Classic Cigars & British Goodies
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
3/5 rDev -14%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$$
I love the fact that this shop exists, being an ardent Anglophile. Nice to see Heinz baked beans, brown sauce, and Branston pickle, but I would stay away from this place if all i wanted was beer. I will say the service is great and the people running the show are very accommodating. And their new location is much better than than they had before except that it's not on the corner anymore. I'll pop in because it's the only place in Maryland i know that sells Irn-Bru, but for beer in Frederick go to Ye Olde Spirits Shop, it's as good as it gets for central MD.
08-02-2010 03:01:19 | More by pythonmets
4.15/5 rDev +18.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is shaping up to have a reasonably good bottle selection. (Kudos to Casey on that front). Thanks to recent changes in the law, they can now host tastings. (Heavy on the British imports, but they did one for Dogfish a couple of months ago). I work on the same street, and when the brew pub doesn't have anything growler-worthy, I can always pick up something good. Plus, my spouse loves the cigar selection, to which I cannot speak. Also, you can have your fix of whatever British fare that passes for food. (They sell the largest can of mushy peas I've ever seen).
11-06-2006 02:45:23 | More by beerchick
3.05/5 rDev -12.6%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
This place is a British Bodega. All sort of weird and not so weird Bristish teeth rotting sweets. The place is on one of the main streets in downtown Frederick and has enough good beers so that if you live with in walking distance you will always go home happy. The amount of beer is a little lacking, but the quantity of beer is surpassed by some of the rarer English beer imports.The service is Bodega quality so don't expect much if you can't speak the queen's english.
Also their cigar choices aren't too bad either, but becareful as I got asked to leave one of the local bars for smoking my Cohiba.
06-09-2006 19:34:53 | More by Higravity
3.55/5 rDev +1.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
A TRUE MOM & POP SHOP & THEIR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN!
Classic Cigars has a sandwich board out front declaring wine tasting's on Saturdays and cigars. It is across the street on the corner from Brewer's Alley with the visible bright tanks in their window. If you ever go to Frederick and you have a sense of beer pride, you owe it to yourself to pour a few duckets towards a place that holds down the true Mom & Pop spirit of Classic Cigars & British Goods. Replete with smoke shop tobacciana (sp?) and wines you will also find potato chips, candy and yes!!! beer!!! Plus, They keep the shop comfy and their door is almost always wide open. Inside, I like all of the Union Jacks.
There are just a couple cold boxes against the back wall, that are full sized coolers here with the good stuff, but give megga props to the fact that they have "Buy 7 get 1 free" shelves. I snaggletoothed a 6 pack of Clipper City Loose Cannon, Stoudt's IPA 765mL, and an odd ball English beer that grabbed my curiosity all for $25 smackers! Cheap!
I can't even remember all of their beers, but it is worth a stop even for just one bottle of their Stoudt's IPA 765mLs!
They guy in the doorway smokin a cigarette was asleep at the switch, even after my chin rubbing lap around the tiny circle in the store. Who cares! He rung me up, gave me proper change and put my beers in a bag like a baby in a blanket. Hell, I'm guzzling my IPA while I write this dang blasted review.
My BA heart goes out to placs like this that hold our BA fort down in towns like Frederick, MD. Big ups!
12-01-2005 05:57:30 | More by blitheringidiot
3.7/5 rDev +6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
This British store, located in downtown Frederick MD, can best be desribed as "quaint." They sell many assorted British "goodies," (hence the name) like candies, wines, videos, and there is even a humididor in the back.
But, on to the beer. For a small convenience-store sized place, they have a pretty decent beer selection. Most of the larger English breweries can be found here, like: Young's, Samuel Smith's, St. Peter's, Orkney brewery, Fuller's, Bass. I also remember some other imports like Smithwick's & Guinness/Harp being stocked. There are also a decent number of American craft brews represented, including Stoudt's, Sierra Nevada, Samuel Adams, Pete's. In all, there's 3 or 4 coolers stocked, and at least 2 shelves filled with fine ales.
Now for the not-so-great aspects of the store. No one working there has ever been very personable. I cant say they were rude, but they werent particularly friendly or helpful.
And lastly, along with the convenience-store size of this place comes convenience store prices. Most six packs are around the $10 mark. And this is for fairly common stuff, like Sierra Nevada. Ouch.
But, all that being said, I suppose if you live in the downtown Frederick area and want a craft brew late at night (open until midnight), this is a convenient place to go. Overall, I would say this is the third best beer store I know of in Frederick.
11-26-2005 17:19:08 | More by chOAKbarrell
Classic Cigars & British Goodies in Frederick, MD
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.