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Upping our Coffee Game

There is some big news from us, as we embark on the biggest change to our business since we had to do the whole lockdown-reinvention-as-a-webshop thing back in March 2020. We are taking the plunge and getting properly into coffee. Not just any coffee either, but the good stuff, “third-wave” for the sake of a clumsy label. The sort of thing you are used to if you frequent our friends at Baila or Darkroom – super tasty coffee with provenance and ethics, made properly…

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Our version of a Burns Kit

One of the advantages of being unable to operate our normal business is we have had to stretch ourselves, adapt, and experiment, ending up becoming an online retail and delivery business. As much as this is not what we wanted to be or do, it has thrown up some fun opportunites and allowed us to […]

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Verdant’s 2021 Putty Arrives in the ‘Don

For the first time, we have managed to secure a supply of Cornish haze maestros Verdant’s hotly anticipated annual Double New England Pale annual release. For those in the know, this is a bit of a big deal. For those not in the know, get in the know. This is huge! But, why all the […]

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A New Tradition

As part of our webshop offering over Christmas we put together a trio of mixed cases of 12 beers, all beautifully gift wrapped etc. Of these three cases (Mixed Craft Beers, Mixed Craft Pale Ales and Traditional Ales) the Traditional case was significantly the more popular. Which surprised us somewhat, as our customer base in […]

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Dryanuary is back

It is January again, which means that the industry-dividing idea of doing a dryanuary, or dry-january is back. From a health point of view, this is of course not something to be mocked. Of course though, coming from the biased position of being part of the licensed trade, we are not exactly big fans of […]

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Covid, Christmas & The Great Scotch Egg Strategy

  Here at the Tuppenny we are very good at putting a brave face on things, at just cracking on with what needs to be done, at keeping calm and carrying on. Anything that has been thrown at us, or put out to trip us up, has been dealt with, overcome, or circumvented, always with […]

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Lockdown Two musings from Linda

Here we are again. There have been a few tears from me tonight, partly because of the genuine love in the building all evening and partly because of the heartbreak of closing again.  Hopefully just for 4 weeks, but what follows here is the emotional outburst after an amazingly busy night to say thank you […]

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Here we go again…

Lockdown is upon us again. Like your favourite pair of slippers, familiar and snug, but tatty, a bit whiffy and generally distasteful to the rest of society. As you were then folks… For us at first glance, from Thursday it is pretty much going to be business as usual, but the April to June model. […]

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Why “The Tuppenny”?

  Ever wondered why we are called The Tuppenny? If so, you are not alone, as way back in 2012, as soon as word of our impending launch was out, people started discussing the name of the bar, with many amusing connections being made, all of which were wrong but did make us smile (and […]

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A Brief History of 58-59 Devizes Road

In 1893 the Dodgson family bought number 59 Devizes Road and opened Dodgsons Barbers. The family, with their 9 children, lived in the flat upstairs. In 1957, a young barber by the name of Tony Holmes began his career in barbering at the still trading Dodgsons until, in 1958, Mr Dodgson decided it was time […]