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Utobeer Borough Market

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Utobeer Borough MarketUtobeer Borough Market

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.8%
[ Store ]

8 Southwark Street
London, SE1 1TL
United Kingdom (England)
phone: +44 20 7378 6617

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @utobeer

Located at Unit 24, Middle Row.

(Place added by: wl0307 on 10-28-2005)
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Reviews by bark:
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3.7/5  rDev -12.5%

Other reviewers have raised concerns over the light that might spoil the beer. That is probably not an issue as the beers are covered by thick blankets when the store is closed.

And closed it is. The opening hours, only Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, are not displayed anywhere; I had to ask at the pub next to the market to get that information.

Well, when they are open, you can chose from a carefully selected assortment of beers from around the world. One large rack is filled with British micro breweries, another one displays Belgian beers, on the shelves under the counter one finds American beers and on the rack at the entrance there are mixed beers from Scandinavia, France, Japan and wherever.

The service was correct, but a bit abrupt. I asked for advices on different styles and got a one recommendation for each one. I bought 6 beers from England, the US and Norway. Not the most exclusive, but interesting beers. They were priced in the range from £2.50 to £4.00.

London is surprisingly short of good beer stores. This is probably one of the most accessible (just some 50 m from the London Bridge Underground) and most probably the one with the best assortment of American beers.

Do I recommend a visit? Without a doubt! And if they are closed, you could always go to the great next door pub “The Market Porter”.

bark, Sep 16, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Highbury09, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

drtth, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

westlaunboy, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

joelambic, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BJSmit, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%

A greate wee stall with plenty of selection, particularly from the US and Belgian but I found that a lot of the beers were from larger breweries as opposed to harder to find offerings. For example there was about 6 different version of Leffe in the Belgian section and the US section had a lot form Anchor as well as a limited edition Blue Moon. Still some very good beers available from the likes of Meantime, Nogne and Brooklyn as well as a bottle of Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic that I hadn't seen in the UK before. I will go back the next time I'm in London though. Well worth a visit. 10p extra for a bag was a bit annoying though given the nature of the purchase.

flyingpig, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of adamant1912
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%

Stumbled upon UTO when bustling through Borough Market yesterday. Needless to say I was really impressed with the selection and couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere. Prices were pretty fair, as I picked up a couple Cantillon and a 3 Fonteinen for about 16 pound and was surprised they even had a few American rarities such as BCBS sitting around. The staff was also quite helpful and knowledgable. A must see if you're looking to grab some bottles while in London.

adamant1912, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of jgasparine
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%

Located in the center of Borough Market, you can't go wrong with the atmosphere-- you're surrounded by amazing purveyors of produce, meats, cheeses, seafood and more. The Utobeer bottle shop is a gem stuck in the mix of it all, with the best world beer selection I have come across in London.

Quality- For what it is, this store packs a ton of quality into a very small space. Their shelves are stocked with great beers from around the world, and no shelf space is sacrificed for macro brews.

Service- The employees were very helpful there, willing to dispense loads of information on their products. They were prompt and friendly.

Selection- The selection of beer was fantastic-- loads of beer from England, Germany, Belgium, USA, and a few singles from other countries as well (I picked up a dopplebock from ICELAND no less). Fantastic selection in a small space- similar to the Spuyten Duyvil Market in Brooklyn.

jgasparine, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of thepeter
3.85/5  rDev -9%

This is one of the best places to buy craft beer here in London. the selection is not what it used to be a couple of years ago but it still is very good and one of the few places that gets in most of the newer releases that are available. Service is pretty good, staff are friendly and most of them are knowledgable. They have a nice varied selection of British, Belgian, German and US beers. THe fact that it is only open when the Market is open makes it a bit unfortunate but if you go on a Thursday they will have new stock in and it will not be very crowded. Prices are not great but when in central London, you can't expect any less.

thepeter, Dec 31, 2010
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Utobeer Borough Market in London, United Kingdom (England)
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.