England > Hampshire > Southampton
Beer Available At Bitter Virtue (arranged by most recent)
Ilkley Mary Christmas 59, Oakleaf Over The Top , Oakleaf Blake’s Gosport Bitter 84, Oakleaf Pompey Royal 49, Oakleaf Quercus Folium 53, Hop Back / Ridgeway Pickled Santa 40, Emelisse Dubbel 77, Straffe Hendrik Wild 96, Girardin Gueuze Black Label 100, Dancing Man Sea City Gold , BrewDog Black Jacques 93, Half Moon Bay Mavericks Pit Stop Chocolate Porter 57, Ruhstaller 1881 Indigenous California Red Ale , Beavertown Black Betty 99, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Bristol Beer Factory Speyside Double Milk Stout 76, Moa Blanc Evolution 85, Maeght van Gottem 72, Wild Beer Ninkasi Premier Cru 92, Saison Dupont Vieille Provision 99
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Theydon_Bois (770) The ’Sham, England | September 10, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on 09/09/12.
Great place to shop for beer.
Good selection of UK micro’s, Belgian, German, Scando’s and some US stuff that you don’t see in too many places.
Dark Star Kiwi was available for take out from the barrel on our visit.
The owners were brilliant and we chatted with them for the whole half hour we were there. Regulars popped in and had a chat with us as well.
We spent quite a bit of £££ between us and we were both given a nice extra for our custom - great touch! And to top it off the lady owner then gave us a lift to the Guide Dog pub, not far away but our bags were pretty damn heavy.
Brilliant place - will be back !!!
jackl (453) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 12, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice shop tucked in a quiet corner of Southampton. The selection’s pretty strong. You’ll find plenty of stuff from Britain and Belgium, with a modest selection of stuff from the US. They seem to enforce a 1-bottle limit on some of the rarer beers. Prices were fine. The service was initially pretty apathetic, but rapidly improved when it became clear that I was spending some solid coin.
SaintMatty (271) Uppsala, Sweden | December 12, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
An excellent shop with a good selection of beers from around the world with Belgium and the UK being particularly well represented. They also sell beer glasses and some beer books.
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to give advice when necessary.
They have up to two British cask beers on stillage available to take away.
An excellent shop.
jjsint (190) Ely, England | November 10, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer shop tucked away in a residential area. If you’re not looking for it you’re not going to find it! Brilliant selection, and you cannot fault the service or the value. No trip to the South Coast is complete without it. Treat yourself!
berkshirejohn (172) Bracknell, England | January 16, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty good selection for a backstreet corner shop! Well worth seeking out.
cgarvieuk (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 8, 2009| Updated December 14, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great bottle shop that NO WHERE near my house ... but luckily near my sister. They are very friendly and helpfull... Good selection ... even picked up Duvel Triple hop and 3F Hommage here .
SilkTork (82) Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, England | November 18, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant and tidy specialist beer shop tucked away in residential area. Fairly typical range of beers and prices for such a shop - a good focus on local beers, and a selection of beers from Belgian and America. There is an inclination toward some buzz names such as: Kernal, Struise, Mikkeller, De Molen, Thornbridge, Stone, etc, and pretty much all the local breweries, so there should be something to satisfy most beer geeks. If you’re in Southampton, and you’re a beer geek, you’ll like the place, and find it does the job.The shop’s website offers an up to date list that is worth studying. If you’re a big beer buyer and know what you like you may find it worthwhile to check prices against online suppliers such as BeersOfEurope and BeerRitz before making a visit, as there can be a wide difference on some bottles; however, there are plenty of beers in Bitter Virtue that are not available in those stores, and there is the benefit of getting personal advice if you’re not sure what you like, so there is value in paying a visit. I think it’s a place I may be popping into from time to time. And I will certainly take along any beer friends who come to stay or visit.
Beersiveknown (71) , Northern Ireland | May 8, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great little beer shop this one with a selection of ales from all over the UK. Specialises in Belgian Ales with new beers regularly available. Also stocks German and other European beers and a small selection of ciders and american craft beers. In addition it has 1-2 beers available on tap for very reasonable prices, available for takeaway in plastic bottles. Ann and Chris are very helpful in recommending beers to your favourite styles or similar to others you have tried. A selection of glassware and giftpacks are also available.
Mungo (14) Southampton, England | June 21, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Incredible selection of beers - although list on website not up to date due to constantly changing selection. The owners are very knowledgable and will recommend beers. If you buy any lambic they are sure to comment on this.
Offers a bottle deposit on most of the belgian beers - It keeps me coming back for more.
dsmith67 (10) , | January 21, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Rarely been to a better beer shop - freidnly owner and fantastic selection.
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