Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
Southampton, Hampshire England SO14 6US
bottle shop  4.8/5.0 28 reviews
10.30 - 8.30 (Tue-Sat), 10.30 - 2 (Sun)

Mayor: ForlornHope (7) | Taps: 1 | Bottles: 900+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
samsomuk  (62) Bridgwater, England | September 6, 2017
Quaint bottleshop in a residential area run by a couple for around two decades. Very decent and varied range, the 'go to' bottleshop in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
CaskWarden99  (2) Southampton, England | November 7, 2016
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon  (96) Leeuwarden, Netherlands | July 19, 2016
Amazing shop which i never would have found but thanks to Ratebeer i did! The owners are very friendly, advised me on several beers. I was mainly interested in beers from the UK. Amazing selection. However the place was filled with beers from all over. Even some nice whales. Now i have to ’surprise’ my wife again when i make a detour and park my car in front of the door for a second beer run.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
androman  (69) Maarssen, Netherlands | April 22, 2016
Visited on Friday afternoon on the way to Eden Project with my family. Quite small shop with great selection of beers from mostly Europe, USA and some others including Japan exclusive mass products and of course great UK selection including limited ones. Also two local casks on tap for take away. Prices are quite affortable. Nice couple (probably) runs the business, know what they are selling, very helpful and proud of the local breweries. I’ve found lots of new beers from my favorite breweries and some long time not seen ones which I’ve missed and gave it up to find them. For example Brewdog Abstrakt 8, which was a bit expensive and as I was a bit short of money I wanted to leave it there but at the end I’ve got it as a gift. Very nice gesture, many thanks!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (687) Croydon, England | March 20, 2016
My first visit to Bitter Virtue was long overdue. We stopped past the shop on drive from London to Dorset. It is located on an unassuming residential street with plenty of parking around. They open at 10:30am on a Sunday which suited us perfectly. Inside is stuffed full of a wide array of beers ranging from local to international. For a relatively compact shop it packs a punch. Loads of stuff that we either don’t see in London or beers that don’t hang around on the shelf for long. Staff/owners were very friendly and pretty knowledgeable. Hard to go wrong with this place. Deserves its space on the top echelon of beer shops in the UK.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Beer5000  (176) Kristiansand, Norway | February 17, 2016
Simply an amazing hidden gem in the middle of a residential area in outskirt of Southampton. Just out of nowhere, almost like somebody just got the idea of making their suburban home to a bottle shop. Fantastic selection with focus on smaller quality breweries, nice and tidy stocked in shelf for British, Belgium, German, USA and the rest of the world. Staff is very friendly and knowable. Reasonable priced and even one or two beers on cask for the thirsty shopper. Highly recommendable detour if you are in the remotely area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PhilFW  (3) , England | January 20, 2016
fantastic service and selection
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
RoddaG  (1) Southampton, England | January 19, 2016
Great selection with service to boot. They operate a fantastic shop.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Teamscoop  (1) , England | January 19, 2016
Simply the best off licence in the world. Something new on every visit plus old favourites. Cold Torpedo to go! Get there, beer lovers heaven....
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
Greg1954  (1) , England | January 19, 2016
Anne, Chris & Claire are ever-so helpful! Always willing to support customers in lots of different ways! Knowledgeable about the beers they stock!!

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