"Cap and Collar is supporting as many local breweries as possible by continuing to buy beer from them. Primarily these are breweries which we already have strong relationships with and who themselves have supported our business over the last six years.
The benefit of being a small business is that you can adapt to change quicker than bigger organisations and venues. Both Nathan [Assistant Manager] and I had wanted to develop and expand our take-out offering and in the weeks leading up to lockdown we’d started pushing take-out beers ahead of launching our online shop. It’s a great addition to the Cap’s main drink-in offering and it’s something that we will continue with once we are able to re-open the Cap. It’s been a learning curve as the online / take-out business is a very different market place but there’s been a great response so far and we hope that we can continue to provide people with a great selection of beers and a personal, Cap and Collar-like, service!
Pre-Covid 19 there were aleady strong relationships between the local independents in Saltaire. It’s one of the best things about running a business in the village and its surrounds. Unfortunately many of our friends have had to temporarily stop trading but it’s great to see people like Joel (Giddy Arts) making big differences with his eco refill shop!
There are many unknowns at the moment. A lot will depend on how long the current cessation of business continues for as that will have an impact on the number of breweries and venues that aren’t able to ride this particular storm. In the meantime we will remain open for business in an online capacity and see how the landscape looks after the next lockdown review.
Early nights! The combination of running a bar and having two children under 4 years means there isn’t much time for sleep! It has been a really busy period so far in setting up and running the delivery business but when I get a spare moment I can be found with a paint brush in hand as we’re trying to renovate and redecorate our house!
Finally, if we could order one thing from you to help us though the isolation, what would it be?
Please take a look at our online shop and if there is anything of interest pop an order in! The purchase of bag-in-box beers is particularly helpful as these are being filled from the beers we already have in our own cellar so buying them means they’re not going to go to waste. You can find our online shop here -> tinyurl.com/capncollar
The benefit of being a small business is that you can adapt to change quicker than bigger organisations and venues. Both Nathan [Assistant Manager] and I had wanted to develop and expand our take-out offering and in the weeks leading up to lockdown we'd started pushing take-out beers ahead of launching our online shop.
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