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Gap, GapKids & GapBaby

Gap Kids and Baby GapFounded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap has become a leading global brand and first opened its doors in the UK in 1987, being the first store outside of the United States. It is a popular retailer for fashion for all ages: men, women, children and babies, and GapKids is specifically aimed at kids with style. Striving to be ‘one of the world’s greatest places to work’, they have won many awards for fashion and business, including seven times winner of Ethisphere Magazine’s World’s Most Ethical Company.

 

Their Story

In 1969, Don Fisher couldn’t find a pair of jeans to fit him. So what did he do? He opened his own store with his wife Doris. The name, ‘Gap’ referred to the ‘generation gap’, which was a term popular in the 60s for describing the differences between people of the younger and older generations. The Fishers’ aim was to create a brand that responded to customers’ needs with integrity and creativity, and that was committed to ethical practices and philanthropic work. They had no idea that the brand would become such a successful, world-wide company. GapKids was first opened in 1986, and has become a popular choice for children’s fashions.

Did you know…?

When they first opened in 1969 a pair of jeans cost around $7. There are about ten miles of their storefront windows around the world. They employ around 136,000 people globally. In 2004 they established a Clean Water Program to monitor the wastewater discharge in the denim laundries. Another programme they introduced is PACE (Personal Advancement, Career Enhancement), which helps to empower female workers in India and Sri Lanka.

The Banbury store

In Gap Banbury you will find all the usual high quality clothes, accessories and personal care items that make this store a leading global brand and they can be found in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre.

Ye Olde Reine Deer

Ye Olde Reine Deer InnA traditional 15th century pub

A crackling fire, fine food and real ale will perfectly round off your visit to the historic town of Banbury at Ye Olde Reine Deer.

A warm welcome awaits you at Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, which dates back to the 15th century. It is a characterful and atmospheric pub where once Oliver Cromwell held court arranging future battles.  Its high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room create a unique atmosphere.

Historic, unspoilt traditional pub: well kept Hook Norton ales, delicious food and friendly service.

As well as sampling our local real ales, wines and spirits, we offer an extensive menu created by our experienced chefs that’s both affordable and delicious.

With our daytime bar menu available from noon until 3pm, 7 days a week, and a daily specials board, we offer the perfect way to unwind after a morning of shopping.  And if it’s a Sunday we serve a Sunday Roast from the chef’s joint of the day!

Some history ….

The Globe RoomYe Olde Reindeer Inn dates back to the 15th century and probably offers the best pub food in the market town of Banbury.  Tables near log fires are particularly popular during the winter months.  A fine range of local ales, wines and excellent spirits compliment a fine menu.

Globe room available for bookings all year round…

The atmospheric inn is of great local historic importance.  Oliver Cromwell held court in the pub, arranging future battles.  There are high beams, wooden floors and benches and the famous Globe Room, the paneling of which was held at the Victoria and Albert museum until 1946 and has now been returned.  For more details on the English Civil War and the Reindeer Inn’s involvement, scroll further down.

Ye Olde Reine Deer restaurant

We’re proud of our food menu created by experienced chefs.  It offers exactly what you would expect of the pub but at very affordable prices.  We say, save some pennies for the ale!  Our day time bar menu is available seven days a week from noon until 3pm.  Our ‘Specials’ board is updated daily so pop in while you’re shopping to see what’s on offer.

Our dishes are all prepared to order here at Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, and at our busiest times may result in a short wait. We appreciate your understanding.

We have a policy of sourcing locally as much produce as possible.  Our meat is rarebreed and traceable, poultry free range and our fish is delivered daily. 

Hook Norton ales at Ye Olde Reine Deer

Ye Olde Reine Deer history & The Globe Room

The Globe Room had a high ceiling and richly carved panelled walls with pillars, shields, scrolls and cherubs.  Above the panelling was an ornamented frieze covered in a mixture of angels and scrolls.  Surmounting the whole room was a magnificent honeycomb-patterned plaster ceiling rich with flowers, urns and scrolls with mermaid like figures appearing at intervals.  On the east side is a great mullioned window of eight bays, with a carved oak ionic pillar on each side of it and at either end of this wall are carved oak doorways.

It is believed to be very likely that the Globe Room was used regularly by Oliver Cromwell as his headquarters and more interestingly, as a court room to sit in judgement in one of the several Royalist trials that took place during the Civil War. We know this because of an engraving showing him seated behind a desk in front of the great mullioned window with an unfortunate captive in front of him.  A copy of this engraving can be seen in the Globe Room.

