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  • URGENT UPDATE: Due to the high level of Covid infections at regional depots in the north, south east , London and Wales regions the final posting dates to these areas have now closed. Other areas the final posting date is Tuesday 21st December at 11am. Any orders received after this deadline are NOT guaranteed to be delivered before Christmas. Thank you for your understanding.

    • November 2021: Important update on Shop Opening Times during holidays.
      Leading up to Christmas the shop will continue to be open 7 days a week, with late night shopping on Thursdays and Fridays, until 8pm. On Friday 24th December, Christmas Eve, the shop will close at 4pm. We will closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and also Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December. We will be open 10.30am to 4.00pm from Wednesday 29th December to Friday 31st December. Please note that the shop will be closed on Sundays in January.

      • We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for your loyalty and custom over the past year and we hope you stay well and safe.

        • December 2021: Final Postage Dates.
          We will continue to offer a 'Next Day Delivery' service through our partner couriers APC. Please note that during very busy periods, leading up to Christmas, it may take two to three days to receive your parcel. Once the parcel is with the courier you will receive an email from them to advse you on a delivery day and time. We recommend you allow at least 3 days for any gift deliveries. Please also be aware that some items may sell out or are out of stock as we still have a few issues with exact stock levels on certain items following recent issues with our website (see above). Last posting date will be Wednesday 22nd December. Orders need to be in by 12pm. Thank you.

        • We are now sending parcels to our friends in the EU again. Please note that we mainly use DHL as our courier who will contact you (either by email or telephone) regarding your beer delivery. You are very likely to have to pay VAT and import duty on the beers you have ordered at the rate of your country. This is now standard practise and you need to take this into account when ordering. We will no longer contact you individually to request acceptance of these new terms and conditions. Please also note that if you order alcoholic drinks and do not respond to a request of payment to the courier company or your country's Customs (Douane) your goods may be impounded or destroyed. We cannot issue refunds if this happens. We have already sent several parcels with great success and hope to be able to continue this for the foreseeable future.

        • We have decided to reduce the range of canned beers we carry and concentrate on bottled beers, ciders and mead. The simple fact is that in the past year 95% of our sales were bottled beers, with only about 3% in canned beers and ciders. Many of the canned beers we stock have very short BBE dates which means we have to sell them quickly as well as the need to store them refrigerated. Wastage is high on these products. You may have noticed we are offering a range of canned beers at very low prices due to their BBE dates. We will continue to stock good local breweries that only have canned beers in their range such as Burnt Mill and Duration. We will also stock a few other breweries on rotation.

        • Following a spate of a number of lost and damaged parcels we have decided to change our Courier Agent. We now offer a higher quality service through APC Couriers who will also notify you by email when your parcel will be delivered. This will also be a quicker service. This does mean, however, that the cost of sending your parcels has gone up, so we have increased the minimum order threshold for free delivery to £55. Below this it will still be only £6.95 which is still lower than the cost of sending your parcel. Free delivery threshold and delivery charges may change in the near future.

        • Shop Opening Hours & Local Deliveries:
          As previously, we will continue to offer a free delivery service to those that are unable to visit the shop. This is on any orders over £30 within Bury St. Edmunds, and for orders over £55 for a wider area. Please allow 2 to 5 days (longer during the holiday season) for your order to be delivered depending on the distance from Bury St. Edmunds. We will endeavour to come to you as soon as possible, but deliveries are done late afternoon. If you live in a village without a house number, please leave detailed instructions as house names are almost impossible to find, even during day light. Thank you for your assistance.

          Please stay safe and well. See you all soon.


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