Utobeer Market Stall | Borough, Greater London
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Utobeer Market Stall
Excellent based on 111 ratings
Type: Beer Store

Borough Market, Southwark
Borough, Greater London England SE1 1TL [ print map ]
0207 378 9641

utobeer.co.uk

Hours: Tues 10:30-17:30 Wed 11:00-18:00 Thurs 11:00-18:00 Fri 10:00-18:00 Sat 9:00-17:00


Mayor: MayumiH (28) | Bottles: 200+


Utobeer Market Stall

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Beer Available At Utobeer Market Stall (arranged by most recent)
Rogue American Amber Ale 90, Stone Saison 88, Brooklyn Dry Stout 73, BrewDog Pumpkinhead 61, Founders All Day IPA 96, Dia De Los Muertos Pay The Ferryman Porter 48, Thornbridge Beadecaís Well 94, Harviestoun Orach Slie 68, Mikkeller Mexas Ranger 99, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Goose Island Christmas Ale 91, Straffe Hendrik Wild 96, Pig & Porter Whispering Bob , Rocky Head Pale Ale 95, Summer Wine Oregon West Coast Pale Ale 48, Stone Pale Ale 96, Flying Dog Dead Rise 73, Bristol Beer Factory UNLIMITED Double IPA 90, Buxton Special Reserve II Smokey and the Band-Aid 90, Wild Beer Sourdough 85
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111 reviews for Utobeer Market Stall
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  74%
 Selection  81%
 Food  100%
 Value  64%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Flyer  (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | June 3, 2007| Updated June 6, 2007
Someone had an inspired idea to put a "beermonger of distinction" in an open-air market with lots of artisan foods and good wines, and brewers certainly need to make it clear they belong in these places. I love the general atmosphere of a market, although it was insanely crowded, and many of the bottles are exposed to intense sunlight in this situation. Since I spend relatively little time in Europe, itís tough to judge the selection without much context -- certainly 2/3 of what was available would be in any good beer store in the U.S., but there were some apparent rarities from the continent (although on later sampling of four of them, I was not particularly impressed by any). Still, compared to most of the pubs promoting themselves as having "real ales," this place has an amazing line-up, and they did have Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, which I canít even get in Wisconsin. If I come back to London, Iíll definitely stop by to see whatís new.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Stonch  (18) London, England | May 29, 2007| Updated May 30, 2007
Great selection of beers in a lovely setting, and right next to some great pubs, not least the Market Porter. A must if you love beer. The guys that run it are gruff but massively knowledgable and very friendly if you express interest in the beers. There are comments here about the selection being limited - not true. If you canít see the truly interesting stuff, you arent looking hard enough on those packed shelves.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
oberabcbbsok  (38) Hoboken, Belgium | May 24, 2007
A very nice place where you can find beers from whole Europe. A place to go back
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
reakt  (7) , England | April 21, 2007
Our very favourite place to get our beer fix. We used to travel a decent distance to get to it, but luckily now we live a short walk away. Weíre not ashamed to say, it had an impact on our choice to live in Borough. Run by very friendly people with a decent wealth of beer knowledge. If they donít have something in stock, they will try to get it for you. It can get very crowded at times, but it is hardly a deterrent. There is a large permanent collection of stock, but they rotate a small portion of it fairly often. We find something new everytime we go, which is almost every Saturday. There are sometimes tasting samples on hand as well. If youíre visiting the stall, you must of course check out the rest of the market - amazing food, wine and cider around every corner. There is also an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, including The Rake, which is owned by Uto and The Market Porter. It is now open Thursday - Saturday until 4:30ish.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (493) Woodland, California | April 16, 2007| Updated April 19, 2013
What a place. Many bottles that are hardly seen elsewhere. Many real ales. Many obscure English products. Some American products, if you are homesick. Food? Turn around and have a venison wrap. Great place. Update: wraps gone - but venison burgers are great.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
detroitsteel  (21) , England | December 28, 2006| Updated February 15, 2007
Very small stall in Londonís best place for food - Borough Market. The selection is the best in town - hundreds of beers, lots of tough finds and very good on Belgian beers, stocking the larger bottle sizes. I was there just before xmas with a friend shopping for German beer for his dad as a gift. Although they were very busy, the staff had time to help select and explain each choice. Prices can be higher than other retailers, but the stock and expertise are deep. I work nearby, so Iím there alot! London has many good wine and spirit retailers, but apart from this place is let down for beers. Adding to this review - Utobeer is strong on Belgian beer, not a all-inclusive but dozens of beers in 75cl bottles, and a good Lambic selection. German beer isnít so well represented, only about 2 dozen brewers products on the shelves. Add in a shelf of intresting beer from around the world, four brews from Brouwerij ít IJ from Holland and its well worth a visit. If your a tourist looking for UK beers this isnít the best place, it seems to mainly focus on imports (to the UK). Let me reiterate - the staff are knowledgable and helpfull. If your after import beers, this is the best shop in London - no question. My only problem with it is the donít do glassware.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg  (55) SÝborg, Denmark | December 17, 2006
Nice little shop nicely placed a few meters from Market Porter. Found 2 beers from Mauritius, so the visit payed off. Could have taken 20 - 30 beers off the shelves, I havnít tried, but the new limitations on what to carry on a flight, made a buy impossible. Highly recommended though.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
larsga  (210) Oslo, Norway | October 29, 2006
Nice location in the Borough Market, but somewhat cramped. Very good service from the staff, who are genuinely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The selection is small, but good. You can sometimes find real UK rarities, as well as some US beers.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | September 18, 2006
I was really surprised to see how small Londonís best beer store really is. The place is fun, the owner is really knowledgeable and wants to help you. However the beer selection is not that impressive with about 100 English micros and maybe a bit more imported (mainly Belgium). No rare find, a Cantillon Gueuze is about as wild as it gets. Iím used to limited beer selection since in Canada it is not an open market. However just about every USA city with 500,000 people have better beer selection than that and this is the best beer store in a 12.5 million people agglomerate (and only opened fridays and saturdays!!!) For tourists itís a fun shopping experience because it is in the cool Borough Market. But the beer selection itself is mainly interesting to London locals. Most European/American tourists will find a better imported selection where they live. Some of their English micros are interesting to tourists but for that Iíd recommend Real Ale Limited over Utobeer.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui  (128) Brescia, Italy | September 3, 2006
Beautiful stand in the heart of the Borough Market. Good assortment even if mostly beers come from Belgium. Available also beers coming from unusual and rare countries (I have acquired also from Kenya and from Mozambique). Cordial and helpful staff with the foreigner. In the vicinities of the "Market Porter" and "The Southwark Tavern". To visit absolutely.

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