It is also thought that Cromwell may have used the Globe Room to plan one or both of the sieges of Banbury Castle that stood on the north side of the Market Place.

Getting in contact

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 til 23:00 Sunday: 12:00 til 22:30 Food times – 12:00 til 15:00
Websitehttp://www.ye-olde-reinedeer-inn-banbury.co.uk/
Phone(01295) 270972
Address47 Parson Street, Banbury, OX16 5NA
DirectionsHead from Banbury’s Old Town and we’ll be found on Parsons Street at the Church Lane entrance.

The pub caters for coach parties and out of town shoppers, although for large groups we kindly ask you to telephone in advance to avoid disappointment, particularly in the summer months.

Banbury Bridal

Where the dream begins …

Banbury Bridal, formerly Wedding Belles of Banbury, have been supplying Bridal and Bridesmaids Gowns to customers from both in and around Banbury for over 25 years.  At Wedding Belles we believe that choosing a wedding dress should be an enjoyable, stress-free experience.

We aim to make you feel special, and to make sure that you have the perfect dress for the perfect day.  Our caring and welcoming staff will attend to you personally to help you find the right gown for you, giving us the reputation as Banbury’s friendliest wedding boutique.

Whether you want sophisticated or romantic, simple or dramatic, we are experts in finding the right wedding dress for you in our pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, seven days a week.  If necessary, we will also make alterations while you wait.

Not only that, but with the cost of the average wedding well into five figures, our competitive prices will take some of the stress out of the preparations. We have a wide range of collections from new season designer to off the peg bridal gowns, so any bride can find the dress of her dreams at a price within her budget.  With over 400 designer gowns in stock, our many suppliers include Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo, Classique for Brides and Romantica of Devon, ensuring styles to suit all tastes.  We also cover a wide range of sizes from 8 to 32.

Wedding gowns at Banbury Bridal

To finish off your look, we also have a wide selection of accessories, including veils, headdresses and designer shoes from Katz and Rainbow Club.

Gowns for every occasion

Is your wedding taking place in a unique setting?  Perhaps a tropical beach, a country house or on board ship?  Or will it be a winter wedding?  Whatever the setting or the weather, we can supply the perfect gown for the occasion, again in a wide range of sizes and styles.

Bridal gowns, bridesmaids, evening and prom dresses

As well as bridal gowns for weddings, our evening and prom dresses are perfect for that special occasion such as New Years Eve or dinner party.

Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo and many more

Visit our website to see a preview of some of our latest wedding dresses by Alfred Angelo, Maggie Sottero, Romantica, Opulence and Pure. Here you can also see some of the testimonials from satisfied customers, all of whom have remarked on our friendly and helpful service as well as our excellent range of prices and styles.

If you have a wedding coming up, be sure to visit us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest promotions, forthcoming events and all things weddings, so you can be sure to take advantage of any sales and perhaps find a gown from as little as £150.

Banbury Bridal Gown

Contact information

Phone01295 254621
Opening hours9am – 5pm Monday to Wednesday ; 9.30am – 5pm Thursday ; 9.00am – 5pm Friday & Saturday ; 11am – 3pm Sunday
Email[email protected]
Websitehttps://www.banbury-bridal-boutique.co.uk/
social mediaFacebook

For more bridal gowns and wedding suppliers in the Banbury area read our guide here.

Kids Exclusive

Kids Exclusive Department Store

From twelve minutes to twelve years, always Kids Exclusive

As well as our range of new clothes on our ground floor, we also now buy and sell any kids’ clothing for between 0 and 5 years, so if you have bought something for a special occasion that you know is only going to be worn once, it doesn’t have to be an expensive one-off that will spend the rest of its life in the back of a drawer or the attic.   As long as it is still in good condition, bring it back to us; we will buy it back from you and sell it on to be used again.  We don’t just take clothing; we also buy and sell shoes, prams, push chairs, cots, baths, toys, baby bouncers, books and more.

Kids Exclusive

Weddings and much more …

Everyone loves a wedding, and of course the main focus is the bride.  But who doesn’t also love a young bridesmaid or page boy for that special ‘Aah’ moment?  And its lovely to see all the invited children at a wedding all dressed up in smart or pretty clothes.  At Kids Exclusive we specialise in kids’ clothes for weddings and all special occasions, so you can be sure they will look their best on the day.

The kids wedding specialist …

We offer a wide range of clothes for children from 0 to 12: bridesmaid dresses, page boy suits and a full range of special occasion clothes to suit the day.  We also offer a complete measuring and fitting service so you can be sure that each suit and dress fits perfectly on the big day.  Our tailoring and seamstress service also offers a follow-up appointment for any last minute final alterations.

