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.

APRIL 3rd EDIT: Details have been updated where appropriate, although as situations change, so do the details for each business. Please do check info with each business before placing any orders.

The Horsham Cellar – Shop is now closed until further notice, however free delivery is still available for local orders. Please contact luke@thehorshamcellar.co.uk to order. Groceries may also be ordered from Crates Local which can be delivered with any Horsham Cellar order. info@crateslocal.co.uk to order.

Bestens Brewery – mixed selection box of twelve cans, individual cans, plus Beer Tube options all available to order via brewery webshop and with free local delivery

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.

Quaff Wine Merchant – Free deliveries available across Brighton and Hove, of a large range of beers, wines and spirits. Order online or call 01273 553353 (Brighton) or 01273 820320 (Hove) if you require recommendations.

Brighton Gin – Next day deliveries going ahead for anyone after this local favourite. Hand sanitiser also now available via online shop.

Bottle Grove – Non- contact, local delivery available across Eastbourne. Orders placed before 12.00pm will be delivered same day (wed-sat)

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.

Franklins Brewing Co – Order online before 3pm for same day delivery and free shipping to Brighton postcodes.

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 10% off orders of £25 or more. Free nationwide shipping on orders over £60. Free next day local delivery in Brighton.

Bottle and Jug Department – Shop is currently closed to the public, however, they are operating a twice weekly collection and delivery service on Tuesdays and Fridays. Orders must be placed online via the webshop for collection from the shop or free local delivery to BN11-14 postcodes between 12pm-4pm.

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

Harvey’s Brewery – Some packaged beers available for delivery from online shop. Brewery shop in Lewes is now closed.

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 – Now available for local, non-contact, home delivery. Please see website for details.

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 (within 10 mile radius of the brewery) 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.

Brolly Brewery– New online ordering system offering brewery fresh beer delivered to your door via the Brolly Beer Truck! Also collecting donations for the Horsham Matters Food Bank – just leave on the doorstep and these will be picked up when the beer is dropped off.

Brighton Bier– Pour to Door is now in operation. Please head to the Brighton Bier website to see a list of beers available to order via Uber Eats.

Beer No Evil – Currently accepting online orders via webshop and offering a click + collect service.

Arundel Brewery– All Arundel beers available for delivery via the brewery’s webshop

Little Monster- Webshop is live with cans available to purchase and more beers will be online in the next few days

Big Hug Brewing – delivery by founder, Matt, on bike, for those in the Brighton area. Please see webshop for availablity

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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