I am originally from Kent but escaped “North” in 1992 to go to college in York. Five years later I found myself in Bubwith wanting something more than my mundane office job. My love of food and drink was a great excuse to start up a business and it has grown from there. I do hope you enjoy looking through this site and make a trip to see us.
The Jug and Bottle offers a warm and friendly service to all its customers and welcomes you to browse the shop on line or make a visit to the shop itself.
The Jug and Bottle is an Award winning independent real ale off licence located in a rural village called Bubwith, 12 miles south-east of York. The shop opened on 16th October 2002 by Louise & Doug Smith. The shop has grown from strength to strength and now employs several staff.
The shop sells real ale and cider to take away in jugs and has a vast array of bottled beer, cider & Perry from around the World as well as over 300 wines, champagnes, ports and spirits. The deli is crammed with wonderful olives, cheese, cakes, pate and fresh bread. There is also a wide range of unusual giftware and greeting cards. Louise strives to fill the shop with unusual and exciting goodies. Less than 1% of stock can be found in the Supermarkets or on the high street.
The 16th October was not only a memorable date for Louise and husband, Doug, being the day they opened the shop, but seven years later, in 2009, along came their first child on this very same date. Charlie George Smith. And now have been joined by Toby on 18th May 2012.