Shrewsbury Cellars Shop
9am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday except Bank Holidays
Telephone: 01743 234459
Round the back of our Shrewsbury headquarters, and with masses of parking, the Cellars Shop is the flagship of Tanners’ retail operations. You will find the full Tanners range of wines and spirits superbly displayed, together with all the fine and rare ‘Oddment’ wines. In all that makes well over 2,000 wines, but if you find the choice daunting Robert Crosland and his team including Nick Whittall, Marie-Claire Gillett, Howard Hutchins and Tiffany Vernon will give you honest, practical guidance.
On your next visit to Shrewsbury, spare some time to take a look around our newest shop, A Taste Of Tanners, and treat yourself to a glass of something delicious from our all-singing, all-dancing tasting machine.
If you are coming from further afield and would like a look behind the scenes, please ring ahead on 01743 234455 and we will endeavour to organise a tour.
Click on the interactive map below to take a tour of our Cellars Shop:
How to find us:
Our Shrewsbury Cellar Shop address is 26 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1XD
From the south side of Shrewsbury, follow signs to the town centre. Cross the English Bridge and take the second right before you start to go up Wyle Cop.
Meet the Team:
Robert Crosland, Retail Manager
Having grown up with aspirations to be a footballer, Robert settled for going to watch Shrewsbury Town as much as possible and joined Tanners straight from school instead.
Although he's based in our Cellars Shop, Robert manages all of Tanners retail operations with a wealth of experience under his belt as he's now worked in the trade for more than 35 years.
His one wish for the trade would be to see an end to retailers' misleading discounts and he would like customers to experiment more with Southern French Wines as they offer such great value.
Nick Whittal, Wine Training Officer
Having studied French and Spanish at university and then taught languages prior to joining Tanners, Nick has tenaciously kept up the studying and teaching since. Not only has he achieved his WSET diploma, he now heads up Tanners Training Scheme.
His most memorable wine-drinking experience was attending a tutored Champagne tasting with Hubert de Billy of Pol Roger - perhaps it's no surprise then that his desert island drink of choice would be a mature Pinot Noir-dominated Champagne!
An interesting piece of trivia: Nick's great-great grandfather was the Grand Old Man of Singapore.
Howard Hutchins, Wine Adviser
Having travelled extensively around the wine regions of New Zealand before joining Tanners, it's perhaps no surprise that Howard has been bitten by the travel bug. Next on his list is a visit to Tuscany as he's currently obsessed with Italian wines. In fact he's got a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Colleoni, Santa Maria 2001 sitting in his wine rack which ranks as his most expensive wine purchase... he now just needs to decide when to drink it!
Aside from Italian and Kiwi wines, Howard would like to see customers being a little more adventurous: Austria produces some amazing wines, and he thinks vast swathes of Spain get overlooked as everyone knows Rioja but there is so much more to the country than just this region.
Marie Claire Gillett, Wine Adviser
If it hadn't been for the fact that Marie Claire fainted when she did work experience, she may well have ended up as a vet! Instead, after time spent travelling in India, she joined Tanners more than 15 years ago, got married in New Mexico and the next trip on her list is Chile to visit their wine regions.
From Tanners Gascony Dry White as an everyday option, through top-notch Alsatian Gewürztraminer as a treat to the Chilean Coyam as her ultimate dinner party wine, Marie Claire's taste in wine is as broad as her taste for travelling, but she is just as happy unwinding with a good Bourbon.