Stopped by quickly for some bike ride refreshments. Friendly reception and chilled atmosphere, despite our lycra! Seemed to have a very wide selection of wine and gin. Would be keen to go back for a taste some time!
My wife and I came here last night, had a fantastic time, the chap who looked after us was excellent, helpful and gave us an overview of the wines we drank, Cheese was superb lovely atmosphere and setting, will be coming back, Andy
Had an absolutely fantastic experience at the Grape Variety and well worth the journey down from central London. Matt is an exceptional host and the depths of his wine knowledge and background is amazing (born, raised and professionally trained in Burgundy). Truly special to have a world-class wine program operating out of a small village shop! Would highly recommend a visit by anyone in the area who is serious about wine and wine education!
Love this place, so glad I found it, have been in for a coffee with the children as well as a glass of wine with friends in the evening! If you fancy a friendly atmosphere then it’s defo Worth a visit!
Great range if wines, and excellent and friendly manager who knew his stuff, great atmosphere that could be added to by some subtle classical background music, perhaps. The charcuterie board was delicious. Definitely worth another visit.
A friend and I had a lovely evening at The grape variety. A pleasant, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff are very knowledgeable about the wines they have on offer and a bonus that the pizza project are there on a Thursday evening. Would highly recommend this little gem of a wine bar!
Great range if wines, an excellent and friendly manager who knew his stuff, great atmosphere that could be added to by some subtle classical background music, perhaps. The charcuterie board was delicious. Definitely worth another visit.
Since the day The Grape Variety opened we have enjoyed every visit there. The staff are so friendly and Matt and Tom make you feel so welcome when you are in there. The service is great and they are always giving you advice on new wines to try. They also have a great delivery service and can drop your wine off to you within 48 hours. We will continue to use the delivery service but can not wait for them to be open again!
As we went into lockdown the Wine Society stopped their delivery service, we desperately needed a replacement that offered some more interesting options than the standard supermarket fare. Fortunately we found one right on our doorstep. Have made several orders and found the wines all to be excellent quality and good value for money. Not had a dud bottle yet. Delivery is always very prompt. Wine Society might be open again, but don't feel the need to go back when we have such a good local service.
The Grape Variety are a local wine bar that since lockdown have really proved why it’s so important to shop local. Their extensive knowledge and willingness to help with all wine requests is something that you wouldn’t get at the big wine companies. You never feel like you are asking too much and they are always happy to help, also a big bonus is how easy it is to get into contact with them. If you ever need a top up of your wine cupboard I can 100% recommend getting into contact with them instead of going to your local supermarket! Thanks Grape for helping the whole community and ensuring no one is ever out of stock for wine and gin! I can’t wait to hopefully return soon.
Really lovely venue, great service, and fantastic selection of wine and Gin! I will definitely be returning very soon. I do have one piece of constructive criticism, the charcuterie board was really just a meat board. It needs less meat, maybe a tapenade, chutney, flat breads, olives, pate etc along those kind of lines. I would rather pay £15-20 for that rather than £11 for a plate of meat. We also ordered pate and bread for £5 which was lovely but it was a huge portion and there was a lot left over it would have been perfect addition on a charcuterie board. I saw a few people who had the cheese board and that looked amazing!