The William walker sits under the shadow of the 11th Century cathedral in the centre of Winchester . William Walker, himself a deep sea diver, was called in in the early 1900’s, as huge cracks started to appear in the cathedral walls. Walker worked under ground in water to shore up the foundations of the building for 6 years. It is estimated that some 25000 bags of concrete, 115000 concrete blocks, and 900000 bricks were used in the operation. The swing sign is an actual divers helmet, and is our Ode to the much famed man.
The pub today features an eclectic mix of William walker memorabilia, with a historical, yet modern feel. The focal point of the pub is our beautiful brass topped bar, surrounded by ornate tiling, and the downstairs space boasts 55 seats for drinking and dining. The “Diving” room upstairs has views of the approach to the cathedral, and here you can watch the world go by with the most amazing backdrop. This room can will be used for dining, but can be reserved for gatherings, meetings and anything that puts 25-30 people together in a secluded and beautiful space. The feel of the pub will be casual quality, with an extensive range of modern craft beers, real ales, fine wines and cocktails, selected by General Manager Matthew Price. Dining at the William Walker will be a sociable affair, as Lewis Hill creates modern and classic dishes that will challenge the best menus of the “Foodie” capital of the south of England.
Our service team has been selected on personality, and it is our aim that everyone who joins us here will receive the warm welcome befitting a proud the Fullers pub we are, and that we work as hard as our pub figurehead did to achieve our goal of service excellence.