SH Jones Wine Merchant

S H Jones WinesSH Jones Wine Merchant

S H Jones Wines was established in Banbury in 1848.  Since the beginning a large proportion of the company’s business has been supplying the on-trade, and we continue to serve pubs, hotels and restaurants in a large area around Banbury.

The company took over the current High Street premises in 1910, and opened two further shops in Bicester and Leamington in the late 1990s.  There is now a second outlet in Banbury, the Cellar Shop, attached to our large warehouse on the Tramway Estate.  As well as our extensive range of wines, the shops also stock a large range of spirits and liqueurs, and a variety of local bottled ales.  All our staff receive accredited training from the WSET, the Wines and Spirits Educational Trust.

SH Jones Wine Merchant

Weddings & special occasions

Planning the perfect wedding, whatever the style and budget, can be a monumental and sometimes stressful task.  From deciding upon the guest list to choosing outfits to planning the reception – there is so much to think about and to do.

This is why at S H Jones we like to ensure that our customers’ experience of choosing wines for the special day is relaxed and enjoyable.  We want you to have the confidence and peace of mind that everyone will appreciate your choices for the traditional toasts and in matching the meal that is served – whether it be a formal wedding breakfast, buffet or barbecue.

 

Events & wine tasting and special offers

Faliero ‘Miliasso’ Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

This was a very exciting find! Nebbiolo from its homeland of Piedmont, NW Italy, with a little bit of bottle age for less than £10; surely some mistake. No mistake, and it’s rather good! More approachable at a younger age than most Barolo and Barbaresco (the iconic expressions of the grape), this still has that fabulous combination of fruit, spice and savoury notes on the nose, leading onto a warm palate of spiced plum and cherry fruit with well integrated tannins, a peppery/leathery kick and a delightful texture.

Was £14.99, Now £9.99

Alvi’s Drift Viognier

Viognier from Worcester???? Worcester, South Africa that is, and an absolute belter it is too!

The nose is typical of the variety, white peach, apricot and delicate musky notes; expressive but restrained and elegant at the same time. Nicely ripe and with a pleasing, delicately viscous texture, the crisp limey acidity lends balances and adds to its versatility when it comes to food pairing – try with spicy Thai fish cakes, creamy curries or spiced roasted butternut squash. The current 2014 vintage garnered 2 gold medals at South Africa’s Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2014.

Was £8.49, Now £7.49

Alverdi Sangiovese

There’s a trio of wines from Alverdi on offer (a lovely Pinot Grigio & a rosé are the others), but it’s the Sangiovese that stands out as over-delivering on the quality/price ratio. Ripe black cherry and black berry fruit, notes of violets and spice, and a balsamic twang. And it’s a pleasingly modest 12% ABV. Perfect with all manner of pasta dishes, it also excels at BBQs.

 

Was £6.99, Now £5.99

Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato

Lummy, what a treat! This gently effervescent, delicately sweet Australian rosé, made from Moscato, is nothing short of dangerous – like a posh alco-pop if you will – 5.5% and redolent of cherry, rhubarb and peach fruit. Frothy and frivolous, maybe, but utterly divine. Find an excuse, shut the door, turn off the phone and enjoy. You could even use a straw!

 

Was £10.99, Now £8.99

Look what I’ve found!

Rummaging about in the warehouse recently we stumbled across some magnums of claret, which was nice! The 2009 and 2010 vintages in Bordeaux were outstanding, by the way. Very limited stock.

Château Talbot, St. Julien 2006 & 2008

Château Leoville-Barton, St. Julien 2007 & 2009 Château Petit Village, Pomerol 2008 & 2010 Château Gazin, Pomerol 2006 & 2009

 

£75.95 & £82.95 respectively £109.60 & £171.00 £93.40 & £96.70 £122.00 & £182.40
This month we’ll end with a couple of sparkling wines. One, the easy-going Villa Granda Prosecco, offers up appealing pear and peach-skin flavours on a soft and gentle palate. A bargain at £7.99, this looks even sharper if you buy it in 6’s and save 10%.The other, Moncontour Vouvray Brut, is a sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, produced by the Méthode Traditionnelle*, and is a fabulous melange of windfall apple and lemon zest flavours, with a backnote of almond and minerals. Utterly charming and elegant, this is as good served with fish or seafood as it is served on its own at a celebration, or as an aperitif. £13.99, with 10% off when bought in 6’s or as part of a mixed case. Marvellous! *Méthode Traditionnelle is the name given to the process of producing the fizz in Champagne & some sparkling wines by inducing a second fermentation inside the bottle, a byproduct of which is carbon dioxide.

