Why we have stopped online orders

Craig Hodgkinson

It was a decision we long debated, do we continue with the online ordering, or do we put it on hiatus. We weighed up the pros and cons, the pros were we could deliver some awesome craft beer direct to your door, no matter where you were in the UK. The cons were that it was a hell of a lot of work, especially since our business is only a year and a half old, with the shop, tap room and online site we were basically juggling three separate businesses. The saying comes to mind "don't try to run before you can walk", what we also didn't realise was the amount of extra stock and storage we would need to run an online store, if you have been to our shop on Grape Lane, we would need that again, plus extra storage.

  So the final decision, as you have probably guessed was to halt the online store, for now anyway. We decided we should be focusing on the shop and tap room and build up their reputations, instead of spreading ourselves too thin and trying to do all three. Not to worry though, we still can ship beer to yourselves or someone else, just come down to the shop or ring us and pick out what you want to get shipped and we'll sort it out. Also closer to Christmas time we will be putting gifts sets, beer hampers and lots others on the site for you to buy. This is by no means the end of the online shop, once we get more established and are able to buy a separate unit to run everything out of, we'll be back, BIGGER than ever.


- Craig

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