WHO ARE WE?
Just two mates from Oxfordshire who are passionate about drink!
“The Keep” is the smallest bar in Wallingford with the biggest selection.
Choose from over 70 gins, dozens of craft beers, ales, ciders and wine. As a freehold, we love nothing more than to sell local booze and rotate our offering to reflect the best that Oxfordshire has to offer.
From the Cotswolds to California, from Cornwall to Croatia we have what people are talking about, or maybe what they should be talking about.
How it all began
Rob and Sam played cricket and worked together in a pub long before they were business partners.
After University and a few uninspiring jobs they decided to start something together and in the Summer of 2015 the idea for ‘The Keep’ was born from the ashes of a neglected, empty shop front in Wallingford. Working with a mentor from the Prince’s Trust, they opened a record store with Wallingford’s favourite DJ; Richard Strange whilst they waited for a license to sell alcohol.
After a long awaited few months of waiting for that license to go through, Wallingford finally opened its gates to a new pub in May 2016. The Keep on Castle Street was born.