time to enjoy it . The waiting staff were not at all intruesive, The young lady who served us was very knowledgeable about the wi... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Expensive Good location Quaint surroundings and decor Good beer cellar Guaranteed parking Menu limited, lack of traditional English dishes to match the ambience Wine not the quality to match the price Lack of bar staff means long waits at peak times Other town centre hotels available but parking an issue
from Warminster
Submitted on 25-09-2016
A very pleasant stay in this busy pub. The room in the annex was excellent, good bathroom, very good bed and peaceful. The pub was busy, obviously full of regulars and visitors. Very good service for a good meal.
from Maughold
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Excellent friendly and helpful staff, good food and a lovely atmosphere throughout the hotel and bar. Very convenient for exploring Winchester on foot. Probably need to think twice if you have bad knees and can't manage stairs well, but it is an old property! Would definitely stay again
from Hitchin
Submitted on 28-09-2016
This is a beautiful old pub in the old part of Winchester. I grew up in the same street so it had great sentimental value for me. The pub itself is steeped in history and has a charming embience. - I think probably a one off. We were staying in the 'Post Box 'room accross the road which I think suited us best. The only down side was the noise from building contractors demolishing a block of flats opposite, early in the morning. Presumably this will be a temporary problem though! Thank you Wykeh... Read more
from Stevenage
Submitted on 30-09-2016
I stayed here for business and booked the room only the day before. I was lucky enough to get the Bakehouse Suite at a very good price. the room was very cosy and very like a home away from home. Bed was very comfortable and the pillows were excellent. Staff were very helpful and friendly. i sat in the bar and worked until my room was ready and it had a very friendly atmosphere. Bar staff were very accommodating to making me a hot toddy which they did not know how to do. i was very grateful. gre... Read more
from Paris, France
Submitted on 04-10-2016
The horel is full of life and souvenirs perfect sorry but I al just filling the space to reach the right amount of words sorry we did not tKe ant champagne may be next time we come over It is hard to get to 250 characters the parking is fine though your car must not be too large A,ll the documents framed around the pub and hotel are marvellous
from Crawley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-10-2016
Good location, very helpful and friendly especially as online booking via booking agent seemed to have failed. Lovely lady offered to hold the room we wanted for us. The room was clean spacious with comfortable bed and nicely designed ensuite. Complimentary water, tea, coffee etc and a couple of bottles of beer made a nice change and a pleasant surprise. Breakfast was very tasty. We will be returning.
from Hampshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-10-2016
I wasn't planning to leave a review for just going out for a drink but I was so disappointed with what happened that I think the management should review how customers are treated. The wine I had was lovely and the staff were friendly and apologetic so I guess this must be a management rule. We managed to have a 'once in a blue moon' evening drink out and sat in the corner of the bar area with a lot to talk about. We sat down at 7.30pm but at 7.45 a member of staff came and put a reserved sign o... Read more
from Castlemaine
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Wykeham Arms is in a great location close to Winchester Cathedral. We had dinner in the hotel as well as bed and breakfast. The meal was very good indeed. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the heart of Winchester
from Milford On Sea
Submitted on 06-10-2016
A great find - traditional style pub serving excellent food -with a good wine list , friendly staff all very helpful and efficient . Stayed one night in double room ensuite - dressing gowns and lovely toiletries included. Fresh coffee and cafetière a bonus.
from Hemyock, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-10-2016
We booked a table for Sunday lunch today. The waitress was friendly and smiley, but the food took 50 minutes to arrive (not busy when we arrived). We all had a traditional Sunday lunch. The meat and vegetables were delicious, but the Yorkshire puddings were cold and the roast potatoes were tough and luke warm - maybe not cooked fresh today? The food was overpriced for what it was. Great location. Our rating applies to the restaurant not to the hotel.
from Braintree, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Our seventh year at the Wykeham Arms great rooms, fantastic staff and food. We normally stay in December when there is a great atmosphere at the Wykeham and around Winchester. It's a fabulous historic pub in a great location.
from Sandbach
Submitted on 10-10-2016
This was our first time here and everything was excellent, Food, Accomodation and rooms, Everything you need for your stay including free beer and and water in your mini bar, Staff very friendly and helpful
from Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Been here many times and never been disappointed, blazing log fires, great beer and good food. It's an old style classic pub and is the better for it. Plenty of places to sit, drink and eat or just chat. As for the food, try any of the superb starters and the fish and chips, a classic. Can't comment on the hotel, we only came to eat in the bar.
from Jersey
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Having stayed before, we were not disappointed at all with our stay on 6th October. Warm log fires and warm service. Nice eclectic room and bathroom together with good food. Will most certainly plan to stay there again.
from Hong Kong
Submitted on 13-10-2016
An excellent place to stay in Central Winchester. The pub and restaurant are charming and the quality of food, beer and wine is excellent. We were pleasantly surprised by a modern room in such an old building! Great service.
from Thirlby
Submitted on 15-10-2016
Having booked through we arrived after a long journey to a friendly and helpful welcome. The car park was full but we were asked to leave our keys at reception and they would move it if someone could not get out. Parking is a must at this site, so this was appreciated. Our room (Canon) was very small, but comfy. I wish hotels would give decent lighting to read by in bed. This had very dark 'feature' wallpaper behind which did not help. The bathroom is tiny, separated only by a ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-10-2016
I like my pubs especially the ones with accommodation, and I can't think of a better City pub than this. Warm, cosy, lots of paraphernalia hanging from the walls, old school desks, excellent beer, wonderful restaurant, nice staff, modern rooms but old creaky uneven floors (not conducive to corridor creeping), reasonable cost, well-healed clientele, very civilized, open fire, good back garden for the smokers. What's not to like? Have been coming for years, and will continue to do so in the future... Read more
from Manningtree
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Excellent staff throughout .parking difficult, more rooms than spaces. Great staff, although breakfast disappointing the restaurant meals were great. on leaving the staff were very understanding to our comments about the rooms short comings, paid for a superior room which it wasn't. price was adjusted .
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-10-2016
We only stayed one night but had no complaints at all, although parking was VERY tight! The location is very central, though. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room, in the building across the street (no big deal: narrow, cobbled and little traffic), was excellent once you'd climbed the quite steep stairs. The bathroom was a special feature: very modern and bright. The evening meal and breakfast were both delicious.
from Motherwell
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Having used the hotel previously as it is dog friendly and handy for the ferry port I knew what to expect and it once again lived up to my expectations. Nice sized room, very nice bed, excellent pillows with decent wifi in the room. The dining room for dinner was very busy due to graduations but we were slipped in with no problems and the food was very nice and reasonably priced. Again the breakfast in the morning was well cooked and presented setting us up for the day. Recommended
from London
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Four of us shared the suite which is totally lovely and has everything you need. Service was great. The suite was lovely and well appointed. Try to avoid the sofa bed however. Free tea, coffee, beer and biscuits. Perfect location.