Bringing the local to you.
Remember the pub? How could we not. Despite not being able to visit pubs and bars, it’ doesn’t mean booze is off the table. Luckily, bars, pubs and breweries are still bringing us alcoholic beverages via online shops and delivery services, because we sure need a gin or pint with our Zoom calls. Here are the best local breweries, bars and distilleries in Bristol operating an alcohol delivery service during lockdown.
A local gem, north east of the city in St Werburgh’s, Wiper and True is continuing to offer up their innovative brews during the pandemic, with a whole host of new beers available to try. Some brews have returned for the winter, like their Bristol Crush, and the fifth iteration of their Hop Garden series, which is a 5.2% pale ale known as Enigma. The brewery is well known for its innovative flavours and has also concocted a winter warming brew, a porter which tastes like plum pudding. For more unusual brews check them out here. Wiper and True also have their kiosk open from Friday to Sunday for you to buy takeaway cans and kegs, find out what beer they have available this week here.
The Last Word in Clifton Village has taken to creating cocktails that you can enjoy from home. You can enjoy classics as well as a unique cocktails named after the bar, which is a mix of gin, maraschino liqueur and green chartreuse with fresh lime. You can call to have your cocktails delivered or collected from Thursday to Saturday, 5pm to 9pm. Plus, if you fancy a bite to eat to go with your cocktails, The Last Word are also delivering their signature afternoon teas, so you can enjoy lockdown in style.
While they can’t pour pints in their taproom, Bristol Beer Factory are accepting craft beer orders in Bristol via their website and you can collect from their taproom too. To make the deal even sweeter, they’re offering a sale on their Southville Hop during lockdown 3.0, so you might as well go the whole hog and stock up until spring. On one of their Instagram posts they said: “Bring your growler, milk bottle, wheelie bin, anything, and we’ll fill it with delicious beer to take away and enjoy from the comfort of your own home.” You can also order a mixed case of 12 beers in case you can’t decide what to choose, as well as a range of mini tins and 36 pint bags in boxes, plus beer subscriptions. The taproom is open for takeaways from Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 6pm.
4. Hyde & Co.
Hyde & Co’s home cocktail delivery service, Hyde At Home, launched near the start of the first lockdown, offering pre-mixed versions of their renowned cocktails, as well as the ones at The Milk Thistle, that you simply add ice to and pour. The service was designed to support local businesses and keep us in ‘high spirits’ throughout the lockdown period, helping to bring a taste of our former lives straight to our door. Perfect for your next Zoom quiz night with your mates or for boujee night in bevs on the sofa. You can even order a steak dinner or Sunday roast from The Ox alongside your cocktails for a great date night idea.
5. Filthy XIII
Filthy XIII have brought back their alcohol delivery service in Bristol this month to help get us through the second lockdown but you can still get mixing from home. Cocktails include the classics such as pornstar martini, strawberry daiquiri and the team’s very own concoction, ‘Blue Hawaii’, essentially a blue piña colada. Each are delivered in their ‘boujee bottles’ meaning they stay fresh in your fridge for longer. Keep your eyes peeled as Filthy XIII hope to relaunch them this week after the success they had during the last lockdown, and there may even be some new flavoured cocktails for you to try.
If you’re looking to support a local business, Bristol Pantry are offering a number of grocery and bakery items, as well as alcohol delivered to your door. Check out their site and you’ll be able to order every type of alcohol you could possibly need, stocking mainly local brands but a few national and international ones too. Whether you’re planning on doing shots of tequila (they also have a non-alcoholic variety if you prefer) with your Zoom crew or setting up an elegant wine and cheese night with your partner, head here. You can find local Bristol businesses like Avery’s of Bristol, Wiper and True, Bristol Distilling Co and 6 O’clock Gin stocked on their website.
If you can’t get enough of their funky-designed cans, then you’re in luck as Tapestry Brewery has taken their beers online to help make lockdown that little bit more bearable. Better yet the people of Bristol can get free alcohol delivery. The brewery delivers from Thursday to Saturday and if you order before midday you can get your delivery that same day, plus they do national delivery too so you can send some beers to a mate or family member. If you’re not far from their taproom on Albert Road down by the river, then you can collect your brews in the afternoon between Thursday and Saturday. Choose from 440ml cans, one litre bottles or five litre mini kegs in a range of brews and flavours. Try their latest edition known as Hubble Bubble, a pale ale with citrus, passionfruit and peach flavours. Can’t decide? Get a luck dip by ordering their box of six mixed cans for £20.