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The Old Vine (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Flowerpots - Cheriton PorterExceptional1
Flowerpots - Perridge Pale AleExcellent1
Alfred's - Saxon BronzeExcellent2
Longdog - Brindle BitterGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Bowman - YumiNot Tried0
Downton - New Forest AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Vine, Winchester, Hampshire

Visits Details

02 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Very much a food operation and this was a busy lunchtime, some excellent well kept ales and good bar staff but too foody for my likes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alfred's - Saxon Bronze3.80Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Downton - New Forest Ale3.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
03 Jan 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy at lunchtime and a bit awkward to find anywhere to stand that was not in the way.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alfred's - Saxon Bronze3.80GoodPleasant, pale golden, assertive Pale Ale. This does not meet the published descriptions of this beer and I wonder if they had their pumpclips muddled?
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Bowman - Yumi3.90Not Tried
21 Mar 2013 (ChrisE)
A nice comfortable place to relax and enjoy a decent pint of ale. Very much a food operation but drinkers are welcome, and there was a good range of ales on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flowerpots - Perridge Pale Ale3.60Excellent
Longdog - Brindle Bitter4.20Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
17 Dec 2011 (Wittenden)
I escaped from the Christmas market and sat in here with my hat, on a bright but cold December late afternoon.I subsequently returned with the ladies a little later. Busy with a wide mix of people enjoying the buzz of a busy pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flowerpots - Cheriton Porter4.20ExceptionalA dark, almost black porter. Initially roasty,coffee almost, followed by blackberries.Great stuff.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried

About The Old Vine

The pub sign. The Old Vine, Winchester, Hampshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HA.

Georgian fronted pub covered with a vine opposite Winchester Cathedral. Narrow bar with a timbered ceiling, flagstones and a contemporary atmosphere alongside a dining room.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SO23 9HA