Well, I was planning to visit this afternoon to buy everything we need for brewing fruit wine - we have apples, pears, plums and medlars in the garden - but since the visit will cost me £5 in bus fares, and there's no answer to the phone (at least, the first time I rang the phone was picked up and put down again, and the second time there was no answer after over 4 minutes) I'll buy from amazon instead. Not exactly reassuring... Later edit after owner's reply. Thank you for your reply and explanation. I do appreciate all you've said, but also please bear in mind that your hours are a lot less than before lockdown, and given it takes two buses and at least an hour to reach you from here, I needed to know that the store would be open when I arrived. I'm a 61 yr old disabled woman with a son on the extremely vulnerable list (compromised immune system after a bone marrow transplant some years ago) so I have to plan any trips out carefully to ensure I can do so as safely as possible. My husband and myself spent £100s at the shop when we first bought our house, 30 years ago, so I am pretty sure you would have everything we needed (we still have the demijons and airlocks). And yes, we prefer to support local businesses where we can (not always possible at the moment). A quick reply to the phone - "Sorry, we're very busy right now - we close at 3, could you please ring back later" would have more than sufficient. Anyway - we'll see how we go, and if we find we need more supplies, will get back to you.
Terrible place. Felt like a criminal whilst I was In there. I had money to spend on brewing equipment! There wasn’t any! Pointless shop
Great place with friendly management. They have what you need, don't be shy! You won't be disappointed.
I love this place. Free with their hints and tips, whether that be on what to drink, or how to brew. For a small shop they have an impressively wide collection of products to sell
Brewers Droop is a much loved and valued institution on the Gloucester Rd. I've been coming here for 3 years now - slowly learning how to do home brew well using kits. Lee has always been super helpful - patiently explaining the equipment and the process to a complete novice such as myself. I recently went in to get the stuff needed for my first grain brew. Lee spent 25 minutes with me going through hop and grain options and i emerged with the confidence to take the next step.. You can probably get some of the stuff a little cheaper online - but you'd miss out on all the added value of having a real person to talk to who understands beer and can help you make good choices. Plus its on your doorstep! (not in some far flung retail park). Thoroughly recommended.
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