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Wine Festival Winchester

Supporting our local wine Heroes!

The Bath Magazine Feature

The Bath Magazine Feature

We’re excited to be featured in The Bath Magazine – Bath’s biggest monthly magazine.

Jessica Hope goes in search of acclaimed novelist Jane Austen in Winchester ahead of this summer’s bicentenary commemorations of her death…….

Click here to read the full feature!

Easter Celebrations

Watch our mini movie!

Step through our ancient doorway & discover our unique & historic restaurant….

A big thank you to Stock Market Films for our incredible video! We absolutely love it!

Hampshire Fare

From water to waiter in 48 hours – 25 Plates of Hampshire Food Festival

Twenty-five chefs have created dishes from some of the very best local produce to celebrate Hampshire Fare’s 25th anniversary.

Throughout July our very own Chef Brown will be showcasing an incredible Chalk Stream Trout Salad, starter dish, that is brimming with seasonal, fresh flavours.

Did you know?

Chalk Farm is located near Romsey next to the River Test. The trout is some of the tastiest, richest and leanest in the UK as a result of their unique natural habitat. Drawn from sustainable farms on the Rivers Itchen and Test, these spring-fed chalk streams with crystal clear water, constant water flows and excellent light and vegetation create havens for the fish. These beautiful chalk streams give the fish a distinct, sensational taste whether smoked or fresh.

The Hampshire Food Festival has grown from a weekend event to a month-long line up of over 75 events.

Win 2 return flights to Cork from Southampton Airport

To enter, you must review your 25 plates experience with images & words.  Closing Date Thursday 4th August.  Follow the link to enter – http://www.hampshirefare.co.uk/competitions/25plates

Enter the 'sAlfie' competition

Take a #SALFie!

Pop into the Tourist Info Centre at the Guildhall Winchester & take a ‘sALFie’ with King Alf for your chance to win a £50 voucher to spend at the Chesil Rectory.

Post your King Alf selfie on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #sALFie to enter, or follow the link to enter via Visit Winchester’s Facebook page.

Winners are chosen by the public and entries run from midday on 23rd May 2016 until 1pm on 1st July 2016. Voting will be open from midday on 25th May 2016 and will close at 1pm on 10th July 2016 with a winner being announced the week of 11th July 2016.

Winchester Young Carers

Special fundraising dinner with Masterchef The Professionals finalist, Sven Hanson Britt

Please join us for a special fundraising dinner with Masterchef The Professionals finalist, Sven Hanson Britt.

It’s a unique opportunity to taste some amazing food & to meet Masterchef finalist Sven who will be talking through his dishes & serving up a delicious 4 course Spring menu.

All for a very worthy cause!

All ticket sales will be donated to Winchester Young Carers, an independent charity which provides a service for
Young Carers aged 8-17 throughout the Winchester District.

£45 per ticket & includes welcome fizz & canapés.  To purchase your table, please choose from the following & click to buy:

***Event Sold Out***

If your table configuration is not available, please email Kerry@chesilrectory.co.uk with your special request.

 Grab your friends & hope to see you on May 18th!

Sven Hanson-Britt Charity Dinner

Martin Meiner

“Vine & Dine” – 25th June 2014

Top South African Winemaker, Martin Meinert, joins us to show -case his stunning wines alongside a carefully matched 5 course menu created by our Head Chef, Damian Brown.

As the Winemaker behind some of South Africa’s foremost wines, Martin’s ‘Devon Crest’ Vineyard in Stellenbosch is famous for creating red wine with incredible freshness & balance as well as white wines that are complex & unique.


Selection of Canapés

“La Barry” Sauvignon Blanc


Blackmoor Venison Carpaccio, Caper Berries, Horseradish Cream, Tarragon Pesto Dressing

“Printers Ink” Pinotage


Warm Smoked Salmon, Pickled Onion Tempura, Avocado Puree, Grapefruit Dressing

“The Italian Job” White Merlot


Roasted Lamb Rump, Broad Bean Purée, Braised Lamb Neck Boulangere, Onion Confit



Crème Vanille, Rhubarb Jelly, Lime Custard, Toasted Meringue

“Semillon Straw Wine”

£65 per person.  Always a sell- out booking essential!