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.
- elegant rooms
- delicious food
- attentive service
- rooms over bar may be noisy on weekends
Rate Includes: Breakfast
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