Berry Bros. & Rudd, historic wine shop in London

As well as being the UK’s oldest wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd is also one of the ten oldest family businesses in the UK. The location in the West End, close to St. James’s Palace, and the growing popularity of the institution have played a large part in the institution’s success.

His widow Bourne founded the business at 3 St. James’s Street in London in 1698. This location, which is now a Grade II listed building, still serves today as the company’s headquarters. This building has the same inclined plane since 1698 (better for rolling barrels). Byron liked to weigh himself on the shop’s enormous coffee scales.

Number 3 was the primary retail location for Berry Bros. & Rudd until mid-2017, when they moved to a new location at 63 Pall Mall.

In addition to its main warehouse in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the company also operates discount outlets in Battersea and international offices in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

This grocer started out by selling coffee, but then quickly expanded its product line to include other tasty items. These days it is one of the trendiest food shops in London.

In 1903, they developed a ginger liqueur, which is still sold under the brand name The King’s Ginger, to revive King Edward VII after long, cold road trips.

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