Bottles & Books

356 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TP

Opening day (Sept 16th) for Bottles & Books the brand new bottle/book shop on Gloucester Road specialising in Craft Beer, Real Cider & Comics!

What to expect from Bottles & Books: The world’s biggest and best real cider selection curated by Orchard Box! A fantastic selection of fresh craft beer from local breweries such as Wild Beer, Lost & Grounded, DEYA, Good Chemistry, Arbor, Wiper & True, Incredible Brewing & More! A great selection of Comics/Graphic novels with an emphasis on Indie, Creator Owned & Interesting comics! Events such as meet the brewer Q&A’s, tastings and comic signings! But more important than our plans or ideas is yours! We want to be customer focused and customer lead so want input, feedback and if there’s any beer, cider or book you want please request and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

Beer Necessities

Unit 22, Cargo, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6ZA

Just thought I’d drop you guys a line as we have just opened up in Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf Bristol. We have absolutely loads of vegan beers, we stock very few that use finings/lactose. We will only ever have vegan beers on keg to fill Growlers with.

Beer Necessities is a new, independent Craft Beer bottle shop situated in Cargo 2 on Wapping Wharf, Bristol.

We will work closely with breweries from far and wide to bring you an eclectic range of craft beers to take home. Our aim is to offer every beer style to suit your needs, from the affordable favourites to the more specialised limited editions. The little den of beery goodness will be opening in September 2017, watch this space!


The Beer Emporium

15 King Street, Bristol BS 1 4EF

beer emporium

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)


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)


Brewers Droop

36 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AR

brewers droop

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

bristol cider shop

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.

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.