Wykeham Arms

75 Kingsgate St, Winchester , Unknown, SO23 9PE

2 reviews

25 British Hampshire

SquareMeal Review of Wykeham Arms

Brimming with charm & character, the Wykeham ought to be on every visitor’s itinerary. Think roaring winter fires, wooden furniture – including old school desks – & a jaw-dropping array of memorabilia (enough to tell the town's entire history) that fills every wall, nook & cranny in the maze of rooms. Yet, despite the Wyke’s popularity, it manages to remain a real local, loved for its friendly atmosphere, weighty wine list, well-kept ales & quality food. Daily-changing menus (lunch being a lighter affair) are driven by prime, locally-sourced produce like a roast rack of Hampshire lamb, perhaps served with a redcurrant & mint jus & accompanied by a panache of market vegetables & dauphinoise potatoes.

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Food & Drink: 3.5

Service: 6.0

Atmosphere: 8.5

Value: 3.5

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 1.0

Peter P. 05 July 2013

What I expect of a Square Meal is one which is not only pleasing to the eye, but (crucially) pleasing to the stomach. A meal which you know that you've eaten. The only things which were square about our lunch at the Wykeham Arms were some of the plates. But none of them was even remotely filled with the expected ingredients. Lovely service — but don't expect to be filled. We were all still hungry when we left. You would satisfy the trade Descriptions Act better if you called yourselves ‘Dainty Meal’ or Slimmers' Meal.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Mal A. 17 February 2009

The pub offers a great atmosphere and is well worth a visit for a pint, some of the memorabilia is wonderful and the pub is well presented. The beers are good but there are much better places to eat so dont do it! Overpriced and not great The wine selection is “OK” but hardly imaginative.