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On the 23 June the Government announced that social distancing guidance will change from 4 July and pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen. However, close contact services such as nail bars and beauty salons, close proximity venues such as nightclubs, soft play areas, gyms, swimming pools and spas will need to remain closed for now, as will bowling alleys and water parks.

The Prime Minister confirmed that the 2 metre social distancing rule will change from 4 July. Where it is possible to keep 2 meters apart people should continue to do so, but where it is not possible people should keep a social distance of ‘1 metre plus’ meaning they should remain 1 metre apart, while taking mitigations to reduce the risk of transmission.

Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to reopen but all indoor hospitality will be limited to table service and new guidance will encourage minimal staff and customer contact. Businesses will also be asked to help NHS Test and Trace respond to any local outbreaks by collecting contact details from customers. Hairdressers will be allowed to reopen with precautions, including the use of visors. In addition people will be free to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation such as hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites. Most tourist attractions, leisure and community facilities will reopen as well as places of worship.

At a time like this, it is important to support local businesses and this will help Winchester to recover from the economic impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as help to ensure that our city centre continues to be a great place to live, visit, study, work and do business. We have collated a list of pubs, restaurants, hotels, hairdressers and leisure facilities in the city centre which can reopen from 4 July. The list can be seen below and is being promoted by the Hampshire Chronicle.

If you are able and it is safe to do so, please support your local businesses.

  • Open businesses have new safety measures in place to protect you and their staff and provide peace of mind so you can enjoy your visit.
  • Many businesses across a wide range of sectors can still provide services to you remotely or online.
  • You can choose to ‘shop locally’ online and support local businesses.
  • Order local takeaway or home delivery.
  • Buy gift vouchers to use later.
  • Rate your favourite local businesses with 5 star reviews.
  • Donate online to local charities.
  • Find out more by visiting the websites of your favourite local businesses or by following them on social media.
  • Follow Winchester BID on social media – we are sharing updates from local businesses using #HelloWinchester on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

List of pubs, restaurants, hotels, hairdressers and leisure facilities in Winchester city centre which can reopen from 4 July.
Please click on the links below for the latest information from each individual business and if you are aware of any updates we should make to this list, please contact the Winchester BID team by sending an email to or calling 01962 841000.

Andover Road
Barbershop | Go Bo Chinese | Light of Bengal | New City | Oriental Star | Pizza Pan

Bridge Street
The Black Bottle | The Bridge Patisserie | Bridge Street House | Pizza Express | The Rising Sun

The Broadway

Chesil Street
The Chesil Rectory

City Road
Gurkha’s Inn | Headcase Barbers | Rimjhim

Colebrook Street
Pitcher & Piano

Eastgate Street
Diya Indian Restaurant

Great Minster Street
The Old Vine

Kings Walk
Romano’s Gelato Cafe

Kingsgate Village
The Wykeham Arms

High Street
Alfies | Ask Italian | Associates Hair | The Bakers Arms | The Bishop on the Bridge | Caffe Nero | Chaps | Costa Coffee | Côte Brasserie | Crown & Anchor | Gandhi Restaurant | The Ivy Brasserie | O’Neills | Palm Pan Asia | Patisserie Valerie | Pret A Manger | Reeve the Baker | Rick Stein | The Royal Oak | Starbucks | Subway | Travelodge | West Cornwall Pasty Co | Westgate Museum | Zizzi

Hyde Street
Davis Hair & Beauty | The Mucky Duck

Jewry Street
Arcana Hair & Beauty | Barcelos Piri PiriBarnett’s Barbers | Brasserie Blanc | Cabinet Rooms | City Fish Bar & Kebab | Dim T | Greens Bar & Kitchen | Hoxton Bakehouse | Hugo Barbers | Josie’s | Koh Thai | Loch Fyne | Mr So Restaurant | The Old Gaolhouse | Overdraft | Porterhouse | Prezzo | Samurai | Sarah Barrett Salon | Texas Grill | Theatre Royal Winchester Cafe BarWagamama | Winchester Discovery Centre

Little Minster Street
Coffee Lab | Servan

Lower Brook Street
Cossack Lane House

Market Lane
Mecure Wessex Hotel

Middle Brook Street
4th Street Kitchen | Open House Deli

North Walls
Kutz of Winchester | Mulan Chinese Takeaway

Parchment Street
Bloomer & Bloomer Hair Boutique | Enigma Hair Design | Guy Kremer | Flat Whites | Forte Kitchen | Frieda’s Tearoom | Jane’s Salon | Kyoto Kitchen | Piecaramba! | Turquoise Turkish Barbers | Two Bare Feet

Romsey Road
The Adjutant General’s Corps Museum | County Arms | St James Tavern | The Rifles MuseumThe Royal Green Jackets Museum | The Westgate

Southgate Street
Barber Shop | By Ros Garcia| Everyman Cinema | The Exchange | Good Hair Days | The Green Man | Hotel du Vin & Bistro | Lord Hair Salon | Royal Hampshire Regiment MuseumToni & Guy | Winchester Barbers

The Square
Cafe Monde | Winchester City Museum | The Dispensery Kitchen | The Eclipse Inn | Harringtons | Mawson & Company | Slug & Lettuce | The Stable | The Square by Coffee Lab | Three Joes Sourdough Pizza | The William Walker

St Georges Street
Catch Fish & Chips | McDonalds | The New Bibas Hair Studio | Papa John’s | Rawberry | Regime Barbers | Shanghai Papa | Tom’s Deli | Turtle Bay

St Peter Street
Winchester Royal Hotel

St Thomas Street
Bento Factory | Cafe Winchester | City Fish Bar & Kebab | Proud Foot & Co Refreshment Rooms

Stockbridge Road
The Albion | Istanbul Turkish Barbers | Jack Rabbits Barbers | Nanoo Hair | Winchester Kebab House

Upper Brook Street
Dominos | KFC

Upper High Street
Tanoshii Fusion

Walcote Place
Eat, Drink & Be

Worthy Lane
The Winchester Hotel & Spa

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