Christening soon?

And we offer so much more than just wedding clothes; we also have a wide range of christening clothes, including some ‘good-as-new’ second hand clothing from as little as £1.  Our full christening range is on the first floor, catering from the new-born up to 14 years.

For all special occasions involving children, we have the dress or suit to fit, whether it’s a communion, confirmation or any other special day, and all clothing can be altered to fit with our special tailoring service.

Contact Us

Opening hoursWe are open from 10.30am until 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Wednesday’s and Sundays by appointment only.
Phone & text01295 262112 OR SMS / Text : 07954 080313
Ages0-12 years
Location37-38 Church Lane, Banbury, OX16 5LX, opposite Betts Butchers
Email enquiries[email protected]
Social mediaFacebookTwitter

For a list of other shops in Banbury’s Old Town click here.

Superior Interiors Banbury, Painting and Decorating

Painting and decorators in Banbury

Superior Interiors are a Banbury based Painting and Decorating business providing a friendly service with an eye for detail, guaranteed to be reflected in a quality finish.

  • Full Public liability insurance, for peace of mind.
  • Quality assured.
  • We use the best products available.
  • No hidden extras.
  • Free quotations and advice with no obligation.
  • We will respect your premises, leaving it secure, clean & tidy.
  • Work the hours that best suit the client.
Banbury-based painters and decorators, Superior Interiors, is owned and run by Tony Austin. Tony takes great personal care over the quality of his work and always leave his customers happy with the completed job. Most of Tony’s painting and decorating business is repeat custom and ‘word of mouth’ jobs, which shows the quality of his work and his commitment to a superior finish.

Decorating services

We can offer a wide variety of services to the householder or business user, painting, wallpapering, tiling and general repairs, with no job too small.

  • Painting.
  • Wallpapering.
  • Tiling.
  • General Repairs.
  • No Job too small.
Consultation, call to speak about latest advances in paint technology / application

 

Phone01295 272115
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.superiorinteriors-banbury.co.uk/
Social mediaFacebook

For a listing of our Home and Garden category visit here.

Lyn Hawes Designs – Kitchens with Style

Lyn Hawes Designs is an independent, local business founded by Lyn Hawes FdA. Lyn is a Degree qualified kitchen designer with over twenty years experience, and after working with a number of companies around Oxfordshire, she decided to establish her own business in order to be able to offer clients the high quality design and customer service normally only associated with the most expensively priced kitchens and bedrooms

Whether you have a small apartment or a large country residence, and quality and customer service is important to you, Lyn Hawes Designs are the company to call.

We also offer a wide range of work surfaces, appliances, sinks and taps to complete your ideal kitchen.

With over 25 years of experience in kitchen design, Lyn Hawes decided to establish a design business in Banbury so that she could offer high class personal service to people and businesses all over Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties of Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire and Berkshire. Her aim was to offer clients high quality design and customer service, but without the usually exclusive price tag.

Lyn is one of the only people in the country to have a degree in Kitchen and Bathroom Design, which she achieved at the University of Hull. Lyn Hawes Designs is also the only independent kitchen specialist in Oxfordshire with a Trustmark status, which means that they are regularly checked for quality, financial and legal requirements. They are also fully insured and CIS registered, with a full Health and Safety policy where fitting is required.

Kitchens with style

An astonishing wide range of kitchens is on offer to suit your personal requirements and budget, with all products made from quality materials. You can choose from a range of contemporary designs, with smooth lines and bright or light colours, or you might prefer a more traditional design, using wood finishes and classic touches.

Each piece is made individually by hand by a skilled team of cabinet makers working from prepared worksheets, and using on the highest and latest quality materials. This results in a quality, durable kitchen that you can truly be proud of.

As well as kitchens, Lyn Hawes Designs also offers a range of worktops, appliances, sinks and taps and storage solutions – everything you need to make life easier, all suited to your particular needs.

Company Ethos

We offer complete originality in our designs. We do not use any other designs but our own, so when you come to Lyn Hawes Designs, you will get something completely unique and made to your requirements.

We also aim to quote lower than other companies, and to give you outstanding personal service, which you often will not get in larger companies.

If you want to know what customers have said, read the testimonials page on our website.

Getting in Touch

Telephone01295 254788
Email[email protected]
Websitehttp://www.lynhawes.com/

For a listing of our Home and Garden category visit here.