A Taste of Tanners
11am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday except Bank Holidays
Telephone: 01743 234425
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new shop!
Named 'A Taste of Tanners' the new shop is located with frontage on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury. Linked to the rest of the historic Tanners building through a rear courtyard it is likely that this was once part of our larger premises which date back to 1842 as a Wine Merchant. At some stage the premises also housed a bakery, and an old cooking range from those days has been preserved.
‘A Taste of Tanners’ is exactly that – a distillation of the best of the larger Cellars Shop but with the convenience of being on Wyle Cop and more accessible to passers-by.
Committed to show-casing a selection of high-quality wines stocked in the Cellars Shop, the new Wyle Cop store also features an array of luxury gift items associated with wine.
In addition, you have the chance to ‘try before you buy’ a full bottle, with a brand new wine dispensing system, Wine Emotion (see below for what's currently available to sample), which allows the purchase of samples and single glasses of wine - the first machine of its kind in Shropshire!
The shop also features a courtyard to the rear, which is a lovely suntrap by day and promises to be a great space for tasting.
"It is tremendous after 172 years, to have our first shop frontage directly onto Wyle Cop. Along with the courtyard it makes Tanners probably the most exciting venue for wine events outside of London".
James Tanner, Chairman
How to find us:
A Taste of Tanners address is 27 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1XB
From the south side of Shrewsbury, follow signs to the town centre. Cross the English Bridge and you will find us positioned at the foot of Wyle Cop on the right hand side just after the large Tanners window display.
What can I taste?
Our Wine Emotion dispensing system has all sorts of goodies that you can try. Perfect for sampling so that you can decide whether to purchase a full size bottle, or why not treat yourself to a small glass to enjoy in our courtyard? Simply purchase some credit for your Tasting Card and help yourself to a little of what takes your fancy; Tanners Tasting Cards make perfect gifts too. Here's the current selection of wines available to taste (please note one or two may have to be changed during busy periods):
Meet the Team:
The staff from our Cellars Shop regularly take a turn in A Taste of Tanners, but Alex maybe more than most...
Alexandra Chidley-Uttley, Events Co-ordinator
Alix joined Tanners in 2014 bringing with her a wealth of experience. Not only has she worked for both Averys & Oddbins but Alix has also completed her WSET Diploma.
With a broad taste in wine, she’s likely to enjoy a ripe Italian red with her favourite pesto & spinach pasta or ‘something gritty & a little naughty’ like a St Estèphe if the occasion demands. Alix is sure to be persuading you to give Pinotage another try too!
Having had aspirations to be an auctioneer as a youngster, Alix is still hoping to make the dream a reality – retirement at 40 in the South of France running a donkey sanctuary also features!
As our events co-ordinator extraordinaire, you are likely to come across Alix if you attend one of our famous tastings or indeed she's your go-to lady if you're looking to organise your very own private event with us. Alix looks forward to welcoming you soon.