Top Five Places in Winchester for a Drink in the Evening

We here at What’s Up Winchester like a drink. We like beer that is cold, we like ale that is room temperature, we like cocktails – classic and fancy, we like wine. We like all the wine. So we’ve invested some time in deciding our favourite places to have a drink. Caveat here is that…

Our Top Five Food and Drink Shops in Winchester

Winchester has a handful of shops selling food produce, but what we lack in quantity we certainly make up in quality. Now all we need is a butcher and greengrocers! Chococo , High Street If you haven’t visited Chococo then stop what you are doing, put down your phone and get down there immediately. If…

Top Five Independent Shops In Winchester

This post is dedicated to the places we like to spend our hard earned pennies. In a time when we all too quickly click and collect, it’s important to remember and support the local businesses which keep Winchester unique. We love what Winchester BID are doing to support and promote local business. You can find…

Top Five Winchester Pubs for chilly days and nights

There’s nothing quite like it. Walking through slightly misty or drizzly dark Winchester streets, past historical buildings and pushing open the door to a a cosy pub with a raging fire. An evening of good booze and good company holed up in cosy nooks is quintessentially a British thing to do. The following pubs are…

The Winchester Orangery

The Winchester Orangery recently popped up in The Square.  One minute there was a boarded up shop, the next moment a garden themed, tree centred, plant filled cafe slash bar. From some local people in the industry, I’d heard good things about the quality of staff they’d employed so have been keen to try it…

Tom’s Deli – breakfast and the best sausages!

Tom’s Deli is on George Street, but you may not know that due to it’s location. Set back from the main road, well the one way system, it is tucked in a corner behind Rawberry.  We’ve walked past so many times, but just have never stopped to pop in. Perhaps because we have never been…

Little Kitchen Bistro at Winchester Golf Academy – fondue

In the two years we’ve been living in Winchester, we’ve driven past the sign for Winchester Golf Academy a number of times, but not actually driven in.  And not suprising really, as it is a little off the beaten track.  But after our visit on Friday I would recommend it as a great place to…

Forte Kitchen – breakfast – French toast please

When I woke up this morning, I had French toast on my mind.  Not eggy bread but proper French toast, with crispy bacon and a little pot of maple syrup on the side.  And with that we set out in search of a weekend breakfast. We debated a little about where we should find this….

Overdraft: craft beer with mac and cheese

Yesterday after running some errands in town I fancied a half.  Luckily there was a friend who was also free that afternoon who also fancied a half.  Luckily for Overdraft, that half turned into four (maybe five) halves and a snack. Overdraft arrived on Jewry Street a little while ago.  At first I was saddened…

Rawberry – vegetarian cafe

For those of you looking for a top notch vegetarian cafe in WInchester you can’t go wrong with Rawberry on George Street which is on the edge of Parchment Street and round the corner from my favourite charity shop (the Oxfam book shop).  While other places in Winchester offer standard vegetarian fare – e.g. vegetarian…