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This is the first in a series of blogs about Beer Shops in London. I have been living in the capital a few months now and I have been discovered lots of great pubs so I thought it was now time to find some brilliant beer shops. The first one of these is a familiar one for us at Pubcask. As you will know we are from Adnams country (Suffolk) so when I found out they had a shop in London I just had to check it out.
The shop in question is the Bloomsbury Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Store which is located only a few minutes away from Oxford Street with Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road Tube Stations only a few minutes walk away.
I entered the shop at around 4:30 on a Wednesday afternoon so as you may expect it was rather quiet and I was the only person in the shop. I chose a good week to visit as the new Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager had only just come into the shop. I was greeted by the very friendly staff on entrance and one of them Jess offered me some of the new lager in the special tasting area. It was a muggy afternoon and the Dry Hopped Lager went down a treat. I think it was be a good seasonal beer and probably should have been released earlier in the summer. I like the direction that Adnams is going by entering the craft beer market with their Jack Brand range.
The good offer in shop that day was the Adnams Ginger Beer that we reviewed previously here was reduced to 60p. So yes this isn’t one of Adnams best by any stretch of the imagination but it is well worth 60p that’s for sure.
As you can see in the gallery the shop has an attractive layout in particular the beer bottles in baskets and it is right at home along a street of similar shops in Bloomsbury.
The shop is celebrating its 2nd birthday at the end of the month and to mark the occasion the Master Brewer of Adnams Fergus Fitzgerald will be hosting a Celebratory Beer Tasting Evening. For more information visit the shop or give them a ring on 0207 580 2443.
If you love beer and you are in Central London then the Bloomsbury Adnams Store is a must visit.