Small Group Walking Tours of Winchesters Best Pubs


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 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 a friendly local. With the city being so easy to navigate by foot why not join a tour and discover Winchester's brewing heritage.




There are 2 tours to choose from. On each tour one 1/2 pint of local beer, or soft drink, is included in the price of the tour.


Tour 1 : Traditional Pubs

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!


Tour 2 : Local Pubs

Visit 4 local pubs in the backstreets off the tourist trail where you can relax and enjoy a drink of our choice. Each pub has its own charm and gives you a feel for where the locals hang out. Pass the location of a pub with a claim to be Winchester's oldest and an old brewery site at the heart of Winchester's rich pub history.


Good to Know

Private and bespoke tours with alternative departure times and number of pubs can be arranged. Please email 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. All pubs accept card and cash, please bring ID if you are lucky enough to look under 25. Over 18 only.

Each 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. 

Contact Us

For small group tours we can customise an itinerary to suit. If you have a special request please contact us and we'll get right back to you. Also please contact us if you require to book a group larger than 4 people. Thanks!

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