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Social Enterprise Hub - eScalate Programme OxLEP
We are delighted to be one of Oxfordshire’s 6 social enterprise hubs, a key aspect of the OxLEP’s 3 year business support programme - eScalate. We will be running workshops, networking events and peer-to-peer learning sessions to help social entrepreneurs, charities and purposeful businesses to learn new skills, forge partnerships and increase their social and environmental impact.
We are excited to be working in close partnership with OSEP (Oxfordshire Social Enterprise Partnership) and the other social enterprise hubs in the county to help deliver this programme of events and support for early stage and / or growing social businesses.
The White House by Tap Social
We are delighted to announce that we will soon be opening up The White House by Tap Social cafe bar + kitchen on Abingdon Road, Oxford. We will be open for all-day dining, coffee and drinks. In the meantime, please come and visit our horsebox for take away coffee, doughnuts and cakes, and lunches.
FRIDAY: 8:30am-3pm (lunch served 11am-3pm)
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 9:30am-3pm (lunch served 11am-3pm)
Coming Soon: The Market Tap at Oxford's Historic Covered Market
We are proud to be working with Oxford City Council to bring new life to Oxford’s historic Covered Market with The Market Tap. This project sees the Covered Market hours extended into the evening, and a full programme of events in our new bar on the central square. We are very excited to be collaborating on this project and look forward to working alongside the many wonderful traders there. Check back regularly for updates on this exciting new project!
Who we are
Tap Social grew out of a passion for good beer and social justice. We are a craft brewery and hospitality social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities to ex-offenders and welcoming, inclusive spaces for the whole community.
Last night we danced to seventies soul with Grannies to the left of us and Goths to the right and everyone else in between on whatever that spectrum is. It sums Tap Social up, it is for everyone and it makes you feel good to be there. The beer is great the place is oozing cool, they keep it fresh with different discos, live music and events, and the food always hits the spot. Above all they are a positive happy bunch of people doing good for ex-offenders and somehow providing the glue that brings everyone from Grannies to Goths together to have a great night. Go feel good at Tap Social.
I would say that [Tap Social] was pivotal in me being able to walk straight from prison into paid employment.... When I was released, the Tap team were able to place me with one of their partner employers, a specialist recruiter to the construction and infrastructure sector. Upon meeting, the people at TAP had already sold the people on the idea that I could be a good fit for them. They spoke highly of me at a time when my self esteem may not have been the highest. Upon being offered the role I was told that TAPs referral was enough of guarantee for them to be confident of offering me a role. Things are all good with me: I'm still working there and l'm in good health. I would like to thank you guys for the opportunity given both at Tap and for the introduction to [the firm]. Suffice to say its proved fruitful – you guys can add to me the proud list of Tap success stories!
Former Tap Employee
The White House by Tap Social
38 Abingdon Road
The horsebox is currently open:
Monday - Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm (for coffee & cakes)
Friday 8:30am-3:00pm (for coffee, cakes & lunch)
Saturday - Sunday 9:30am-3:00pm (for coffee, doughnuts & cakes, lunch)
27 Curtis Industrial Estate
North Hinksey Lane
We are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions but look forward to welcoming you back when possible!
68 Sandford Lane Industrial Estate
We are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. In the meantime, please visit our webshop!
Planning your special day
Our in-house event planner will meet with you to discuss your options and the full range of services we offer. We work with a wide variety of partners and can put you in touch with recommended suppliers including caterers, bands and djs, florists, photographers, entertainment providers and more to create your perfect day.
Private hire of full venue
Professional planning service
Fully customisable packages
Capacity 250, seated capacity 120