In addition to being the UK’s oldest wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd is also one of the ten oldest family businesses in the UK. The location in the West End, near St James’s Palace, and the growing popularity of the institution played a large part in the institution’s success.
His widow, Bourne, established the company at 3 St James Street, London, in 1698. This site, now a Grade II listed building, still serves as the company’s headquarters to this day. This building has had the same inclined plane since 1698 (better for rolling barrels). Byron liked to weigh himself on the store’s enormous coffee scale.
No. 3 was the main retail location for Berry Bros. & Rudd until mid-2017, when they moved to a new location at 63 Pall Mall.
In addition to its main warehouse in Basingstoke, Hampshire, the company also operates discount outlets in Battersea and international offices in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
This grocer started out selling coffee, but soon expanded its product line to include other delicious varieties. These days it is one of the trendiest food stores in London.
In 1903, they developed a ginger liqueur, which is still sold under the brand name The King’s Ginger, to revive King Edward VII after long, cold road trips.
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