However, there are plenty of Northumberland distilleries and breweries doing delivery straight to your door. As part of our ongoing #SupportLocal campaign, we’re raising a glass to some of the county's finest drinks suppliers you can support, whilst also treating yourself.
1. Holy Island Gin, Lindisfarne
For the spirit of the high tide, make sure to try Holy Island Gin which is distilled and bottled on the island. They have some great lockdown bundles on their web shop including a Sea Pink G&T bundle priced £30 (only a limited amount left) and The Spirit of High Tide G&T bundle, also £30. Use offer code STAYHOME for free shipping. Visit www.holyislandgin.co.uk
2. Alnwick Gin gift set, Heather & Bale
Alnwick-based luxury hamper company Heather & Bale have some fantastic Northumberland-made products available for delivery. They include a great range of drinks hampers which are perfect to send as a gift - or as a present to yourself. Among them is this Alnwick Gin and Fentimans crate priced £46.50. Visit HeatherandBale.co.uk
3. Hepple Spirits Co, Morpeth
Hepple Spirits Co offers some great products online to wet your whistle, including classic Hepple Gin (£16.50-£38) , Hepple Sloe and Hawthorn Gin (£32), Hepple Juniper Aged Martini (£32) and Douglas Fir Sherbert (£12.50) to give your drink a kick. Visit www.hepplespirits.com
4. Christmas Pub in a Box, The Twice Brewed Brew House, Bardon Mill, Hexham
The Twice Brewed Brew House has opened up orders for its Christmas Pub In A Box. Following the success of its campaign to bring a taste of The Twice Brewed to people in the comfort of their own home during the first Covid-19 lockdown, staff at the Northumberland Brew House are making sure the season of goodwill will also be the season of good ale with their Christmas boxes. Priced £30, the box can be collected or delivered direct to your door and includes: 5L mini cask of Merry Christmas branded Sycamore Gap Pale Ale, 2x Twice Brewed Pint Glasses, 2x Christmas Crackers, A Christmas Pub Quiz, Beer Mats, A Terry’s Chocolate Orange and a chance to win a Stargazing, Supper and Slumber package at the Twice Brewed Inn. Visit www.twicebrewedshop.co.uk.