The Wykeham Arms Winchester (Hampshire)

“Artisan ales complement hearty yet gourmet pub grub. Rooms are pleasantly large & decorated in rich hues of reds and greens with waxed oak wood and shining brass beds. Eccentric art and photos line the walls. Voted The Good Pub Guide's best town pub this hotel lives up to the high expectations. ”

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“A favourite watering-hole of Winchester locals, chaplain and college students for over 250 years. The traditional exterior leads to an idiosyncratic interior; walls are lined with canes, dog-eared photographs, Latin examination results and you can even set your drink down on an old school desk. Full bodied wines match full bellied menus: locally sourced beef, Gressingham duck and their famous cottage pie. Unlike most public houses, The Wykeham Arms is blessed with large rooms worthy of a gentleman's club. Upstairs you are released from the ground floor's eccentric embrace. Rooms are decorated in a classic country style with dark polished woods, shining brass beds or palatial four posters. No sloping ceilings or beams to bump your head on here. Bathrooms are large and light with roll top baths and fireplaces (albeit decorative). Whilst not everyone will appreciate the seemingly obligatory teddy on pillow, they will appreciate the childlike zest for fun and school masterly attention to detail that this property exudes. A no brainer for a weekend spent exploring the historic city of Winchester. ”

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Wykeham Arms, Winchester: Staying Over

Open one of the handsome Georgian bow doors into the Wykeham Arms, on the corner of Canon Street and Kingsgate Street in Winchester, and out floats the reassuring aroma of 250 years of slap-up meals served to hungry college boys, visiting parents, locals and no doubt the odd cathedral cleric.

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Facilities

Restaurant
Wifi
Parking
Bar
Fireplace
Walking distance restaurants
Outdoor dining
Private dining room
Restrictions on children
Children not permitted.
Not suitable for disabled guests
Good wine list
Four poster beds
Garden
Pet friendly
Allowed on request.
Suites

Activities

Learning
The Gurkha Museum will be of interest to history buffs.
Other Activities
The Jane Austen House Museum makes for a fascinating visit for fans of her literature.
Local markets
Great walks
Embark on a guided walk through historic Roman and Saxon Winchester.
Cycling
Golf
The Royal Winchester Golf Course is the most renowned in the area.
Sights nearby
Winchester Catherdral is just a few minutes walk away. Winchester Castle is also worth visiting.

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13 rooms from $186 per night

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Activities

Learning
The Gurkha Museum will be of interest to history buffs.
Other Activities
The Jane Austen House Museum makes for a fascinating visit for fans of her literature.
Local markets
Great walks
Embark on a guided walk through historic Roman and Saxon Winchester.
Cycling
Golf
The Royal Winchester Golf Course is the most renowned in the area.
Sights nearby
Winchester Catherdral is just a few minutes walk away. Winchester Castle is also worth visiting.

Other highlights

Restaurant
Gourmet
Restrictions on children
Children not permitted.
Full of character
Good wine list
Intimate
Four poster beds
Artworks
Boutique
Historic
Inn
Antiques
Pet friendly
Allowed on request.
Quirky
Traditional
Charming

Hotel size

13 rooms
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