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Rathfinny is located on a south facing slope of the South Downs National Park and produce some of the most amazing Sussex sparkling wine. The location of Rathfinny is perfect for growing their own Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes. Mixed cases Sussex sparkling and still wines and Seven Sisters spirits can all be ordered online
Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate in Horsham is part of the South African-owned Benguela Collection of fine wines. While the estate is set to produce its own English Sparkling the online shop sells the excellent South Cape wines. Available by the individual bottle and economic mixed and single cases.
Leonardslee Gardens is a truly spectacular woodland garden located in Lower Beeding, Horsham. The addition of vines were added to Leonardslee Gardens in 2018 and their award-winning wines can be sampled seven days a week. These amazing wines are also available to purchase online and you can enjoy free delivery when ordering 6 bottles or more.
Mange Tout have taken their low interventions small yield wines onto Deliveroo. These can be enjoyed along side delectable award-winning Brunch and ingredient-led, locally sourced modern Bistro mains. Mange-Tout-to-you delivers everything we love about Mange Tout except the social atmosphere, but a little vino is good at making any company more interesting!
Well cellared Wild Flor has opened up their cellar door! With an eclectic mixture of mature classic wines and off the beaten track gems for delivery to the local area. Wild Flor has everything from the rarest Burgundy and Bordeaux to new wave California and South African bottles. All orders are hand delivered by the wonderful team that has kept us enamoured with the bistro-wine bar since they first opened.
Quaff are an award winning independent wine and craft beer merchant and have two shops in Brighton and Hove. The aim at Quaff is to supply their customers with wines which are mostly from small producers which they wouldn’t find in other shops. Quaff have an online shop where you can purchase a wide range of wines and also a selection of beer and spirits with free same day delivery. If you’re not sure what you want and fancy some suggestions, you can call 01273553353
Butler’s Wine Cellar, located on Queens Park Road, is into its fourth decade and can therefore claim the title of Brighton’s oldest independent wine retailer. Butler’s Wine Cellar offers reasonably priced wines which are carefully selected. Visit their online shop to view the wide range of wines which can be delivered to your door. Also included in their online shop are plenty of delicious beers and spirits.
Oastbrook Estate is an English vineyard which is located in the Sussex countryside in the south of England. Oastbrook Estate’s online wine shop allows you to discover and purchase award winning English wine which can be brought as single bottles, or in mixed tasting cases. In addition, you can now sign up to Oastbrook’s wine club where you will receive quarterly cases of still and sparkling wines, all at exclusive discounted prices.
Seven Cellars Wine merchant has been delivering wines, beers and spirits to Brighton, Hove and the South Coast since 2015. An an importer, wholesaler and retailer they have focussed their operation on home delivery in the local area with free delivery on orders over £50. The price range covers every budget with many organic, low intervention and vegan wines available.
Ten Green Bottles is located just off the North Laine and offers a hand picked selection of delicious wines which are hard to find anywhere else. You can currently shop over 130 bottles of wine through the Ten Green Bottles online shop. Whether you prefer white, red or rose, £10 and under wines or £30+ wines, organic or vegan – there is a perfect choice for everyone.
The Brighton Wine Co is an online shop who have an aim to deliver a unique experience and to ensure every one of their customers are made happy by drinking amazing wine. On the website, you can discover a huge selection of wines meaning there is defiantly the perfect bottle for everyone. The Brighton Wine Co is also offering free local delivery to anyone within a 5 mile radius of BN1
Beer and Cider
The Cloak Room is the Tap Room for local brewery Cloak + Dagger, serving takeaway small-batch beers, craft ales, session IPA, sours and ciders. The mix is mostly Cloak + Dagger with a few guests including other locals and a hint of quality world brands. While you’re shopping, add some seriously smoked barbeque delights to your basket with locally sourced and smoked brisket, loaded skins and shawarma from Slow + Low smokehouse.
Curry Leaf Cafe is as well known for their wide selection of craft beers as they are for serving up award-winning South Indian curries and street food. And to help support local breweries during lockdown, Curry Leaf have devoted almost their entire 20+ beer lineup to Sussex-brewed beers from the likes of Burning Sky, Cloak & Dagger, Bedlam, Hand Brew Co, Good Things Brewing & Brighton Bier. You can also pick up some beer while collecting takeaway food from their Kemptown Kitchen & Corner Shop on Upper St James Street.
The Cleveland Arms is a community pub located in the Fiveways area of Brighton serving delicious pub classics. As well as being a foodie pub, The Cleveland Arms have a huge selection of alcohol which is currently available for delivery via Deliveroo and Uber Eats or collection from the pub seven days a week. Enjoy takeaway draught beer and ale, cider, gin and wine including a great selection of natural vegan wines.
Ascension Cider has been a popular choice for the Sussex cider drinker since opening, entering our pubs and festivals in 2017. In response to the lockdown measures imposed in spring 2020, Ascension made their cider available direct to their customers by adding canning production. Four flavours were initially launched, including the most popular, and original Pilot. The canned ciders are all also slightly sparkling.
You can get free shipping on orders of 24 cans with code CIDERNAUT.
The Independent Pub in Hanover is one of Brighton’s most popular free houses and is visited from all over the city for their amazing craft beer and great food. The Independent pub are currently offering takeaway and delivery services on alcohol. They have plenty of beer and wine to offer, as well as a selection of tap beer which is available in take out glasses. The pub is open for collection during the day, taking social distancing precautions and running on one in one out guidelines, deliveries are done in the evening. Orders are taken via text / Whatsapp on 07876547819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvey’s brewery is the oldest brewery in Sussex and is renowned for their best bitter which you can find in many pubs around the South East. Even though you cannot currently enjoy a delicious cold pint of Harvey’s at the pub, their online shop continues to run allowing you to get a range of Harvey’s beers including the Sussex Best Bitter, Georgian Dragon and the Old Ale delivered to your door. Stock will be added to the website as and when it comes available, keep an eye out on the Harvey’s Instagram to see when the online store has been replenished.
Loud Shirt Brewing Co. have a 10 barrel brewery operating out of Brighton concocting 6,000 pints of vibrant and delicious ales and beers every week. While the taproom and brewery are closed to visitors you can order for collection or delivery at a flat £10 fee via their web shop. Options include 16 pint draft beer boxes (that’s £2.81 a pint!)
Famed for its seafood, The Urchin pub is a favourite both locally and nationally. What is less well known is that The Urchin has its own microbrewery in the basement, producing Larrikin beers. If Willy Wonka made beer this is probably what his set up would be like, experimental and fun mixed with a commitment to making the very best beers in small batches. Larrikin is now available for home delivery via The Urchin online shop, together with some of their signature seafood dishes.
Spirits and Cocktails
Madame Jennifer Distillery is a small urban distillery located in the heart of Hove. They distill, macerate and vapour infuse botanicals in different ways to carefully hand craft premium spirits. Madame Jennifer Distillery offer free delivery on their range of spirits including three different types of gin, a vodka, a coffee liqueur and a limoncello. Each bottle is made, filled and hand labelled in Poets Corner in Hove.
Each bottle of Brighton Gin is lovingly hand filled, labelled and waxed in their distillery which is only a stones throw away from Brighton Seafront. You can buy a range of different Brighton Gin products on their online shop including their standard 700ml gin bottle, Brighton Gin minis, tonics and even hand sanitiser. The hand sanitiser is made from a 75% ABV essence of Brighton Gin and purchasing one of these hand sanitisers allows Brighton Gin to donate as many bottles as they can to organisations in desperate need, such as the NHS, food banks and hospices. and is available in a hand sized bottle and a refill economy bottle to top up with.