Coronavirus sees UK brewery launch ‘pub in a box’ kit for punters in isolation

A British brewery has launched a “click and collect” service and “pub in a box” for punters who are self-isolating over the coronavirus outbreak.

Brewery Signature Brew – which runs three pubs in London – has come up with a way to allow people to enjoy the pub experience at home.

The brewery is launching the “pub in a box” which – at £25 – consists of a selection of their award-winning beers, glassware, beer mats, snacks and a music quiz.

It also features exclusive playlists curated by music journalists to accompany the beers themselves, and can be delivered straight to punters’ doorsteps.

Signature Brew Co-Founder Sam MacGregor said: “We think it’s best to remain calm, carry on with life, support local and to support artists however we can, without being alarmist but with a good eye on what the powers that be, advise us to do.

“We’re planning one hell of a p*ss–up in a brewery when all of this blows over.”

The brewery, which runs Blackhorse Beer Mile brewery bar, The Collab in Walthamstow and Taproom in Haggerston, is also launching a click and collect service at the pub.

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Sam added: “We have beer to deliver and want to support musicians however we can, especially in these tough times.

“For our drinkers who may be staying at home right now, we can’t think of anything better than receiving cold, brewery-fresh beers, hand-delivered by someone from a band we love.

“An eight can box costs £25, 16 cans cost £45 and it’s 24 cans for £60.”

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The launch comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Brits to stay indoors and not visit pubs, restaurants or theatres as the UK edged closer to a lockdown over the Covid-19 outbreak.

He told people to work from home, to self-isolate for two weeks if one person in the household has symptoms, and urged those over 70 or with underlying health conditions to stay indoors for 12 weeks.

The virus gripping Britain has so far killed 71 people, while another 50,000 are feared to have contracted the deadly disease.

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