When I moved to Worcester I noticed that Wayland’s Yard was soon to be opened. Having lived in Manchester, home of endless coffee places in the Northern Quarter, I was excited to be able to get a fix of good coffee in a city swimming with crappy chains.
See I’m proper coffee snob. Mainly because I’m not naturally a coffee drinker (hello giant cups of Yorkshire tea) so I need decent coffee. Not the burnt kind that chains like to serve. Of course, this is where Wayland’s Yard come in. Their talented baristas will be able to suggest to you the kind of coffee you may like to try, whether you’re a seasoned coffee lover or just starting out.
It’s not just coffee that Wayland’s Yard have on offer, it’s a wonderful space to chill out as well. They have a yoga studio upstairs (which I really must check out) for those wanting to find their inner zen. The yard out back is perfect for sunny days and there’s plenty of free wifi to go round. I have been known to spend my time wisely here when the train is delayed (conveniently it is right next to the train station!) It’s also incredibly dog friendly, lots of doggos to give cuddles too (if the owner lets you!)
Back to coffee. As I said before the baristas at Wayland’s Yard know their stuff. When we visited a few weekends back Dr W and I got to try out some amazing coffee. Perfectly curated lattes and a V60 coffee using a sweet and chocolatey tasting coffee from Method Roasters. V60 coffee is slowly dripped through a filter for four minutes with the right amount of water. It creates a really smooth coffee that doesn’t need any milk. I will be ordering coffee that way again – I don’t mind the wait.
Prior to our visit we had done a bit of early morning Christmas shopping (to beat the crowds). So naturally we were starving and decided on brunch. Dr W ordered the mammoth Warrior Breakfast, and I went with the slightly smaller Fry Up. Both use locally sourced products, including bread from Ma Baker. Both were delicious and we didn’t have long to wait between ordering and the food arriving. Spoiler Alert. I’ve eaten at Wayland’s Yard before, other things I can recommend on the menu – the Sriracha Quesadilla, the Pulled Pork Bun and the Dirty Fries. To be honest I have been slowly working my way through the menu!
Christmas Festival and Craft Market
During our visit Wayland’s Yard were hosting their first (and hopefully annual now!) Christmas Festival and Craft Market. This event was held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December and as well as hosting over 40 crafters and businesses, there was amazing live music from local musicians and even a choir. I really enjoyed chatting to the crafters and even purchased a few Christmas presents whilst there! I’m hoping that there will be more events like this as Wayland’s Yard is an incredible space – I had no idea how big it was until I ventured upstairs.
Have you checked out Wayland’s Yard yet? What would you pick for brunch? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. I was invited down to Wayland’s Yard to check out the food and the festive market. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own. Thanks to Sam and Polly for the invite!
P.P.S. Wayland’s Yard is located at 6 Foregate St, Worcester WR1 1DB.