THE SCHOONER’S BEER WAGON IS ROLLING!
I have packaged beer, wine, spirits, snacks and soft drinks for sale (see FAQ below to check availability and place an order).
I am working in isolation at the premises: doors locked, hands washed, gloves on and sanitiser at the ready.
Delivery is available across Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme. I can also reach Walkden, Stretford, Irlam and Carrington but you may have to wait until the next day. Minimum £25 order for delivery.
I will process orders between 12-5pm, Monday-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 6.30pm. No deliveries on Sunday.
You can arrange to collect from outside the premises between 12-5pm, Monday-Saturday. I will not allow anyone to enter the premises. I am not filling growlers from our kegs. I will not be at the premises on Sundays.
I will send a text giving you a 10-20 minute heads-up before I’m due to reach you. 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What’s in stock?
On our Facebook page you’ll see photo albums which show availability and prices. The album 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 do I place an order?
You can reach me on Facebook Messenger, Twitter DM or by using the contact form here on the website. If you use the contact form, check your spam folder for my reply (I will chase you up by text if I don’t hear from you).
Is a custom order OK?
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, but be warned that Cloudwater and Track are the new loo rolls and hand sanitisers of the current crisis.
What else do I need?
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.
How do I pay?
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 email in confirmation, so you don’t need to tell you’ve paid.
When will I receive my order?
I set off each day at 5pm and so far I have been able to do all deliveries before sundown. If your order can wait another day or two, let me know and I’ll move you down the queue.
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT
Although all bars and pubs are closed to the public, off-licences are among the businesses excluded from the current enforced shop closures. My business is licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on or off the premises and I have a personal licence to sell alcohol.
I am also a registered alcohol wholesaler. 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 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. 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 daily 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