A Perfect Spring Staycation Full of Fabulous Food

on Fri 11 Mar

This spring, take some time to unwind!

We are calling all fun seekers, adventure hunters, lovers of the great outdoors, little explorers, and our four-legged friends – it’s time for a break!  

We have the perfect spring stay-cation-destination for you at South Winchester Lodges, set in the beautiful English countryside, near Winchester.

So, what does the average person look for on a holiday? Activities for the kids, activities for the adults, a luxurious place to lay your head, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, easy access to local attractions, your own facilities so you can look after your family’s needs, somewhere to get-away-from-it-all and really feel like you are away and relaxed. We are pleased to let you know that we have it all right here at South Winchester Lodges.

Fancy yourself a fine diner? Are you planning to surprise a loved one with a special night out, or perhaps practice your cooking skills? But where, in Winchester, could one go for an evening of fine dining service, food, and beverages?

The Black Rat Restaurant

Located on Chesil Street at the bottom of the town centre, The Black Rat has recently celebrated their eleventh year since its opening, remembering when the building was converted from a pub into a quaint and quirky restaurant. Within 2 years of opening, the team acquired one of the most prestigious accolades in catering, a Michelin Star, opening Winchester up to a whole new world of foodie fanatics and fine diners.

Address: 88 Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire. 

Style: Fine modern British dining

Website: Click here

The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

Enjoy an all-day dining experience at the heart of Hampshire, just minutes away from Winchester Cathedral. Despite the occasion, you can either enjoy an informal hearty breakfast or you can book a private dining experience for special occasions. The kitchen has to offer something for everyone, from vegan and vegetarian, to café-style classics and modern British cuisine.
The atmosphere is very relaxed but at the same time vibrant and intriguing, with burnt orange leather banquettes, an onyx bar, and parquet floors. 

Address: 103-104 High St, Winchester SO23 9AH

Style: Brasserie with modern/ vintage twist

Website: Click here

The Chesil Rectory

Steeped in history, the medieval Chesil Rectory building is now the oldest commercial property in Winchester.  A restaurant for the last 75 years, it was taken over in 2008 by the current team.

Their interior is decorated with vintage chandeliers and beautiful botanical prints, emanating a relaxed, peaceful, and authentic charm. The perfect location for lunch with friends, a romantic dinner, light weekday suppers, business lunches, or a mighty Sunday roast.

The Chesil Rectory’s chefs use an abundance of seasonal, local produce from our Hampshire doorstep to create our delicious menus. All the menus feature simple, classic dishes brought up to date with a twist, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. 

Address: 1 Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 0HU

Style:  Simple, classic dishes

Website: Click here

However, if you are one of those enthusiasts and you want to cook a delicious meal, in the comfort of your private lodge, you can shop fresh produce ingredients from Hampshire’s fantastic farm shops.t

Whatever you fancy doing on your stay-cation, from the fabulous foodie locations to the incredible scenery and luxury accommodation just a short trip away, your Winchester Staycation is just a click away.

Book now: South Winchester Lodges Luxury Accommodation

Contact Us

Phone: 01962 820490
Address: The Green, South Winchester Golf Club, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5SW

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