Flash back to 2019. It got off to a great start when a new addition arrived in my family in late January! At the beginning of the year, I was looking for a place to host a baby shower and I am so pleased that I came across Wayland’s Yard.
An independent coffee shop in the heart of Worcester, the Yard has firmly established itself as a hub for brunch, lunch and coffee nuts, and is the go-to place for its many regulars as well as passers by. Their mantra is to create a space for the community to enjoy, and that’s exactly what they have. With their Worcester base full of friendly faces, a second store in Birmingham and a third venture now in Bristol too they are spreading the love throughout the Midlands and beyond.
With a real passion for coffee, for food and for their customers, Waylands Yard is like a home from home. But they don’t rest on their laurels. By constantly collaborating with other local suppliers and enterprises, and always striving to serve the best beverages, they are simply going from strength to strength.
Its easy to see why the stores are firm favourites among the locals for a weekend pick-me-up, but I was thrilled to find that their venues are also available to hire - the Birmingham branch in particular offering a spacious venue for any type of event. But the real selling point, as the name might suggest, is Worcester’s back yard. A fabulous outside space which provides a lovely location for people to network and mingle. And if you need catering, this will not disappoint!
Our baby shower menu was made up of simple sandwiches, salads and fries but they were exceptionally tasty… and the other options we were offered were equally as tempting! If you are looking for cute canapes, wholesome hotdogs, or anything in between, Wayland’s create bespoke items tailed to your needs. So if you need a place to host an event with some amazing fittle available, I would certainly recommend these guys! Or simply pop in and sample something off the menu, and why not grab a cheeky treat from the counter to go with your coffee?! You will be welcomed with open arms.
The story of Sam, the founder, and the team at Waylands is inspiring. Head to their websiteto read all about their journey and their wonderful values and community spirit. Check out their Yard Fried Chicken, the OddKin Coffee roastery, and drop in on their Instagram page too, although be warned it will get your tummy rumbling!