Bitter Virtue | Southampton, Hampshire
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Bitter Virtue
Excellent based on 16 ratings
Type: Beer Store

70 Cambridge Road
Southampton, Hampshire England SO14 6US [ print map ]
023 80554881

bittervirtue.co.uk

Hours: 10.30 - 8.30 (Tue-Sat), 10.30 - 2 (Sun)


Mayor: SaintMatty (7) | Taps: 1 | Bottles: 300


Bitter Virtue

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Beer Available At Bitter Virtue (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Bristol Beer Factory Speyside Double Milk Stout 69, Moa Blanc Evolution 89, Maeght van Gottem 73, Wild Beer Ninkasi Premier Cru 90, Saison Dupont Vieille Provision 99, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades) 97, Struise Pannepøt - Old Monk’s Ale - Pannepeut 100, Redwillow Cheerless 61, Ilkley Mary Christmas 57, Oakleaf Heart of Gold , Island Wight Christmas , Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy 97, Dark Star Coconut Porter 78, Bristol Beer Factory Bristletoe 50, Struise Tsjeeses Reserva PBA (Port Barrel Aged) 98, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Buxton Axe Edge 99, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 100, Redchurch Great Eastern India Pale Ale 95
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16 reviews for Bitter Virtue
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  92%
 Selection  92%
 Food N/A 
 Value  79%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  91%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The ’Sham, England | September 10, 2012
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 !!!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (376) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 12, 2012
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty  (220) Uppsala, Sweden | December 12, 2007
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn  (165) Bracknell, England | January 16, 2013
A pretty good selection for a backstreet corner shop! Well worth seeking out.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | June 8, 2009| Updated December 14, 2011
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 .
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
jjsint  (147) Bedford, England | November 10, 2013
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!
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown  (71) , Northern Ireland | May 8, 2011
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo  (14) Southampton, England | June 21, 2005
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
dsmith67  (10) , | January 21, 2012
Rarely been to a better beer shop - freidnly owner and fantastic selection.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66  (7) Minnesota | October 15, 2013
Brilliant little shop in Southampton. I am stuck in Portsmouth on business and this place is an oasis. In the US I would probably knock this place on selection, but if I compare to what people say is best in the UK, Kris Wines, Bitter Virtue has them topped. Super friendly and helpful staff. I honestly have no basis of comparison on value.

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