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The Swan in West Malling and Chapel Down in Tenterden deliver home cocktail kits, wine and beer

Are you longing to get glammed up, head out to a swanky cocktail bar and sip on espresso martinis until the early hours?

Although this isn't possible for now, some Kent bars are making the best of a difficult situation and bringing the night out to you.

The Swan's shake 'em at home cocktails
The Swan's shake 'em at home cocktails

The Swan in West Malling has launched a home delivery service which includes cocktails, beer and wine.

A cosmopolitan or Long Island iced tea can be delivered to your door for just £4.

After they've been mixed in the bar, the drinks are put in glass bottles or jam jars and ice is bagged up separately.

Upon the arrival of your tasty tipples, all you have to do is add some ice, shake for 20 seconds and voilà - party time.

Strawberry daiquiris, classic daiquiris, espresso martinis, French martinis, bloody Marys and negronis are also available.

Chapel Down's Garden on England cocktail kit includes a bottle of gin and two ciders for £30. Picture: Chapel Down (32910258)
Chapel Down's Garden on England cocktail kit includes a bottle of gin and two ciders for £30. Picture: Chapel Down (32910258)

If a glass of vino or thirst-quenching lager is more your thing, a wide range of wines, beers and ciders also feature on the menu at reduced prices.

Co-owner Darryl Healy said: "We had lots of stock to use up and so we thought we'd offer our customers an affordable price, which will keep as going and also hopefully cheer people up."

The delivery service launched yesterday and 40 orders have already been placed.

Alongside alcohol beverages, the Swan is offering boxes of fresh produce, meat and soft drinks.

And staff have been preparing daily hot meals - free of charge - for over 70s in the village and residents of several nearby care homes.

The shop is open from 10.30am to 4pm every day with deliveries going out twice a day, between 10am and 2pm or 4pm and 8pm.

Orders will need to be made the day before and there is a £30 minimum spend, with a 50p per mile delivery charge.

Call 01732 521910 to place an order and view the full menu here.

The UK's biggest winemaker, Tenterden-based Chapel Down, is likewise offering cocktail packs to ease the long hours stuck at home.

Albeit these are a little pricier, but you get a whole bottle of spirit and wine to mix.

At £30, the Garden of England pack includes a bottle of Chapel Down gin, two bottles of Curious Brewery cider and a recipe card.

Or the England 75 - a twist on the classic French 75 - with the Bacchus gin and a bottle of Chapel Down Brut is £50.

In the coming weeks, the vineyard company is also going to be running 'Meet the Brewer' virtual tastings and winemaker Q&A sessions.

All delivery is free but make sure you get your order in quick as the wait time is 14 days at the moment. Click here to visit the website.

Dickens House Wine Emporium in Rochester is offering pre-arranged collected and delivery, and Songbird Wines in Canterbury can deliver to most of Kent.

So, order some drinks, get your online pub quiz set up or your designated house DJ on the decks (AKA Spotify), and enjoy the weekend!

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