England > Greater London > UK
Beer Available At Sainsbury’s (Various locations) (arranged by most recent)
Sainsbury’s Tap Room IPA 44, Fuller’s ESB (Bottle/Keg) 96, Woods Shropshire Lad 43, Sainsbury’s Celebration Ale 90, Leffe Blonde 84, Wychwood King Goblin (Bottle) 76, Sainsbury’s Parkins Bitter 9, Samuel Adams Boston Lager 65, Badger Poachers Choice 50, Green’s Premium Pils 15, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2007 97, Saint-Omer Brandeberg 4, Freeminer Gold Standard 44, Black Sheep Riggwelter (Bottle) 92, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2005 95, Marstons Burton Bitter (Bottle) 19, Wychwood Bah Humbug! (Bottle) 46, Sainsbury’s Original Dry Cider 10, Mahou Cinco Estrellas 5, Thwaites 13 Guns 87
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Maxbier (44) Maryland | January 20, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small "supermarket" in the heart of Welshpool. Small beer selection, but it includes some craft beers from the United States, Scotland, England., and some Welsh real ales (which they don’t carry in England; if you ask about Welsh beer in England they give you directions to Wales).
pricey290483 (50) London, England | November 18, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
i have always found that sainsburys has a good selection of a good few beers obviously not everyone working in there will have a vast knowledge of beers but if you pop in to winchmore hill there is someone called dale who knows alot about beer and is always happy to help
Lowenbrau (219) Asturias, Oviedo, Spain | September 14, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Several locations across the UK and along several years. I guess selection is not impressive for locals, but coming from a country where you hardly find anything else than mainstream lagers, finding some nice classic british ales is more than ok.
McTapps (158) Ruhrcity, Germany | September 14, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Were in the Sainsbury’s of Eastbourne and on the Isle of Wight on our last England vacation. The beer selection was big, although you are able to find 90% of their beers in the other big supermarkets. There are some small gems to be found, also cider-wise. Prices average. Worth a look-through.
Nisse666 (114) Göteborg, Sweden | July 10, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Review is for the the local Sainsbury in Hamilton (last visited before the review). Fairly easy to go to with car, a loads of parking spaces. loads of beers and ciders 100 plus different, mostly bitter and British IPAs. Selection is changing approx. 30% are new from my last visit over one year ago. The Scottish selection is good, and one semi local, Also a great range of foreign beers approx. 15 (USA, Mexico, French, Dutch, Belgian, Swedish (fake cider), Peru, French, Indian, German, etc - but no micro brewed ones here. The Americans are really bad - skip them. As someone else mentioned in another review it’s probably a bad selection for a Britt but for a foreigner it’s ok...
BlackHaddock (389) , England | July 2, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Their annual ’Bottle Competition’ is the highlight of the Sainsbury Supermarket chains beer year. The usual selection is never very exciting, no matter which outlet you are in but that all changes come September each year when the shelves bulge with new and sometimes good brews. I always have a look along the beer isles when ever I am in a Sainsbury’s but rarely see anything worth buying really. Good for non-UK visitors maybe, but not a beer destination for UK guys until the Bottle Comp. Mid-range to better quality food store with a basic beer choice.
EdKing (149) London, England | December 14, 2013
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 11/20
So my local is Clapham Sainburys and aside from the annual bottled beer festival they have I pretty rarely buy anything there, as the slection is so unadventurous. The best you can get is Fuller’s 1845 and some Brewdog. The Sainsburys brand craft stuff has been disappointing. I’d certainly like to see them making more effort to be challenging with interesting beers, in a way that Tescos does. I’ll give them xtra points for the festival though.
77ships (120) Antwerpen, Belgium | December 11, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Similar to Carrefour in Belgium in feel. Most of the locations are pretty big with an enjoyable upper-lower-middle-class feel to them. Most carry some bigger UK, none of it particularly thrilling but some of it reasonably solid like basic Fuller’s or W&Y offerings. The pretty big ones have some basic USA offerings like Flying Dog which is cool, seeing basic USA offerings in a supermarket really surprised me due to me being used to the beer selection in Belgium. They also have some more basic BE & basic BrewDog stuff in the big ones. Prices are higher than I am used to but I assume that they are okay for the UK. Not a bad place to stop by to pick up some tick while going to your next place.
JamesAllon (104) , Norway | December 7, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 29, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
This review covers all the Sainsbury locations that I visited over the course of my travels. Selection can vary slightly from store to store but in general you can expect to find some more interesting stuff than Carling for a good price. That said if you’ve got even a half decent bottle shop or pub that does takeout you can do much better than a selection of Badger beers, a couple of common Brewdog, and so on. The quality does not quite rival the options at Marks and Spencer; then again the prices are also less as well.
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