Stori Beer and Wine CYF

Stori Beer and Wine CYF, Bala: Hours, Address, Stori Beer and Wine CYF Reviews: 4.5/5

Stori Beer and Wine CYF
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Welsh Drink Specialist. We have one of the widest range of welsh drinks, including beers, ciders, wines and spirits - and many of them are on taste. Come and sample a few if you are taking out (we sell draft beer by the litre) or stay a while and and enjoy a quiet 2/3rd of a pint or local G&T in our tap room. Oh and we also do locally roasted coffee :-)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Arden24
Market Harborough, UK327 contributions
Gin and tonics
Jun 2021 • Couples
We called in for a couple of gin and tonics after spending the day at the Bala Re-railed event. It was delightful to be able to sit on Bala High Street in the sunshine sipping locally distilled gin.
Written 12 June 2021
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Bob
Wolverhampton, UK2 contributions
Rude staff
Jun 2021
My wife and I arrived at this establishment intending on spending a couple of hours in the sun and having a few drinks on Thursday 3.45pm. There were 2 tables outside, 1 with 5 seats around and 1 with 4. Both were occupied, the 4 seater had a family on it and the 5 had a couple on it (the woman had her feet on a chair opposite her). There are also a couple of small bench seats and 1 was free so we sat and waited for a server. After a few minutes waiting for someone the party on the 4 seat table got up and moved inside as the indicated to the server who then appeared that it was a little cold. Once they had got up my wife started to move to the vacated table and I sought out a server. I caught her in the door way and I was instructed (not asked) to sit at the table we had just vacated and not to enter the premises. I proceeded to tell her we preferred to sit at the 4 seater table as its more comfortable and a nicer view. She was not amused, offered some Covid reason (without explaining exactly) and again said we had to sit where we had originally sat as the table we wanted to sit at was for 4 people. I proceeded to tell her that where we were sat was for 4 and there was also a couple on a table that had 5 chairs (woman still had her feet on a chair!). After getting nowhere I gave up and we left. As we were leaving she took pleasure in recounting our exchange to the others sat there whilst stroking a customers dogs face and continuing to serve as normal.
After the financial hardships the hospitality sector has gone through and continues to struggle with we wanted to support it as it recovers but.. I have to say we were left feeling insulted, disappointed and underwhelmed by this poor and rude reintroduction to hospitality in Bala.
We will not be supporting this establishment and neither will our family members who also have a base in this area.
The whole episode was unnecessary and could easily have been avoided by some basic customer service and a smile.
Written 3 June 2021
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Jayne OG
2 contributions
Awful, rude staff and made to feel unwelcome
May 2021 • Couples
We were excited about going here but our experience was far from welcoming. The bar woman was rude to say the least. We had asked for a seat in the window as there was sunshine coming through the window and it wasn’t the nicest of days, we were told that she would need time to wipe it down and so we were directed to the back of the premises which was uncomfortable, drafty and cold. My partner had been browsing the bottles on sale and then asked what gin they sold so he could choose his first drink. The bar person became quite flustered and asked him to sit down because she was not able to serve him standing up and quoted welsh law with a sarcastic smile the whole time, it was very unnecessary. Next minute another customer came in and he was served standing up. I then asked if she would mind me tasting a little bit of the Malbec as it was our intention to order wine next. She was furious and couldn’t even look at us, walked over to the bar without as much as a word, reached for a shot glass, filled it with a drop of Malbec and begrudgingly placed it down on our table with zero eye contact and said “we don’t normally”! There was absolutely no need to behave like this towards us, we had hope to spend a couple of hours enjoying drinks and some down time but we couldn’t get out the place quick enough. We were clearly not welcome! We finished up quickly and left. We will not be returning here again.
Written 24 May 2021
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AMEX x
United Kingdom36 contributions
Very friendly and well priced
May 2021
We visited Stori a few times whilst on holiday in Bala and it sure didn’t disappoint. The staff were very friendly and the prices were very reasonable (both sit in and takeout prices).
We wish we had a Stori on our highstreet at home!
Written 19 May 2021
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James M
10 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2020 • Friends
Down from Scotland with friends this place is a hidden gem lost of great beers and small sit in area lovely staff and great selection of craft beer and cider
Written 11 October 2020
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Ian K
Sheffield, UK15 contributions
An absolute treasure
Oct 2020 • Couples
Chanced upon this after seeing the sandwich board after a disappointing beer elsewhere. Tremendous selection on draft, outstanding selection of cans and bottles. Delicious bar snacks. Staff and clientele were really friendly. If I lived here, I'd make it my second home. Wonderful.
Written 9 October 2020
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Emma C
Wombwell, England, United Kingdom65 contributions
Great friendly little bar and shop
Aug 2020 • Couples
We happened to stumble upon this little gem on holiday in Bala. What a delightful little shop and bar.
A great individual layout with an amazing array of beers and ciders and spirits to enjoy. We made two visits while we were on holiday and would love to go back again.
Great friendly service from the staff.
Written 2 September 2020
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Jenni P
North Baddesley, UK55 contributions
Beer and mead tasting
Aug 2020 • Couples
What a real treasure in Bala. Popped in and did beer tasting. 3x1/3 pint tasters. Also tried mead which I’ve never had before. It was lovely and we came out well stocked. Lovely little shop with a huge variety of specialty drinks and glasses
Written 10 August 2020
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russell r
2 contributions
The Revill’s
Aug 2020 • Couples
After a long walk around Bala lake was lovely to find a good little place to get a good beer and excellent service thanks
Written 7 August 2020
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Laura B
4 contributions
Fabulous
Feb 2020 • Couples
Me and my husband popped in whilst it was chucking it down and it was lovely. He had a miniature coffin of 3 3rds of ales and I had 2 amazing g and ts. Had a great cosy atmosphere and if we weren't driving we could have spent all day there and staggered home! Bought a bottle of the gin to bring home and also desperately want to find time to visit again before we finish our holiday. Super relaxed and extremely welcoming and cosy.
Written 18 February 2020
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Stori Beer and Wine CYF is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon - Mon 12:00 - 18:00
  • Wed - Wed 12:00 - 20:00
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30


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