Out of a long list of some 50,000 pubs in the UK, The Times newspaper voted The Wykeham Arms in Winchester as one of their top 30. We were honoured – but not surprised that people love our pub so much, we also won the Good Pub Guide's - Town Pub Of The Year - in 2018.
Our fabulous food and drink, great location, cosy fireplaces and various nooks and crannies, ideal for settling into for an afternoon, have made us hugely popular with locals. Our plush, recently refurbished bedrooms have given visitors out of town even more reason to stay with us, too.
Whether your stay is short or long, you can be certain of a warm welcome and wonderful hospitality when you choose to visit The Wykeham Arms.
Eating and drinking
The Wykeham has a long standing reputation of providing some of the finest food in Winchester, we've been recognised with 2 AA rosettes and our sous chef took the prize for Fuller’s Chef of the Year in 2018 for his fabulous food – and it was a well-deserved accolade. Head Chef Allen Sorrell brings guests a considered seasonal menu featuring quality, locally sourced produce, taking you from breakfast right the way through to lunch and dinner. Don't forget to try the famous "Wyk" cottage pie!
Most pubs offer a wine list (and we do too – there are over 80 carefully selected bottles to choose from, as well as delicious wines by the glass) but we have a tea list, too. Afternoon tea in our St George Tea Room is very important to us, because we know how special those moments with friends and family are.
Our bar also has cask-conditioned beers on tap, including the much-loved London Pride, plus ciders, spirits and soft drinks to cater to any taste.
We also love to cater for groups, so if you’re hoping to celebrate or put on a function with us, give us a call. We’ve catered for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate meetings – even wedding receptions. Our function room can accommodate up to 25 seated guests, with 40 standing.
Stay at The Wykeham Arms
Looking for boutique accommodation in Winchester? Our beautiful bedrooms are decorated with a variety of hand-planed hickory wood flooring, luxurious carpet or speciality potters’ tiles, giving each a warm, home-from-home feel.
We also take great pride in our exquisite chandeliers and framed historic photographs, which tell a story or two. In fact, they cover our walls floor-to-ceiling, so you’ll need a long weekend to take them all in!
The furniture in our rooms is a charming mix of vintage with modern touches, to ensure the most comfortable of stays. With finest Egyptian cotton linen, an excellent range of teas and a Nespresso coffee machine at your disposal, you’ll settle in in no time. Oh, and there’s a complimentary minibar, too – and in our newly fitted bathroom suites, you’ll find premium Cole & Lewis products, alongside the fluffiest of towels and fleece robes.