You know the feeling.
You have just finished the job.
You don’t know what to cook or you can’t be bothered.
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It’s early evening, the sun is shining.
What could be better than stumbling upon a cool little bottle shop where you can sample a platter of carefully selected organic artisan cheeses to accompany your bottle of wine to take to the deli counter or sit and enjoy at the table.
The Palmer Street bottle in Frome, Somerset has become legendary in the city since its owner, Simon Bowden, opened it in 2017.
It is a fantastic little place, really friendly and selling the best cheeses, wines, beers, ciders and spirits in the country of the west.
And it’s open until 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
That’s why Somerset Live chose it as Somerset Independent Business of the Week.
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It has become a habit for the people of Frome to go there and sit and enjoy a glass of wine with cheese, and there are always good jokes from Simon and other local regulars.
Or you can take your drinks or food with you to enjoy at home.
One of Frome’s Josie McCulloch store’s most loyal customers is a regular.
Josie said, “Palmer Street Bottle is the best place to go, it’s got a great vibe.
“Great beer and wine and I love the cheese board, it’s really fantastic,” she said.
Because Simon, a local boy who went to school in Midsomer Norton, is passionate about what he does.
He is passionate about the country of the west and its products and enjoys sharing them with his customers, and it shows.
Right next to the trendy Catherine Hill in Frome, you can really soak up the local atmosphere of the city which has become the trendiest in the west of the country.
Simon recently opened a second store in Kingsmead Square, Bath, so things are going well despite the tough times all independent businesses face during the coronavirus pandemic.
Palmer Street Bottle specializes in craft beers, fine ciders, wines and spirits, showcasing the best of local producers as well as a range of UK-based and international manufacturers and brewers.
And the selection of western cheeses is simply delicious.
It’s a really relaxed space where you can sit and have a drink and something to eat in the best part of town.
The shop offers a wide selection of craft beers, fine ciders, natural wine as well as a charging station where you can select and take the wine or beer of your choice.
It’s a nice little independent business that is doing well despite difficult times and well deserving of the support it receives both in town and elsewhere.
It is something unique in our region.
To find out more or to order wine, cheese, beer, cider or other drinks and food online, visit www.palmerstbottle.co.uk
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