PUBS and breweries across Bradford have adapted the way they operate in order to keep business booming.

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ordered all pubs and bars to close after Friday, March 20, before implementing further restrictions in the form of a lockdown on Monday, March 23.

This has limited people's access to their favourite beers, ciders and spirits through occasional trips to the supermarket or shop, when buying essential supplies.

But, a number of pubs and breweries in Bradford have stepped forward to fill the gap.

Saltaire Brewery led the way, even before the pub and bar closures took effect.

It launched a free home delivery service on Thursday, March 19, initially to customers in select postcodes in Bradford and Leeds.

But it was then extended to cover the whole of West Yorkshire on Monday, March 23, including Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale, to help people "stay safe and stay home", as the Government ramped up its response.

Saltaire Brewery Managing Director, Ewen Gordon said: "We adapted quickly as first and foremost we wanted to protect jobs and the future of the brewery.

"We have a great team here and everyone has adapted to new roles and structures within days to deliver a fantastic home delivery service.

"We have listened to our customers and offered something new every few days.

"We pulled together four speciality boxes that cover all aspects of our range.

"We also invested in our own packaging plant last year and are currently helping to satisfy increased orders for not only our brands but many other Yorkshire breweries."

The Brewery - famous for its Saltaire Blonde and Triple Choc Stout - offers people the chance to buy their favourite beers in the form of cans, bottles, bags and even casks.

Saltaire is also helping supply wines from Martinez Fine Wines, in Ilkley, as well as Thistly Cross Cider.

Mr Gordon reiterated that they want to support people staying home and admitted that was why they had decided to close its tap room and shop on Monday, March 23, despite the Government stating these could remain open for the sale of beer.

He said: "This is a service to help people get hold of beer without leaving their homes.

"We were even allowed to open our tap room, but we didn't reopen it - we didn't think it was right to encourage people to come there to buy beer."

Other Bradford pubs are following suit too, such as the New Pack Horse, in Cleckheaton, the Halfway House Inn, in Birkenshaw, and The Brew House, in Liversedge.

The New Pack Horse is offering food via a takeaway delivery service, while the other two pubs are giving the public a chance to get their beers.

The Halfway House Inn has metal growlers to hold draught beer, which can then be collected after pre-ordering.

Each growler has a £15 deposit, on top of the beer price.

Meanwhile The Brew House will delivery beer - such as the Mill Valley Fudge or Yorkshire Bitter - to homes in Cleckheaton, Liversedge, Hightown, Roberttown, Heckmondwike and surrounding areas.