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Reviews of our London Shop
Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, having opened its doors in 1698, still trades from the same premises at 3 St James’s. It carries an extensive selection of both accessible and fine wines and spirits, ranging from £5 to £5000 per bottle. There is a dedicated team of knowledgeable staff on hand to provide guidance and recommendations to help you find that perfect bottle and to cater to your every vinous need. More...
Timothy Anscombe-Bell, Editor B.B, Esq.
If your palate needs some wine for cleansing, you can NOT go wrong if you find the Berry Bros. & Rudd wine shop just above St. James Palace. Experienced personnel provide impeccable service, are extremely knowledgeable, and make exceptional recommendations. I did inquire about a sparkling wine made with the Sangiovese grape; unfortunately none were available. However, the shop did carry a wider selection of Malbec at very affordable prices. For wine connoisseurs, a great place to include in your itinerary.
(Trip Advisor Reviews - March 2012)
"Berry Bros is our favourite wine merchant. It used to be quite snooty and austere but has loosened up to the point where it was happy to let the cameras in for that BBC Four documentary you heard about but forgot to Sky+ last year. Not that you want looseness from a wine merchant, necessarily. But you know what we mean."
John O'Connell and Jessica Cargill Thompson The Times
"Nip inside the Georgian bow-windowed Berry's shop to admire the old tea and coffee scales and the cramped cellars below, before walking off with their pocket book of a wine list, long, as you might expect, on the classic wines of France but with some New Worlders, too." The Times
"Berry Bros.' shop and cellars in St James's Street is the only living reminder of London's long past as a centre of wine appreciation. It feels like a trip back to the 18th century. But it is also at the leading edge of choice, selection and service in modern wine."
Hugh Johnson The London Magazine
"This is probably the store Adam Smith and Napoleon had in mind when they described the British as a nation of shopkeepers; it's been around since those times. Berry Bros, which was founded in 1698, is one of only eight family businesses in London that are more than 300 years old, and the shop front gives you a hint of the store's longevity."
Nic Wing Countrylife