WELCOME TO THE WINE CELLAR
Our alcohol emporium has become something of an institution, established in 1983 we began life as a wine merchant but over time we’ve extended our range to include over 2000 wines & spirits, over 500 beers & real ales and an Aladdin’s cave of quality produce from around the world. So please visit us at your local branch and see what hidden gems you discover.
We will be selling 32oz and 64oz Growlers, the glass vessel used to transport alcoholic beverages. They work in tandem with our exclusive filling station to keep your beer carbonated and tasting like it came straight from the tap for days on end. Our aim is to have over 10 craft beers, real ales and ciders on tap at any one time. Fill the growler and take it wherever you wish to enjoy it. Once you have finished your beverage bring the Growler back to our filling station and top up with anything you fancy.
Fresh beer is our passion, and we’re very passionate people. In fact our stillage holds 4 fresh firkins of delicious beer every week; we work with the likes of Dark Star, Clarence & Frederick, Hogs Back, Late Knights, Hastings, Surrey Hills, and Dorking Brewery to name but a few. So not only can you get their freshly bottled beer range from us but you can also bring a container and pick up a couple of pints; from prices starting at £1.49 a pint you can afford to go out for a drink again!
We’re generally not biased people, but it’s a well known fact that not all beer is created equally, and as such we have a strong passion for locally produced quality beers. In fact every month we hold a ‘Meet the Brewer’ event where you can meet the head brewer themselves to talk hops, rye and politics. Remember to follow us on facebook or twitter to keep up to date with the latest gossip. This unhealthy interest in fresh is not just confined to beer, by working daily with London’s wholesale markets we receive superb quality produce from around the world and an extensive portion from the home counties.
From some of the most iconic brands in the world, through to the best value entry-level wines, we have invested considerable time and energy assembling a portfolio that offers exceptional quality and value right across the board. From Marlborough to Houston we continue to foster relationships with boutique producers, bringing on new agencies and developing successful relationships with like-minded, quality focused companies. We are proud to present their products as part of our on-going commitment to providing our customers with a range of the finest quality at the best possible price.
The company remains a family run business started back in 1983 in Croydon, with many of our employees that started with the company back then, still with us today. If you’re looking for an obscure or unpronounceable drink then we are the people to talk to.
Our priority is our relationships, and we take great pride in maintaining our good reputation with our suppliers, producers and most importantly, you.
Our ambition is to combine a unique, personal service with award-winning products to ensure our customers enjoy a memorable experience. Our approach to corporate social responsibility underpins our commitment to Quality, Value, Service and Trust.
Whenever possible we source directly from local producers with an emphasis on ethical trading and sustainability. Our fresh bread, free range eggs and specialist beers, to name but a few, are all supplied by local businesses and whenever possible we try to buy British.
We receive deliveries 7 days a week to maintain the freshness of our produce and ensure a wide range of goods are always in stock. Our fresh fruits and vegetables are sourced directly from local farms and New Covent Garden market and we try to buy as much seasonal produce as we can.
Over 80% of our waste is recycled as we constantly engage with our suppliers to reduce packaging by moving to more natural and recycled materials.
We believe this approach is sustainable, proactive and essentially the right thing to do. The proof is in our everyday low prices, no gimmicks, no cash back, just good old-fashioned honest retailing with an emphasis on value for our customers.
We hope you take the time to visit our stores and see for yourself what we have to offer, we are confident you will not be disappointed.