Welcome Back to Tap Social in Botley

The Tap Social Team is super excited to be reopening this weekend at two locations in Oxford having closed during the pandemic.

The brewery, taproom and event space in Botley, which provides training and employment to people in prison, is reopening today as a weekend off licence.

And with renovations nearly complete on its new West Oxford site on Abingdon Road – due to open as a neighbourhood pub very soon (Read full story here: https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/tap-socials-christmas-fair-at-the-white-house-on-oxfords-abingdon-road-before-re-opening-next-year/) – Tap Social is launching the White House Horse Box there tomorrow, to serve the hungry and thirsty people of Oxford from the front garden.

The Horse Box will offer goodies such as coffee, cakes, donuts, tea and pastries every morning from 9am, and beer and wine from 4pm (all day Saturdays), with a little help from Patron Bakery, Jericho Coffee Traders and Canton Tea.

“we are delighted to say we have now recommenced brewing and can announce our re-opening as a weekend off licence at the Botley taproom”

Not that it’s been easy for the social enterprise Tap Social during the pandemic with so many projects on the go and a brewery to run.

Director Tess Taylor said: “Thanks to the incredible support of our community of loyal friends and customers following the Covid-19 shutdown, we were able to sell off our existing bottle stock through a short period of home delivery service, but we then took the heart-aching decision to close down our brewing operation altogether for a couple of months as we considered this the only way to confidently protect the safety of our staff and customers.  

Tap Social’s Heather and Tess

“We are happy and relieved to have been able to place all our staff on furlough and haven’t been forced to lose any of our brilliant team as a result of the virus outbreak.”

“However, in light of new government guidance, and after weeks of careful planning for a safe re-opening, we are delighted to say we have now recommenced brewing and can announce our re-opening as a weekend off licence at the Botley taproom and as a 7-day pop-up coffee bar and off-licence on the site of the White House pub.

The White House Pub before its transformation

Tap Social has also the re-launched its website www.tapsocialmovement.com and some fresh beer names and in fantastic new look cans, courtesy of some brilliant prisoner artists and local design hero Salvador Lavado, but still the same delicious beers. A click and collect service is also available on the new website (www.tapsocialmovement.com/shop)

For further details go to https://www.tapsocialmovement.com

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