Bradley’s is where you go to find that hard-to-find Irish craft ale, or to track down that rare-and-obscure Irish farm cider along with good artisan foods.
It’s an essential address in the city, a place that satisfies the demands of the most demanding. A warning: browsing Michael Creedon’s huge selection of brilliant bottles – Irish craft beers; ports, specialist whiskeys, wines from all over the world – may consume an inordinate amount of your time. Time well spent. - McKennas Guides 2013
"Thanks Bradleys, I'm admiring the wonderful box of beer and coffee that arrived today. Handwritten dockets, personal service, top notch!"- Brian Prenderville (Kildare).
When I started buying beer in Bradley’s, I was conscious of resuming a family tradition. But with a difference. My father would have bought bottled Guinness but the black stuff I was buying was from craft breweries in places like Kerry, Waterford, Carlow and nearer home. Bradley’s are a great supporter of craft beers (and ciders) and have a fantastic selection.
A few years back, I was in a local wine store and they were amazed at the quality of the wines in Bradley’s. “He must have some buyer,” they said admiringly. And that sterling selection is still available.When you visit, be sure and take a look too at the Sherries, the gins, the whiskeys, etc. Fantastic selections. And if Michael Creedon hasn’t got it in stock, he’ll get it for you.
Man doesn’t live on beer alone of course. You gotta have bread. And Bradley’s have the best of it, the beautiful loaves produced by Cork's own Arbutus. Great stuff. And if you like jam on the bread, then look no further then Gs’ award winning jars, another proud addition to the shelves in this amazing store. And he has so much more, such as great porridge oats from places like Kilbeggan and Ballybrado, cereal from Staple Diet, local honey, coffee from Fermoy's Badger and Dodo. But not much good having shelves groaning with the best of products unless you have the service to go with it. And here too Bradley's excel. Expert advice and knowledge is just a question away. A lovely store to visit and a great place to make a purchase. - Billy Lyons (Cork).
I tried Bradleys off-licence on North Main St. in search of a prosecco they had blogged about and was delighted to find a veritable treasure trove down the back in the off licence section. They have a great range of wines and beers. I took a couple of beers from Dungarvan Brewing Company and there’s plenty more ales and beer to try. The wine selection is great – plenty at each price point and written notes to give an idea of what’s in the bottle. They have bin ends and special offers too. I’m looking forward to trying a lot more of the beers on offer – specially the ales. It goes without saying that I’ll be trying as many of the wines as I can! - Brian Clayton (Cork).