Dog-friendly pubs in Winchester

This is an ever-growing list of dog-friendly pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in Winchester and the surrounding villages. Includes a description of each pub, plus where to find them.

Last updated: 27 October 2016

I’m not a Winchester resident. But I’m a regular visitor to the pubs in the city.

Often, a visit to a Winchester pub involves a walk along the river with our Border Terrier, Tilly.

Luckily, there are loads of dog-friendly pubs in Winchester and the surrounding area to choose from.

Here’s an ever growing list of the pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes that welcome dogs and well-behaved people. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, leave a comment below, drop me an email (tshallett [at] gmail.com) or tweet me.

Dog-friendly pubs in Winchester

The Bell Inn

  • Address: 83 St Cross Rd, Winchester, SO23 9RE
  • Website: None
  • Phone: 01962 865204
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 11am-10.30pm

Situated near the historic St Cross hospital, the Bell is a Greene King pub which also also some local ales. There’s hot food and a beer garden. It’s not far from the river so is perfect for popping into after a walk with the dog.

Josie’s (formerly Black White Red)

  • Address: 28 Jewry Street, Town Centre, Winchester, SO23 8RY
  • Website: josieswinecoffee.com/winchester
  • Phone: 01962 865215
  • Email: josiesbw [at] outlook.com
  • Opening times: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm

A coffee and wine bar not far from the railway station opposite the library.

The Bridge (Shawford)

On the main street through Shawford, a couple of miles from Winchester. The River Itchen and Itchen Way long-distance footpath run right past the garden and there are plenty of places to walk your dog in the vicinity.

The Bishop on the Bridge

  • Address: 1 High St, Winchester, SO23 9JX
  • Website: bishoponthebridge.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 855111
  • Email: bishoponthebridge [at] fullers.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-12am and Sunday 11am-10.30pm

A Fuller’s pub, situated alongside the River Itchen at the very bottom of the High Street. Serves the usual Fuller’s ales including London Pride. Food available and live acoustic music on Sunday afternoons. Modest-sized, raised patio-garden with good views of river.

The Black Bottle

  • Address: 4 Bridge St, Winchester, SO23 0HN
  • Website: theblackbottle.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 621563
  • Email: enquiries [at] theblackbottle.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 4.30-11pm, Friday 4.30pm-12.30am, Saturday 12pm-12.30am and Sunday 12-10.30pm.

Quirky bar near the city centre with wine served from vending machines.

The Black Boy

  • Address: 1 Wharf Hill, Winchester, SO23 9NP
  • Website: theblackboypub.com
  • Phone: 01962 861754
  • Email: enquiries [at] theblackboypub.com
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 12-11pm, Saturdays 12pm-12am and Sunday 12-10.30pm.

Cosy free house with several connected rooms and a patio-garden. Lots of nooks for your dog to fall asleep in. Good selection of ales, which are available to take away. Serves food Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes and evenings and roast dinners on Sunday lunchtimes. Located within easy reach of the Itchen Way. A couple of open fires. Board games available too. One of my top dog-friendly pubs in Hampshire.

The Cricketers (Easton)

  • Address: Easton Ln, Easton, Winchester SO21 1EJ
  • Website: thecricketersinn-easton.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 791044
  • Email: cricketersinn [at] winchester-pubs.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 12-11pm (Sunday 12-6pm in Winter)

In the small village of Easton, a couple of miles from Winchester. Close to the River Itchen and the Itchen Way footpath. Real ales and hot food available.

The Exchange

  • Address: 9 Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9DZ
  • Website: None
  • Phone: 01962 854718
  • Email: Unknown
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm

Hot food available. A sports bar with plenty of big screens.

Fulflood Arms

  • Address: 28 Cheriton Road, Winchester, SO22 5EF
  • Website: facebook.com/thefulfloodarms
  • Phone: 01962 842996
  • Email: thefulfloodarms [at] hotmail.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 12-2.30pm and 4.30-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturdays 11am-12am and Sunday 11am-11pm.

No hot food – bar snacks such as pork pies and Scotch eggs available. Greene King pub but good selection of real ale from other breweries on offer.

The Golden Lion

  • Address: 99 Alresford Rd, Winchester, SO23 0JZ
  • Website: thegoldenlionwinchester.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 865512
  • Email: thegoldenlionpubwinchester [at] gmail.com
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11.30am-3pm and 5.30pm-11 and Sunday 12-10.30pm.

Well-known for its external floral displays. Serves hot food and has a special fenced garden for dogs.

