Coffee drinkers will have to get their caffeine hit elsewhere after a popular shop closed.

Regulars said the closure of Costa Coffee on Welch Way in Witney last week was "sad" and "a shame" and they praised the "polite and friendly" staff.

The store had seven team members who Costs said it was "supporting where we can following the store closure, including offering redeployment opportunities at the other local stores where appropriate".

A spokesperson said: "As a business, we regularly review our store estate across the UK to ensure it is right for our communities and our teams.

"This can include the closing or renovation of existing stores, or indeed the opening of new stores."

Despite the closure, Witney is well-served by chain coffee shops including Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Coffee#1.

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There are also multiple independently-run cafes such as Coffeesmith, Huffkins and UE Coffee Roasters.

Costa itself has two other outlets in Witney which it is redirecting customers to.

A Costa Coffee spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that the Costa Coffee store on Welch Way in Witney closed its doors on Monday 5 June.

"We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause but we’re pleased to be able to continue to serve the community their favourite Costa Coffee from our two nearby stores – Witney Woolgate Shopping Centre, and Witney Eastnor Place drive-thru.”