The Abbey Cellars

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The Abbey CellarsThe Abbey Cellars

Type: Store

78 Main St
Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03251-4305
United States

(603) 745-9463 | map

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Added by papat444 on 07-21-2009

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Reviews by rfgetz:
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3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

A small multi-purpose store which focuses on wine, cheese and other assorted craft food items more so than craft beer. Slightly pricey for the wines and cheeses, as one item was 3x's as much as the producer sold it for on-site about 20 miles up the road.

The beers were towards the back of the store, small selection with a handful of Sam Adams, Shipyard and some local/regional beers along with a few Belgians such as Chimay. The local 12oz bottles were sold for $1.99 each, so not too shabby. The local bombers were $8-$9.

Overall, not really a beer destination, but in this small resort town, it is one of the few places to get at least some decent take-home bottles.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Despite the name, Abbey Cellars is very much about wine. My cohorts and I got there in time for a tasting which consisted of 5 bottles of wine and Rogue Santa's Private Reserve. Yay.

Wine dominates much of the selection but they had 4 offerings from Rogue, the Unibroue, Ommegang, and Stone standards as well as a few six packs of Victory. Though it's nothing that one can't get at an average Mass liquor store, I think that the owner is counting on the fact that in the middle of NH this is as good as it gets. door is the PNC grocery store which has just about everything (including Stone, Piraat, Smuttynose big barrel series, Unibroue, etc) and it's cheaper too! Plus they have, you know, food and stuff.

The staff was friendly and did their best with what they had. If you're into wine this could be a cool place. Regardless, go the the PNC next door--it's the same stuff cheaper and has Slim Jims.

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Photo of papat444
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

On the way back from Conway and heading to our campsite in North Woodstock last Thursday, we passed by this little shop and my wife said: "Look, specialty beer." I said that it's probably sub-par stuff but, of course, i had to stop.

90% of the store is dedicated to fines wines & specialty foods of all sorts. As i enter, i see a rack with some bombers of Unibroue, Ommegang & Maredsous. Pass around the cash and behind you'll find 2 coolers with some Stone, Victory, Allagash and local NH brews. I saw big bottles of the Pozharnik and a barleywine (Pompier i think) from Pennichuck. I hadn't seen those anywhere so i grabbed a bottle of Pozharnik (the before last one) on a second visit last Sunday just before heading for home.

Prices seemmed a little high but so was evrything else in the store. The selection is very small but what they do have is all quality. The only exception was some Miller Lite for which i can only assume is for someone that stopped at the wrong store.

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here but if you're in Lincoln/Woodstock area, definitely worth a visit IMHO as it's pretty much the only beer store in that area that has quality craft beer.

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The Abbey Cellars in Lincoln, NH
3.48 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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