Kris Wines | Holloway, Greater London
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Kris Wines
World Class based on 57 ratings
Type: Beer Store

394 York Way, Lower Holloway
Holloway, Greater London England N7 9LW [ print map ]
020 7607 4871

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Hours: MON-SAT 1.00PM - 11.00PM SUN 1.00PM - 10.00PM

Mayor: Leighton (86) | Affiliated user(s) here menan394 | Bottles: 700

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Beer Available At Kris Wines (arranged by most recent)
Wiper and True Pale Ale Ahtanum Ridge 63, Weird Beard No More Bright Ideas 96, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré 80, BrewDog Hinterland 99, 8 Wired C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale 97, Pitfield Black Rose , Heretic Evil Twin 97, Box Steam Evening Star , Post Road Pumpkin Ale 43, Buxton Red Point IPA 93, Stone RuinTen IPA 100, Dead Man’s Hand (Wine BA) 92, The Kernel Bière De Saison , Founders Imperial Stout 100, Siren Barrel Aged Shattered Dream 99, BrewDog Black Eyed King Imp Vietnamese Coffee Edition (Can) 100, Abbaye des Rocs Triple Impériale 99, Lwówek Jankes 90, Cloudwater Autumn Range - IPA 93
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57 reviews for Kris Wines
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  82%
 Selection  91%
 Food N/A 
 Value  79%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v  (154) Lille, France | September 10, 2015| Updated October 14, 2015
Visited the 9th September 2015 - Good small place near to Camden and Kentish town. Good store really clear and with a good beer selection. Domination of UK beer but there are also beers from Europe and also from US and that’s really find. Good price for London and also for the selection. Not so excessive when you see some rareties... The owner is friendly and welcoming. I need to go back with more time to spend there. Very good beer shop, I recommend it.
Visited to find some treasure... Price are very competitive, certainly the best price in London. Very friendly as usual. I was happy to find what I’m looking for! Thanks! And see you soon!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | April 13, 2015
Very compact and bijou, but stuffed ful of an excellent assortment. Prices seemed very reasonable, and nice to have so many local beers in one place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
olliejobbins  (33) Dorking, England | March 17, 2015
Fantastic place. What can I add that others haven’t said? Kris is incredibly helpful as iv always gone at a time when I’m the only person there. Yes it’s a small shop but the beers are packed in! He sells wine too so my sister was happy. Anyway, I think the prices are incredibly reasonable. I always drive so I can fill up my car. Parking directly outside the front but it can be tricky to get a space.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jc1762  (41) Tokyo, Japan | December 27, 2014
Apart from the lack of ideal location, I really can’t find a complaint about this place. The owner, Kris, is incredibly friendly and helpful. He was kind enough to give me a small discount when I purchased over £150 of beer. The type of service only available in small businesses! Kris’s passions for beers shows in the selection, as he puts everything in there. Good selection of European beers (e.g. Mikkeller, De Molen, Struise, UK brewers). An unbelievable selection of American beers - Pipeworks, Prairie Artisanal, Stone, Alesmith, etc. He keeps the shop simple, small, with no music just to focus on the beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads  (23) , Denmark | December 13, 2014
Ambiance: Well, no music or strippers or anything, just a regular shop with beers. Small and filled from floor to ceiling and can feel a bit cramped if you’re not the only person in the store. The street outside seems interesting with people wasted out of their minds in the afternoon.
Service: Was offered assistance as I stepped through the door, and Kris knows his beers and gives good recommendations. I have only met the dreaded “other guy” once. He fetched me a box to stand on so I could reach the top shelf, so he is good for something.
Selection: Worth to travel for. Great selection of Belgian, German, American and Danish beers along with an extensive selection of locals. No bargains, but the prices are fair and if you put some money down you sometimes get an extra bottle thrown in for free. Found some stuff that has passed on the date, so bring your reading glasses.
All in all the best bottle shop I’ve visited in London so far, but unfortunately a bit out of the way for me.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
pricey290483  (59) London, England | November 6, 2014
think this is the best shop i have ever been in never seen such a collection.Kris was there which help because man does he know beer. helped me pick out some really nice beers and i can’t wait to try them easy to find shop that will make you want to go back
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust  (15) , England | August 17, 2014
Small beer (and wine/spirits) shop but packs in a big selection. Dedicated shelves for Belgian, German, UK, London beers, and other areas for Dutch, US, Spain, Scandinavia etc. Belgian selection had lots of stalwarts but also some new beers from the likes of Alvinne and de Struise and others. Good seleciton of German beers from Alt, Berlinerweisse, Doppelbock to Hefeweizen. Omnipollo, Kaapse, De Molen, To Ol, Westbrook, Flying Dog, etc. are all well represented, though I was surprised to see no Italian craft beer on this visit (but selection changes regularly so that will probably not be the case next time). Large bottles (750ml) also available from The Bruery, Rogue, Alesmith etc. 330ml bottles seem to start from around £2.99 and upwards - which seems a little pricey but the trade-off is the selection in one place. One of the best bottle ranges in London.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666  (146) Göteborg, Sweden | July 17, 2014
Poped in while drivning North to Stansted for a quick one (family was waiting in the car). A bit back and forth but my wife guided me well (many thx), probably easier to go with the Tube and walk the last distance. Presented me a the desk - and what I could understand from the latest reviews I was lucky,- Kris was on duty! - My advice there either give a ring or mail in advance an book a time were there is less customers (likely) and Kris there or bring your IPhone or similar to check RB for advice. Great selection of London beers (no Brodies, though) English, American, Belgian, and a few sour - mostly big bottles and medium standard high prices for the sours. Prices were good for the local... Kris was very helpful in helping me out with the last bottles - flying with Ryan;). He also poped in a Saison that was cold as on the way beer for free - Worldclass! When you are going there: bring a big backpack, a loaded Visa and allow you at least one hour to go through the selection. It looks wee but’s packed with gems. Many thx Kris!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
ozanyumrukaya  (1) , Turkey | May 21, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
deeblo  (74) NYC, New York | April 27, 2014
A very small shop in a less than desirable location. Nevertheless, Kris typically has a huge selection of European and American beers at great prices for London. Kris knows his stuff and is helpful but if he’s not there, the other guy doesn’t know anything about beer. It can feel very cramped with just a couple customers inside. Another downside is that the neighborhood and some of the clientele are a bit ghetto. I’ve been inside while fights have almost broken out right inside the doorway.

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