Luke Champion at The Hollybush in Witney talks us through his new sandwich shop and deli

Situated directly opposite The Hollybush in Witney is an old Chapel.

So when the site became available it was a no brainer for myself and Alex Vaughn, the landlords who took over and relaunched The Hollybush two years ago, to take that on as well. To actually be able to stand outside the pub and look at the shop seemed pretty handy to us.

We have been looking at a few options over the last few months and genuinely had no idea this space was going to become available. When it did we had to move fast, first to secure the lease, but mainly to work on our vision for a Sandwich Shop & Deli as we had no idea at that point how it would work.

Three weeks later and we had decided on a vision; a clean, happy and speedy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack stop for foodies on the go or “Fast Foodies” as we have decided to name them.

Using the Hollybush as a production kitchen we are able to supply top quality food to stock in the shop. Homemade blueberry muffins, Hollybush brownies, sausage rolls and scotch eggs all available from 8am alongside UE Coffee and delicious overnight oats in different flavours for the more health conscious.

All stuff I personally was looking for in Witney while getting that delicate balance right between eating delicious food and making sure one is eating cleanly enough to keep the flab at bay!

For lunch we offer home baked baguettes, fillings such as Low & Slow BBQ Beef brisket, Teriyaki Pork Belly with Kimchi and Hoi Sin Duck all slow cooked by the kitchen team at The Hollybush, and delicious too.

For the healthy days; super food salads with a choice of dressing, the option to add protein such as roasted chicken breast, salmon, grilled halloumi and more. Endless classic fillings, brioche buns, farmhouse sarnies and a drinks fridge full of the most up to date, delicious sort drinks with ethical and natural ingredients. Karma Cola, Chi Coconut Water and Charitea Iced Tea to name a few.

In essence, we wanted The Hollybush Sandwich Shop & Deli to be a place where you can eat as many times as you want over the week, for everyone. Amazing artisan coffee is therefore served daily from 8am to 5pm for the boost we all need at certain times in the day!

The deli also has the same vision of local produce as we have adopted at The Hollybush, top quality ingredients from suppliers such as Aubrey Allen Butchers, Kingfisher Brixham and Roots of Oxford all cooked with the same love, care and passion as our food at the pub.

Hollybush Sandwich Shop & Deli