Punch pubs has launched its new ‘Pub Shop’ initiative allowing customers to buy staple groceries from their local Punch pub, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pubs up and down the country will offer a range of food boxes to local customers, providing a “safe, hygienic and accessible way” for people to buy essential groceries, and helping pubs to continue to serve their local communities.
The independent pub operator is the first to team up with food supplier Brakes to launch their own ‘Pub Shop’ offer.
Customers choose from a range of four boxes, including a ‘veg box’, ‘salad box’ and ‘fruit box’, all filled with fresh produce, as well as an ‘essentials box’ with items such as pasta, baked beans, sugar and bread.
All boxes are packed, handled, stored and provided to customers in the safest way possible, following government regulations.
Food boxes will be advertised on social media by participating pubs and orders can be made over the phone or by email to the pub.
Punch’s head of food, Tracey Bell, said: “In these fast-moving times, it’s essential that we too move fast to support our publicans as best as we can to adapt their businesses so that the Great British pub remains at the heart of local communities up and down the country.
“As well as helping pubs, Pub Shop will benefit customers, offering one of the safest ways possible in the current climate to buy everyday food items from local small businesses.”