• Heather

Updated: a day ago

With the pubs closed, it’s important that we all know where to get beer!

Luckily, some of our amazing independent breweries and bottle shops are delivering to your door locally. There's also a few virtual events at the bottom of this blog.

I asked the breweries to tell me (Heather - Bristol Hoppers owner) what the current status is and I’ve provided links for your beer ordering convenience. Apologies if anything is not accurate - things are changing so fast! Please, please support these guys along with your local independent food shops!

Please email me at bristolhoppers@outlook.com if there is something you have for me to add. Desperately seeking virtual events!

Brewery News


"This is a really tough time for everyone, but the last thing anyone needs is to go through it without beer.

Our team have been busy building up our can stocks this week and we’ve got our online shop up and running. We’re taking orders online for delivery locally and nationally. The shop can be found at www.arborales.co.uk

Delivery timings are:-

Local: Order before 11.00 for same day delivery Mon-Sat

UK Mainland: Order before 14.00 for next working day delivery

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the incredible support we’ve been receiving this week. We really appreciate every single can sale at the moment. Our number one priority is keeping the team together and ensuring they all get paid.

Jon & Meg (Arbor)"

Croft Ales

We are offering a delivery service – 4 x 500ml bottles including 10% discount and free delivery for just £14 – order by 4pm for same day delivery, BS1 to 8



"Dawkins Ales now have a Free Home Delivery Service throughout Bristol - mixed cases of bottles and other options too. Check out the link for more information: http://www.dawkinsales.com/webshop.html

Please contact us directly by email at beers@dawkinsales.com or just call 01179 559503”

Fierce & Noble

"We've been absolutely blown away by all the online orders we have had over the past few days...All of this weeks orders have been collected and are on the way to you lovely people!

Our shop is back LIVE and we've re-stocked on all products ready to be dispatched to you guys next week so get in quick as everything is selling quick!

** - fierceandnoblebrewery.myshopify.com - ** Remember Stay Safe & Wash Those Hands xo

Left Handed Giant

"McDonald's closed, and the country wept. Never fear, we’ve got you. Cheeseburger Cavalry is running off the line right now! 🍔

Freshies on the shop today:

Cheeseburger Cavalry 6.9% IPA with Cryo Mosaic and Cryo Citra Intrinsic Value 11% Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Blueberry. Brewed in Collaboration with our pals over at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles. Free shipping (min order £20), order by 1pm for next day delivery. BETTERBYCOURIER for 10% off." www.lefthandedgiant.com

Lost & Grounded

"First and foremost we are blown away by the incredible community response to the unprecedented effect of Covid-19 across the board.

Our main aim immediately is to keep our team together through this and we need you to help us just as we will in turn help you.

We brew lush beer and we are happy to offer the following options to get our great beers out to you with minimum fuss.

Here is the link for our web shop for postal orders and home deliveries. :


Thank you so much for supporting Independent businesses - it’s imperative we all stay safe, show kindness and thoughtfulness and most importantly support each other so we all make it through. We are in this together for the long haul. 🌏♥️

We are really excited as we can now offer 20% off for NHS WORKERS at checkout - just use the code and your NHS email. "


"We are now offering home deliveries to most BS (Bristol) postcodes on orders over £25, simply head to our webshop and enter the code: BRISTOLBEER at the checkout. Excluded postcodes are BS22-BS29

This will be delivered same day if placed before 11am and we will deliver Monday-Friday 11:30-17:00

If you are outside of this area, place a £50+ order and get free shipping, just enter code: FREESHIP at the checkout.

We will be using this time to redo our taproom ready for a big opening party when this has all blown over. We would like to thank everyone (including Heather) who has and is continuing to support us during this time.

And never forget… DRINK MOOR BEER!"

New Bristol Brewery

"If you’re missing a freshly poured pint then this is the closest you’re gonna get!

We’re delivering over 350 pints of our award winning, freshly poured beers daily to the good folks of Bristol! Plus the NHS get a 50% discount - as we know how important a pint can be to unwind! Thanks for all the support guys, we’ve been overwhelmed by the love!! Send us your pics of you enjoying our beers - a prize for our favourites! If you’d like to be added to our mailing list then ping us your email! Stay safe all!"

Here's the link to their facebook page


"We’re now a beer + pizza delivery service.

As well as our own delivery service we're listed with Deliveroo.

All info on how to order and menus can be found here - https://www.tapestrybrewery.com/delivery

Wild Beer

"We're now offering home deliveries to BA and BS postcodes with FREE DELIVERY on orders over £24!

+ Spend £50 and get 10% off with code: WILD10"

Click here to order

Wiper & True

"We're dropping freshly canned cases of beer across Bristol's doorsteps ☀️

We've got all of your favourites in stock: Kaleidoscope, Sundance, Small Beer and Milk Shake.

Place your orders for free home delivery across most of the city via the link: https://wiperandtrue.com/order-beer-online…

Bottle Shops

Look up Bottles & Books on social media for contact free delivery to your door for beers from Bristol and beyond. Here's the facebook link

Coffee + Beer are doing free local delivery at the moment. Caffeine fixes available! https://www.coffeeandbeer.co.uk/

The Beer Emporium are doing free deliveries of our wide range of UK and Belgian beers around the Bristol area with a free The Beer Emporium stemmed glass. Here's there facebook page

At Beer Necessities the local delivery price is £2. https://www.beer-necessities.co.uk/shop

Free delivery if you live within a mile of a Corks store https://corksofbristol.com/

My own status (Bristol Hoppers)

Bristol Hoppers uses dozens of independent small businesses across Bristol, from the places we visit to the beer we drink. These business owners and their staff are my friends and it’s a terrifying time for them.

I am lucky. Bristol Hoppers is just me (Heather). I have no staff on my books and I have a part time job that pays my bills. Bristol Hoppers has money in the account that I don't need to use. My business can patiently wait out the virus and, with your help, thrive once the virus has passed.

🍺 Interested in taking one of my guided or self-guided beer tours?

Use the code BetterTimesAhead for 10% off gift vouchers.

This allows me to happily tell the pubs & breweries that Bristol Hoppers customers are on their way as soon as they are allowed to be!

10% is also off future tour dates, which I have put up as far ahead as Autumn. 🍺

You are already on my website! Use the menu bar at the top to see what I do (usually!)

Virtual Events

Every Friday - Wild Beer live blending or tasting sessions

This week on instragram, next on facebook. I saw last week's blending in the barrel store and it was super!

Every Monday - The Good Measure Pub Quiz

"We’ll be bringing back our pub quiz online, so you can enjoy obscure trivia and a sense of routine in these uncertain times! The specialist round on 6th is British Sitcoms!

See you 6.30pm on Monday on Instragram 🍻"

Thursdays - @The_Tweet_Inn have weekly tap takeovers on twitter (I joined the Thornbridge one last Thursday) Discounts on ordering relevant beer ahead of it. Keep an eye out!

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