A Surrey-based brewery has introduced a drive-through service to allow customers to buy beer safely, amid the covid-19 pandemic.
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 simply drive up to the Brewery Shop, place their order - from a safe distance - and the beer is loaded into their boot by shop staff, without needing to leave their car.
Customers can also 'click and collect' by going online to www.hogsback.co.uk with orders ready for collection after 10am the next day.
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.
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.
"In the meantime, we're delighted with the response from our customers, who have embraced the Drive Through and home delivery options to enjoy their favourite Hogs Back beers during these difficult times."