Hampshire Wine School hosts Wine Tastings in 4 main locations - in Winchester, in Southampton and NOW in Fleet (Hampshire), and in Poole (Dorset). All locations have easy to reach venues, centrally located with excellent transport links - see below for more information on each of our MAIN venues.
However, we do also use other venues, such as the Mercure Wessex Hotel in Winchester and No.5 Bridge Street Bar & Restaurant in Winchester and the Mercure Dolphin Hotel in Southampton - please refer to each tasting for their exact venue.
WINCHESTER - Green Man Pub at 53 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH
SOUTHAMPTON - White Star Tavern at 28 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3DJ
FLEET - Lismoyne Hotel at 45 Church Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4NE
POOLE - Custom House at The Quay, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HP
WINCHESTER - Based within Winchester City centre, the Green Man Pub at 53 Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EH is minutes away from all of the delights Winchester has to offer: the Cathedral, the Guildhall, the theatre and the shops. Our wine tastings are held in their stunning function room, called the 'OutHouse', in the courtyard. The Green Man is a gem of a pub in a quiet corner of Winchester, opposite The Screen Cinema and above the Cathedral, within walking distance of the train station.
The Green Man is so much more than a city pub though. It is a welcoming local, a stylish hang-out and a great meeting place. It is also the new venue for Hampshire Wine School and their weekly Wine Tastings! Their 'OutHouse', a beautifully decorated and completely independent function room situated just outside the main building is our very own little wine paradise!
The style is funky vintage – reflecting the design flair of owner Jayne Gillin who, fed up with not being able to find the kind of stylish yet relaxed bar she wanted on her doorstep, decided to create her own. The glitzy bar displays a very good selection of wines by the glass – a cause for celebration all on its own. And there’s a pleasant female-friendly and groups-welcoming ambiance. This is where everyone wants to meet up and where friends simply chill, with a glass of wine in hand.
"This is just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Spanish Wine tapas evening. Have the use of an exclusive room at the Green Man Inn (Winchester) was excellent and your enthusiasm and expert knowledge on this subject certainly has helped me to appreciate the subtle variations between wines from each region, how the storage and ageing process alters the end product and taste. Reading the label on the back of the bottle will have so much more meaning now!" (Christian K, June 2014).
SOUTHAMPTON - Located in vibrant Oxford Street, Southampton, the White Star Tavern 28 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ has been singled out for recognition by the AA (with five stars!) and awarded a much coveted 2 rosette that recognises ‘excellent restaurants that stand out in their local area'. Our wine tastings are held in their cosy meeting room, on the first floor.
Their seasonal menu makes superb use of great local ingredients which help to create an exciting selection of modern British classics. It’s no wonder then that their bar and restaurant is such a popular venue for their guests who can choose to eat in the relaxed bar area or in the sanctuary of the stunning restaurant.
FLEET - The Lismoyne Hotel, 54 Church Street, Fleet GU51 4NE is a privately owned hotel in the heart of Fleet on the Hampshire, Surrey borders. Offering comfortable accommodation with modern facilities. Delicious food and fine wine, coupled with friendly and efficient service help make the Lismoyne experience one you will want to have again and again.
The 4 star Lismoyne Hotel offers a range of dining experiences, and has gained a reputation in its own right for our great food! Served in either of our Restaurants in a relaxed, attentive and friendly environment. We are very proud of our excellent and inspired kitchen team who create freshly prepared, innovative menus with dishes that feature the best of modern cooking. Guests attending Hampshire Wine School Sunday Lunch tastings will enjoy a lovely experience in their bright and airy Conservatory Restaurant, with doors opening on to our large Patio and lovely secluded garden. At the Lismoyne, they believe that guests hotel should experience an unforgettable, pampering and indulgent visit.
POOLE - Custom House, The Quay, Poole BH15 1HP offers the best of Dorset seafood and British beef, in the beautiful Georgian surroundings of the historic building. Set right by the water, overlooking the hustle and bustle of Poole Quay. Whether it's their legendary mussels and frites on their sunny terrace or their melt-in-your-mouth sirloin steaks in their dining room, do not miss out on Custom House dining experience. You can also enjoy a local Dorset craft ale or a glass of bubbles in their newly refurbished bar ... all whilst you watch the boats sail on past ... or wait to be shown to their upstairs function room for your very own wine tasting with us!