This week, The Pig is mostly… staying home and stocking up the at-home bar!
The Bath Ales’ Brewery Shop in Warmley is open as a collection point for orders made and payments taken over the phone every weekday between 1pm – 4.30pm. Meanwhile, the online shop offers a UK-wide doorstep delivery service. Fancy buying a pint to thank a key worker or local hero who has helped in these difficult times? Buy them a Bath Ales pint via the brewery’s Cheers to Heroes initiative: Visit Bath Ales’ online shop, add a ‘hero pint’ to your basket and draft a short message for your nominee; the brewery will then email the recipient a single-use voucher with details on how, and where, they can redeem their pint. (https://bathales.com/shop/)
Novel Wines: Lockdown deals, amazing selections, lovely people. Cheers! (https://www.novelwines.co.uk)
18/36 pints (yup, 36 pints!) of Abbey Ales’ award-winning Bellringer, or Bath’s Best in a Box, or Black Friar in a Box, or Royal Crescent Gin, or… oh, just go forth and shop! Free delivery to addresses within a 10-mile radius of Bath every Monday-Friday. (https://www.abbeyales.co.uk)
The friendly proprietors of Green Park Station-based oasis of conviviality Wolf Wines can deliver a bespoke selection of natural craft wine directly to your doorstep every Tuesday and Thursday. There’s beer and cider on the menu too, delivery is free. (https://www.wolfwine.co.uk)
Yak Yeti Yak can deliver drinks from the restaurant’s bar selection straight to your door, either to supplement their Ready Meal/Meal Kit deliveries or as a stand-alone service. (https://www.yakyetiyak.co.uk)
Buy online at Great Western Wine! Wine (obvs), spirits, veggie/vegan/low or no alcohol selection, plus great gifts (UK-wide delivery), olive oils and vinegars too. (https://greatwesternwine.co.uk)
Yes, you can still hangout at The Hideout! #HideoutatHome cocktails cost £20 for 200ml or £55 for 700ml – email [email protected] by end of day Thursday to pick up at Independent Spirit (Terrace Walk) on Friday. Meanwhile, Hideout supporters have the chance to purchase an “awesome deal” (to redeem, of course, when lockdown ends) from a selection that includes discounts at the bar, bottles of signature cocktails, bespoke Whisky Sipping Seminars, private venue hire complete with an £800 bar tab… and virtual hugs. (http://hideoutbath.co.uk)
The Electric Bear Brewing Co – Bath’s very own internationally recognised microbrewery renowned for creating “eclectic, modern, flavourful and award-winning beers for the bold and the curious” – maintains a home delivery selection with a menu updated on a very regular basis. (https://electricbearbrewing.com)
The commanders at the helm of Independent Spirit – the aptly-named, much-loved, booze-related boutique – deserve a medal of distinction now more than ever before, because… they’ve launched a brand new, online shop. (https://independentspiritofbath.co.uk)
The Corkage wine selection is all available to enjoy at home, secure in the knowledge that quality and satisfaction comes as standard. Free local delivery for 6 bottles or more. (https://www.corkagebath.com)
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