496 London Road
Essex SS0 9LD

Telephone:  01702 345474

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday:
10:00am to 4:45pm
9:00am to 1:00pm

Beers Unlimited, Southend-on-Sea’s only specialist home wine and beer making centre, has moved into new, bigger, brighter premises and rebranded as Craft Wine & Brewing.

Our business was originally established between the wars as a dispensing herbalist, Lusty’s Natural Products Co. at 278-280 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, famous for their Herbalene Tonic Laxative. In the 1950s the business was acquired by the Meades family who added whole foods including beer and wine making ingredients to their product offering. In 1962 a dedicated home brewing department was created just prior to the removal of the requirement for a home brewing licence by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Reginald Maudling in 1963. In the mid 1970s the business moved once again to 500 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, trading as Meades Health Food.

Purchased by the current owner from the Meades family in 1986, the trading name was changed to Beers Unlimited in the 1990s when the health foods were replaced with imported bottled beers. Today, situated at 496 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea and with free parking either side of the road, our dedicated specialist home wine and beer making centre can provide all you will need to make great beer, wine, liqueurs and spirits.

At Craft Wine & Brewing, we offer the home wine and beer making enthusiast an unparalleled choice of home brewing supplies. Included within our constantly updated range, Craft Wine & Brewing stock many different wine and beer making ingredient packs from all the top manufacturers whose winemaking and beermaking kits are especially designed for those hobbyists who require quality results, but with the obvious convenience of production such homebrew kits allow. Together with all the necessary equipment and know how to ensure success after success, Craft Wine & Brewing are confident our customers will return time and again to replenish their home cellars with the finest wines and beers possible.

Those seeking the raw materials and equipment for country and hedgerow wine production such as Elderflower Wine or Elderberry Wine need look no further: Craft Wine & Brewing has it all. Growing fruit in your garden? We can help you turn your grapes, plums, rhubarb etc into wine; your apples and pears into cider. It’s great fun and very easy! Craft beer brewers are equally well looked after with a large offering of beer making ingredients: hops from around the world; malted grains; malt extracts together with quality equipment for the masher. We also stock the Still Spirits range of products from New Zealand, making liqueur and spirit making at home both safe and easy.