Old Vine

8 Great Minster St., Winchester, SO23 9HA, England

Blessed with an ideal location opposite the cathedral, this 18th-century inn, now a gastro-pub with rooms, has received a smart, modern makeover without losing any of its character. Each of the guest rooms is named for a noted fabric designer such as Nina Campbell or Zoffany, and the furnishings include traditional touches like sleigh beds. Few rooms have actual cathedral views, though the top-floor Design House suite is an outstanding exception. A new two-bedroom apartment in an annex uses Designers Guild fabrics, and another self-contained apartment is ideal for families. The gastro-pub below serves superb food and drink, with warming open fires in winter and tables on the terrace in summer. Permits are issued for street parking nearby.

PROS

  • elegant rooms
  • delicious food
  • attentive service

CONS

  • rooms over bar may be noisy on weekends

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Central
Clubby Atmosphere

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01962-854616

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms, 1 suite, 1 apartment
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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