The Dove Inn

Andover Road, Winchester SO21 3AU
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Andover Road, Winchester SO21 3AU
  • Cross Street: Micheldever Station
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | Pizza | Polish |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01962 774288
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

The Dove Inn - Dining Room

Events & Special Hours

Bank Holiday Monday
May 27, 2024 Lunch 12:00 - 15:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 574 votes

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Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2024
Christina B.
Lovely meal and great service

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 10, 2024
Richard N.
The Dove is a great local pub and restaurant. I have been frequently over the past several years with my parents. The owners are lovely people, the place is welcoming, and the food is good. It is more interesting than a typical gastropub with Polish dishes among the usual pub favourites.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2024
Jenny T.
The pub visit was an amazing experience. We came to talk about sensitive issues and the pub was quiet, welcoming and warm. The staff helpful and efficient. Just what we were looking for. Many thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 28, 2024
Michael T.
Enjoyable food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2024
Paul W.
We regularly have Sunday lunch at the Dove Inn. Always assured of a warm welcome, excellent draft beer and a roast lunch that is well worth the wait, as food is prepared to order.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 24, 2024
Heather P.
Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere with friendly and welcoming staff

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2024
Fiona A.
Beautiful old pub, staff and owners so welcoming. Food is fabulous, polish dishes are delicious. 5* for all

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2024
Nick S.
We had a terrific night at The Dove. The staff were lovely and attentive and the food was delicious -- there's a Polish influence on the food which was really tasty. The team went out of their way to make sure we had a lovely evening. There was a birthday in the group, and they brought out a fab chocolate brownie surprise for the occasion. Highly recommended for good food and a welcoming atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 14, 2023
Gemma F.
A really pretty, cosy, clean and spacious pub set in a lovely atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff. Great menu choices. Fresh home cooked food which was delightful. Value for money. I highly recommend for a positive dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 07, 2023
Ranger L.
The Dove Inn is a wonderful country pub with lovely hosts and staff. It is our favourite place for Sunday lunch or just a drink.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 25, 2023
Karen C.
Great pub. Lovely people, ambience and really good food

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2023
Richard G.
Perfect as always. Great food and beautiful Flowerpots beer.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2023
Katrina S.
Excellent food - and we loved the Polish options too. It felt like a quality, family run pub. Would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2023
Caroline S.
Always a lovely meal with great staff who do everything to make sure that our time with them is relaxed and friendly. Our Grandson loves to have a meal with you when he comes to stay.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2023
Susan B.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch on a beautiful sunny day. Despite being very busy the service was good and we did not have to wait for long for our food. We find it a very good stopping off point on the way home on the 303 as the staff are very good and there is a good selection of food on the menu

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 10, 2023
Sarah N.
You even turned the sunshine on for a Sunday lunch treat - delicious food, charming service. Well done The Dove, nailed.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2023
Zena K.
What a lovely meal and a nice run pub with very warm friendly staff a great energy Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 9/10
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Sep 09, 2023
Sally S.
Lovely place to relax and enjoy meal

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2023
Kim G.
We were visiting the area on holiday and came across this great looking village pub/restaurant. The great food and service loved up to our expectations. Good value for the money. I would highly recommend this restaurant as the food was beautifully presented and tased great. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2023
Paul W.
Best Sunday lunch in Winchester area with very friendly staff and excellent local beer

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2023
Barbara C.
Fabulous food! This was our second visit and really enjoyed it. Our grandson (aged 15) said “this place never disappoints”. He had the Indonesian Fish curry which was really tasty (last time the spicy squid) so is quite an adventurous eater. Our younger grandson had the cod and chips (last time Stilton and cheddar macaroni cheese). We had the steak which was cooked to perfection and very tender. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 18, 2023
Debbie P.
My friend and I had food from the lunch menu. Good variety to choose from. Food well presented and very tasty. The sevice was excellent. We will certainly go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2023
Christine D.
Wonderful food every time we go but this time no pizzas available on a Thursday lunchtime ☹️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2023
Jonathan H.
Always welcoming. Great service and a nice family atmosphere. Good food at great prices.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2023
Marilyn C.
Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Great that we can take our dogs too. The food was excellent, best burger I've had in a long time. The apple crumble cake was exceptional. Definitely recommend. We will be visiting again soo

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2023
Sally S.
Excellent meal and service, thank you xx

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2023
Sarah R.
Never been before but will definitely be returning!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 05, 2023
Kathy G.
Three of us enjoyed a lovely lunch recently, each of us loving the different dishes we chose. The staff were all very helpful and friendly

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Mar 31, 2023
Sarah P.
Staff were really great - they didn’t rush us but we’re on hand when we needed anything. Food was super. Thanks for a great evening

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2023
Linda S.
Always great service and food.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2023
Anton D.
A wonderful pub. The staff are incredibly attentive and friendly. I definitely recommend The Dove and look forward to my next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2023
Rhi T.
We had a very enjoyable lunch

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2023
Caroline S.
Lovely friendly staff good food and Ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2023
Donna P.
Yes charming pub and staff were very attentive

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2023
Jenny C.
Amazing food, fantastic value and wonderful friendly service. Would recommend! Thank you for a lovely lunch.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 31, 2022
Steve F.
A real find in the area. Great pub , great people running it and wonderful service.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2022
Anthony S.
Food, service and staff were all very good

