Real Drinks is an award-winning drinks retailer founded by Nick Dolan in 2005 with extensive experience in Beer, Wine & Spirits and the wider drinks market, working with the best brewers & producers around the world.
The team enjoy discovering, creating and bringing exciting new drinks to the market. Working with breweries, vineyards, spirits producers, multiples and direct to consumers on the high-street, the business creates and shares the best products available.
Nick opened the first shop as Real Ale on Richmond Road, East Twickenham in 2005 to champion locally brewed, high-quality beers. Now with two further shops and Taprooms in Maida Vale (2017) and Notting Hill (2019), the business has evolved to incorporate any drink crafted with integrity and skill. The team have tasted and selected the best drinks available across every style and category, stocking a core range of over 400 beers, ciders, wines, and spirits in each shop, from small producers all over the world.
The Wholesale team manages the full life cycle for own brand development into major multiples across all drinks.
Winner of SIBA Best craft beer retailer (multiple) 2021 and Drinks Retailing Awards Retailer of the Year 2015.