Bewiched set to open Wellingborough drive-thru

The independent coffee chain started out in the town in 2010

By Sam Wildman
Monday, 18th July 2022, 3:16 pm

Northamptonshire’s independent coffee chain Bewiched is set to bring a drive-thru to the town where it opened its first store.

The popular firm will move into Station Island at Wellingborough’s Stanton Cross next year after Decorum Estates snapped up Parcel 12 at the Vistry development.

Bewiched opened its first store in Church Street in 2010 and now has more than a dozen outlets, including a drive-thru at Northampton’s Moulton Park.

How the new drive-thru will look

A planning application for the new drive-thru at Station Island has been submitted, with Decorum set to hand over the new premises by mid-2023.

Matt Fountain, managing director at Bewiched Coffee, said: "Wellingborough is where our business started and it is brilliant to be opening our second drive-thru unit there, having opened the UK and Europe's first purpose-built drive thru coffee offer last year. This sits alongside our wider drive-thru strategy with five more in the pipeline. We are confident we can bring something new and better to drive-thru offers in Wellingborough.

"Station Island is an exciting mix of business, retail and food offers, obviously it is adjacent to the train station, but the wider development will offer so much more from a residential and leisure perspective."

Chris Carlisle, director at Decorum, said: “We are delighted to have secured this strategic site at Station Island working closely with Lee Barrett and Chris Tompkins at Vistry. It is a pleasure to continue to work with Matt Fountain at Bewiched Coffee, a true regional success story.”