Do you need to send a bottle of champagne or wine to a friend or relative in Long Ashton?

Phone 01275 392508 between 4:00pm and 7:45pm with your debit or credit card details and the name and address of the recipient and we will deliver the next day. Terms and conditions apply.

Terms and conditions apply


Explore Long Ashton on foot

Visit our new Walks page where you can download a series of Long Ashton walking trail guides that start from The Little Tipple.

Fancy a Little Tipple? Then you’re in for a big surprise.

Pop into the Little Tipple off licence and you’ll find a dazzling line-up of champagne, prosecco and English sparkling wines. In fact, you’ll be amazed at the wondrous selection of craft gins, Somerset cider, real ale, port, fine wine and sherry available for your delectation.

Following the lifting of the government’s Plan B Covid measures on 26 January 2022, face coverings are now a matter of personal judgement. Although this is a welcome return to normal life, please continue to shop alone and use the hand sanitiser provided. The Little Tipple is normally open from 4:00pm–8:00pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:30pm–8:00pm on Saturdays. But, of course, please do not visit us if you are unwell. Stay at home and let us deliver to you within Long Ashton.

We are operating the Tipple Home Delivery Service to those customers in the BS41 9 postcode area who wish to stay safe at home. To place your order (minimum spend £25) please either telephone 01275 392508 between 4.00pm – 7.30pm or email norman @ (take out spaces) with ‘TIPPLE HOME DELIVERY’ in the subject header. Please include your name, address, phone number and order. We will call you back to confirm availability and take your payment card details.

If the Little Tipple’s Gaudi-esque sign above the entrance doesn’t give you a clue about the individuality of this family-run village shop in Long Ashton, near Bristol, then the weird and wonderfully organic timber counter and fixtures that greet you once inside certainly will.

It’s like a grotto, with every nook and cranny filled with interesting wines from small family vineyards from around the world and full-bodied craft beers from local breweries. And that’s before you realise that, squeezed between more familiar bottles, there are also some rather remarkable and tempting single malt whiskies, vintage ports, liqueurs, sherries and ciders each individually selected by its owners. Read more>


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An independently minded off licence
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Little Tipple2 months ago
While assisting with the disposal of a deceased gentleman’s magnificent wine cellar in Worcestershire we uncovered this extremely rare bottle of Petite Champagne Cognac from 1922. It would make an ideal gift for a relative with a special birthday this year (Andy’s mum perhaps?) or for a company’s centenary celebrations. The gentleman’s widow, who comes from Long Ashton, has agreed to make the cognac available to Little Tipple customers before it is offered to an international auction company in a few weeks’ time. Please do let us know if this very special bottle is of interest.
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Little Tipple3 months ago
The Little Tipple were delighted to receive two new wines this week from the game-changing Cerretto family who are based in Piedmont, Italy. Vineyard owner Federico Cerretto also popped in to meet red wine-lover Yvonne and say “buongiorno”. Federico described the 2016 vintage as “classico” and the Barbera as fresh and lithe while the Nebbiolo – the region’s top grape variety – brooding and serious with a long finish. Yvonne was suitably impressed.
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Little Tipple4 months ago
Huge congratulations from the Little Tipple to our heroic customer and Long Ashton resident Lee 'Mac' McCarthy who, with three team "Elijah’s Star" shipmates, has successfully rowed the Atlantic.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge brings together teams from all walks of life to take on the tough test of crossing 3000 miles of the mighty Atlantic in an unsupported rowing boat. Lee with his three buddies set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on 12 December 2021 and arrived safely in English Harbour, Antigua on Saturday 22 January 2022.

Their objective is to raise £200,000 for their chosen charity Action Medical Research For Children in memory of premature baby Elijah Halse who sadly lived for just 37 days. To donate visit
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Little Tipple5 months ago
See in 2022 with some fizz, a year we're all certainly looking forward to. Let's hope it's better than 2020 and 2021! Celebrate with Sardana Cava £8.99, Le Dolci Colline Prosecco £9.99 or even Taittinger Champagne at £35.99.

We're open New Year's Eve 4pm – 8pm.
New Year's Day 12 noon – 1pm
Closed Sunday 2 January
Monday 3 January 4pm – 8pm
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Little Tipple5 months ago
We thank each and every one of our lovely customers and suppliers who have supported us this year. It's been a rollercoaster, with Coronavirus and Brexit-related delays all presenting their obstacles and challenges. But throughout this time, you have shown fantastic friendship and for that we are very grateful. We wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!
We’ll be open Boxing Day and Monday 27th December 12 noon –1pm (we’re taking a bit of a rest now) and Tuesday 28th 4pm–8pm.
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Little Tipple5 months ago
TIA MARIA £14.99
An exotic infusion of natural vanilla and the finest fresh coffee roasted to perfection, complemented with a touch of Jamaican rum.

CHRISTMAS EVE 11am – 8pm
CHRISTMAS DAY 12 noon – 1pm

TIA MARIA has rich copper and golden amber tones blend with an enticing caramel nose to make it an ideal mixer in exotic cocktails.

The legend of TIA MARIA dates back to the mid-17th century, when a beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fled the turmoil colonial war brought to the island of Jamaica. Her maid saved one family treasure, a small jewelry box with black pearl earrings and an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe was named after the courageous woman: TIA MARIA.