Ed from Bacchanalia tells us more about their business and what you can expect when you go through the door of their enticing drink emporiums!
Bacchanalia (the business, not the debauched Roman festival!) was established on Victoria Road in 1997. Taking over the Jug & Firkin in Mill Road in 1999, we became, not necessarily a chain, but more of a link really. Since then, with the philosophy of enjoying ourselves and being nice to our customers, things have gone on just grand.
The two shops are nicely different:
Victoria Road is your classic wine merchant, with a huge selection of brilliant wines, and also some of the best beers and spirits known to man. Paul, the gaffer, is nearly always behind the desk, ready to recommend wines to suit your needs and engage in any banter that suits your mood.
The Mill Road shop is our rough diamond: set up by CAMRA in the early 80s it has been putting a smile on the faces of the people of the Mill Road area ever since. We stock one of the finest selections of beer in the UK, but don’t forget the superb wines and a hugely eclectic spirit selection. We even have draught beer, poured straight from the tap – take away your container of lovely frothy beer, have a great night, then bring it back when you fancy a refill. No waste, no recycling, just smiles all round. Ed is the man at the Mill Rd shop, cricket lover & all rounder, more in the drinking sense than the cricket sense.
Our third member of staff is Jim, he covers both shops and writes on beer. He isan absolute fountain of knowledge, with a true passion for all things hedonistic!
Outside of the shops we hold many tastings both for fun and for fundraising. Entertaining and informative, they are the perfect way to earn a few bob for your school or charity, or just for some good old bonding with your friends or workmates. If you would like to hear about tastings and other events feel free join our mailing list
We are very proud to supply many of Cambridgeshire’s best pubs and restaurants, so you can enjoy some of our fine wares whilst having a smashing night out.
Finally a huge thank you to all our customers. You have entertained, moved, challenged, encouraged, and hugged us for many years, and we look forward to being there for you for many years to come!
Bacchanalia 79 Victoria Rd Cambridge CB4 3BS 01223 576292 firstname.lastname@example.org
(plenty of parking)
Bacchanalia 90 Mill Rd Cambridge CB1 2BS 01223 315034 email@example.com
(easy to pick up orders by car)