Getting in contact

Hours Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 6pm ; Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm
Address The Old Wine House, 27 High Street, Banbury, OX16 5EW
Phone 01295 251179
Email [email protected]
Website http://shjones.com/
Social media  SH Jones on Twitter SH Jones on Facebook

If you’ve time, why not venture into Banbury’s Old Town only moments away ;

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Henry's Menswear of Banbury

Silver MohairHenry’s Menswear of Banbury

Henry’s have some great bargains across the store!

Henry’s has been providing the finest quality menswear since its founding in 1953, and remains family-run to this day.

Located on Banbury High Street — a stone’s throw from the historic Banbury Cross — Henry’s caters to the needs of the well-dressed man-about-town, providing off-the-peg suits, jackets, trousers, knitwear, shirts and shoes for both formal and casual wear, along with a large range of accessories.

Our hire department stocks an extensive range of classic and contemporary outfits for weddings, Black Tie events (including school proms), or any occasions that require a smart suit.

Fashion to fit

We are proud authorised stockists of the following brands; Digel (suits and jackets), Roy Robson (suits and jackets), Magee (suits and jackets), Giordano (shirts), Baileys (knitwear), Seidensticker (shirts), Culture (shirts), Casa Moda (shirts and knitwear), Meyer (trousers), Front (shoes), and Azor (shoes).

Made to measure service

For more than 50 years Henry’s have been making bespoke garments for those who wish to have that special suit , jacket or trouser.  As it’s made to measure, your garment will be made to your size,  meaning no matter what, your garment is one of a kind.

Dinner suit

Over 500 patterns are available with a range of different styles, and completion is about 6 to 8 weeks.

A made to measure service, with a huge selection of fabrics, is available, allowing you to personalise your suit down to the lining and buttons of your choosing.

Weddings and more

We provide suit rental for weddings, black tie events, proms and other special occasions.

Getting in contact

Hours Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5pm ; Sundays only during December or by appointment
Address 52 High Street, Banbury, Oxforshire, OX16 5JJ
Phone 01295 251044
Email [email protected]
Website http://henrysofbanbury.com
Social media  Henry's of Banbury on Twitter

Getting married?

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The Wine Vaults Pub

The Wine Vaults PubThe Wine Vaults Banbury

A great pub in Banbury serving coffee and cake during the day, providing the perfect place to relax or celebrate in the evening.

Regular Live music slots and house DJ’s

We’re also now offering ‘FREE WIFI’

Events

Our regular Quiz is on at 8pm every Wednesday night.

 Wine Vaults

Getting in contact

Hours Mon – Wed: 12:00 – 23:00 ; Thu – Fri: 12:00 – 00:00 ; Sat: 11:00 – 01:00 ; Sun: 12:00 – 22:30
Postal 5/6 Parsons Street, OX16 5LW Banbury, Oxfordshire
Phone 01295 261281
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.thewinevaultsbanbury.co.uk
Social media TwitterFacebook

 

Ye Olde Reine Deer is only a short walk up Parsons Street on the right.

Ye Olde Reindeer

Banbury Convenience Stores

Banbury Convenience Stores

Local newsagents, off-licence and convenience store all rolled into ONE and open 7 days a week!!

Along with a wide selection of magazines and hobbyist publications, we’ve all the daily newspapers and the Sundays including The Daily Mail, Independent, Observer, The Sun on Sunday and The Times and Sunday Times.  Don’t forget we can order any publication and have the next edition waiting for you each week 🙂

Banbury Convenience Stores

Confectionery, crisps and snacks.  Fresh sandwiches, fruit, drinks.  Household, domestic, fresh bread, milk.

Fancy a flutter?  UK National Lottery, EURO Millions and scratch cards.

