Good Hotel Guide Review
As Winchester Cathedral sits atop its massive, round-arched Norman crypt, so this nearby Georgian building that is now run as a pub-with-rooms was built over a 14th-century basement tavern. ‘Wonderfully situated’, it has cathedral views. A vine scrambles up the front wall, while within is an atmospheric beamed bar, where sandwiches are served. In the restaurant, the menu – strong on Hampshire produce – runs the gamut of pub classics and such dishes as lamb tagine, seabass with salsa verde, and vegan chickpea and lentil curry. It is perhaps more pub than gastro, a reader tells us, but it is served by ‘friendly, efficient young staff’. The bedrooms are named after designers and styled accordingly. Nina Campbell has two queen-size mahogany sleigh beds and her delicate ‘Peony Place’ wallpaper. Osborne & Little, overlooking the cathedral green, has Victorian antiques, a king-size, mahogany four-poster, Osborne & Little fabrics, a coffee machine and fridge with fresh milk. The Design House Cathedral Suite, with king-size sleigh bed, can accommodate a foldaway bed for a third guest.
8 Great Minster Street
6. Self-contained 2-bed apartment, with garage, in annexe.
all year except Christmas Day.
bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), parking permits, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, but not toilets.
all ages welcomed, no under-6s in restaurant or in bar at night.
only in bar.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £120–£160, double £140–£200. Set menu (2/3 courses) £25 residents only, à la carte £30.
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