Our Story

We are a Cumbria based online real ale and craft beer shop, established in 2020 but our history in the area is mainly from running the award winning Drovers Rest pub at Monkhill. After seven years of hard work, passion and fourteen beer related awards, we decided to lease the pub to some good friends and take a new challenge; providing the best beers from Britain’s best independent breweries to local and national customers.

Our focus is great local ales from Cumbria but our range is expanding all the time to include breweries from around the UK, bringing them to your doorstep so you can enjoy them at home wherever you live. We feature cans and bottles from all different styles; traditional bitters through IPAs, stouts, hoppy pales and fruity sours. We also do gift vouchers if you have a beer lover in your life but don’t know what to buy them.

We’ve also expanded into wholesale as well, so if you’re a pub or shop and want to see if we can help you, please get in touch.

Have you noticed that our local deliveries don’t come in specially branded boxes? That’s because we believe in reusing and recycling as much as possible, so we deliver our beers in the boxes breweries give us. We’re also very happy to take them back from you and use them again, to reduce our footprint even more. For national deliveries, due to requirements on alcohol deliveries, we do have proper new boxes. But it is important to us to do what we can to reduce the impact our business has on the planet.

We also do everything we can to not waste beer as well. You’ll notice that we list the Best Before Dates on all our products so you know what you’re getting, but we also know that beer can taste absolutely fine past those dates. So we reduce anything we sell past its BBE to cost price, to make sure that we waste as little as possible and you can pick up the odd bargain too. We do delist those beers after a time period so you’ll never be getting anything TOO old!