- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Children's Menu available
- Dogs Welcome
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About St James Tavern
We are a traditional pub with cask marque recognised ales, great homemade food and a cosy atmosphere. With a full calendar of events including live music, regular quiz nights and food-themed events, there is plenty going on to keep us entertained!
Please note that for bookings of more than 8 people we ask that you book over the phone or by email
We really enjoyed the afternoon, and whilst the 6X ran out a little early on, this is one of the most atmospheric pubs around, with really good service. It may be more expensive then some but you get what you pay for and the menu is good.
We use St James for a discussion group of 10 people. It's a relatively small pub but has lots of good corners where a relatively small group can chat without disturbing others or being disturbed. The staff are very friendly.
Super lunch. Will be back.
From initial booking through to the evening itself, staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and we had a great time celebrating at the end of a stressful day. Thank you!
The St. James Taverne is such a lovely place - when I have friends and family visiting from Canada I always take them there for a meal and drink as the atmosphere is chill, the decor is adorable, great variety of ales and ciders, the food is reasonably priced and delicious and the staff are so friendly and kind. Really looking forward to my next visit. Thank you so much!
Excellent service, thank you
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Tuesday night quiz night is also a bonus
We had a great buffet lunch for my daughters Christening. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was good and plenty of it. The space was great, private but with easy access to the main pub. I would definitely book again. Many thanks
Fabulous food, great wine, good service and ambiance, love it here, will definitely go back.
Very accommodating for our large group. Great relaxed atmosphere and good quality food and drink!
Lovely pub and atmosphere.
Very friendly dog 😊
Another great night at the St James Tavern. We hired the room upstairs for a leaving party. The food was great and the staff so friendly and helpful. It's the best pub in Winchester. Thank you James and everyone....
This was our second booking for the private dining room for use as a working meeting. The staff could not have been more helpful. The process was easy to go through and we will definitely use SJT again.
Great as always. lovely brunch thanks
Lovely pub, food was amazing, great service and really friendly atmosphere. Definitely go back
Thank you for providing lovely food and service for our leaving do. Lots of people commented on how good it was (the sausage roll was particularly delicious!) and bearing in mind we weren't sure how many would turn up - in the event there were many! - the whole thing ran really smoothly. Now living my next life in the New Forest with family and labrador but will miss SJT! Alix
We had a lovely team lunch. Thanks for everything.
St James has a very efficient booking system. we weren't guaranteed a quiet corner for our discussion group but we got the perfect spot. Two of us had food and were satisfied if not ecstatic. There was limited choice of beer/ale.
We had a fantastic evening. The preplanning was polite and efficient. The set menu options were great and everyone was extremely well cooked and presented and was of exceptional quality. The dining room for 22 had a great ambience and will be recommended to Winchester round table and 41 club for future meetings thank you all for a superb evening
They only get better
Service took too long - due to a large table served at the same time. Please don't overload yourselves! Use booking system to regulate the demand on the kitchen!
We had a wonderful time at SJT for mother’s day. We really appreciated being welcomed with free prosecco! And the staff were very kind with our two small children.