We are back for the new year! Whilst things are still somewhat tricky out there, to start off we have chosen to remain as a wine shop only, for bottles to take out. We will not be offering drink-in for the time being; for this we apologise, but we hope you understand given the size of the space we have to work with. Our current hours are as follows:
Every Friday - 12pm - 6pm
Every Saturday - 10am - 6pm
We're aware that this is a relatively small weekly window, so do not forget that additionally, our online store is open 24/7 and we have plenty of ways to get the wine to you:
- Free local delivery on orders over £30 available Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Order before 2pm for same-day delivery, or the next available delivery day if ordering on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.
- Free next-day nationwide delivery on orders over £95 (delivery on weekdays only).
- Click and collect Monday to Friday from our city centre archway warehouse, or Friday & Saturday from the shop with no minimum order.
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The shop is now open on Thursdays from 5-10pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 2-10pm for bottles to go and the welcome return of drink-in too. We have a different selection of wines by the glass each day or you can open any bottle on the shelves with a small, set corkage fee. We still have our outdoor terrace for the occasional moments when the weather is clement, and we've opened up some limited space indoors too, whilst still being mindful of distancing. Please note that we do not take reservations.
Wayward is a small Shop & Bar specialising in authentic wine from independent producers. Our producers use natural wine making techniques, working organically, often biodynamically and with minimal intervention. We offer a daily changing list of wines by the glass, as well as cheese from George & Joseph (www.georgeandjoseph.co.uk) & Charcuterie from The Reliance (www.the-reliance.co.uk) to snack on.
By authentic we mean wine that is true to a specific place; the product of a particular part of the world that in its production might celebrate tradition or choose to go against it. Wine that hasn’t had its destiny decided before it starts to be made.
By independent we mean growers working on a scale that focuses on quality rather than quantity and who see the whole process through from vineyard to glass themselves, leaving something of their character on the way.
We generally find that wine made in this way is the wine we enjoy the most and that is why it is on our shelves. We try our best to apply these principles to your special occasion blowout bottle all the way down to your midweek table wine with possibilities for every budget. We didn’t think there was much point opening if we couldn’t offer a realistic option for every day of the week.
We haven’t tried to tick every box and offer wine from each corner of the globe - we haven’t the space! - instead we focus of the parts of the world that interest us the most; Italy and France are writ large, but we have also selected examples of wine making from Austria, Germany, Spain, Georgia and parts of the New World too. Disparate locations, but all linked by a common thread of being a product of the grape, the land, the weather and climate of their origin.
Whether you have an idea of what you want, or if you are simply curious to learn more, we welcome you warmly through the door to talk, pick a bottle, share a glass and celebrate the pleasure of good wine.