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Great way to get to know sherry

We went to La Venencia for a pre-dinner drink. We were very eager to get to know sherries better... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Sherry Paradise

On my 2 previous visits to Madrid I'm sorry to say La Venencia was not on my radar. All is now... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to La Venencia for a pre-dinner drink. We were very eager to get to know sherries better, given that we were going to Andalucia for New Year's. And it was the perfect introduction to sherry.We tries all 5 non-sweet sherries in La Venencia...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

On my 2 previous visits to Madrid I'm sorry to say La Venencia was not on my radar. All is now good. This is a truly real bar with the essence of Duende. Siñora and Siñor at the counter have a passion. Settle in, try...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NorthernLinda
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sherry is to Spain as port is to Portugal. We were delighted to stumble across this traditional sherry bar near the Plaza Sta Ana. I had forgotten how delicious a chilled fino can be! The sherry is all on tap, and they fill either glass...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicky U
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Stating the bleedin' obvious but this is a sherry only bar. I first visited here in 2002 and I doubt if it has been dusted since. Oloroso, Amontillado, Fino, all types with perhaps olives so don't anything else. Be careful on the opening times, It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MelH64
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Walking in here felt like walking back into the past in the best ways possible. The place offers simple fare drinks and food at a super low price. This is aside from the place being an old haunt of Hemingway. This is a great place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tamim K
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by fellow Australian travellers, we read the reviews online and were somewhat concerned about what to expect here. Pretty consistent comments about the demeanour of the owner with variations from blatant rudeness to outright scary. It is down an unassuming laneway with a green...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

As an Australian, sherry always brings up images of old women sipping sweet sherry at Xmas lunch. I was interested to learn that sherry is very much a Spanish favourite. La Venencia is dedicated to sherry. This is a very old place that still serves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jay H
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Pop in for a dry or less dry sherry, accompanied with some olives or other tapas. One glass is 2 euro and really strong. A dusty charming bar where you simply drink standing or take a seat at one of the few tables. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The owner, as several people have pointed out, is a rather unfriendly and stern older man who will start from the point of general dislike towards you and if you're very good you might stay there, if not, the only way is down I'm afraid....More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Craig M
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The decor is a real piece of living history and the sherry was ok (we had the manzanilla). However the barman was possibly the rudest I have come across, I spoke to him in my broken Spanish as best I could to order but when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from YvySurrey_UK | Reviewed this property |
Hi can’t imagine why it would close.