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A glorious Queen Anne red-brick townhouse plays host to the very first Hotel du Vin. Low-lit, lofty period rooms provide a romantic backdrop for a foodie getaway in the heart of Winchester.

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Situated on Winchester's vibrant high street, the hotel offers proximity to key attractions. The cathedral, Round Table and Gurkha Museum are all nearby. The Great Hall, Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Cathedral and College are all within a five-minute radius of the hotel.

The train station is a 15-minute walk, so consider getting a taxi if arriving by train with luggage.

By car: around 2 hours from London. Just over half an hour from Southampton. There is free parking at the hotel.

By train: Direct trains from London Waterloo to Winchester take about 1 hour 15 minutes. From Southampton, about 15 minutes. The hotel is a 10-minute walk or five-minute taxi ride from the station. Book trains to Winchester.

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The red-brick facade wouldn't look out of place in a Jane Austen novel, with the interior seamlessly blending period features like fireplaces, panelling and wooden floorboards with contemporary touches - a vibrant upholstered cushion here and a fashionable paint colour there. Certain rooms even feature freestanding baths positioned beside the bed.

Service & Facilities

The amiable local staff possesses excellent knowledge of the area, assisting you in selecting the sites you wish to explore. While facilities are modest, you have the option to order room service, send out your laundry and indulge in a cigar, should you fancy, in the outdoor cigar shack.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Dog-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


With design choices like charming floral wallpaper or a more subdued darker grey walls in other rooms - each room is uniquely designed. You might find a spacious wetroom-style bathroom or a roll-topped tub positioned at the foot of your bed. All rooms offer L'Occitane toiletries, Nespresso machines and robes.

Room types: Standard Double, Superior Double, Deluxe Double, Garden Double and Principal Suite

Key amenities: ensuite with L'Occitane toiletries, TV, air conditioning and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi

Restaurants & Bars

The meanu here features French classics like onion soup, moules and a diverse selection of steaks with various sauces. For a taste of local produce, opt for the chef-curated set menu, offering more innovative dishes such as lamb shoulder braised with local beer. Afternoon tea comes with local Hattingley Valley sparkling wine to wash down croissants and quiches.

Bistro du Vin: elegant, informal, classic French cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from £12.50.

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