“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.”
Benjamin Franklin, circa 1700
Being awarded “The Wine Pub of the Year for Great Britain 2008” by The Good Pub Guide was recognition of how far we had come since purchasing The Vine Tree in October 2000 – we were genuinely thrilled and Charlie continues to happily specialise in stocking his wine cellar with an outstanding selection of delicious wines for all tastes and budgets. We’re also justifiably rather proud of our extensive unique range of gins, ports, dessert wines, old brandies, malt whiskies and armagnacs (interestingly, you may even sample one from the decade of your birth!)
We also enjoy a healthy relationship and great friendship with our very local (just around the corner) fledgling brewery, The Flying Monk who provide us with their inaugural wonderful real ale called Elmers, plus we have several other cask beers and refreshing lagers.
Our extensive range of both red and white wines by the glass are very competitively priced and are served in a variety of glass sizes to accommodate all tastes – also as rose wines have become increasingly popular, particularly during the Summer, we currently stock at least 10 (including sparkling) in our cellar.
Take a look at our current wine lists here:
Tiggi, like a lot of her female friends, enjoys a glass of bubbles (THE perfect pick up at any time of the day!) and in order to accommodate her preferences we also offer many of our Champagnes, and Proseccos by the glass, 20cl bottle, half bottle and obviously by the bottle – we even stock some magnums too – hurrah!
In the winter months we do a roaring trade with our seriously tasty, warming Mulled Wine and at any time of the year you can partake of our award winning Bloody Mary by the glass or jug (hello Sunday morning!), stimulatingly made in a shaker with Absolut Chilli Pepper Vodka, Grated Horseradish, Lea and Perrins, Tabasco, Lemon Juice, Celery Salt, Ground Black pepper, Vine Tomato Juice and Ice, finished off with Tio Pepe Sherry – What’s not to love!
In the Summer you can bask in the sun or relax in the shade on our secluded terrace with jugs of ice cold Pimms or House Champagne offered with Cassis, Peach Liqueur or Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice – heaven!