Collected Fictions opened the doors of their brand-new bottle shop in St Leonard’s on the 5th June, providing all things craft beer, natural wine, food and more. Their first few weeks have been blessed with sunny weather, and owner Eliot told us that the launch has gone incredibly well. It seems as though there are many people in Hastings and St Leonards who are avid craft beer and natural wine fans as well as plenty of locals looking to try something new for the first time. The team said, “St Leonards is full of lovely friendly people so keen so support local businesses that couldn’t
have asked for a better welcome.” We very much agree!

Collected Fictions brings together a finely curated collect-ion of beer and wine, combined with the knowledge that goes with them. They’re more than just a bottle shop with their aim to help you fully immerse yourself in the world of natural wines and craft beers, discovering new processes and products. Eliot’s goal is to share his knowledge and expertise to help people understand the ‘what, why, and how’ of their consumption. 

Eliot, owner of Collected Fictions
CREDIT: Rachel Karasik

The exciting range of drinks on offer has been hand-selected from a variety of independent producers showcasing versatile and seasonal craft beers and wines from around the world. On top of that, they have four rotating taps offering the best draft craft beer in takeaway growler fills. So, there really is something for everyone. 

It’s a bottle shop unlike any other. The extra personal touches and clear expertise gained from years of passion and industry experience makes Collected Fictions genuinely stand out from the crowd. On top of an excellent customer experience and unique product offering, the Collected Fictions team are committed to implementing and showcasing environmentally friendly techniques throughout their store so sustainability is always on the menu.

The extra personal touches and clear expertise gained from years of passion and industry experience makes Collected Fictions genuinely stand out from the crowd

Eliot told us: “The past year was definitely challenging, but in some ways inspired the leap to open. We had been looking for years to find the right location and after months of being furloughed we started to intensify the search. We are takeaway only and while we plan to always have the bottle shop as the anchor of the business, we hope to run tasting events and opportunities to drink in in the future.” It sounds like the Collected Fictions story has interesting chapters yet to come!

Find them at Unit 1, 6-8 London Road, St Leonards for your next fermented adventure and follow the story on Instagram @collected.fictions.
Opening times: Wednesday-Thursday 11.00am-7.00pm, Friday-Saturday 11.00am-8.00pm and Sunday 1.00pm-7.00pm. 


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