The Longer Read Favourite Beers is an example of the kind of hidden gems that are to be found in Cheltenham – the reason why we started this website.
You might easily walk or drive past Favourite Beers and dismiss it as yet another Offie, but you’d be making a big mistake. Step inside to find over 400 quality beers. So great is the choice that the owners recently added an ‘on-licence’ so that you can have a beer whilst you choose, er, your beer.
The key offer is all abut 400 beers, many bottle conditioned. German and American beers are here in strength, also UK draught keg beer and ciders. Bottled ciders and perries.
There is a particularly brilliant selection of Belgian beers, as you might expect from the greatest brewing nation on earth – the full range from pale lager to lambic beer. Delirium, Dupont, Cantillon and Hof ten Dormaal are well represented and there are Trappist, saisons and dubbels. Favourite beers has an impressive four Trappist beers ( Chimay, Orval, Rochefort and Westmalle ) – there are only 10 Trappist breweries worldwide.
Favourite Beers, as you might expect, is proud of its UK beer selection and leads the way with beers from Cheltenham’s own three breweries – Battledown, Cotswold Lion and Prescott. Next up are 13 Gloucestershire breweries.
The shop offers online shopping, bespoke tastings.
Quality beer turns out not to be cheap – this is not the place to load up on cheap booze. But, when you’ve grown up and know that quality trumps quantity every time… head down to Favourite Beers – it’s one of the things that makes living in Cheltenham great.