Ames British Foods

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Type: Store

429 Douglas Ave
Ames, Iowa, 50010-6213
United States

(515) 598-5127

// CLOSED //

Notes:
Now part of the Mucky Duck Pub at 3100 S Duff Ave.

Added by Erdinger2003 on 04-16-2010

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Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.7/5  rDev n/a

This is a very small shop, but it's niche of British beers is very well taken care of.

The service is unlike any you'll find anywhere as it is one person who looks after his shop and he loves beer as much if not more than his costumers. He works to find the best selection has can get and makes sure they are all in good shape personally ;)

The shop has three new beers just in from the Isle of Skye Brewery:

Bad King John
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/7944/43016

Wee Beast
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/577/17010

Black Cuillin
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/577/1557

His prices are actually cheaper than the HyVee and Cyclone and his product moves quickly and is very good quality.

This shop also has a great selection of British accoutrement to go with your British beer such as bangers (locally made with their own recipe) and Cadbury chocolate bars.

They also have Stanhope Locker meats like their summer sausage, beef sticks and jerky

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Photo of cradke
3.3/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

A nice quant shop. Its small and run by one guy who owns the shop and is really friendly. The shop itself is a nice and has some interesting finds that you can't find elsewhere. It is one of the few places I have found that has a nice selection of Meat Pies and some british condiments.

When it comes to beer though, the selection really isn't that special. They have some British brews (Samual Smiths, Blue Bird) but there really isn't much that stands out that I can't get elsewhere. Additionally, there is a lot left to be desired when it comes to freshness. I went in and most of the bottles were dusty with most just sitting outside unrefrigerated.

Enclosing: The shop as a whole is nice, but there is a lot left to be desired from a beer standpoint. They have several unrefrigerated standard brews and ciders but nothing too much when it comes to anything else.

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Ames British Foods in Ames, IA
4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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