HERE COMES THE BEER VAN

Norfolk - - FOOD NEWS -

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 .

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