Forgotten anything from the ‘big shop’?  Then we can help.  Located conveniently at the top of Parsons Street in Banbury’s Old Town shopping district with ample parking.

Last minute gifts are not a problem and we’ve helped a few forgetful sons out of trouble on Mothering Sunday in the past!

Getting in contact

Opening hours Mon-Sat 6am 8pm ; Sun 7am – 1pm
Postal Located on the corner of Parsons Street and Northbar
Email [email protected]

Banbury Convenience Stores

 

Here’s what’s round the corner!

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Kt-Lu's Fashion Boutique

Kt-Lu'sKt-Lu’s Fashion Accessory Boutique for ladies.

Bringing style and glamour to you all!

Our aim is to stock, quality, affordable fashion accessories, for the customer that wants something a bit more unusual.

We stock fashion handbags and purses by Smith & Canova, Bulaggi, Juno, Louen Hide and Makki.

We have a large selection of scarves, silk, wool, acrylic, viscose and cotton from £9 to £70!

Kt-Lu's

Fake Fur made in England by Moore & Moore, hats, headbands, scarves and boot toppers.  Gloves and mittens in wool, suede, leather and acrylic. Hats, belts, evening bags and a large selection of costume jewellery.

Pilgrim, Nour of London, Kazuri, Envy and Pasha.

Kt-Lu's

Getting in contact

Opening hours Opening times : 9.30-5.30 Monday- Saturday, closing early at 2.30 on Tuesdays.
Phone  01295 262163
Website http://www.kt-lus.co.uk/
Email [email protected]
Social media Twitter

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One Man Band Music Shop

One Man Band Music ShopOne Man Band Music Shop

One Man Band is a general music store based in Banbury’s Old Town shopping district.

The store is set out in three beautiful show rooms. We cater for every type of musician from the student to professional and have experts on hand to help you with your purchases.

Last night we were proud finalists at Cherwell Business awards in the Small Business of the Year 2015 category- thanks for all your support.

We have an online branch of the store, designed to offer you our best prices for store to door delivery.  The discounted prices you find here include the manufacturer’s warranty, but not the award-winning service we offer in store such as personal assistance, advice, continued support in the future, as well as the chance to see, feel and explore the products.

Guitars

Special offers

For a comprehensive buying experience with a range of reductions and special offers, we recommend you visit our shop, but for rock-bottom prices this is the place to be!

In-store services

We offer a range of services that encourage and support musicians, which has earned us many awards over the years.

  • Instrument repairs
  • Lessons / Rockschool
  • Instrument rental
  • Work experience
  • Short-term hire of band equipment
  • Vinyl and records care & maintenance

One Man Band Pianos

Getting in contact

Opening hours Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 5:15
Phone 01295 266788
Website http://ombmusic.co.uk
Email [email protected]
Address 8-9 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD
Social Media  Twitter

What else in Banbury’s Old Town?

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So Hair, Nails & Beauty

So Hair, Nails & Beauty

About So …

We are a modern hair, nail and beauty salon based in The Old Town area of Banbury town centre. We specialise in all areas of hair cutting, colouring and styling as well as HD brows, eyelash extensions, waxing and massage along with CND nail enhancements, manicures, pedicures, Minx and Shellac.

Relax in the hands of our professional stylists and therapists and let yourself drift away from the daily grind of work.

Our company ethos

We want you to look and feel good, and with our great inspirational ideals we will ensure that every visit to So… leaves you feeling radiant and revitalised.   Our team of talented stylists and beauty therapists will provide you with highly professional hair care, grooming and beauty therapy and above all a high level of customer service, so that you will want to come back time and time again.

Getting in contact

Opening hours Mon 09:00-17:30;Tue 09:00-19:30; Wed 09:00-17:30; Thu 09:00-19:30; Fri 09:00 – 18:00; Sat 09:00-17:00
Phone 01295 258082
Website http://www.so-hair-beauty-nails-banbury.com/
Email [email protected]
Address Parsons Street, Banbury’s Old Town
Social Media

 

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Frogabilia Art & Vontage Deco

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Located in the very heart of Banbury’s Old Town, Frogabilia offers wonderful decorative vintage antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro style and art.  Perfect for you, your home, and for gifts!

