A bright modern store with a reasonable range. Much is common, but there is some interesting stuff including the local Twickenham Ales, one of which is available on draught. Prices are fairly steep, particularly for the beers that can be found on supermarket shelves near by.
Visited on 2 August 2009. Decent selection of beers in terms of quantity, with every one scoring highly on quality. British beers from the likes of Brew Dog, Oakleaf and Thornbridge, a decent choice of Andechs, craft ciders and some unusual US beers too. Well worth a visit.
Awesome place, easy to find. Probably something around 100 beers, mostly british microbrews, quite a few belgians, lambics, some US micros. Staff was very friendly, knowledgable, and willing to have a chat about beer. I was even offered a bottle for free, probably to get rid of me! Canít really comment on value, I reckon it was cheap, but then again, Iím used to norwegian prices. Definitely going back if I return to London.
Very nice little corner shop with a clear focus on English microbrew. Has lots and lots of obscure English micros, most of them very good. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the selection is really good. There isnít really that much more you could want, except possibly a bigger shop.
I really liked that store. Not a huge selection but just about everything I saw there I didnít see anywhere else. Focus is on obscure English micros only, no imported beers. You can feel that display is put together with love and passion. Very pleasant to shop at. Store employee (owner?) was extremely friendly. He knew his products and could adequately describe the taste of each beer in the display. The only problem is that he found everything good so it was hard for me to pick-up the best stuff. Itís almost 20 minutes walk from the Richmond station (far-end of London subway) but itís a nice walk. Recommended.
Duff works here, which put me of initially but finally I plucked up the courage to visit! I found parking a bit of a hassle as most of the area has some silly token system which I really donít understand but eventually I found a street behind the store that seemed to have no parking restrictions at all.
The store itself occupies a corner plot at the junction with the main road and a quiet residential cul-de-sac. The frontage is attractive and clean, clearly standing out from the other shops and inside the store is equally uncluttered. There is easy access to the bottles, which are grouped together by brewery. The selection of beer on offer is all British, but it is a considerable size, and interesting even to a Ďbeer geekí.
As a Ďbeer geekí I am always after the broadest selection available, and a vast range of world beers would appeal to me more, but I certainly can appreciate a shop that caters for a single style, such as this one.
Every neighbourhood should wish for one. Exclusively English micro beers, friendly staff that know their beers. Free samples (at least for me!) You can even smell and taste various types of hops and malt. Very convenient to combine with a few pubs and a stroll along the Thames.