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Private Christmas shopping – Exclusive for you!


I have been mulling over for quite some time now “how to run Christmas” from The Jug & Bottle this year.  Obstacles keep popping up but I  I have formulated a plan for October. (As I write this now on 9th October the bookings are almost full so will add November’s dates and time to list below)

You might groan with the thought of Christmas in October, fair enough. But the industry is saying it will be “a long Christmas” due to queues and social distancing. So last-minute dashes could be dismal!

I cemented my idea in my head after shopping in Leeds and with IKEA’s queue of over 200 people and three other shops visited all requiring queueing to gain entry, dance round everyone inside then long queues at the till.

I know many will turn to online ordering, I myself use it a lot, but I need to encourage customers and make the experience still enjoyable and fun as much as possible and continue to fly the flag for Independent shops!

Christmas deliveries start this week and Jenn & I dress the shop on Monday 5th. You are of course welcome to come and take a browse during regular trading hours.

However, my offer to you is:


Book a 30-minute personal slot on

Bring a list of people that you need to buy for

You will have the shop to yourself (or shared with 1 other person, if you don’t mind, I will, of course, check with you in advance)

Have a leisurely browse and do some shopping

Might be some festive music on with a glass of vino or mince pies or samples of festive food to try

Talk to you about pre-orders if needed of Christmas veg, cheese boards, hampers

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You won’t have to queue outside in the dark

You won’t have to queue in the rain & wind

You won’t have to queue full stop

You won’t have to dance around a shop full of people and queue to pay



I want to make shopping with us as easy, relaxed and enjoyable….and when you make your shopping list out…do remember to put yourself on it and treat yourself to something!


Email me or message on Facebook and tell me which date would be good:


Mon 12th 6.30pm onwards

Thu 15th   NOW FULL

Fri 16th 5.30pm onwards

Mon 19th 6.30pm onwards,  next slota vailable is 8pm

Thu 22nd   NOW FULL

Thu 29th 5.30pm onwards, next slot available is 7.30pm

Fri 30th 5.30pm onwards next slot available is 8.40pm

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Sun 1st 11am-2.30pm then 6.30pm onwards

Mon 2nd 12pm til 2pm then 6.40pm onwards

Wed 4th 5.30pm til 6.30pm

Thu 5th 5.30pm til 7pm

Fri 6th 5.30pm til 8.30pm

Sat 7th 5.30pm til 7.30pm

Sun 8th 11am onwards

Mon 9th 10am – 2.30pm then 6.40pm onwards

Tue 10th 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Thu 12th 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Fri 13th 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Sun 15th 11am – 2.30pm and 6.40pm onwards

Mon 16th 12pm – 2pm and 6.40pm 8.30pm

Wed 18th 5.30pm-6.30pm

Thu 19th 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Fri 20th 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Sat 21st 5.30pm – 8pm

Sun 22nd 11am – onwards

Mon 23rd 10am – 2.30pm and 6.40pm til 8.30pm

Tues 24th 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Thu 26th 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Fri 27th 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Sun 29th 11am – 2.30pm and 6.40pm onwards

Mon 30th 12pm – 2pm and 6.40pm – 8.30pm

Unsure how we will operate in December, whether open 7 days a week or keep to this booking system. Please keep checking on here for updates and on our Facebook page, thank you


Tell me how many people in your party are coming (maximum 4 others) and if you would be prepared to share the shop with 1 other person, not in your household/bubble.

I’ll come back with time and agree on the appointment.

Hoping you like the idea and it’s on a first-come-first-served basis.

Any questions please just ask


Louise Smith