Kieran_H (4) Cambridge/ Manchester, England | March 18, 2010
Excellent beer shop, tucked away a little bit out of town but well worth the walk. The guy in there spent a long time with me explaining about certain beers and helping me make a more informed decision than would otherwise have been possible with my limited knowledge. Got some great beers, visit regularly now to check on the ever changing stock. Just great.
This place has the best selection of any shop i’ve been in in the UK. It’s a bit of a drive for me, but always worth the trip. The staff is very knowledgeable about everything on the shelves, and are always happy to help. I don’t know how he does it, but it seems like the guy has drank everything in the shop and has a photographic memory of each individual experience. A good variety of all things Belgian, German and British, and I was happy to see some American stuff to! I was even suprised by seeing them armed with Tactical Nuclear Penguins on my last trip! An excellent little shop, I never walk away unsatisfied.
Fin (1146) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009
Have visited here frequently including twice in the last 3-4 months. I love this place, it has a cracking selection of beers and usually some great stuff from the likes of Struisse, Mikkeller and Nogne amongst others. There is also a very decent German beer selection and to the right hand side when you enter the beer part of the shop this area is dedicated to UK beers with Durham, Dark Star and others usually well represented. I think the only negative is that in my opinion it is a tad pricey, I accept that many of these beers are likely to have cost quite a bit of effort to get them to the UK, and I appluad this little treasure trove of a shop for geting them to a UK market, but I mention this because I’d noticed that the price has increased noticably since my last visit which was only in June. Also bit sad that what looks like a decent Perry and Cider selection look a little forgotten sat on the floor well below the Mikkellers, Amagers and Struisses of this world. Still I understand that this is likely to be owing to size limitations. Btw staff are also very friendly and helpful, two of which reside on this site I understand.
Went in here on the tuesday before the trade session at peterborough beer fest 09. Nice wee shop in fairly central cambridge, in you go and find loads of wine but theres a fridge that has beers in it including crouch vale amarillo and brewers gold(good show). Up the back for the beer selection and i was massivly impressed. An entire skandinavian rack full of mikkeller and amager goodies such as beer geek weasel(the first tiem iv seen it for sale in britian), all at what i would regard as reasonable prices for these kind of rarities. Next to it is the belgian and amoung the usual trappist wins, i find Hommage at only £9.99, it cost me more than that in belgium! Also 3F Vintage 2005 which is my favourate of the vintages iv tried so far at an amazing £3:95. Didint try the cask ales as i was about to hit them at the beer fest but they had 6 on stillage in cooling jackets. English selection was also a winner with king henry reserve and traquair 700 on offer. Alround easily one of the best bottle shops in Britian. Excellent!
A good range of British, Belgian and German beers, including some rare (and expensive) finds. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I didn’t try the cask ales - but I’m sure I’ll be back. Parking a problem.
Really solid bottle shop that helped me fill out the suitcase. Even picked up a German Rauchbier that I never would have seen in Belgium, plus some bottles from Pitfield. Several cask ales for take away. Very cool.
A well balanced, extensive range of bottled beers focusing on well made beer. Concentrating on Belgian/Dutch, German & British the shelves are reassuringly short on well marketed bland beers. The jewel in the crown is cask ales & cider to take away at very good prices.
I’d say about 50 English micros, 50 Belgian/French, 50 German, 40 World beers, plus some pretty unusual ciders. Oh yes, and five casks, well kept. Great, scruffy bottle shop, reminiscent of the sadly departed Pitfield Beers. Apparently they have a huge range of wine too, but who cares?
FatPhil (621) Tallinn, Estonia | October 8, 2007| Updated January 30, 2015
A tiny wine and beer merchant, about a 5-10 minute walk away from the centre. However, packed with a superb selection of English and other beers. Good wine, whisky and cider selection too. Best of all, however, is that they will almost always have between 2 and 5 barrels of real ale stilled and available for sale in multiples of 2 pints. Knowledgable staff, pleased to make suggestions. I may have underestimated the number of bottles they have, it might even be 300.