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As we have no outdoor space (and a very small inside) our road to welcoming you back in will be longer than other's. While we cannot wait to open our doors to you, we will be waiting until we know we can follow all guidelines safely.

​Until then, we will continue to trade as an off-licence for all of your take-out needs.

We encourage you to place orders via email ( putting 'Beer Order' in the subject line) stating the day you would like to collect your order. We will then give you a collection slot so that we are avoiding creating a bottle-neck in Church Lane.

We also request that you wear a mask when collecting your order and we will do likewise. Although we welcome walk-up orders, you may have to wait while your order is prepared.

​Times will be as follows from Tuesday 9th February:

Tuesday - 4pm - 7pm
Friday - 3pm - 7pm
Saturday - 1pm - 6pm

​Email enquiries will be dealt with daily.

Reopening: Not Yet.

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Apothecary Tap

(formerly Old Town Ale & Cider House)

4a Church Lane
OX16 5LR

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  • No real ale Real Ale is NOT Available

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Opening Times

Wednesday2.00 pm - 9.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 9.30 pm
Friday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Saturday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
SundayMidday - 9.30 pm

About the Pub

In the heart of the Old Town, this craft beer bar and bottle shop has six craft keg lines.

Regular cask ales

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Apothecary Tap, Banbury


  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Parking Parking

    Market Square and North Bar carparks 3 minutes walk.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dog treats and water bowl.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children allowed until 7pm.

  • Events Events
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes. cribbage.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Apothecary Tap

4a Church Lane
OX16 5LR

Sat Nav Reference

52.0616, -1.33722


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Nearby Station (650m)



Church Lane is a narrow pedestrian street between High Street and Parsons Street.

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