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Village Market

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Village MarketVillage Market
BA SCORE
96
world-class

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10.68%
[ Store ]

82 Lafayette Rd
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 03844-2304
United States
phone: (603) 926-5840

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(Place added by: mikejo on 06-12-2009)
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Reviews by Abilow33:
Photo of Abilow33
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

The owner was very helpful. As soon as walked in he and one of his employees came over to talk to me about beer and where I am from. Very knowledgable and they were able to answer several questions about local and rare beers. The store was clean and organIzed. If you get a chance I would highly recommend this place.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Johncnh
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of jhuss10
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mjstacker
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Ron is a great owner, knowledgeable and helpful. The selection is good and if you ask, the behind-the-counter stock is usually great. Certainly not as loaded as a CBC or Tulley's but for my money, this is the best local establishment. I'll give them my business any day, but especially Fridays when they have free tastings.

Photo of bc102782
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of beav19
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BostonBiosafety
4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Beer and wine tastings every Friday night from 5-7.

I am lucky enough to live a few miles from this establishment. They have a great selection, nothing in NH comes close within the lower seacoast area. They go the extra mile to provide beer enthusiasts with a great selection. They offer singles on all of the six-pack products, so the ability to mix is a bonus. Also, they get a lot of beer other local establishments don't get because of their commitment to craft beer.

Support the "little guy" and they will continue to provide us with what we want.

Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Situated in one of the vacation areas of New England, is this very obscure beer store. I went in with the impression of finding a few things I hadn't had before and I did. There's a few local selections, and some diversity compared to other places on the East Coast. The atmosphere is nothing special but everyone who worked there is able to answer questions and help you out.

There were even a few odd gems such as still seeing Frangelic Mountain brown on the shelves. Unfortunately prices here at this place are insanely high, I found them even higher than back home where I live in the DC area.

Take a look around to see if you might find something special, but it's not a place I would go back to again to splurge.

Photo of Psacy
3.35/5  rDev -23.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Was told to check out this convenience store as they had "a great beer selection". Didn't know what to expect as it truly is a convenience store. The beer selection was comparable to other bottle shops in the State. However, the girl behind the counter didn't seem to know anything about the stock. I asked it they had Lunch and she replied "I don't know". No offer to find out.

This is a very cramped store and first thing you see when you walk in is K Cups. The friend that recommended this store loves the sandwiches. I don't think I could qualify Hampton Falls Village Market as a "beer store". It is truly a convenience store with a decent craft beer selection as well as all the mass produced beers.

I am told there are beer tastings there, but, I can't imagine where they hold the tastings as there really isn't any free floor space. There are cases on the floor and very small aisles.

I suppose I would return to the store. However, I would not expect any help from staff in finding craft beer.

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I have been going to this store for a couple years now since my best friend brought me there to pick up of all things a soda. I walked in and saw that they had an aisle from the front to back of the store with nothing but beer. Imported, microbrews, and domestic were all there. Offered in both coolers and on the shelves. They seem to rotate stock so there is usually something new there, along with the regular stuff they carry in stock. They also frequently advertise for upcoming brewfests and limited releases. Definatly one of my main stops to find beer.

Photo of BPooch
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Best beer selection in Seacoast NH. The owner prides himself on getting beers on his shelves that you cannot find anywhere else in NH. We need more stores like this!

Best bomber selection around.

Also has the best price on Keurig K cup boxes that i've found.

Only thing I would suggest is that if you're in the state looking for smuttynose, make sure you go to Shaws or Market Basket. We take it for granted that "finestkind", Old Brown Dog, Shoals, and Big A are so readily available. If you're someone that has been dying to get your hands on these products go load up at a chain grocery store to save $.

Photo of prodigo
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I came across this place on the BA calendar after seeing they were hosting an Allagash tasting. This place is truly a gem and certainly isn't your average village market!

The exterior is quite unassuming. There is ample parking, which is always nice.

I couldn't closely inspect their full selection since there was a crowd for the tasting, but it took me less than a minute to find several beers I'd been looking for quite some time. I noted an excellent belgian/belgian style selection, a handful of Rogue beers that I wasn't familiar with, and about 5 White Birch beers (I snatched up Hookset without a moment's hesitation).

When checking out at the register, the owner was very engaging.

The prices are *great*. 750ml bottles of Allagash ales for $7.50? I'm not talking about just their standard dubbel/tripels. Also I was surprised to find out my White Birch bomber was $7.50 as well, since I'm accustomed to their beers costing double that.

I'm seriously excited to find out there's another establishment like this so close to home!

Photo of hfvm1994
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Nice selection, great service and also a nice selection of wine and mead. Never know what is in store from the outside. Mark and Jay are very knowledgeable and helpful. They hold frequent beer and wine tastings. They are also listed on face book where they post info on new beer arrivals and tastings. Attended a few of their tastings that were conducted by the Brewery reps. Most are held on Friday nights from 5-7pm. The effort to get there will reward you. While you are ther, grab one of their delecius Italian subs.

Photo of beancounter
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%

As others have said this looks like just another small convenience store. But when you walk in,almost half their shelf space is dedicated to beer. Lot's of it. Stuff that you just don't see in Southern NH.

