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Old Gaolhouse

11A Jewry Street
SO23 8RZ

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday8.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday8.00 am - Midnight
Thursday8.00 am - Midnight
Friday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday8.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

8am - 11

About the Pub

This popular split-level Wetherspoon was originally the prison governor's house, later one of the first UK libraries, then an ironmonger's, and finally a classy furniture store. Located in the city centre, it is very convenient for most Winchester buses and the train station. The bus from the southern Park and Ride stops outside. There is a narrow seating area outside the pub, ideal for people watching; but unfortunately drinking is not allowed there after 9.00pm. The layout is good for wheelchair users. The 4 core beers are supplemented by 6 guest beers chosen to include at least one local ale. Real cider is available from polypin. Beer prices are lower than elsewhere in Winchester. The food menu is extensive and cheap so the pub can get busy with shoppers taking a break to eat. CAMRA members can use their Wetherspoon vouchers to get 50p off a pint of real ale.

Historic Interest

Former Gaol. The steps to the gallows are still in the cellar.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Always at least one local ale available.

Source: National

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Old Gaolhouse, Winchester


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    On handpump and possibly polyps.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Centrally organised Wetherspoons national festivals.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Entrance, bar and toilets all on one level.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Breakfast menu available from 8am to midday.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    At front, in cordoned off bit of pavement with tables & chairs; strictly no drinking outside allowed after 9pm.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Major events only.

  • WiFi Wifi

    The Cloud, requires registration.

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Old Gaolhouse

11A Jewry Street
SO23 8RZ

Sat Nav Reference

51.06381, -1.31637


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (130m)

Bluestar: 1; Stagecoach: 1, 69

More in City Road 330m or Broadway 625m.

Nearby Station (525m)


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