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Eclipse Inn

25 The Square
SO23 9EX

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30 Mon - Fri
12 - 3 Sat & Sun
Summer 12 - 3

About the Pub

The Eclipse is a small two-roomed pub dating from around 1540, enviably located on a quiet street between the High Street and the Cathedral. The timeless front lounge contains the small corner bar, a wood burner, and an impressive ancient ceiling and timber pillars. Beyond is a small back room and ancient toilets. An architect's drawing shows the pub to have been modernized in 1925 for the Lion brewery, although the lamp on the non-vertical frontage has Strongs name on it. Another notice describes some of the history of the pub, including the death of Lady Alicia Lyle, and her subsequent ghost. The appealing menu of lunchtime dishes and specials are recommended, as are the Sunday roasts. Outside the pub, on the broad pavement, are benches, tables and chairs.

Historic Interest

Grade II Listed. Historic England Reference: 1174025

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Source: National

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Eclipse Inn, Winchester


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    About four times p.a. 2 x folk May/Sep 2 x bands.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Only occasionally for big events.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Eclipse Inn

25 The Square
SO23 9EX

Sat Nav Reference

51.06214, -1.31486


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Nearby Bus Routes (360m)

All Winchester buses stop at Bus Station or Broadway.

Nearby Station (845m)


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