Award-winning craft brewery and hospitality company Tap Social Movement is set to debut a café, bar, and bottleshop, The Market Tap by Tap Social, on 04 May 2023 at Oxford’s historic The Covered Market.
It is the social enterprise’s fifth Oxfordshire venue, joining The White House by Tap Social, the Tap Social Taproom, Proof Social Bakehouse, and Tap Social at Lock29.
“Our team is thrilled to join a fantastic group of independent traders at The Covered Market and to be part of this iconic Oxford institution,” says co-founder and director Amy Taylor.
“We’re so grateful for the opportunity to share our story with more people in our community, and look forward to being a positive contributor to The Covered Market’s remarkable legacy.”
Located in The Covered Market’s central courtyard, The Market Tap will offer eight craft beers and ciders on draught and one on cask, along with pastries from Proof Social Bakehouse, toasties, and a curated range of wines, cocktails, and canned craft beer.
Open seven days a week, The Market Tap is one of several traders that will take part in Covered Market Nights, which will see the market extend its opening hours until 11.00pm on Thursday to Saturday.
“After their recent trial over Christmas, we are excited to be welcoming The Market Tap to the Covered Market community. Their arrival is excellent timing, as we announce our trial of later opening hours for the market,” said Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council.
“They’ll complement the market offering perfectly with their artisan beer and light bites. We’re also very much looking forward to the events they’ll be programming in the central square for both day and night.”
To celebrate its launch, The Market Tap will pour 50 free beers on a first come, first served basis (one per customer) on Thursday, 04 May, and Friday, 05 May.
With a shared passion for social justice and craft beer, Paul Humpherson and sisters Amy and Tess Taylor founded Tap Social Movement in 2016 to provide support, training, and fulfilling employment to people who have had contact with the UK’s criminal justice system.
It is one of six Oxfordshire social enterprise hubs and part of the eScalate business support programme by The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).