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These London pubs are serving takeaway mulled wine in Tier 4

Perfect fuel for your winter walks

Written by
Laura Richards

This might be the hottest trend to come out of this year: a host of London pubs and bars are serving warming cups of mulled wine as part of their takeaway service. So while their doors remain shut, you can still show support to your local – and fuel any bracing walks around the capital. C’mon! It’s daily exercise. 

As the days get colder, this solution – a trend that first emerged in Lockdown 2 but has thankfully persevered throughout the colder months and ALL THE TIERS – means you can get stuck into safe outdoor socialising with one other outside your household bubble without feeling the chill. Or maybe use the service to treat your cohabiters to a very steamy round at yours – without having to faff around with cinnamon sticks and end up with a kitchen that smells like the inside of a gingerbread house. 

The one catch? Under Tier 4 rules, all takeaway alcohol from hospitality venues must be pre-ordered (more on that rule here). So get as organised as your folks with their to-do list this Christmas, and get in a warming round of the mulled wines from this list of London venues.      

Clissold Park Tavern, Stoke Newington
Plus hot toddies and mulled cider, too 

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The Dove, Broadway Market

The Grapes, Limehouse

The Lauriston, Victoria Park
Also serving mulled cider and hot toddies

Red Lion and Sun, Highgate
And Frozen Margaritas, if a thing like the cold doesn’t bother you 

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Renegade Urban Winery, Bethnal Green
Making its own wine in its east London HQ – and mixing up three shades of the mulled stuff. Pay for a glass or get it for free with every wine bottle purchase! 

Sun Tavern, Bethnal Green
Also serving hot punch

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Pelton Arms, Greenwich 
Plus boozy hot chocolates or your standard takeaway pints

The Vault 1894, Tower Bridge
Also serving Baileys coffees – oh, boy!

Diogenes the Dog, Walworth
The neighbourhood wine specialist is serving red, white and rosé wines spiked with spiced brandy
Gallipoli, Angel 

Colour Factory, Hackney Wick 

The Three Stags, Kennington
The Empress, Victoria Park 
Plus hot spiced cider

Fugitive Motel, Bethnal Green

The Great Exhibition, East Dulwich
Up the ante with an extra shot of brandy, Cointreau or sloe gin
The Victoria, Battersea

Please note, situations are changing on a daily basis, so please check with your local before heading along for a mulled wine.

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