We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely cosy pub”
Review of The Chestnut Horse

The Chestnut Horse
Ranked #39 of 220 Restaurants in Winchester
Price range: US$16 - US$39
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Set in the heart of the Itchen Valley, The Chestnut Horse is a hidden gem.A traditional 16th Century English pub serving local, fresh produce, hand picked fine wines and award winning beer with friendly, attentive yet not obtrusive service.The Chestnut Horse can cater for all occasions an intimate meal to wedding celebrations!!Well behaved children and dogs are more than with plenty of treats for our two and four legged friends!!
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Winchester which is literally down the road from this pub, so decided to go for a meal there, what a lovely cosy pub/restaurant we found. The Manager was most pleasant and friendly which was really nice which makes such a difference. The food was very nice and tasty, quite large portions so no room for dessert, had quite a wait for it but it was Easter weekend so was very busy. Wish this pub was near to where I live as would definitely become a regular.

1  Thank wanado
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (532)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

16 - 20 of 532 reviews

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Found this lovely little village pub, whilst out on a photographic tour around the Winchester area. Literally just appeared in my vision as I turned a corner. I phoned their number (Trip Advisor app) to check if they accepted cards and if any minimum charges? Confirmation that there were no charges, saw me driving into the car park.

Lovely little garden with seating area, beautiful, old interior, with dozens of old ceramic and pottery jugs, hanging from the beams. Friendly staff and locals. Nice open fire, free WiFi and interesting menu. Not the cheapest prices though.

Certainly worth a visit.

Thank BPLegend1948
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant lunch here a few weeks ago, so took some friends here for lunch today, but not great.
Service was very slow & not attentive at all. I’m sure it’s just a bad day but a bit embarrassing as we bigged up the venue based on our previous experience.
Trout fish cake was beautiful
Lamb suet pud, very stodgy
Wanted pudding, but ran out of time as took ages to get service, had to go up to pay the bill ..... not terrible just not great ...

Thank Rick J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 15 March 2018

What a charming place. Its a delightful country pub with roaring log fires and a fabulous dining room. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. We started with drinks, yummy Hattingley local champagne, badger beer, hendricks gin and wine, a super bread board with olives and truffle butter to nibble on while we chatted away trying to decide what to eat . We settled on Skrei Cod with Saffron Potatoes, Lobster & Brown Shrimp, Gnocchi with Spring Veg, Wild Mushroom Cèpe, Truffle , and Sirloin Steak with Triple cooked Truffle & Old Winchester Potatoes, Gribiche & Watercress; we all agreed that the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The dessert menu looked very tempting but we chose fresh coffee instead as we all felt very replete! The cost was remarkably good value too 1 Course £12 - 2 Courses £16 which for food of such a high standard is amazing. It was a wonderful birthday celebration, thank you

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank KW65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Lovely village setting in Rural Hampshire. Pretty garden for summer use. Pleasant Staff, but we had to ask for the table to be cleared of its used glasses etc. and waited an unacceptably long time for water to be brought to the table. All of us chose the Sunday Roast but the plates were so overloaded they were unappetising, and none of it was hot enough. Platter of lovely looking vegetables arrived for us all to share but they were mostly cold. However, the puds were lovely! Pub's ambience was beautiful and perhaps on a less busy day, they'd do better. Toilet facilities were insufficient for the number of people catered for, and the sink in the Ladies' was blocked and not usable.

Thank lynettejarvis1722
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Chestnut Horse also viewed

Winchester, Hampshire
Winchester, Hampshire
Winchester, Hampshire
Winchester, Hampshire

Been to The Chestnut Horse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing