Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery, in Tongham near Farnham, has introduced a new drive-through service for its draught, bottled and canned beers, including its flagship TEA, Hogstar lager and Surrey Nirvana Session IPA.
Customers will place orders a safe distance from staff, who will load the beer directly into car boots. Click and collect is also available. Customers can enjoy drinks while waiting for orders in an open canopy space with socially distanced tables.
For customers unable to leave home, Hogs Back will home-deliver orders within a 15-mile radius of the brewery, and further afield for orders of £40 or more. The Brewery Shop remains open for business, with new social distancing measures in place and closures on Mondays to allow for deep cleaning.
Hogs Back Brewery owner Rupert Thompson said: “One of the benefits of being a small brewer is that we can act quickly. We launched our drive-through service the day after the government’s announcement on social distancing, and if their advice changes again, we will adapt our practices. The safety of our customers and staff is paramount.
“We are of course unhappy that pubs look set to be a casualty of the pandemic when they are often an important community hub and an effective antidote to social isolation. We hope that the many pubs stocking our TEA and other beers will be open again to customers just as soon there is a safe way for them to do so. "