Wine Events Sussex Cellar
Escaping the hustle and bustle of St James’s Street, step into the quiet of Pickering Place and through a secret door in one of our historic townhouses, and down into our newest underground wine events venue, the Sussex Cellar. Elegantly spaced over two levels the Sussex Cellar combines modern architectural innovation with the feel of our historic cellars.
The space is named after the Duke of Sussex, one of seven Royal Dukes (sons of George III, brothers of George IV) who were regular customers of Berry Bros. & Rudd in the early 19th century. Known as “Queen Victoria’s Wicked Uncles”, their portraits have hung in the shop for generations. Of the seven Dukes, Augustus Frederick, the Duke of Sussex, was the closest to the Berry family, known to them as “Uncle Sus”.
He is even thought to have saved the company’s famous scales: when an official was going to have them removed for lack of a government stamp, he is thought to have stepped in, asking, ‘Who dares to say that my old friend Berry is guilty of fraud?’, sealing the matter by having himself weighed.
The Sussex Cellar sits between the Townhouse and the Napoleon Cellar in terms of capacity, and offers an alternative look and feel to those well-known spaces.
Canapé menus from £29 per person, luncheon and dinner menus from £60 per person
- Wines are charged at retail prices, with just £10 corkage
- Seats 40 for lunch or dinner
- Tutored tasting followed by lunch or dinner for up to 36