The Best Takeaway Wine in London
Whether you’re looking to order your favourite wines for a tipple at the house or you’re planning a walk with a hot mug of the mulled good stuff, here are the best takeaway wine spots in London to get you through Lockdown.
25 North Rd, Highgate, London N6 4BE
Red Lion and Sun is a gastropub based in Hampstead Heath, and they’re known for serving up amazing quality gastropub classics. In what is being called the ‘Lockdown Loophole’ by the pub, they have opened a small hatch offering alcohol, including a range of wines, to takeaway. But what’s the loophole, you ask? Pubs aren’t allowed to serve food or drinks to people unless they order in advance, so Red Lion and Sun have set up a phone just metres away from the hatch to adhere to guidelines. Get your hot mug of mulled wine and head down to Waterlow park for a lovely, wintery stroll.
40 Stuart Rd, London SE15 3BE
The Ivy House is London’s first co-operatively owned pub, and it has continued to be the go-to watering hole for many even if it’s doors aren’t open. With an online booking system, you can pick up your favourite bottles of wine with vegan-friendly options like the Afrikan Ridge Merlot, a house favourite. They too offer mulled wine (and have a deal with some pizzas) so if you’re interested in walking, talking, drinking and eating on the go, go to The Ivy House and head over to Peckham Rye.
177 Green Lanes, Highbury East, London N16 9DB
Clissold Park is much loved in the area for its beer garden, but despite closure it is still running a takeaway service so fans of the local watering hole can still get their fix. You can turn up, scan the QR code at the door and order from there, so it’s perfect if you’re already having a wander around and want to carry on with a mulled wine or hot toddie in hand.
293 Brockley Rd, Brockley, London SE4 2SA
Brickfields has responded to demand by opening up a hatch in its premises, serving a host of its usual classic beverages. Find their range of house wines and their new mulled wine too the location; if you’re in luck they may also be serving delicious tacos too. They’re open on weekends, so it’s perfect for restful and chilled walks after a long work-week.
441 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN
The trendy Sun Tavern is still open for takeaways and collection, East Londoners will be happy to hear. Hot mulled wine is available seven days a week from 2pm to 8pm, so there’s no excuse not to pop by their hatch and warm your hands with the festive delight.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.