Founded in 1979, Cave Direct is a leading supplier of craft and speciality beers to the UK Drinks Trade – proud to work with leaders of old and new-world beer, from Beavertown to Westmalle. Operating out of our depots in Kent, Bristol, Manchester and Newcastle we directly deliver over 300 lines of draught and packaged beers via our own fleet of drays.
We are exclusive or lead UK importers and distributors for a great range of brilliant beers, including Paulaner, Kona, Lervig and Garage. We’re also the UK's biggest supplier of Belgian beer, with relationships going back decades with family brewers, Trappist abbeys and a host of smaller craft breweries. We also work with many of the new wave UK breweries, including Beavertown, Wild Beer and Tiny Rebel. If you are buying for yourself or looking for a gift, our sister company beermerchants.com delivers to your door and has over 900 craft and specialty beers.
Our staff have years of experience in the hospitality industry. They are passionate, knowledgable and engaged in all things craft beer.
We are educated and educate. We are proud to pass on our knowledge through training sessions with plenty of sampling. We can help ensure your customer gets the best possible pint. We proudly represent our brands by understanding their values and how to pass those on to you and your venues.
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Focused on Quality
We work with the best of the best and we ensure all our products are cared for from collection to delivery. We believe we have something for everyone from affordable quality to the the rarest products on the market.
On top of having some of the best beer from around the world we ensure we provide first-class customer service and a website that puts the user at the forefront.
We are there for our customers from sign up to delivery. Using our own fleet of vehicles ensures our products arrive to you in the best possible condition.
Our team are there to help fix problems and repair serving issues efficiently and with care. Upon sign up you will be assigned an Account Manager who is there to support you and your business.
Cave Direct was founded in 1979 when Colin & Lou’s father Bryan, took voluntary redundancy and started a small wine importing business with his wife Alice who happened to be Belgian. The family began importing from Europe to supply to local shops in the South East London region but after picking up a few Belgian beers to add to their offering it was soon clear that the beer was the future. By the 90’s Cave Direct was well renowned for their Belgian imports and in 2003 the company found a new relationship with Paulaner.
Over the next 20 years, more and more exciting beers came through the door and Cave Direct now import some of the best beer from all over the world, with three branches in the UK.