All their antique, retro and original contemporary pieces are sourced for their aesthetic value, quality of material, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  From cups and saucers and serving plates to vases and quirky ornaments, everything is chosen with care to bring you a truly inspirational resource for gifts, for your home and for you!

 Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Inspired design and art

Frogabilia took shape in 2011, dreamed up by artist Athanasia Mavroudi who has always been inspired by beautiful objects and original design.  Sourcing the best of retro style, quality antiques and deco design, Frogabilia brings you everything you need for inspiration, decoration and expression, for gifts, for your home, for you!

Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Unique and only available from Frogabilia are original paintings by Athanasia, in a range of sizes and materials but always with the same fascination with vibrant, metallic and autumnal colours, and bold use of texture and pattern.

 

Frogabilia Art & Vintage DecoOur philosophy

At Frogabilia we believe that beautiful objects can really enhance your life, making your domestic environment more inspiring and restful, creating harmony whilst expressing something of yourself.  Creating and decorating an interior is a creative process, and the results reflect who you really are.  We also like the idea that each object has a story to tell, and has been made with a lot of skill and craftsmanship, and with good quality, long-lasting materials (the odd chip here or there just adds to the charm).  The fact that these objects have survived, standing the test of time, proves their value.  We believe that you must choose the things that surround you by your inner feelings and not according to what fashion dictates, matching objects with your personality.  This is why you will find such a range of beautiful and quirky items in our shop alongside classic designs and styles.

 Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Contact info

Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Email [email protected]
Phone 07701 042625
Address 12 White Lion Walk, OX16 5UD Banbury, Oxfordshire
Directions Located in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town, in White Lion Walk, opposite Books & Ink
Social media Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Look what’s opposite!  Visit Books & Ink.  Antiquarian, new and second-hand books – all under one roof;

Online and instore, Books & Ink in Banbury

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Frogabilia Art & Vontage Deco

Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Located in the very heart of Banbury’s Old Town, Frogabilia offers wonderful decorative vintage antiques, collectibles, jewellery, retro style and art.  Perfect for you, your home, and for gifts!

All their antique, retro and original contemporary pieces are sourced for their aesthetic value, quality of material, craftsmanship and attention to detail.  From cups and saucers and serving plates to vases and quirky ornaments, everything is chosen with care to bring you a truly inspirational resource for gifts, for your home and for you!

 Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Inspired design and art

Frogabilia took shape in 2011, dreamed up by artist Athanasia Mavroudi who has always been inspired by beautiful objects and original design.  Sourcing the best of retro style, quality antiques and deco design, Frogabilia brings you everything you need for inspiration, decoration and expression, for gifts, for your home, for you!

Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Unique and only available from Frogabilia are original paintings by Athanasia, in a range of sizes and materials but always with the same fascination with vibrant, metallic and autumnal colours, and bold use of texture and pattern.

 

Frogabilia Art & Vintage DecoOur philosophy

At Frogabilia we believe that beautiful objects can really enhance your life, making your domestic environment more inspiring and restful, creating harmony whilst expressing something of yourself.  Creating and decorating an interior is a creative process, and the results reflect who you really are.  We also like the idea that each object has a story to tell, and has been made with a lot of skill and craftsmanship, and with good quality, long-lasting materials (the odd chip here or there just adds to the charm).  The fact that these objects have survived, standing the test of time, proves their value.  We believe that you must choose the things that surround you by your inner feelings and not according to what fashion dictates, matching objects with your personality.  This is why you will find such a range of beautiful and quirky items in our shop alongside classic designs and styles.

 Frogabilia Antiques, Art & Vintage Deco

Contact info

Opening hours
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sat: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Email [email protected]
Phone 07701 042625
Address 12 White Lion Walk, OX16 5UD Banbury, Oxfordshire
Directions Located in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town, in White Lion Walk, opposite Books & Ink
Social media Frogabilia Art & Vintage Deco

Look what’s opposite!  Visit Books & Ink.  Antiquarian, new and second-hand books – all under one roof;

Online and instore, Books & Ink in Banbury