Salthouse Bottles opens in September

Coulgate Street deli Degustation is being replaced by a new bottle shop led created by a dream team of local entrepreneurs. Richard Salthouse writes:

We are pleased to announce that Salthouse Bottles is soon to open in Brockley (South East London), offering the best of British beers and ciders in bottle, can and via growler-fill, as well as a select range of wines.

We will be focused on providing a selected range of quality drinks and the best possible service to our customers.The store will stock over 100 bottled and canned beers and ciders, including permanently-available and rotating selections, new releases, limited edition brews and seasonal specials. There will be a growler-fill counter, where customers will be able to fill their branded swing-top bottles from an ever-changing selection of up to six draught beers and ciders.

Beer styles will range from everyday pales to challenging sours and celebration stouts.Ciders will be selected from the best of the UK’s longstanding and newest producers, always made from pure UK apple and pear juice –nothing from concentrate!

There will be a number of carefully chosen wines, including those that are natural and biodynamic. The selection available will rotate throughout the year and we hope to include some English sparkling wines.In the fridges and on the shelves will also be all-natural soft drinks, gift cards and branded goods.Customers will have the opportunity to order mixed cases of bottles; for themselves or as gift boxes. The store plans to cater for party orders, helping to select products and to then deliver to the customer (minimum spend and/or postage will apply).

Throughout the opening weekend (8th-11th September), free samples of wine and beer will be available to all customers.

Salthouse Bottles online store will follow, expected to launch late 2016. The online store will include the full in-store range and will offer delivery, collection and online vouchers.

The store is founded by Richard Salthouse, Ross Brown and Charlie Shaw. Richard will be the manager of the store, having previously worked for Antic London as the general manager of The Royal Albert (New Cross), Catford Bridge Tavern and The Antelope (Tooting). In these roles Richard has had the enviable task of selecting eachpub’s range of guest cask, keg, bottled and canned beers. Ross is the owner of Browns of Brockley coffee shop, founded in 2008. Charlie is the owner of Flock & Herd butcher’s shop,founded in 2012 on Bellenden Road, Peckham.