The Eclipse Inn: "Friendly pub with good food" Winchester Restaurant Tip by crazyman2

Winchester Restaurants: 15 reviews and 13 photos

  The Eclipse
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Book a Sunday roast here ---the flavours, the portions and the flavours are typically British. We sat there in the intimate bar of the Eclipse and enjoyed a roast that took us back years ---succelent chicken, delicious gravy and huge roast potatoes. Mmm... Added to it were plenty of vegetables and (I like this touch) Yorkshire puddings. A piping hot meal and a hot plate!

The service was friendly ---both Sarah and her assistant worked hard at providing food and drinks to a cosmopolitan clientel.

Decor? Well, the timbered pub is full of character. At first we thought it was rather a mix of styles but as we sat there we realised that it works ---it is the Eclipse! At the end of the day a pub is only a good as its staff!

Outside, in the Square, there are tables for those who wish. We did feel a little put off by the number of smokers sitting there ---but it is illegal for anyone to smoke inside.

Favorite Dish: As above!

Remember that this is not a 5* restaurant but an honest English pub.

Address: The Square, Winchester
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: near the Cathedral
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 6, 2009
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