STAY TUNED FOR OUR OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT. There’s a lot we need to finish behind the scenes and 40+ pages of guideline government guidelines to wade through. By June 30th we’ll have a better idea as to how and when we’ll be opening. In the meantime you can continue to stop by our doorstep to pick up beer to takeaway or send me your orders for delivery.
STOP AT OUR DOORSTEP TO BROWSE Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm. Because of changes to the lockdown rules you no longer need to order in advance. I’m not allowing customers inside. No open containers are allowed. You’ll need to be able to pay by card.
THE SCHOONER’S BEER WAGON ROLLS Tuesday-Saturday between 5-6pm.
I have cans & bottles of beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks plus bar snacks available for collection or for local delivery. On Thursday, Friday & Saturday only I have a couple of cask ales pouring plus kegs of cider and pilsner (because of limited stocks and the time it takes to pour, you need to request your take-out draught beer or cider in advance).
Delivery is available across Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme. I can also reach Walkden, Stretford, Irlam and Carrington and a bit further afield but you may have to wait until the next day. Minimum £25 order for delivery.
I am here to process orders between 12-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. I need any orders for same-day delivery by 4pm. I leave the premises promptly at 5pm to begin deliveries with an aim to finish before 6pm. I will knock or buzz, leave your order on the doorstep and start heading back to my car so there’s no close contact. I am assuming everyone is at home, but you can give me special instructions for stashing away your order, leaving with a neighbour etc.
You can collect from outside the premises between 12-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. I will not allow anyone to enter the premises. No deliveries or collections on either Sunday or Monday.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
On our Facebook page you’ll see photo albums which show availability and prices. The album is reviewed daily but is neither exhaustive nor shows real time availability: more stock is coming in and I’ll make you aware if I need to make substitutions.
How does take-out draught beer work?
I have two types of containers to hold fresh draught beer & cider poured from our taps, 2L glass growlers (presently out of stock – ask to be added to the waiting list) and 5L bag in a box (BIB). I must have your order the day before so I can pour your beer or cider on the morning it is to be delivered or collected.
You can reach me on Facebook Messenger, Twitter DM or by using the contact form on the website. If you use the contact form, check your spam folder for my reply, although I will chase you up by text if I don’t hear back from you.
Yes, you don’t have to restrict yourselves to what I’ve boxed up as I do have other stock. Give me a budget and the types of beer you are looking for.
I need your mobile number, home address and photo ID if there’s no recognisable photo of you on Twitter or Facebook, plus any special delivery instructions or collection requests.
I’ll send a text with a one-time payment link that will take you to a secure site for entering your payment details. I then receive an automatic email in confirmation.
When will I receive my order?
I set off at 5pm and so far I have been able to do all deliveries before 6 (sometimes later on Friday & Saturday). If your order can wait another day or two, let me know.
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT
Although all bars and pubs are closed to the public. Off-licences were among the businesses excluded from the enforced shop closures (restrictions were lifted on June 15th). My business is licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on or off the premises. I have a personal licence for the retail sale of alcohol, plus I am a registered alcohol wholesaler. I am working in isolation at the premises: hands washed, gloves on and sanitiser at the ready.
I conduct alcohol sales during licensed business hours only. I will verify your age if you do not meet the Challenge 21 criteria. I have the right to refuse delivery or collection if I believe you are not drinking responsibly.
ON BEHALF OF MY STAFF, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Robert
COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT – 24 MARCH 2020
We have closed our premises to walk-in customers. That means no takeouts and no growler fills (UPDATE TO THE UPDATE – I am trialling growler fills over the late May bank holiday weekend, please contact me to see what’s available). All sales need to be made via email, Facebook or Twitter instead. All orders will be delivered free around the local area, subject to a £25 minimum spend. Collection from outside the premises can be arranged by appointment.
We continue to follow government guidelines and advice from experts in the industry. One member of staff is on site Tuesday-Saturday to process orders between 12-5pm. We are disinfecting door handles and other frequently-touched surfaces at the premises while taking the same level of care with home deliveries (for instance, wearing single-use gloves while packing your beers and leaving parcels outside your front door at an agreed time). All home deliveries need paid for in advance by card and we’ll send you a link to your phone for doing this.
You can also buy a gift card now to spend when you feel more comfortable socialising. There’s no expiry date. You can pay online and we can post it out to you, just use our contact form here.
Stay home if you’re unwell (this applies to staff too). Visit NHS 111 to check your symptoms.
Ask us about local home delivery via Facebook, Twitter or our contact form here on our website. We have discounted boxes advertised on our socials which you can pay for online and we’ll arrange to drop off for you.
Here are some suggestions about coping with anxiety during these uncertain times. It goes without saying that all events are temporarily suspended.
And finally…wash your hands!
Welcome to the Prairie Schooner Taphouse, an independent bar and off-licence in Urmston. We’re named after the wagons covered in sailcloth which crossed the American West in pioneer days.
We specialise in real ale from local brewers on our four hand pumps as well as eight craft kegs. We also have a selection of real cider, fine wine, fizz, single malt whisky, small-batch gin, vodka and rum plus old-fashioned soft drinks which are sourced from independent producers as much as possible.
We have a large selection of American, Continental and local beers in our fridges to take away, or you can take a relaxing tipple in our drinking parlour free from loud music and sports TV. See what’s on tap on Twitter or download the RealAleFinder app for your phone.
Find our calendar of events on Facebook for details about our weekly quiz, tutored tastings, live music nights, DJ sessions and Bring Your Own Vinyl.
‘One of Manchester’s Ten Great Beer Shops’ Manchester TimeOut
‘One of Manchester’s Best Booze Shops’
‘One of the best beer selections in the whole of Greater Manchester.
If you’re thirsty – this is the best place to come in Urmston by far’ Manchester’s Finest
‘LocAle Pub of the Year 2016 & 2019’ & a ‘Pub of the Season 2016’ Trafford & Hulme CAMRA
Awarded CAMRA’s LocAle and ‘Great Beer Found Here’ accreditations
Good Beer Guide 2018/2019/2020