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Well worth a visit

Recommended by fellow Australian travellers, we read the reviews online and were somewhat concerned... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Fantastic intro to Sherry

As an Australian, sherry always brings up images of old women sipping sweet sherry at Xmas lunch... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Jay H
Perth, Australia
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Calle Echegaray 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 73 13
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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

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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

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

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

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

Thank gkdhawan24
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

An absolute hidden gem. Family run business, where the brothers serve you flights of sherry or other choices in a small venue that takes you back in time. The sherry barrels from which they pour are lined up behind the counter. They offer small plates...More

Thank Nahidmj
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This unique sherry bar was on our 'must do' list while visiting Madrid. Tucked away in a side street to the south of Gran Via it is easily overlooked.The bar has been established for nearly a 100 years & still retains its original features &...More

Thank DoraandNigel
Reviewed May 9, 2018

So unassuming we walked by this place twice before we found it. It was empty apart from 2 others when we walked in, slightly apprehensive with our 7 yr old in tow. We took a seat, ordered our sherries and observed all life - well...More

1  Thank Funky_travel_junky
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Wanted to check out this place after reading about it on this site. Was not disappointed, although the barman could have been a little more friendly. Although, I can understand the frustration when your customers don't speak your lingo! Such an old bar, selling all...More

Thank YvySurrey_UK
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Just down the road from the hotel we were staying at, we stopped by three times during our stay. Loved the atmosphere! Still original 70-80 year old cash register and telephone in place. Dusty bottles lined up against the wall. Five different types of sherry...More

1  Thank scarletlettera
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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once
home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de
Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The
neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich
heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes
from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas
receives a fair amount of spillover from the center —
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Danielle D
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Response from YvySurrey_UK | Reviewed this property |
Hi can’t imagine why it would close.