Beckford Bottle Shop opens in Bath

by Dan Izzard

29 October 2018

BBS is our new BFF

That’s Beckford Bottle Shop, a new wine retailer that's opened for business on Saville Row, next to the Bath Assembly Rooms. We’ve been watching the progress of the extensive refurbishment from Crumbs HQ and can now report that the shelves have been filled with more than 250 bottles as a handful of beers, ciders, and selection of spirits.

As well as a wine shop the venue also holds tasting rooms, a cheese and charcuterie counter, and a rather stylish cellar lounge. Refreshingly, all the wine in the shop can be consumed on the premises with a small set corkage charge so you can get real bang for your buck.

In the adjacent unit, the tasting rooms provide a relaxed setting to meet friends and delve into small plates like the chickpea and harissa pancake, burrata and pistachios, or lamb cutlet marinated in yoghurt. Or perhaps nibble on something you’ve chosen from the charcuterie counter next door. You can never have too many nibbles.

Downstairs, you’ll find a cellar lounge and plenty of wingback chairs to sink into while you swirl a vintage port. Meet you there?