Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DY
A unique opportunity to tour the working cellar of this ancient pub, to read about its history and to imagine what it might have been like in the 12th century at the time of the foundation of Hyde Abbey.
According to independent reviewers, the Hyde Tavern offers the warmest welcome in Winchester. Established at least as long ago as the 12th Century, at the time of the foundation of Hyde Abbey, it has offered travellers and local residents ale and hospitality in characterful surroundings over the years to the present day. Its history is evident from the low beamed ceilings, uneven floors and panelling. It offers peeks of ancient days through a window in the main pub area and an antique cartwheeled fireplace in the cellar, where you’ll find an old gravestone used as flooring, as well as wallpaper from the 1950’s and a display of historical documents.
The room will be set up as it was in former years and guests are encouraged to come in period costume and fancy dress.
In the evening the Hyde Tavern is hosting our last HODs event of the 2018 festival - a heritage quiz. Please see separate entry for further details.
● Sunday 16 September: Cellar tour and display from 1100-1800, the pub will remain open until 2300
No booking required.
Over 18 years only. There are a few steps down into the Hyde Tavern. Access to the cellar is down a flight of stairs.
Tour approx 20 minutes, but we are sure you'll want to stay longer!