England > Greater London > Putney
Beer Available At Beer Boutique (arranged by most recent)
Belleville Spring Break 44, Belleville Commonside Pale Ale 63, Weird Beard Single Hop Series No 2: Nelson Saison 86, Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94, FantŰme Saison 99, Rochefort Trappistes 6 98, The Kernel Pale Ale Stella Topaz Zeus 85, Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast 99, The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856 99, The Kernel Export Stout London 1890 99, Augustiner Dunkel 80, The Kernel India Pale Ale Motueka Pacific Jade 91, The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin 97, The Kernel India Pale Ale Citra Chinook 98
Theydon_Bois (465) The íSham, England | November 4, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Small to medium sized bottle shop on the Upper Richmond Road that links East Putney tube (District) and Putney BR, approx 3 mins on foot from the former, 5 or so from the latter.
I popped in around 5pm on a Monday and was the only person in the shop. There was a guy behind the counter on a laptop who chose not to look up.
Now I donít usually want any help when Iím in a beer shop Iím happy to browse at my own pace and if I have a question thereís a tongue somewhere in my gob for said purpose but this bloke didnít look up once or even say hello which I though was a bit piss poor.
Selection was decent enough if a little over priced on most offerings. Orkney Dark Island Reserve probably the most extreme example @£21, picked this up the other week for £16, outside of London admittedly, but quite the mark up for Putney rent !
Selection was solid enough but nothing rare you couldnít get elsewhere and for less.
When I went to pay mr important was still on his lap top and I was about to start counting to 10 and walk out when he eventually acknowledged me, took my money and short changed me £1.
FFS - I was the only person in the shop, he had nothing to do other than sell me one bottle of beer and he got the change wrong!
Canít say Iíd ever make the effort to come here again. I guess if you lived in the area it offers some good bottles and I probably would use it from time to time were I a local.
Oh and theres nothing cool or clever in making fake accounts and rating your own place 90+ twice. Both users logged in on one day only and havenít been seen since - do you think we donít clock this ????? Most people will however value the reviews of those of us with 3 or 400 place ratings so it does nothing but make you look desperate !
cpfootball12 (1) | August 16, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Beer Boutique is a fantastic bottle shop! By chance I stayed across the street from the shop during vacation in London. I wound up going into the shop everyday of my vacation! The staff, including Mark (owner), Jonathan (manager), and Kevin (staff member), were all incredibly knowledgeable and gracious. Living in the US, Iím not able to get many of the UK (and greater European) beers available at the Beer Boutique. The staff was able to recommend the best ones to try to give me a true taste of the British beer experience. I was traveling with two friends who are less knowledgeable about beer but they loved trying new ones and listening to the hours of beer knowledge the staff had to offer. The shop is very unpretentious... you can just walk in and ask for help. All of the staff is more than willing to help anyone, regardless of level of beer knowledge. They keep a good selection of beers in the refrigerator for immediate consumption. The tables offer a nice place to sit and enjoy a beer. Plus, the prices are significantly cheaper than if youíd buy the same beer at a pub. Every detail of the shop has been curated. The shop does have large windows but they are covered with a UV-protective film so thereís no risk of skunking beer. The lights also filter UV rays, for the same purpose. They have themed events on a regular basis which sound like a blast (American beers on the 4th of July, IPA Day, etc.). I couldnít have had a better experience with the Beer Boutique and I think my highest praise is the fact that I went back every day of my vacation!
Osprey87 (10) London via, Wales | June 19, 2013| Updated August 22, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
(From visit earlier this year) Shop is conveniently placed between Putney station and East Putney underground. Much more spacious than most beer shops in London. Staff are friendly. Standard beers from USA, some from Belgium. A lot of the German / British selection is displayed very near the window which could cause some light damage to the beers. You can pick up some good stuff, but it tends to be quite costly. (60). Re-rated August 2013 - Better selection than last time, and slightly better prices on some items. They have now put in tables so that people could sit and drink if they want. Overall, I think itís an improvement. Bit more variety in selection and theyíd be moving into the 70s.
