Situated in the harbour side suburb of Herne Bay, Meldrum Philips proudly sits as a retailer of fine wine, spirits and beer. A culmination of its owners’ experiences in the wine and alcohol industries, the store is an extension to the cellar doors found at some of the country’s best known wineries. The owners, Steve & Aston Holland, have worked for some of the leading wineries around the world and have over 20 collective years of experience in the industry. With exclusive product offerings and in house wine tastings the atmosphere is relaxed and rich for the senses.
The Name…Meldrum Philips is a family name with a twist. Meldrum Philips is the second and first name (in that order) of Steve’s English born father. Born into a family of five children Philip’s brothers and sisters were, with the exception of Philip, raised and known by their middle names. Never a fan of his middle name Philip rarely raised the point that he even had a middle name let alone one named Meldrum. It is only relatively recently, within the last 10 years, that Steve’s father (now in his 80s) has come to like his middle name. This is largely thanks to the work of a London raised nephew who has discovered through the tracing of the family tree that the name Meldrum has been passed down through the generations for hundreds of years. While the importance and origins of the Meldrum name are still not clear the name lives on via this store and needless to say Philip is now very proud of that name.