Shawford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2BP

Sometimes you know just what you want; great pub food cooked with care. Our new menu is full of the timeless dishes you know and love. It’s time to enjoy hearty portions, big, bold flavours and traditional pub dishes served with the occasional twist. Come and join us and rediscover your new favourite.

Find your new favourite - view our new main menu
View our lunch menu - main courses from £5
View our evening set menu - two courses for £12
View our Sunday roast menu - roasts from £8.49

The Bridge Inn is an idyllic riverside retreat for nature lovers and ramblers. Located in the tranquil village of Shawford beside the beautiful River Itchen – a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ thanks to its array of protected species – it’s the perfect place to re-energise after a delightful ramble along the lovingly restored Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail, one of the best chalk rivers for wildlife in Europe. Bordering the magnificent rolling chalk downland of the South Downs National Park, The Bridge country pub is a welcoming haven for visitors to the historic city of Winchester, just north of Shawford, and those exploring the lovely Hampshire countryside.

Acquiring fame as the location of the cantankerous Victor Meldrew’s hit-and-run death in the final episode of BBC comedy ‘One Foot in the Grave’, The Bridge was chosen for its picturesque setting.

Visitors can savour seasonal specials on the terrace listening to the soothing sounds of the River Itchen in summer and, in winter, piping hot pub food can be enjoyed by the warmth of the pub’s real fires. Whatever the season, relaxing Sunday lunches and delicious pub meals at The Bridge are always a treat.

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  • About the Bridge

    The Bridge is an idyllic riverside retreat famous for being the place where Victor Meldrew died in the final episode of the TV show ‘One Foot in the Grave.’ With its lovely riverside aspect, The Bridge has a reputation for serving delicious, traditional pub food and has Cask Marque accreditation.

    A delightful terrace can be found at the rear of the pub where you can savour traditional pub food by the River Itchen. In wintertime, you can relax in front of our real fires and enjoy a heart-warming Sunday roast. Book a table online today.

    Family Friendly

    All the family is welcome to join us at The Bridge. We are a child-friendly pub and have highchairs and baby changing facilities, as well as a delightful Chef & Brewer children’s menu.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub but they are welcome to join the family in our beautiful riverside beer garden.

    Coaches Welcome

    If you are planning a trip to Shawford, Winchester or a walk along The Itchen Navigation Heritage Trail, The Bridge is an idyllic riverside retreat where your party can re-energise. We will be more than happy to accommodate your group. Simply contact us before you arrive so we can make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Call us today.

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    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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