Tag: history of Berry Bros. & Rudd

Keeping shop

As we swing open a new set of doors on Pall Mall, our Chairman Simon Berry peers around the corner, pondering the evolution of No.3 St James’s Street When I first worked in the shop at No.3 St James’s, it wasn’t really a shop. The only bottles on display were ancient and empty. “Why would […]

They came to Number Three: the visitor from Rum Row

No.3 St James’s Street might not be an address one associates with bootlegging gangsters – until now. In an article originally published in our Number Three magazine in the spring of 1971, we remember an infamous visitor of the 1920s and our relationship with a certain William McCoy. The violence brought to life by the […]

Notes from my father

Our Chairman Simon Berry remembers the way in which his father first introduced him to wine, opening the door to a lifetime filled with bottles. When my father died in 2010, a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday, he left a shelf-full of diaries. Actually more than a shelf-full, because he was a meticulous note […]

The smallest order we ever dealt with…

As we approach the Queen’s official 90th birthday, we republish an article from the spring 1970 edition of our Number Three magazine, all about a rather extraordinary royal order. Nearly half a century ago Francis Berry was entrusted with a task that was one of the most difficult but delightful he had ever undertaken – […]