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2022
Barry V.
We lived in the area for over 2 years and always wanted to try The Dove In , without having to drive. Have found a 3.5 route on foot ,and definately worth the walk. The owners & staff are attentive , friendly and the food was amazing . The roast Turkey yummy :) We will be walking back ;) thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2022
Alison A.
We had a lovely time - everything was great, meal, service, quirky surroundings! Me and my husband just loved your Inn, will definitely come back. Thank you x

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2022
Liz W.
We really enjoyed our meal at The Dove Inn. The proprietor and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The choice of food was very good and it was well presented. The restaurant had a great ambience with well spaced tables. Altogether it was a very enjoyable experience and I would thoroughly recommend eating here.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2022
Jo L.
Lovely staff. Delicious Sunday roast.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2022
Richard G.
Our favourite pub! Great food, great beer, friendly people.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Chris B.
My favourite pub - lovely staff, great food and beer. Excellent all round!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2022
Trevor F.
Good food cooked in house and lovely atmosphere at this Inn .. is a real delight and if you are visiting the area should be the first place you dine out

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2022
Jackie A.
Staff were lovely, food was great and the place was really clean.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 07, 2022
Terence P.
Excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2022
Darren H.
No improvement needed! Very welcoming and friendly as arrived. Very informative. Nothing was too much trouble!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 14, 2022
Rod W.
It is reliably an excellent experience and quick service from lovely staff. The onion rings are unmissable!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2022
Graham H.
From the moment I arrived at The Dove Inn the wonderful staff greeted me with a friendly smile and couldn't have been more helpful. The food was excellent and the sevice was fantastic. I was here to celebrate my Birthday and all in all I had a truly wonderful evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2021
Karen O.
What a gem of a pub. The owner and staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. A wonderful atmosphere and great food..particularly the Polish dumplings!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2021
Glenn H.
The steaks were cooked to perfection, the puddings were really tasty as well. The bar and table service was spot on. Couldn`t fault the Dove Inn if I wanted to, the best pub food experience I`ve had in my lifetime. Thank you Dove Inn.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2021
Natasha H.
Very lovely experience a beautiful little place

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Louise D.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2021
Richard G.
Wonderful, friendly pub with great food and drinks. 10/10.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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May 31, 2021
Louise P.
Had a lovely Sunday roast. Service good, staff friendly

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 17, 2023
Lynda B.
I’ve been to the Dove Inn on a few occasions now and the service and food are always excellent. We always have a very friendly welcome I would thoroughly recommend them.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Sep 08, 2023
Paul N.
This was my first visit to the Dove and I was very impressed by the whole experience I will definitely return!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 03, 2023
Graham P.
Very friendly staff with good service. Quality food well presented. A well run local pub.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 10, 2023
Jan M.
Great food, service and value for money.

Overall: 9/10
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May 26, 2023
Stuart C.
So good we went back the following night.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 26, 2023
Tony B.
Friendly service and good food. Ideal location for the train which we used!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 05, 2023
John F.
Excellent meal, with excellent service!

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 18, 2023
Elaine Ann S.
Nothing more to add. You are doing everything perfectly. Please keep it up. My friend and I travel 20 miles to visit you, so you must be good!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 06, 2023
Chris P.
Staff were very helpful and attentive.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 18, 2022
Peter W.
What a lovely place. Our first visit, but it won’t be our last. Very friendly and helpful team, the place has real ambiance and the food was tasty and well presented. We have found ourselves a ‘go-to’ location.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 22, 2022
Diane F.
The Sunday roast was delicious - the beef was still pink, and tender, and the vegetables were not overdone. Service was friendly. There was some noise from other tables, but it was Father's Day, so to be expected, I suppose. Surprise gift for 'Dad' at the end - very nice.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 05, 2022
Christina P.
What a pleasant surprise. We had a lovely warm welcome. The service was fantastic. My only negative was the vegan burger was tasteless but the rest of the food was delicious.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2022
Alan C.
First time there and will definitely go again. The staff were very pleasant, the room was nice and the food was good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 27, 2021
Michelle W.
Sat outside in the lovely colourful garden. Very friendly, accommodating staff and wonderful food. We’ll be back!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 05, 2024
Liz N.
Lovely food and nice, efficient service. Was surprised at the cost of some of the drinks, a wine / drinks menu would have helped.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 09, 2023
Paul W.
Lovely staff and an interesting menu. One or two items not available. Not a lot of customers so pub felt rather quiet (midweek evening)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 07, 2023
Sharon B.
Nice but had to wait a long time for food even though we booked. Would go again as we're week looked after.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 07, 2022
Elaine S.
This was my first visit to The Dove. I was very impressed with everything: staff, service, food. My sole reason for giving just 6 for Ambience is because the pub was virtually empty. I do not like over-crowded places but a few more customers would have enhanced the experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 23, 2022
Paul W.
Excellent meal, all 6 of us enjoyed the meal. Service a little slow but serving staff were delightful

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 08, 2022
Steve F.
Really lovely spot, very friendly staff, good prompt service and a good choice of food which was very tasty

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 20, 2022
Esther H.
Thanks, really nice. Helpful friendly staff.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 08, 2021
Jeff P.
Lovely staff, very helpful and friendly.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2021
Gwyneth G.
The Dove is as lovely as ever, thanks to the staff. But portion size is a real problem- much too much food on the plates and I do dislike waste.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 09, 2022
Nisette S.
Lovely Sunday lunch and nice atmosphere. Even the dog was well looked after with his own bowl of water and a treat

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 07, 2022
Laura G.
Friendly staff - very welcoming

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2021
Mike G.
Good local pub food