England > Oxfordshire > Wantage
imdownthepub (372) Banbury, England | April 22, 2012| Updated April 29, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Well, this has gone downhill. Used to be full of bottles, UK, Belgian, German and most particularly American. Now itís down to local beers. Smaller limited choice means only worth a visit if close by now.
berkshirejohn (146) Bracknell, England | July 16, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
A good find - much better selection, of mainly UK bottles, than you could possibly expect to find at a filling station and good prices too.
cgarvieuk (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | May 27, 2009| Updated December 14, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Just been there the once, Huge selection of UK bottles. Watch out for BBF dates as a few were quite close, and this can matter with some UK bottle conditions. But the best selection of UK ales ive seen
UPDATE NOT AS GOOD AS IT USED TO BE 80 -> 72
Fin (433) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 27, 2009| Updated August 8, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Have visited this little gem a couple of times now and this is yet another example of a Londis shop like the excellent Westholme Stores Goring on Thames, turning into a beer emporium. Incredibly this does it even better and even cheaper than Jacks with a further 10% off for CAMRA members. Behind the garage is the recently started micro brewery Pitstop named after the close proximity to the Williams F1 team next door. The beers here just keep getting better and better. I was in here just over a week or so ago and there was Thornbridge Alliance (2 diff versions), Bracia, Kipling. A great selection of Rogue, Victory beers plus some rarely seen smaller brewery UK stuff. AS I left the store I was informed that they had a ton of new Belgian beers to go out on the shelves. Well worth a trip if you are even remotely close.
Have visited a few more times lately and the Beer selection is certainly starting to dip quite considerably. Almost all of the American beers are now reduced and are not being replaced on the shelves and the whole selection is starting to take on a much more local feel (not a bad thing) The brewery at the back of this site (Bellingers) is represented here along with plenty of Vale, Rebellion, Ridgeway, Adkins and Butts. There are still some Belgian beers and the UK selection is decent enough but this place has now slipped back and Westhole Stores is once agin the premier bottled beer establishment in Oxfordshire. Bellingers have also stopped accepting CAMRA cards for a 10% discount.
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