Great Western Wine is an Aladdin’s Cave of over 1,000 of the world’s best wines, and 450 small batch spirits – including 150 gins at the last count. Beer lovers are well catered for with bottles from the best of the west country local brewers, and in the last year there is the welcome addition of artisan cheeses on sale with a Pong Cheese concession. We love its modern, friendly approach backed up by old-fashioned service and advice. GWW is an award-winner, having scooped the Best Wine Merchant in south west England for the last four years in the wine industry Oscars, the International Wine Challenge Awards. Wines and spirits are always open to taste and experienced staff are great at finding the perfect wine for you at any budget. Prices at every level are competitive and there’s always a good selection of special offers. Watch out for the bin-ends for the best bargains. The website and mail-order service is just as good for those further afield. Wine-tasting events, dinners and The Great Wine School are worth checking out – but get in quickly as they’re very popular and sell fast. You’ll find many of Great Western Wine’s wares in Bath’s best restaurants, hotels and pubs, as well as at Bath Rugby.

Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AP
Tel: 01225 322810
Web: greatwesternwine.co.uk