The Beer Emporium

15 King Street, Bristol BS 1 4EF

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The Beer Emporium features an extensive bottle shop upstairs, but it’s downstairs where things start to feel magical. A beautifully carved wooden staircase leads you to the old brick vaulted cellar. Sections of the ceiling have stained glass cut into them flooding parts of the bar with a colourful glow. Again, there’s a great range of beer on tap and will often feature Moor and Wiper & True in addition to some more unusual world beers including Rodenbach Grand Cru. Some members of staff are quite helpful and can tell you which are unfined. As you’d expect, the bottle offering is superb with lots to choose from including bottles from America and Belgian. Olly (BVBG)

Read the whole beer guide by clicking Bristol Vegan Beer Guide.


54 Cotham Hill, Cotham, Bristol , England, BS6 6JX

79 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1ES

Corks of Cotham
An independent wine and spirits merchant located on Cotham Hill, Corks of Cotham have a vast amount of shelf space devoted to beer. They also have a well stocked fridge featuring cans and bottles that are perfectly chilled. You’ll find all the local vegan beers from Moor, Arbor, etc, but also those from around the UK and further afield. From cans of Beavertown and Camden Town to bottles from Belgium and the US. Look out for those from Odell, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn and Flying Dog.

Corks of North St
The sister shop to Corks of Cotham is based in North Street, Bedminster. Expect to find a similar great lineup of vegan friendly beers. Their stock is just as exciting and varied including local breweries New Bristol, Wild Beer, Arbor and Crane. You’ll also find interesting vegan friendly bottles from Derbyshire’s Buxton Brewery, plus Anchor and Sierra Nevada from the US. Olly (BVBG)

Read the whole beer guide by clicking Bristol Vegan Beer Guide.

Cotham Hill based independent off license specialising in vegan beers, lagers, wines and spirits, with excellent special offers from time to time. Informed and friendly staff will help you if you are looking for vegan options. With Earthbound round the corner, and blue juice opposite, this is the third part of the triangle for vegans looking to shop without supermarkets or high prices.

Brewers Droop

36 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AR

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Brewers Droop can be found on the Gloucester Road offering home brew supplies and a “craft offlicense”. Again you will find all the homebrewing equipment and ingredients you could wish for from bottling to cleaning. Beers from vegan friendly Bristol breweries can be bought here including Wiper & True, Arbor and Moor. They have a wide range of UK beers including Beavertown, The Kernel, Weird Beard and Buxton that are mostly suitable for vegans (with the exception of the odd milk stout containing lactose). You’ll also find a good stock of beers from around the World that are also suitable including Schneider Weisse, Rodenbach, Brooklyn and Founders. Brewers Droop also have fresh beer on tap with glass growlers available to purchase and fill up. Often you will find vegan friendly beer on including Arbor. Olly (BVBG)

Read the whole beer guide by clicking Bristol Vegan Beer Guide.

Bristol Cider Shop

Unit 4, Cargo, Gaol Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6WE

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We are now based at Wapping Wharf – behind M-Shed.

If you like cider, you’re in the right place! We are Bristol’s specialist cider shop and we stock over 80 varieties of draught and bottled cider. We’re passionate about our cider and we only stock ‘real’ cider and perry made from 100% juice. All of our ciders are made within 50 miles of Bristol by small independent producers and are sourced direct from traditional cider farms.

BREW bristol

17a St. Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UA

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Brew Bristol are a specialist beer and homebrewing supply shop located on St. Nicholas Street. They focus entirely on beer, and stock a selection of bottled and canned beers which you won’t find in many other places. In addition to a good range of local beers, they also stock beers from all over the UK and the World. There’s many vegan friendly brews to be found here including Brew by Numbers, Beavertown, Brooklyn, Buxton, Fourpure and many, many more. Not only that, they also supply everything you could need for homebrewing, from equipment to hops. Look out for their regular homebrew evenings held each month at BrewDog. Olly (BVBG)

Read the whole beer guide by clicking Bristol Vegan Beer Guide.

Great Western Wine

Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP

For over 30 years Great Western Wine has sought out distinctive, hand-crafted wines direct from independent and very individual winemakers at ‘boutique’ estates right across the world, to provide a unique wine drinking experience.

Great Western Wine provides our selection of wholly organic, vegetarian & vegan wine, some of which is also biodynamic. Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen, Bath

The website also allows you to search vegan wines, and look for the leaf symbol too.

Independent Spirit of Bath

Independent Spirit of Bath Facebook page

7 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN

We do have quite a few vegan products, I’m personally a massive fan of Artbrew who are a cracking little brewery. With the other ranges it does vary from product to product but I love kubla who do a stout, a pale ale and a saison.

Wine wise, we stock a small range due to the great wine shops already being in town, we have a few lines available that suit however they do rotate and so it would be a what ranges are in at the time of visiting. If you are looking for something in particular please do let us know. Chris Scullion, Director Independent Spirit of Bath

Spirits are usually a safe bet as unlike wine and beer they dont need fined and so they wouldnt use animal products, some liqueurs however can be a bit tricky to navigate but we have extensive knowledge of this field in particular and so can advise. Many distilleries dont see the need to place this info on their bottles which leads to consumer confusion but if you’ve not seen this resource before I’d recommend checking it out, it’s a great tool.