Lucky Lychee in Winchester

Lucky Lychee in Winchester

AD Have you ever tried authentic Malaysian food? Lucky Lychee is serving up incredible Malay, Thai and Chinese food in the heart of Winchester.

Chefs Nicole and James are the couple that form the dynamic Lucky Lychee duo. Nicole is from Kuala Lumpur and James previously worked there and together they’ve brought authentic Malaysian recipes to Hampshire.

Bao Buns, Sweet and Sour and Malaysian curries packed full of flavour, with the odd fusion dish adding a surprise twist and reinvention to classic dishes. Find out why this needs to be the next place you visit in Winchester…

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Breakfast at Josie’s

Breakfast at Josie’s

Josie’s offers all day breakfast at its cafes in Bishop’s Waltham, Winchester, Petersfield and Romsey.

These family run independent coffee shops across Hampshire are a firm favourite with the local brunch crowd.

Well known for it’s large fully loaded pancake stacks and excellent market town locations Josie’s is the kind of place you’ll queue for (and, trust me, every weekend people do!).

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The Dispensary Kitchen in Winchester

The Dispensary Kitchen in Winchester

The Dispensary Kitchen in Winchester is a stunning cafe in the heart of the city centre.

A solid breakfast brunch and lunch offering, strong coffee and stellar setting makes the cafe a great all rounder, crowd pleaser and popular recommendation.

Get this on your ‘must visit’ list pronto, here’s why…

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The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester is an Almshouse of Noble Poverty. It’s a church, once also a hospital but also a home to two orders of brothers.

It’s such a beautiful place, in a gorgeous setting, it’s no wonder it’s been used by a variety of production companies for filming. One of the most notable and recent was the television show Wolf Hall.

I didn’t know you could visit until one year I went to the Christmas market with my Aunt and discovered it.

Looking for somewhere new to visit? Discover The Hospital of St Cross…

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The Winchester Christmas Lights 2020

The Winchester Christmas Lights 2020

The Winchester Christmas Lights are a highlight in the Hampshire calendar every year.

If you live near and need to get in the Christmas spirit consider a winter walk around Winchester.

And, if you can’t get out for whatever reason, here’s a peek at the city’s festive lights…

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Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail 2020

Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail 2020

Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail has been put on by Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) and is a lovely way to see the Christmas lights.

Here’s everything you need to know about finding the nutcrackers and getting a good walk around Winchester…

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Proudfoot & Co – British Drinks Innovators in Winchester

Proudfoot & Co – British Drinks Innovators in Winchester

Proudfoot & Co in Winchester is serving up drinks #ForTheBoldandCurious derived from foraged, fermented and barrel aged goods.

Owner Eoghan is an expert in all things botanical and foraged and a whizz at inventing, rediscovering and reinterpreting drinks to devour.

‘Life should be full of constant discovery’ is Proudfoot’s tag line, which I couldn’t agree more with. If you like something a bit different and want to discover something new then this one’s going to be right up your street.

I totally fell in love with this place, from the wildly knowledgable owner, the pretty interior and truly unique and incredible drinks…

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Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina, Winchester

Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina, Winchester

Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina… OH HELLO, I’m there with bells on!

As a big fan of Taco Tuesday anyway, I am thrilled my favourite Mexican in Winchester has created a special menu for that one day each week.

Take a look at what the wonderful Mi Cocina team have cooked up…

*Ad – Gifted experience, no obligation to post. But, I BLOOMING LOVE IT, and I think you will too!

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Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Walk the Winchester Water Meadows

Just off the high street you can walk a loop and discover the Winchester Water Meadows.

It’s an easy walk that follows the River Itchen and leads to some of the best hidden parts of the city. The walk takes in part of the South Downs Way, the Clarendon Way, Wolvesey Castle, the Hospital of St. Cross, the Itchen Navigation path, St. Catherine’s Hill.

The water meadows inspired Keats to write ‘To Autumn’, you know the one, imagine this in a rather loud and grandiose overly dramatic style… “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”

With such a beautiful landscape on display you can see why he was motivated to write such pretty verse.

Get a slice of quintessential English countryside, history and explore Winchester in a totally new way.

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