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“Lovely place and lovely gin”
Review of The Keep

The Keep
Ranked #1 of 5 Nightlife in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A cosy shop front turned into a micro bar, serving draught ale and lager, bottled beers, spirits and mainly GIN, 87 different gins and counting. The Keep prides itself on its warm and inviting atmosphere, and we invite you to come and join us for a drink or seven.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A great place to go right in Wallingford's centre, with such a wide choice of gins to choose from. The staff are all really friendly and helpful, and will talk you through and recommend the in for you based on your likes and dislikes. We tried the quince gin and the rhubarb gin, and both were unusual and delicious.

Ideal place either for a quick drink, or to spend a whole afternoon or evening. The whole place and atmosphere is very cosy and relaxed, and is such a great addition to Wallingford.

Thank Katherine L
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"huge selection"
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"last night"
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"great place to go"
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"an amazing selection"
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The Keep has become the best place to go to in Wallingford.I have been there as a couple,meeting up with friends and also with family.The atmosphere is great,the music is good and on low enough that you can have a conversation and meet new friends. The staff are all really helpful and friendly and make you feel so welcome. They have an amazing selection of gins,ales,wines and loads of other spirits. They have just had a refit and have introduced more table's with stools against the wall and a new second bar making more seating and space and all freshly painted.
Highly recommended for a night out or a lovely afternoon.

Thank spainsantamaria
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I have been to this bar lots of times now and every time It has been amazing. There are so many gins on offer and the staff are really knowledgable and make suggestions based on gins you like. All the gin and tonics are well presented in nice glasses with ice and fresh garnishes which vary depending on the gin you order. The prices are really reasonable and the shots are 35ml compared to 25ml shots that most places offer. They also do a wide range of beers and wines.

The decor is cosy with fairy lights and a really nice bar area, there is also a bike on the wall covered in fairy lights which is a really nice touch. There are stools at the bar, some table and chairs and a nice sofa area in the window.

The Sharish Blue Magic Gin (pictured) is delicious and so is the Williams Pink Grapefruit.

Thank HJanes
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Met friends here prior to going out for a meal in Wallingford...this was early evening on a Wednesday and the place was packed to the gunnels with locals and visitors alike. Prices here were surprisingly good, paying around £20 for a round of 3 spirit drinks and a pint of lager. Would definitely use The Keep again as it was lively, staff were very friendly and the atmosphere added to the time we spent there.

Thank Denzil F
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Opened a year and a half or so ago Sam and Rob have a welcoming and professional team that know their stuff when it comes to the 82+ Gins on offer and many craft ales! Fabulous atmosphere and great place to go.

Thank Matty H
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