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.
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.
2007 saw us open our smallest shop in Oakham, and in June 2008 we moved further south to Olney, 10 miles north of Milton Keynes. Later in 2008 we opened in Uppingham.
However, as with all things in life, all good things come to an end, and we gradually sold off the various shops until in May 2016 we had finally come full circle and just had the original – and clearly the best – cafe in Oundle.