The Green Man

  • Address: 53 Southgate St, Winchester, SO23 2EH
  • Website: the.littlepubgroup.co.uk/the-green-man
  • Phone: 01962 866809
  • Email: gm [at] littlepubgroup.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 12pm-late and Sunday 12-10pm

Corner pub with retro-furnished bar, situated a few minutes walk from the High Street. Dogs are allowed in the bar area. Good wine and spirits list, plus several real ales. There’s food with locally sourced ingredients available, too.

Hyde Tavern

  • Address: 57 Hyde St, Winchester, SO23 7DY
  • Website: hydetavern.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 862592
  • Email: jan [at] hydetavern.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 5-11pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturdays 12pm-12am and Sunday 12-11pm.

Eclectic pub with low-beamed ceilings and open fires. Dog biscuits available. Bar snacks. No hot food, but you can bring your own takeaway and eat in the pub for just £1.

The King Alfred

  • Address: 1 Saxon Rd, Winchester, SO23 7DJ
  • Website: thekingalfred.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 854370
  • Email: thekingalfredpub [at] yahoo.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-11pm

Six real ales. A Greene King pub.

The King’s Head (Hursley)

  • Address: Main Rd, Hurlsey, Winchester, SO21 2JW
  • Website: kingsheadhursley.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 775208
  • Email: enquiries [at] kingsheadhursley.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm

Located in the centre of the village of Hursley, a few miles from Winchester. Also has a skittles alley and a dog-friendly bedroom for overnight stays. Impressive menu. Afternoon tea also available.

The Mucky Duck

  • Address: 84 Hyde St, Winchester SO23 7DW
  • Website: the.littlepubgroup.co.uk/the-mucky-duck
  • Phone: 01962 868144
  • Email: md [at] littlepubgroup.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-12am and Sunday 12pm-10.30pm

Modern local pub with real ales showing live sport.

Northbrook Arms (East Stratton)

  • Address: Stratton Lane, East Stratton, Winchester, SO21 3DU
  • Website: thenorthbrookarms.com
  • Phone: 01962 774150
  • Email: info [at] thenorthbrookarms.com
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 11am-10.30pm

A few minutes from the A33 between Winchester and Basingstoke. Two gardens. Six real ales.

The Old Vine

File 29-11-2015, 17 57 54

  • Address: 8 Great Minster St, Winchester, SO23 9HA
  • Website: oldvinewinchester.com
  • Phone: 01962 854616
  • Email: reservations [at] oldvinewinchester.com
  • Opening times: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 11am-10.30pm.

Dogs allowed in the bar only. Real ales from local breweries. Hot food available including fish dishes, pub classics and veggie burgers.

The Phoenix Inn (Twyford)

  • Address: High Street, Twyford, Winchester, SO21 1RF
  • Website: thephoenixinn.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 713322
  • Email: info [at] thephoenixinn.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Tuesday 11.30am-2pm and 6-11pm, Wednesday-Saturday 11.30am-11pm and Sunday 12-10.30pm.

A 17th century coaching in on the main street through Twyford. A Greene King pub but several local ales available. The pub also does real ale take outs and home-cooked food including curry nights, steak nights and a Sunday roast.

The Queen Inn

  • Address: 28 Kingsgate Rd, Winchester, SO23 9PG
  • Website: thequeeninnwinchester.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 853898
  • Email: thequeeninnwinchester [at] aol.com
  • Opening times: Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am and Friday-Saturday 11am-late

Cosy pub with a fine beer garden and an on-site brewery. Up to 10 real ales and good food.

St James Tavern

  • Address: 3 Romsey Rd, Winchester, SO22 5BE
  • Website: the.littlepubgroup.co.uk/the-st-james-tavern
  • Phone: 01962 861288
  • Email: stjamestavern [at] live.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm, Friday 12pm-12am, Saturday 11am-12am and Sunday 11am-10.30pm

Wadworth pub quite near to the station. Menu includes pies and curries. Regular music nights. Resident labrador called Basil.

The White Horse

  • Address: Main Rd, Otterbourne, Hampshire SO21 2EQ
  • Website: idealcollection.co.uk/whitehorseotterbourne
  • Phone: 01962 712830/li>
  • Email: manager [at] whitehorseotterbourne.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday 11am-12am, Saturday 10am-12am and Sunday 10am-10.30pm

Cosy pub in Otterbourne between Eastleigh and Winchester. Varied food menu and garden.

Wykeham Arms

  • Address: 75 Kingsgate St, Winchester, SO23 9PE
  • Website: wykehamarmswinchester.co.uk
  • Phone: 01962 853834
  • Email: wykehamarms [at] fullers.co.uk
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 11am-11pm

Beautiful corner pub, built in 1755. Usual Fuller’s ales. Good food. Open fireplaces and lots to look at on the walls. Some seating is at former school tables, complete with doodles and graffiti.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the following people and organisations for helping me compile this list: