Where our story began…
Romans came, saw and conquered. Alfred the Great founded the capital of Wessex. The Doomsday Book was written. Welcome to Winchester. An ancient city steeped in history. And at its heart, within earshot of the peels of the city's landmark cathedral is our stunning Winchester hotel, the original Hotel du Vin - in all its Queen Anne-style architectural glory.
Built in 1715, we've lovingly reinvented Hotel du Vin Winchester as a grand but informal place to work, rest and play. A stone's throw away you have wonderful architecture, historic museums, cobbled streets lined with independent shops and boutiques, and theatres, literary events and arts festivals. All on the doorstep of the stunning landscape of the South Downs.
Take morning coffee or afternoon tea in our Bar 20, dine al fresco in the charming 18th century walled garden or enjoy hearty, classic French dishes and local flavours in the cool ambience of our trademark bistro, all within the walls of our hotel in Winchester. Taste the finest fizz or discover a wealth of wines with expert guidance from our Sommelier. Find a cosy nook to relax in the low-lit bar. Choose a cigar from the humidor and retire to the Cigar shack. Take advantage of the unique charms of the Ruinart room for an inspiring meeting, celebration or memorable wedding. And when the dream weaver beckons, we've 24 individually styled bedrooms to retire to. Big custom-made beds, hand sprung mattresses with Egyptian cotton bed linen, huge fluffy bath towels, drenching monsoon showers and roll top baths. It's a fairy tale ending to a fairy tale day.