When I first walked in the owners son asked if I needed help and I said I was just looking. They have such a variety, I had a hard time deciding and spent a while going back and forth. During that time the son asked if I wanted a box (He saw that I had two bombers in my hand already).

When I got to the counter the son told me about beer tasting that they hold and beamed proudly ad he said, "we have quite a selection, don't we".

Great selection. Really helpful and friendly people. The prices ranged from reasonable to pricey, but with such a wide selection, you have to expect some will be a bit high.

Photo of 603BeerMe
5/5  rDev +13.6%

I made my first stop in there over the weekend, after hearing rave reviews about the beer selection. VERY glad I did!

As others have said, the selection is great - local & "imported" craft brews. Also, a large wine selection.

Owner came out & talked beer with me while I shopped(huge brownie points in my book!). He suggested a few things, pointed out what was new, told me he was hitting up both sessions at NHBF, which I was unable to attend!

They are a bit out of the way for me, but WELL worth the trip! Great store!

Photo of Skotrat
5/5  rDev +13.6%

So I have been going in here for about a year now and in that time I believe that the beer selection has probably grown about 10 times of what it was a year ago.

Mark really has taken the time to locate and stock many beers that are virtually impossible to find in New Hampshire

Green Flash, Sierra, many local New Hampshire breweries and New England breweries.

Looks like he has a pretty good wine selection but honestly I do not do that much cooking to go through that much wine.

Their Cuban sandwich is also quite fantastic.

All around a good experience. If they got rid of all the food shelves and stocked more beer it would be perfect.

Photo of telecomz
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%

Decided to go north of the border in search of beer oases. The Village Market was a nice little surprise. For the size of the store, and given that it is not dedicated to beer, their selection was truly surprising. Spoke with the store owner. He explained his son was responsible for the beer selection. Atta boy Junior.

Picked up some Allagash Black, Fuller's Reserve, White Birch Berliner Weisse and few different Green Flash beers. They also stock mead.

Very nice people. Nice place in Hampton Falls, NH.

Photo of seh410
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

This is a fabulous store. I really cannot say enough about it. It looks so tiny from the outside, just like a "village market", but if you look closely, there's a sign out front that says "unique beers". This is what ultimately pulled me in. The owner is super helpful, knows a TON about beer, and is always ready with suggestions and advice. My biggest pet peeve is going into a store where NO ONE seems to know anything about beer. That bums me out. Anyway, the Village Market has a great selection - White Birch, Harpoon Leviathan, Alagash, lots of Rogue and Stone, Smuttynose Big Beers and lots of other local brews. One of the best aspects of this store is the "make your own 6-pack". For 15$ you pretty much have your choice of the selection of 12oz bottles in the store - any six you want. Prices seemed low to me compared to the stores I typically frequent in MA. Another great thing is that the Village Market does tastings a few times a month on Friday nights.

If you are anywhere in the general area of this place, you must stop in! Do not be fooled by its quaint and small looking exterior. This place is a gold-mine.

Photo of Adamdc
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%

I can't add much more than what has already been said about this store. I found out about this place from White Birch Brewery. I contacted them to help me find a store not far from Portsmouth that carried their brews. The location of this store worked out perfectly for me. After I left the Kate the Great release in Portsmouth I drove the 15 minutes down Rt. 95, ran in, stocked up on White Birch and jumped back on the highway and headed home to Massachusetts.

As mentioned before, the people that run this store are very friendly and the selection, considering the size of the store, is pretty impressive. A great selection of New England brews along with some of the more popular national craft brews and some English stuff.

I will continue to drop by this store when in southern NH to get my fix of WB beers!

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%

This is a little Mom and Pop type store located about 10 minutes off I-95. Easy to find. Food, soda, beer, wine, and (for you Keurig fans) a large selection of coffee.

The beer is divided between two shelves. Not a huge selection, but way more than I would have expected, and a decent variety. They have White Birch, which I've grown fond of and it's a lot closer than Hooksett. Also Cisco (a brewery I've wanted to try); Manchester; a good variety of Rogue, Sierra Nevada, and Allagash; and several British and Belgian beers.

The owner says he is committed to bringing in more breweries, and plans to be holding beer tastings. Definitely worth a look.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%

Decided to come to this place while I was in NH recently. I only knew about this place because it's the closest from I-95 that stocks White Birch. Went in on a mission to get a few White Birch beers (which I did) but ended up coming out with much more. Now anytime I'm going through NH I'll need to stop here to pick up some NH, MA and VT beers I can't get in Maine, such as Manchester, Cisco, McNeill's and of course White Birch.

While I was looking at the local selection (they also have a decent regional and foreign selection), the clerk asked if I wanted a box (while I was holding about 4 bottles). Certainly made it easier to carry but I knew that would make my wallet hurt (and it did) when I decided to fill it up.

Pretty easy to find right off exit 2 on the interstate, head towards Hampton beach but get onto route 1 along the way. The place is right before a fork in the road. Stop by and stock up on some good local product, you won't be sorry.

Village Market in Hampton Falls, NH
96 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.