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I used to buy oil at a refill store. Do you need me to explain that? OK. You take your own bottle, they refill it with oil. Why bother? Because all oil bought in shops has some plastic. Yes even the glass bottles with the plastic lined metal lid and the plastic lined tins of oil.

2015 and it was back to the plastic!  Defra  banned ‘On tap’ olive oil. The following is taken form their website….

“These oils mustn’t be sold ‘on tap’ in their pure form: extra virgin olive oil, virgin olive oil, olive oil composed of refined olive oils and virgin olive oils, olive pomace oil

Today (2016)

I went to Todmorden and found that the Bear Co-op were selling olive oil on tap.

I have no idea what is going on! For now you can buy olive oil on tap from

The Bear Co-op, Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

In the past I have seen it at

The butchers St Agnes, Devon

Wholefood Supermarket Cheltenham & London

And (thanks to Carol Henshaw) the following in Scotland

Demijohn – Victoria St, Edinburgh refill oil & vinegar (and spirits at Demijohn).

There there was this conversation on Facebook….

Lyn Bull Their deli in silver arcade in the centre of Leicester may also do refills but not checked

Sheena Hatton Claremont Farm in Wirral (oils and vinegars) and Spar in Llanfyllin.

Lyn Bull Vom Fass (oils, vinegars, spirits etc) have two shops in Cardiff and Milton Keynes . The rest are franchises but not found their locations.http://www.vomfassuk.com/storelocator

Sarah Seferi Ah there’s one in Dartford in bluewater shopping centre but that’s now call il gusto but exactly the same

Lyn Bull ‘Oil and Vinegar’ Inverness http://www.oilvinegar.com/

Amanda Evans Holland and Barrett in St David’s 2 shopping centre in Cardiff has a lot of different varieties of refillable oil, but they don’t like you bringing your own containers I just insisted that as the bottle I already had was theirs I should be able to use it again, but they got grumpy about “hygeine issues” so I just did it anyway XD

Ruth Jennaway Went to this cafe/deli at the weekend. Lots of oils on tap.http://www.eynsham-emporium.co.uk/giftsplease

With stunning flavours, perfectly stored and beautifully presented our Ex-Virgin Olive Oils and Sweet…
EYNSHAM-EMPORIUM.CO.UK
Åsa Pamphilon Holand andBarrer in Chelmsford. I havent yet refilled but it is clearly two different prices for their bottle and oil/vinegar or just a refill so I assume I will have no problems. Maybe I had better leave some oil in the bottle so it is clear it has been used!

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  1. Demijohn – Victoria St, Edinburgh and a grocery shop on Marchmont Road, Edinburgh also refill oil & vinegar (and spirits at Demijohn).

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