Address: 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DY
Telephone: 01962 862592
The Hyde Tavern is a gorgeous little pub on the northern side of the city and has been enjoying a return to form after the Greene King occupation was ended. This used to be one of my favourite pubs in the early 90s but in my view lost its way after Greene King bought it from Marstons in 1999.
The first thing to notice about this pub (especially if you are tall – like me) is the low ceilings – they will catch you out even if you have become a regular. The feel is laid back and friendly – probably mainly locals as it is situated a few minutes from the centre of Winchester. There’s no music here (except for the classical guitarist practising in the corner) so fluid conversation is allowed – even with people you’ve never met before. On a cold night the real fire in the front bar is also very welcome.
I’m not sure about the food situation, but I can tell you that as well as a couple of Ringwood beers on handpump, the pub was offering Bowman’s Swift One and Quiver, and Pots Bitter (from Cheriton) on gravity. Both the Bowman’s beers were superb.
Probably the second best pub in Winchester.
Last visited: May 2012
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Other Pubs in the Winchester Area
- Bishop on the Bridge
- Black Boy
- Fulflood Arms
- Green Man
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