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 Westgate – Sunday lunch

Spring has sprung in Winchester which means weekend walks in the sunshine.  While it’s not quite warm enough for me for outside dining, I now do like to have a Sunday lunch rather than dinner in front of the fire. My sister in law was visiting for the weekend and I’d gone all out for…

Three Joes – Joe Joe Joes – pizza pizza pizza

A few weeks ago, my other half went off to see some friends and left me house hunting alone.  Luckily I’ve got me some friends who were more than willing to be dragged around different people’s houses.  By the end of the day, we were tired, a bit fuzzy from a few pints in and…

Loch Fyne – breakfast

For the second weekend running, our plans for where to go to breakfast were scuppered.  We were supposed to be meeting friends at Josies for breakfast, but by the time we got there, (before 10) there was a 25 minute wait.  As much as I enjoy the food there, there really isn’t the room to…

McDonalds – the hungover breakfast

I thought long and hard about whether to post this.  All that judgement. And then thought. Sod it. – we’ve all done it. Woken up Sunday morning more hungover than entirely necessary and a family gathering to get to. Needed food and fast.  And when you need food and fast you go to McDonalds. McDonalds…

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…

The Green Man – cocktails

We are fortunate to have at either end of our road two excellent pubs.  Each way we walk, we walk past one, and so it was Saturday evening, before heading on to dinner elsewhere, that we stopped off for a couple of cocktails at The Green Man on Southgate Street.  Having previously used the pub…

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….