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An Evening in Winchester (Before)

Published: Jul 21st, 2009 | Author: The Beeralist

Wykeham Arms, Winchester

Wykeham Arms, Winchester

I’m planning a trip to Winchester tomorrow evening with a like-minded friend. It’s going to be a lightning raid – similar to my recent trip to Brighton. But the question is which pubs to visit in one evening?

From a real ale perspective Winchester has many more pubs worth going to now that the Greene King ones either stock guest beers (eg Fulflood Arms), or are no longer Greene King pubs at all (eg Hyde Tavern). A trip to all my favourites would comprise (in no particular order):

  • Black Boy – Free House
  • Wykeham Arms – Fuller’s (ex Gale’s)
  • Bishop on the Bridge – Fuller’s
  • Green Man – Free House
  • Old Vine – Free House
  • Eclipse – Free House (ex Greene King)
  • St James Tavern – Wadworths
  • Fulflood Arms – Greene King (with guests)
  • Roebuck – Greene King (with guests)
  • Hyde Tavern – Free House (ex Greene King)
Black Boy, Winchester

The Black Boy in Winchester - taken in December 2003

You can see a Google map of all of them here.

Obviously that’s way too many for one evening since they’re all so spread out. I guess I’ll just have to leave out the ones that are not near others.

(Added later) Read about the ones we got to:

And the ones we didn’t get to:

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