Homebrewing Equipment and Ingredients tend to be heavy and/or bulky which makes them expensive to ship. For small items up to 2kgs, we would generally sugest you choose the Royal Mail 1st or 2nd class Signed For Small Parcel service, but for heavier or bulkier items our couriers (APC Overnight Parcels) are our preferred option. Our delivery charges are calculated on weight for Royal Mail Shipments and on the Order Value for Courier Shipments.

Royal Mail Charges

  • Up to 1kgs      1st Class - £5.49      2nd Class - £4.79
  • Up to 2kgs      1st Class - £6.79      2nd Class - £4.99

Courier Charges

Whilst there is much debate about the geographical, political and historical definitions as to what consititutes Lowland and Highland Scotland, our couriers designate these areas based upon traffic volumes (and thus cost per drop) and charge us accordingly. Their standard charging zones are as follows:

  • England, Wales and Scottish Lowland Zone
    (Our Scottish Lowland Zone covers the following postcode areas : AB10-36, AB39, DD1-11, DG1-11, EH1-99, FK1-16, G1-84, KA1-26, KY1-99, ML1-12, PA1-19, PH1-14, TD1-25)

    Up to £74.99   - £5.99
    £75.00-£199.99 - £4.99
    Over £200.00 - £3.99

    This covers up to 20kgs in weight. Orders above 20kg will incur an additional charge of £2.99 per extra 10kg

  • Scottish Highland Zone
    (Our Scottish Highland Zone covers the following postcode areas : AB37-38, AB41-56, FK17-21, IV1-40, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PA80, PH15-41, PH49-50)

    Up to £74.99   - £13.99
    £75.00-£199.99 - £12.99
    Over £200.00 - £11.99

    This covers up to 20kgs in weight. Orders above 20kg will incur an additional charge of £2.99 per extra 10kgs

  • Scottish Offshore Zone
    (Our Scottish Offshore Zone covers the following postcode areas : HS1-9, IV41-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3)

    Up to £74.99   - £19.99
    £75.00-£199.99 - £18.99
    Over £200.00 - £17.99

    This covers up to 20kgs in weight. Orders above 20kg will incur an additional charge of £2.99 per extra 10kgs

  • Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland.

    Due to limited traffic volumes, these locations are inordinately expensive to ship to and are not included in our general carriage rates/zones. Please contact us prior to placing your order and we will provide a quote for carriage and issue a paypal invoice to cover the charge if you choose to continue with your purchase. As a guide, Isle of Wight shipments are charged at a similar rate to Scottish Offshore Zones, but only include the first 10kgs. Isle of Man and Channel Isles deliveries are around £29.99 for 5 kgs and attract an additional charge of £2.49 per extra 1kg. (This is not a misprint and is in fact per extra One kg, not Ten kgs as for other destinations.) 

If you are not at home to receive your order, Royal Mail will generally return it to your local sorting office for you to collect at your convenience. APC will normally leave a card asking you to either rearrange delivery at a more suitable time, or arrange to collect them from your local depot if this is more convenient. Any expense incurred in collecting undelviered orders is at your expense.

If you know that you are unlikely to be home when delivery is attempted, we can arrange for the order to be left safe (at your risk) provided that you make us aware of this during the checkout procedure.

Expected Delivery Timescales

We would normally expect the following delivery timescales based upon your location, though busy periods or inclement weather conditions may well cause these timescales to be extended.

  • Royal Mail 1st Class  UK Wide - 1-3 working days
  • Royal Mail 2nd Class UK Wide - 2-5 working days
  • Courier to England, Wales and Scottish Lowland Zones - 1 working day
  • Courier to Scottish Highland Zones - 1-2 working days
  • Courier to Scottish Offshore Zones - 2-5 working days depending on ferries etc.

If you do not receive your order within these timescales, please contact us asap in order that we can investigate on your behalf. (Please be aware, however, that Royal Mail do not consider an order to be missing until it is 10 working days late.)