HERE COMES THE BEER VAN
An interesting attempt to bring the pub to the locals, rather than the other way round, has been launched in south Norfolk.
Tap and Tipple, a converted horse box, will be offering wine and beer on tap to drink in situ (bringing local people together) or to be bottled into a vessel from customers’ own homes, or bought (for a nominal fee) from the van.
It’s the brainchild of Matthew Harrowven. “The idea started a long while ago,” he says. “I worked in the drinks industry for a number of years and a few large importers had been banging on about wine on tap for a long long time.
“It started to take off in London and I thought why not grow it outside of London?
“I thought ‘I’m going to do it’. So this year I set up Tap and Tipple with the intention of taking our concept of wine on tap to small rural communities – a bit like the old fish man or veg man who used to travel around with his wares.
“Lots of these places are losing their shops and pubs so this is a way to get people to come out of their homes, interact with other villagers and talk about wines and local beers!”
You can find out more at Tivetshall on December 14 .