Winchester has some amazing pubs just waiting to be discovered. From 17th century coaching inns to back street boozers and friendly locals this city has the lot.
Sample some of Winchester's most historic fare, beer, (or any other tipple that takes your fancy!) in the company of our local friendly guide. With the city being so easy to navigate by foot why not join a tour and discover Winchester's brewing heritage.
Visit 4 traditional pubs popular with both locals and tourists where you can relax and enjoy a drink of your choice. Along the way learn how we have the Romans to thank for inventing the pub. Discover where the Bishop of Winchester, Swithun, performed a miracle and the pub named after it. See which pub Lord Nelson visited while travelling from London to Portsmouth. Discover Winchester's amazing pub history, at one point the city had 132 pubs and 4 breweries! The walk takes us past the magnificent cathedral and Winchester college both of which have links to the cities brewing heritage. Also it wouldn't be a pub tour without at least one ghost story!
Private and bespoke tours with alternative departure times and number of pubs can be arranged. Please email email@example.com or use the contact form below.
To allow you to indulge as much or as little as you want no drinks are included in the cost of the tour. However one 1/2 pint of beer of local beer in the first pub is included in the price of the tour. All pubs accept card and cash, please bring ID if you are lucky enough to look under 25. Over 18 only.
The tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours depending on time spent in each pub and time taken to walk including photo opportunities. Please allow extra time at the end of the tour if arranging another event.
What to Bring/Wear
ID, sensible walking shoes, clothes for the British weather, umbrella, cash/card to buy drinks, camera, sense of humour.
Departure Point: Outside the Guildhall next to the tourist information entrance.
Departure time: 14.00hrs
Must be booked in advance: Yes
Max Group Size: 10
Age: Overs 18s Only. Please bring ID
Pubs Visited: 4
Pub Type: Traditional
Drinks Included: 1/2 pint of local beer or soft drink in first pub included in price.
Walking Distance: 2 Miles
Duration: 2.5 - 3hrs
Finish point: Close to High Street
Days Operating: Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Part of The Spirit of Winchester Ltd
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