Visited in February 2016. A nice little beer shop cum deli in the attractive Grainger market. We had a bit of trouble finding the place and had to resort to asking at the market office. Beer range is not huge but itís decent and carries some local interest. Worth a look. Friendly proprietor.
Part of a gourmet food shop inside the still rather old school Grainger Market in Newcastle. This is one of the more boutiquey new shops. One half of the shops sells gourmet foodie products and the other half is a beer shop. Range is nice. Has small local section featuring Almasty and a few others and decent English, German, American and Belgian sections. I bought a couple of Anchor Dry Hopped Steam beers before I had seen them anywhere else in the UK. Itís good because even for the seasoned international beer drinker there will be the odd thing you havenít had before. Service was very friendly. Will drop in here again next time Iím up.
A small shop in the Grainger arcade. The range was quite good and apparently itís constantly changing as thereís no storage space so at any one time all their stock is out on the shelves.
(Visited 11 February 2016).
Really fine bottle (and food) shop located in the fun Grainger Market. Didnít have time to linger overlong, nor to dig into the food offerings (on the MMMMM side of the shop). But, absolutely first rate service. Super knowledgeable, very helpful woman spent a lot of time with us, very thoughtful as to beer recs (and also multiple restaurant recs). Went home with just a couple but was very happy, and would prioritize this place on a return trip.
Fin (1114) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 2, 2014
We visited here on Wednesday 1st October 2014. This place is situated in Grainger Market, its in the part of the market that is more opened out. The shop is effectively split in two with the beer and drinks selection on the left as you enter and a foodie area off to your right. Beer choice is pretty good and well laid out with some US, German and Belgian choices moving around you have a very good local selection before rest of UK. I picked up a couple Anarchy beers and a Siren that Iíd not had. I donít think that the selection would excite a rabid ticker or rater as there was nothing ultra difficult or so rare, but it was well chosen and there would certainly be something probably from the North East that a visitor fron another part of the UK wouldnít have had. Service good, beers individually wrapped in paper. Well worth a visit if in area.
Located in the middle of a very worn down and somewhat trashy market, this upscale food and beer place is a little out of place. Local selection is decent, but they have more imports than locals which is too bad. Prices are on the high side, but they donít seem to have much competition.