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The Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar is a family owned business and independent wine shop run by Paul and Angela Stratford who have been in the wine trade since the early 1970s.

Paul Stratford was one of the first people to bring Australian and New World wines to the UK market. For many years, he and his wife Angela ran one of the largest agency companies in the UK, nationally distributing wine from all over the world. Experience over this time means that we continue to be one of the leading specialists in the UK market.

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Old Butcher's Wine Cellar

Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar has been established on Cookham High Street since 1988. The ‘Old Butcher’s’ name originated from our premises, a 17th century, Grade II listed building. This was originally the village butchers and abattoir, supplying locals with fresh meat, poultry and game. In 1988, after extensive restoration, the building was transformed into the Wine Shop and premises you can see today.

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Our wines

Our large wine list ranges from everyday drinking wines across all levels to some of the finest handcrafted wines from around the world. Every single wine is tasted by our experienced palates to ensure that it represents the very best in quality and value from each country.

We also regularly discover interesting small parcels of wine from individual growers and that makes us your first stop to find that special wine or gift!

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