Scopey (342) Croydon, England | August 22, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
I stopped past here for the first time on a hot summerís day and was immediately disappointed to see some bottles in the shop being drenched in sunlight.... So If I were you I would avoid buying anything from the shelves nearest the window! Excluding this fact I found the rest of the shopping experience pretty good. I thought they had a pretty decent selection (perhaps an improvement according to previous people who visited?), but they are definitely not making the most of the fairly large space. The shop selection is generally separated into German, UK, American and Belgian. Both the UK and Belgian sections had some interesting beer Ė 3 new Kernel beers for me (this doesnít happen too often) and 3 different bottles of Fantome being the highlights. About 90% beer is on shelves and they have a small selection in fridges, which I hope they expand. A lot of the beers had a description, which is pretty useful to the general public. Prices were a touch higher than elsewhere, but Beer Boutique is still a decent addition to this area.
Leighton (468) London, England | July 20, 2012| Updated July 26, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
I was a bit underwhelmed by this place. It is exceptionally well organized and neat, but the range could be a lot better, and almost all the beers are priced about £0.30-0.50 more than I would want to pay. (N.b. a beginning beer drinker will certainly find plenty of interesting beers here, from the UK, Belgium and US.) But perhaps the largest drawback of this shop is the exposure to light. The front of the shop is all glass and, on the sunny afternoon I visited, the sun was hitting at least 50% of the stock; the bottles nearest the window or even in the window displays stand no chance. Additionally, the temperature inside the shop was well above what I would be comfortable with for storing beer. I ended up not buying anything (although a Kernel did tempt me) as there was nothing here I couldnít find at a better price and perhaps in better condition than at other London beer stores. I like their effort but they can improve in some areas.
UPDATE: Apparently whoever runs this place likes to lash out against RateBeer on Twitter. I guess somebody canít take constructive criticism.
berkshirejohn (146) Bracknell, England | June 25, 2012| Updated October 28, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
A triumph of style over substance in my opinion. The beers are artistically arranged on the shelves, limiting the number available. The lighting is moody, making it hard to read the labels or the minisculey printed descriptions on the shelf edge. The range is tiny compared with what could be stocked in the space available. There are some better and unusual items, and these of course are priced accordingly. I dropped in hoping to scoop some Kernels, as I was passing by, but they only had two. Certainly not somewhere Iíd go out of my way to visit.
GeneBilly (1) , England | April 19, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing shop with a great selection of beers, from Belgian blonds like Westmalle and Rochefort to Double IPA Porters, such as The Kernal and Harviestouns Old Engine Oil. I liked the range, but would love to see more - especially British beers and seasonal ones.
I thought the service was second to none, allowing me time to browse and wander before unleashing a wealth of knowledge and experience on every single beer I asked about.
I was shopping in The Beer Boutique on a late Saturday afternoon, and before Iíd even got around the shop once I was welcomed to join the casual, and free, Beer and Food matching. Which apparently happens every Saturday. A half glass of Jenlain Ambree, a French amber beer, matched perfectly with a smooth and creamy Talegio cheese, Genuinely delicious, and FREE!
I left the shop with a couple of bottles of Jenlain, and then went to Valentinaís down the road and bought the cheese. YUM.
I was told that they will be holding more formal, but still intimate, beer & food matching events very soon. I will definitely be getting a ticket for that one, and if you like good beer, you should too.
Ethereal (7) Los Angeles, California | March 4, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beer shop close to East Putney tube and Putney station. Light and airy with lots of space for when it gets busy. Bottles nicely showcased on chunky wooden shelves and crates. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Decent selection but probably not as wide as Drink of Fulham, especially on the UK side. Also offer online ordering and free delivery to SW15 addresses.
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