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Vino gusto @ the one bull

May 13th 2020       General News, Gusto, The One Bull, Vino Gusto, Wine

We’re a wine shop until we can be a pub.

We’ve been a Gusto pub for almost 12 years but the world is a different place right now. It’s no secret that we’re a little obsessed with wine so we decided to be a wine shop until we can be a pub again.

The One Bull building has seen many different uses over the years. From its origins in the 1500’s as an inn for those on pilgrimage to the Abbey, it has also operated as a brewhouse and a stables amongst many iterations of what we these days call a pub. The common theme is hospitality and that’s what we’re all about so we’re viewing this as another era in the pub’s long (and sometimes colourful) journey through the history of time.

Our wine shop is run by our Gusto beverage manager Jake. His wine knowledge is second to, well to be honest, not very many people. Whether you’d like to pick up a straightforward bottle to go with dinner, are looking to buy a case of fine wines or something in between, we’ve got the right wine for you.

vino gusto opening hours

The One Bull has won wine awards for many reasons in the past. One of these is the way in which we lay out our wine list. We don’t structure it by country or grape – we use style sections to make it easier for you to choose and we’ve followed this in designing the layout of our shop. So, for example, if you like crisp, dry white wines then there’s a section just for you.

We’ve deliberated carefully over which wines to stock and this will evolve over time. To kick things off, we’ve put together a list of 140 wines. This includes every wine from the pub wine list with lots of new additions.

vino gusto wine list

You can browse at your leisure, pick up an old favourite or feel free to pick Jake’s considerable wine brain (he’s currently studying for his WSET Wine Diploma but remains remarkably human). His career started with Gusto before he headed to The Old Bridge in Huntingdon to work with Master of Wine, John Hoskin. He moved on to set up and run The Brewers in Rattlesden and returned to Gusto to specialise in all things drinks related in 2019. Ask Jake for suggestions, ideas or for help to find something new that you haven’t tried before.

We’ll also regularly select some wines that we think are interesting and letting you know why – Vino Gusto recommends.

vino gusto recommends…

Each week, Jake selects 6 of our wines for you at a special case price. We’ve imaginatively named this week’s Gusto picks six ‘The barbecue box’. 6 wines for £60.

gusto picks six…

We want to know what you’re planning for dinner too. Tweet us what you’re cooking up (or ordering in) and Jake will recommend a couple of different wines. Food and wine pairing made easy by your friendly, independent wine shop.

To keep everyone protected, we’re limiting the number of customers in the shop to 4 at a time so please don’t be offended if we ask you to wait outside. Doing this means that once you’re inside, you’ll have plenty of space to navigate round our displays. Please respect social distancing rules & keep 2 metres apart. Payment is by card only. We offer free delivery within 5 miles of Bury St Edmunds (minimum spend £30).

Click and collect is coming soon.

If you’d like to get in touch to reserve something specific for collection or want Jake to put some recommendations for you, just call 01284 848220 during opening hours or e-mail

Although we’re a wine shop we have our own Brewshed cans & mini kegs, a range of gins (including local suppliers Norfolk Gin & Suffolk Distillery) plus other spirits, Crude coffee packs & pods, soft drinks & gift vouchers.

Jake lives and breathes all things beverage related and can’t exist without the coffee machine switched on so if you’d like a great, locally roasted coffee to take home with you, just ask.

Take a look at feedback from our customers and find out how you can leave a review:

vino gusto feedback & reviews

If you have any other questions, please tweet us @theonebullbury or e-mail and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Our brewery pop-up, including click & collect, in Ingham continues.

find out more about our Brewshed pop-up

A note from us personally…

Although we’re trying to remain upbeat, this is a massively challenging and unparalleled time to be in this trade. We’re an independent, family owned business comprising 5 pubs and a craft brewery. Having to keep our pub doors closed goes against everything we know and we are fighting hard to keep the business protected and able to come out the other side with jobs for our team into what will undoubtedly be uncharted territory and a new world for hospitality.

We know that many of you are experiencing tough times too. We’d like to thank everyone who has sent us supportive messages and offers of kindness, they are truly appreciated. And thank you to every customer who shops at Brewshed and Vino Gusto – every single visit is hugely valued.

David & Roxane Marjoram

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