Daytime opening for Towcester Mill Brewery
Changes are afoot at Towcester Mill Brewery as it moves into the autumn with daytime opening, more indoor seating to provide safe distancing and a Click & Collect bottle shop.
The Mill will now be opening five days a week from 10am Wednesday-Saturday and from 11am on Sunday. Teas, coffees and hot chocolates are now on the menu, as well as pre-wrapped cakes and biscuits - perfect for all those walkers out and about in town and on the Watermeadows who want to pop in to warm themselves up on a chilly autumnal day!
"Lockdown was challenging for us," said director, John Evans, "however we used the time wisely to determine how best we can move forward, and still offer our customers what they love best about the Mill. We're fortunate in that our location means we are able to welcome walkers and their dogs to the Mill; it's ideal for them to sit outside in the garden or even inside with a hot or cold drink. Many of our customers have asked us for ages to open during the day so we're hoping it will be a popular move."
As the Mill is now open in the day, customers can pop in to buy bottles and cases of beer to take home. "We have streamlined our shop offer to focus on our beer with additional selected alcohol products; people come to a Brewery shop to taste the beer it brews and so it's vital that our bottle shop is based at the heart of the Brewery!"
Customers can also order any case of beer or three bottle gift pack from the Brewery's website - towcestermillbrewery.co.uk - via its new Click & Collect service. "All customers need to do is go online, select the beer they want and then pop down to the Mill to collect it," added John. "We trialled this new service during lockdown and it worked really well. We continue to keep adding products online so there'll be more and more choice as time goes on."
And, to ensure the Mill complies with social distancing guidelines, it has rearranged its indoor seating space to fit more customers in as the days grow colder and shorter. Customers can also now pop in when they wish, rather than having to pre-book a visit online, and just have to scan in as they arrive. "This ensures we still adhere to the Track and Trace system as contact details are captured as they scan in," explained John. "Alternatively customers can sign in manually if they prefer. We're just delighted to be back open again and hope that the local community continues to support us as they did so brilliantly during lockdown!"
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 13:09 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt