While visiting the Orlando area for a mini-vacation over the weekend, I had the opportunity to stop at this location of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. As a long time customer of locations in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach areas, I know the brand and enjoy the competitive prices. At about 3:45 p.m. on June 5th, I had the opportunity to meet Arthur Maille, an ABC wine consultant. Long story short, I was staying at the Parc Soleil by Hilton a few blocks away and needed to stock my refrigerator for the weekend. I didn't feel like paying "per drink" hotel prices and since my suite had a full kitchen, why not use the refrigerator? I needed a few bottles of red wine and some Bacardi rum. I went with a Bacardi black rum at a sale price of $18.99 for the 1.75 lire and a regular bottle of Bacardi rum at $18.99 on sale. Arthur suggested the Anticipation red wine as it was on sale "BOGO free" at a final price of $11.50 per bottle and a bottle of Hart & McGarry Cabernet Sauvignon at $12.99 a bottle. I later found the two wine selections by Arthur to be great choices. The Bacardi is a life long favorite and didn't require a lot of assistance. Although offered a wine sample, I declined as I had my wife and three kids in the car as the driver. My cashier was Shawn. He inquired about my ABC rewards card - which for some reason I've never properly activated - and questioned whether I found everything I was looking for. Shawn even had time to answer a "cash back" question for the customer behind me. Seems like she wanted cash back along with her couple dollar purchase. Clean store, plenty of parking and an overall positive experience. A strong 4-star rating for this particular visit to ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. /s/ William E. Lewis Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
My husband & I tried this place while visiting Orlando. They did warn us of the wait, which we chose to spend at the bar. The drinks were good and they have a very nice bar area...be prepared to wait around an hour if you don't have reservations. It helps to show earlier if you don't have reservations. We were pleased with the service of the staff- they checked on us frequently both when we were waiting to be seated and during our meal. This was my first experience dining at a restaurant like this and I can see how the servers may be overwhelming for some people; however, I enjoyed it. The quality of the food was amazing and I would go back (but will make reservations).
I travel quite often around Florida and dine in many establishments but I have to strongly say that Cricketers Arms Pub and Eatery is the best English Pub in Florida. It is a very relaxing atmosphere where I have enjoyed many afternoons sitting watching English football and enjoying some of the best beers that are hand drawn and from England. The food is always made fresh and I can honestly say is very good. I have never not enjoyed my meal at Cricketers Arms. I would recommend this establishment to anyone and everyone. If you are looking for great food, great beer and an awesome relaxed atmosphere then Cricketers Arms Pub and Eatery is your place to be.