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The St James Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE, England
+44 1962 861288
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“swordfish” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very nice atmosphere centered around bar area. Dined here with large group. Traditional British meals including meat pies, fish and chips, sticky toffee pudding, and more - all very satisfying. Very accommodating service. Would dine here again. Parking a bit remote - parking garage several...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Twelve quid. Pretty good value in Winchester. Pint first: the 2 local ales are better than the 4 house pumps. The pie selection (there were 3 or 4) all sounded good - I can definitely say the beef pie was excellent. Good pastry, tender, tasty...More

Thank RichSWinchester
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Small local "proper" pub with great friendly atmosphere. Drinkers and eaters rub along well. Quiz night is good fun.

Thank Oystermouthensis
Reviewed 30 July 2017

As we were staying in a Mews house just off Romsey Road this was our 'local' for the week. Even though we didn't eat here we were impressed with the food that we saw getting served. We did however indulge in copious quantities of beer...More

Thank the_wagsta
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A lunchtime farewell to a retiring colleague at this friendly pub. One meal was left off the food order but the apologies were genuine. My sandwich with fries was delicious, lovely bread and plenty of filling. Good value and good food.

Thank CWharton1
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We arrived for a family meal. The pub has a nice feeling about it. However, we asked for a wine spritzer and got a wine and lemonade. The meals arrived but one was missing. The burgers were nice but the steak was very average and...More

Thank Hyde138
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Toilets really good, if few. Nice extras, nice surroundings... company was a bit dodgy ( but not pubs fault)

Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten brunch here many times before and been happy with what we have been given. However on this visit, we weren't made to feel welcome. The pub was empty but the coffees still took a long time to arrive and then were cold....More

Thank Frank51N47R4
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent pub food, excellent service. Sat in a cosy corner by the fire - great winter pub. Lamb shank and burger both delicious

Thank emilycorinne
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is the second year we've been for a Christmas lunch, and again it was superb. The staff were all lovely, helpful and friendly, there is a lovely atmosphere there as well. We all had a great time and would recommend it.

Thank MaryB207
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 861288
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