Posted: Wed 20th Nov 2019

Updated: Wed 20th Nov

Two indie coffee shops in Wrexham feature in prestigious coffee guide for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 20th, 2019

Two independent coffee shops located in the heart of Wrexham town centre have made it into a prestigious guide.

Bank Street Social and King Street Coffee, operated by Andy and Phil Gallanders, are featured in
the ‘Independent Coffee Guide’. The book celebrates the top industry recommended coffee shops and roasteries.

Now in its fifth year entry into the guide is handpicked by leading experts to help users discover game-changing indie coffee shops across the UK and Ireland.

What make this more special is that the Wrexham duo are only seven that qualified in North Wales and two of them are in Wrexham.

Bank Street Social joins King Street Coffee Company, located in Wrexham bus station, who are celebrating they third consecutive year inclusion to the guide.

Andy Gallanders from Bank Street Social said: “It might sound daft but it feels like Christmas has come early. It’s a huge honour to be included in this guide.

“We have worked incredibly hard to be able to achieve this accolade. To finally be able join King Street Coffee Company is great.

“Phil from KSCC not only a competitor but also my brother so the family rivalry has between us has spurred me on to achieve my shops entry.”

King Street Coffee Company first made it into the guide in 2017 and this will be the third year for the coffee shop in the bus station.

Phil said: “It’s great to still be considered for the guide again, I’ve used previous guides myself and over the years we have even had customers visit Wrexham just to try our coffee.

“It’s nice to know that we are bringing in a little bit of tourism to our town.”

Joe Bickerton, Wrexham Destination Manager: “Both Bank Street Social and King Street Coffee have raised the bar over the last couple of years as regards delivering both great artisan coffee, contributing to community life and the visitor welcome within Wrexham.

“Inclusion into the Independent Coffee Guide, not only a stamp of approval for the shops but raises further awareness of Wrexham as a food & drink destination.”

Cllr Marc Jones, who represents the Grosvenor ward, said: “The Gallanders brothers have done themselves proud again, and it’s great to see both King Street Coffee and Bank Street Social in the Independent Coffee Guide.

“They have shown that they are thriving instead of just surviving and really putting Wrexham on the map for a great cup of coffee.

“I look forward to seeing what the future brings for these artisanal entrepreneurs.”

Coffee lover? You can get your hands on a copy of the guide from both Bank Street Social and King Street Coffee Company.

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