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Our local home delivery service

COVID-19 HB&B News Local delivery

Our local home delivery service

In an uncertain world, we're here for you. Our online shop never sleeps, with UK-wide shipping, click & collect from our two shops and a same-day delivery option across London, as well as Deliveroo. We also offer a local home delivery service using our 100% electric, zero emissions van. This delivery option is free for online orders of £40 and over for customers in a wide range of South London postcodes (a full list is below). When you get to the cart page of our online shop, you'll be asked to choose from three options: When you choose the local delivery option,...

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Our FAQs for these FAQed-up times

COVID-19 HB&B News

Our FAQs for these FAQed-up times

We're excited to start the slow process back to normality. This post details the current situation for us as things develop, please keep checking back in as things change over the coming weeks and months. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. (Updated 26/02/2021) Hatch life: During the lockdown we have been serving from the door/hatch at both shops to keep you and our team safe. What we've found is that we can serve people many times quicker this way than when we had greatly restricted numbers of people browsing in-store due to social distancing. Because of this, we're...

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The Beer Lover's Table: Aubergine Massaman Curry and Boxcar Brewery Double Dark MIld

Boxcar Brew Co Claire Bullen East London London Mild

The Beer Lover's Table: Aubergine Massaman Curry and  Boxcar Brewery Double Dark MIld

If sourdough bread was very Lockdown 1, then Lockdown 3 looks more like one-pot cooking projects: long-simmered stews, tender meatballs, creamy pasta dishes. In the middle of a deep cold snap, the stove is the warmest place in the house, and standing in front of it for an extra hour or two has never felt so inviting.  Of course, there are other sensory pleasures to be had there, beyond the heat thrown off by the gas burners. If you’re making this Thai massaman curry, you can luxuriate in its beguiling, house-filling perfume right at the source. The fragrance is complex...

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Fundamentals #89— Queer Brewing Existence As A Radical Act Pale Ale

Lily Waite Matthew Curtis Pale ale Queer Brewing

Fundamentals #89— Queer Brewing Existence As A Radical Act Pale Ale

I was recently asked how I stay objective when I write about beer,  and the short answer is: I don’t. Or, to be more accurate, I can’t. Beer is my life and a source of great joy. If a certain beer or brewery makes me feel emotional, then I won’t block that in pursuit of balance and fairness – I will let it wash over me and channel it through sincerity. If a beer ignites great joy, then I want to share that in its rawest, most tangible form. That’s what beer is all about for me. But today’s review pushes this way of thinking...

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Wine & Food Killers: Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Saffron-Tomato Sauce and Couscous and Cantina Giardino Re Rosso 2019

Claire Bullen Italy Natural Wine Killers Red wine

Wine & Food Killers: Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Saffron-Tomato Sauce and Couscous and Cantina Giardino Re Rosso 2019

Weekends right now are strange. For me, they’ve become long, often empty blocks of time, flattened without the normal pace of pubs, get-togethers with pals and general hubbub. Now, instead of seeing friends, I cook. And to keep myself entertained, I’ve started gravitating towards the recipes that feel a little more involved, that can occupy me for an hour or two. All the better if the end results fall in the broad “bowl food” category – soups, stews, braises, cheesy pasta bakes – that I can wrap myself around on the sofa. This recipe, dug up from the New York...

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