Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 12 November 2020
A MICROPUB based in Hinckley’s Crescent shopping and leisure complex are now providing a takeaway drinks service to thirsty pub-goers to get their hands on their favourite drinks through the second national lockdown.
As pubs are classed as ‘non-essential’ businesses and are unable to have patrons drinking inside, pub bosses at Station Road’s Elbow Room micropub, have thought up a smart way to provide patrons with their favourite drinks.
Partners Tim Arnold and Wendy Arnold, who own The Elbow Room Ale and Cider House, have relaunched their ‘Elbow in Your Living Room’ takeaway service last week, which was first introduced back in March through the first national lockdown.
The announcement of the return of the takeaway service was first posted to the pub’s official Facebook page last week on Wednesday 4 November, a day prior to the national lockdown which started on Thursday 5 November.
Speaking to The Hinckley Free Press, Tim Arnold, said: “Here we are again in ‘Lockdown 2’ and like many other people, I’m not very happy about having to close our businesses once again.
“This terrible virus is taking its toll on all of us, none more than those that have lost loved ones.
“Our pubs are an essential community hub and sit at the very heart of our culture, so being denied that source of comfort is hard to take.
“We thought that we could provide some relief to our customers by giving them access to some of their favourite beers through our “Elbow in Your Living Room” takeaway service.
“It’s a simple and safe service available Thursday to Saturday which runs from 4pm until 7pm, and then from 3pm until 5pm on Sundays.”
To order a pint, all residents need to do is to call The Elbow Room on 07375 021492 to place their order and arrange a time to collect, and then pay by card as they collect.
Tim further added: “We have loads of two-pint and four-pint containers available, so residents are able to order draught cask and craft beers or ciders. A 10 per cent discount has been applied to ciders, and a 20 per cent discount has been applied to craft beers in cans or bottles.
“It’s not the pub, but it’s as close as you can get during lockdown.”