A WORLD-WIDE coffee chain will open its first Barry store tomorrow – Friday, November 20 – creating 20 local jobs in the process.

The new Starbucks drive thru will open in the Waterfront Retail Park, opposite Morrisons, from 11am on its first day.

It will be operated by Starbucks licensee, The Magic Bean Company.


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To celebrate the opening, there will be a ribbon cutting hosted by the store manager, Fern Hodgson, and representatives from local charity partner, Barnardo’s, at 11am.

The store will support Barnardo’s as its local charity partner.

Barnardo’s provides support services for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Starbucks values building strong and lasting relationships within store communities through partnerships with local charities, community groups and residents.

The first 10 customers to visit the store will receive a gift box filled with Starbucks merchandise.

Customers are invited to visit the store to enjoy Starbucks holiday menu, with returning festive favourites, the Toffee Nut Latte, Gingerbread Latte, and Eggnog Latte available.

Customers can also try Starbucks new items this season, including the Truffle Deluxe Hot Chocolate and The One with the Gravy Layer Sandwich.

General manager at The Magic Bean Company, Gayl Norman said: “We are so excited to open our new store in Barry and the team are closely following guidance from both government and health authorities to keep everyone safe in store.

"We can’t wait to start welcoming new faces over the next few weeks.”

The store will be ‘to-go’ only until December, 4 with customers able to order for takeaway using Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay and Drive Thru services.

Starbucks coffee is 99 per cent ethically sourced and accredited by Conservation International under the C.A.F.E. Practices programme.

Starbucks offers a 25p discount to all customers who bring a reusable cup when purchasing a drink.

The new drive thru store is in the Waterfront Retail Park, Heol Ceinog, Barry, and open from 6am until 10pm, Monday to Sunday.