Situated on the leafy Station Road East of Oxted, The Secret Cellar, formerly known as Wine One Hundred, stocks an impressive range of over 300 wines from all over the world.
But, what makes the Oxted branch so unique is it’s ‘part-of-the community’ feel to it. It’s a proper wine drinkers shop where our customers love to pop in, taste a few samples and take home a bottle or two to enjoy that evening or over at friends. And then we get the feedback over the next few days and it’s a couple more bottles on their way home – the way it should be.
There’s a real buzz too around 5pm onwards as you can hear the trains from London pulling into the station full of thirsty commuters looking for an office-escape tipple for the evening. Of course, this reaches fever pitch on Friday evenings. Saturday is our favourite day at the shop – a hub of family activity with dads and daughters popping in to buy wine for mum, in-laws fighting over who should pay for tonight’s booze, young couples always open to learn about new regions and grape varieties and of course our dog-friendly ‘policy’ means lots of canine visitors, many often wearing doggy waistcoats and sweaters. Frank is our favourite – he’s a French bulldog and always insists on coming behind the till and just stares up at the whisky’s and Gin’s…..who said reincarnation is a myth!
Indeed, The Secret Cellar epitomises a community wine shop, independent and family-owned. We pride ourselves on world-class customer service – from providing a great range at every price point, to advice on wines for parties and weddings, advice on a single bottle as a gift, to match a favourite dish or one to down while watching Game of Thrones. What’s more, we have a cute Citroen van whereby we can offer free local delivery – so, here’s an idea, pop in any time or when you’re doing your ’big’ shop on a Saturday and just pick your wines at your leisure and we’ll do the heavy lifting and delivery later that evening….simples!
Looking forward to a chin wag soon at The Secret Cellar, Oxted!