Where It All Started
Beans Coffee Stop Limited was the brainchild of Phil & Karen Gilbert during late 2003, and meticulous planning lead to the opening of the first Beans in Oundle on the 16th of February 2004. This shop was an overnight success and was quickly joined by a second, in the centre of Stamford, which opened in late November 2004. Over the years, Karen has suffered from numerous bouts of Cancer and ongoing Chemotherapy treatments and the businesses often must take a back seat, so after much great success and with a heavy heart, in the summer of 2015, our Stamford shop did sadly close.
In July 2006, Beans opened its third shop in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. Venturing into new territory, both in its layout and location, Beans of Higham complimented the other shops perfectly. In June 2008 saw us move further south to Olney, 10 miles north of Milton Keynes, and in September of that year we opened in Uppingham – our Rutland shop.
In October 2015, the reins of our Uppingham shop were handed over to our Manager whom is due to take the store on as her own venture, ‘Coppergate’. We wish her all the luck in the world, and the best for the future of her new business.