“ Type: Food / Drink „
I've been shopping online on this site since they opened over 10 years ago and have got to know the staff reasonably well. I've found the site easy to navigate and I'm usually lucky enough that everything I wish to order is in stock or due within a few days.
I've found the staff to be very helpful and I've learnt that the website is being rebuilt from scratch. I think once this is completed it will make a huge difference to the whole shopping experience, hopefully making it far quicker!
With regard to delivery, I've ordered for a number of online beer and wine retailers and I think the charges are pretty reasonable. They charge a flat rate of £7.49 so its up to me to make it worth while - the more I order the more the P&P flattens out (so to speak!). I have ordered from other retailers who charge an amount for the first parcel followed by an additional amount for any further parcels. I like to know exactly what the charge will be up front!
All in all, I'm looking forward to seeing the updated website and continuing to purchase from them.
I discovered this website while searching for Desperado beer in the UK. I have since found it at Morrisons, but this website has a lot more choice, and does do a gift set, so I might go back to it in the future.
This website stocks beers from around Europe and delivers to UK addresses.
Once you enter the site their are various categories to browse. The main page has lots of little links and each Country has it's own flag on a bottle top so you can easily find the country you are looking for, (they are written underneath too, in case your flag knowledge is limited like mine!). There are also links to gift sets, gift cards, home brew kits, new products, wines & spirits, cider, special offers, reduced to clear, and boxes of beer. If you can't find what you're looking for their is a search box too.
Once you click on the Country you want, you can search all the available beers of that country. Each beer has a short description and a price (including VAT) per bottle or case. It does also tell you whether the product is out of stock.
Once you have added whatever you want to your basket you can simply go to the checkout and pay by card.
The only downside I have found to this website is the delivery cost. There is only one option and it is next day delivery (in the UK) but it is a set rate of £7.49. Which seems a bit steep. I wanted to order a gift set for my husband but the gift itself was only £9.99 when you add nearly £8.00 for delivery it gets a bit costly for a small gift. There are exceptions to the delivery charge for some postcodes in the uk, and they cost slightly more, I'm guessing this is due to distance, or access issues.
I didn't actually purchase anything from this site, but I do plan to later on in the year, when I need to buy a few more products so the delivery is justifiable, and so will update the review with my experience, but I think the concept of the website is great, and it's extremely easy to navigate. It is just the delivery cost that puts me off a bit. The range of stock available is immense though.