We are a multi award-winning fine wine merchant based in the heart of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. We aspire to be part of a ‘new generation’ of wine merchants, making the act of buying fine wine and spirits both more accessible and more enjoyable.
Come down to the shop and see our expert staff in-store and view our full range of Fine Wines, Champagnes, Premium Spirits, Craft Beers, and Cigars!
Our shop, at the corner of King Street and Church Lane, has long been used as a wine shop, however its previous incarnation was as part of the national chain ‘Threshers’. Tom, having graduated with a recent law degree (having limited interest in Law and much more interest in wine!) was running this shop for the chain at the time. When Threshers was forced into administration in December 2009 the shop closed its doors.
Fast forward to April 2010 and Tom at just 24 had taken over the shop as a family owned fully independent wine merchants. On the 20th of April 2010 The Whalley Wine Shop began trading for the first time. The aim from the start was clear: to find superb quality wines that really over delivered at the price; and to sell these wines with genuine passion, enthusiasm and above all fantastic customer service. This approach helped us to get started and to succeed as a business, and it remains our approach to this day.
We feel incredibly lucky to have a business in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley and are always grateful for the support and loyalty our customers have shown us, right from the early years. We never take for granted the fact that without your support we wouldn’t be able to open the doors and do what we love. Thank you! We always aim to maintain the high standards of quality and customer service we have set ourselves and hope that you continue to come in and explore the exciting, and ever-improving, range of wines, beers and spirits we offer.
Over time we have managed to assemble a great team of talented and hardworking people who have bought into our ethos and deliver exceptional customer service on a daily basis. They are, first and foremost, passionate about what they sell. The team is actively encouraged to undertake professional wine training and all team members taste and assess our wines on a regular basis, so that we are always best placed to help you pick out the right wine, every time!
This year we celebrated our 10th anniversary and while it has been an incredible amount of hard work to get where we are today, we are always on the look out for how to grow and expand. We are continually striving to be one of the best independent wine merchants in the country and will always be on the lookout for exciting new opportunities.
To all our customers, thank you for your continued support!
If you haven’t been in to see us yet, what are you waiting for? Pop in and let us show you what The Whalley Wine Shop is all about!
The team of people who make up The Whalley Wine Shop are the most vital part of it. When I set the business up the aim for me was always clear, to have great people who were passionate about wine on hand to give great advice to our customers to make sure they got excellent service and exactly the wine they came in for. This has never changed.
The passion for wine (and beers, spirits, and other goodies we sell!) is the key element, all the other skills that people bring with them or learn on the job make them great employees for any business but what makes them great for The Whalley Wine Shop is that love and passion for wine and the desire to convey that to our customers.
Tom Jones, Founder & Managing Director
We’re proud to say our hard work has been been commended with multiple awards over the years. Here’s a sample of our achievements.