For the second time this year, you can rely on Ruddington’s The Bottle Top to keep you stocked with essential items as tough, national restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 are back in place.
Whilst the new wave of Coronavirus has forced some of our village shops to close again, until at least December 2nd, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston are able and willing to continue to provide you with all their usual supplies. These include plastic-free fruit and veg, dried zero waste goods such as rice, nuts and oats, local pastries and sourdough breads, takeaway coffee from The Split Screen Coffee Company and, of course, BEER to take away, too!
Alex says: “We have added new lines to the shop to help, including Christmas hampers, vegan goods and gluten free produce. We would like to encourage people to sign up to the newsletter via our website. We send out the newsletter once per week and will be collaborating with local businesses in the area and offering them free advertising space on our newsletter to help support them during ‘lockdown’.”
When you enter The Bottle Top, you’ll find reassuring COVID-safe measures in place, including the need to wear a face covering and a limit to the number of people in the shop at any one time, to enable 2m social distancing: “We are open for walk-in shopping rather than just serving at the door, as we did in the last ‘lockdown’. We now have the canopy so that, if queuing is needed during bad weather, it can be done under the canopy so you can keep dry!” says Alex.
If you haven’t spotted their smart new, awning yet, it’s the one the duo inherited from former incumbents Thomas’s Greengrocers – dated as pre war 1920s. The old fabric has been replaced and the metalwork refurbished – in line with the shop’s recycle and reuse principles – so the historic canopy now looks as good as new!
Alex adds: “For now our hours are slightly reduced- we no longer have a late night on Friday & Saturday – so we are operating Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm. We are, however, going to operate Wednesday late night shopping during December. The dates are the 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd.”
Meantime the Prestons are also celebrating The Bottle Top being nominated for a Celebrating Rushcliffe Award for the second year running in the ‘Business of the Year’ category. Fingers crossed!
It’s hoped from December 2nd, with COVID-19 restrictions due to ease again, customers will once more be able to remain onsite to enjoy their drinks and snacks if they wish. Meantime you can contact Alex and Anthony by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, texting or ‘phoning 07946 190499 or getting in touch with them via social media.
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