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The Hyde Tavern, Winchester

57 Hyde Street
SO23 7DY
Phone: 01962862592
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Moby Duck left this review about The Hyde Tavern

Certainly one of the best pubs in Winchester,It's well chronicled below so I won't go over old ground but it was as good as my previous visits. Beers on this time were Harveys Sussex Bitter,Longdog Lamplight Porter , Flowerpots Bitter and Ballards Golden Bine. A classic pub.

On 21st February 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Hyde Tavern

Tried this one again after continuing to hear positive reviews. Visited in a winter’s evening and I must admit that this place really came into its own - very homely with a busy and bustling atmosphere plus a proper fire on the go. Five ales in total with three on pump and two on stillage; I noted Harvey's Best, Flowerpots and Titanic Stout (excellent shape). They also had some homemade elderflower cordial which went down well with Mrs Quinno. Other features (per my garbled notes) included “pub dog, pissy peanuts, free glasses, humbugs”. Regardless, I really enjoyed my visit and have bumped up the score accordingly.

July 2011
A characterful aged pub with low beams and a lack of right angles that apparently was a GK pub they bought from Marstons and subsequently flogged off. Six ales were on (with room for seven) served via a mix of pump and stillage - Ballards Mild, Flowerpots Bitter, Harveys Sussex Best, Bowmans Swift One, Flack Manor Cathcher, Andwell Resolute and Flowerpots Perridge. A nice choice though if I’m brutally honest the condition of the three I tried was uninspiring, flat and tired. Not helped by being a bit expensive in some cases. There was also a real cider of a name I failed to recognise (or subsequently note). Watch out for the steps down into the building, the street has been built up from the original level by the looks of it. The interior has two rooms, the front area (low beamed ceilings etc) has the most character whilst the rear area is a bit of an eclectic mish-mash, with some nice (and some jarringly awful) modern art on the walls. Most of the punters had decamped to the rear garden in order to catch the last few rays of the day’s sunshine. Pub is dog friendly and board games were available. Apparently you can bring your own food in and pay a quid for cutlery and crockery so you can eat it with your pint. Overall, the atmosphere was good and the staff were friendly – it felt like a really nice little local. Shame about the beer though. Note: Beware of opening times early in the week as it tends to be post 5pm most days. Rated 7

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Hyde Tavern

Fortunately for me when visiting Winchester the Hyde Tavern was the closest pub to our accommodation, as it is the type of old school boozer I really feel comfortable in.
A cosy old pub with two rooms with open fires, sloping floors, low beamed ceilings with hops hung over the door frames, contemporary modern art hung on the walls that aren’t covered by local notices, and specialising in local cask ales, both on pump and on barrels behind the bar.
There are free magazines and newspapers and board games available, but no music (unless it spontaneously erupts from some of the eclectic locals this place attracts), and this place does attract some colourful characters.
It is very dog friendly, especially as the resident pub dog with beer mat in mouth has the run of the place and has a party piece of throwing said beer mat in the air and catching it again.
For me, next to the Black Boy, the best pub we visited in Winchester.
However I am conscious that sometimes I am blinded by seeing a decent beer choice, especially when some of it is on gravity. So in the fairness of balance I should report the review my wife would give it. As when on the third evening on our way back to the hotel I suggested we should pop into the Hyde Tavern again for a last one the reply was “Not that grotty place that smells of beer and damp dogs and where the locals stare at you and listen in to your conversations, no lets go somewhere else”.
For the record it does not serve food (which is probably a good thing because it would come with accompanying dog hairs), but encourages you to bring your own by having takeaway menus available and provides real plates and cutlery.
And on the ale front, there are four handpumps on the bar which were dispensing Harveys Sussex best, Titanic Stout and Flowerpots Bitter with the fourth one off. And then for our visits Quad Hop from Downton Brewery and White Horse Village Idiot and one other were on stillage behind the bar. All the ones we tried were in very good nick and I could have got through them all if it wasn’t for the damp dog and the staring eavesdropping locals.

On 10th May 2013 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Winchester, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Shawford, 3.62 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
Chandlers Ford, 7.31 miles, 2 hr 21 min walk (show)
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28th Jul 2019, 08:53
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Fathers Day weekend - last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No - But you can bring your own, £1 charge for plate and cutlery! - last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - first Sunday of the month - last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
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