Stay Safe, Shop Local, Support Sussex

In this current uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of us will be stuck at home rather than drinking in our favourite hang-outs, more so as the government have now taken action to close pubs, clubs and restaurants (as of March 20th). With all this in mind, I’ve asked around for details of any Sussex based brewery, bottle shop, or other local, indie business which will be offering or continuing with, home delivery services. Now’s a good time to shop small- to support the local independents and stay safe whilst you’re at it. Now, please, keep washing those hands!

All details listed below are correct at time of publishing. If you’d like to add your business to the list, please get in touch. Links will direct to business websites/online stores.

The Horsham Cellar – will be closing at 5pm to enable free daily deliveries around Horsham on orders over £10. Stock includes both traditional and modern (craft) beers, wines and spirits. Please call 01403 588118 for stock and order enquiries.

Bestens Brewery – mixed selection box of twelve cans plus Beer Tube options, available to order via brewery webshop

Lost Pier Brewing – Offering same day delivery to Brighton & Hove areas (Brighton Marina- Shoreham) with any orders placed via the online store before 19:30, case discounts are available. Minimum spend applies.

Beer No Evil – Click & Collect option available, plus local (Worthing) delivery by bike! Otherwise, £8 UK wide delivery fee, or free on orders over £75. All orders over £30 will receive a free something. Use code GIMME10 for 10% off. Flagons of whatever keg beers are currently in-store will also go online shortly.

Quaff Wine Merchant – Free deliveries available across Brighton, of a large range of beers, wines and spirits.

Brighton Gin – Next day deliveries going ahead for anyone after this local favourite

Bottle Grove – Local delivery available across Eastbourne, plus Click & Collect option also available

Ascension Cider – Have teamed up with Bottle Grove to offer local home delivery. A range of Pint Boxes and Bottles are available. Please see social media channels for more info, email matthew@ascensionciderco.uk or call 01323 344777

Lister’s Brewery – 5ltr mini kegs now available to collect direct from the brewery. Please get in touch with the team to arrange collection times.

Bedlam Brewery – Free home delivery available across Sussex for orders of 48 cans/bottles or more. Order via the brewery website; choose Collect From Brewery and the team will respond to arrange delivery.

South Downs Cellars – Free delivery across Sussex, no minimum required. Free delivery UK wide on orders over £75. Order via website, social media, phone or email. Shops are open as normal.

Franklins Brewing Co – Free home delivery across Sussex, please see website for available stock. 20l pins of cask can also be delivered and the team are happy to pick up anything else that people who can’t get out and about might need.

Burning Sky – orders can be placed as normal via the brewery website

Cloak & Dagger – a new brewery webshop has just been launched with both beer and merch options

Battle Brewery – Free local delivery within ten miles of the brewery is continuing, plus 5% off purchases of twelve bottles or more. Use discount code BB5BUY12

Good Things Brewery – Same and next day delivery to Kent and Sussex

Unbarred Brewery – Currently offering 20% off orders during this tricky time. The Brighton based taproom also has beer to take away

Bottle and Jug Department – UK wide delivery available plus a click & collect service is in place currently. As of week commencing 23rd March 2020, free delivery will be offered to the local area (Worthing) alongside Brooksteed Alehouse.

Toast Ale – brewed with Hepworth’s brewery in Pulborough, all beers are available online with free delivery

Harvey’s Brewery – All packaged beers available for delivery from online shop. Brewery shop in Lewes is currently still open.

Kissingate Brewery – Still open for takeaway beers direct from cask and bottles. No longer charging for HPDE containers but asking that customers DO NOT bring their own vessels to the brewery. Currently operating special hours for folks over 70 and 10% discounts too.

Gun Brewery Currently have discounts on mixed dozens and cases with free delivery on orders over £25.

Langham Brewery Shop is still open and will be operating a drive-thru as well as direct deliveries.

Cellar Head Brewery – Open Mondays – Saturdays for takeaway beer sales. Plenty of bottles, 5ltr mini-casks and draught fills available, plus 20ltr beer boxes. Local wine and cider also available. A telephone number will be displayed in the car park for those who would prefer not to get out the car, someone will come out to help you. Free local delivery within 15 miles of Flimwell also available.

Loud Shirt Brewery – Offering delivery via online shop, and also introducing a discount on pack to trade that are looking to boost delivery/take away offers. Contact mike@loudshirtbeer.co.uk

Hepworths Brewery – Offering free home delivery for orders of two cases or more. Telephone 01403 269696 or email mail@hepworthbrewery.co.uk

Missing Link Brewing – Now open as a bottle shop selling own beers as well as those brewed at the site by Drop Project, Little Monster, Rock Leopard, Mother Ship Brew Co. Beer can be filled from the taps into growlers and containers and they will deliver. The field behind the brewery has also been opened if people want to bring games/kites/footballs and get some fresh air whilst keeping a safe distance!

NOTE: if you’re not based in/on the edge of Sussex, then Tom over at the fantastic Craft Beer Hour has been collecting details of other brewers and independent’s around the UK offering similar services. The list can be found here

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