Starbucks to open at the Willow Brook Centre on Wednesday (14th December)

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Staff at the new Starbucks restaurant and drive-through in Bradley Stoke prepare to welcome the first guests.

A new Starbucks store, operated by regional licensee Cobra Coffee, will be opening in Bradley Stoke tomorrow (Wednesday 14th December 2022), creating 17 new jobs in the local community.

To celebrate the opening, the store will be offering 50 lucky customers complimentary reusable cups every day for the first week.

This will be the sixth Starbucks store in and around Bristol operated by Cobra Coffee, which is owned by Southern Co-op.

Customers are invited to enjoy the Holiday menu including the new Praline Cookie Hot Chocolate, or try Starbucks new Holiday food items, including the Pigs under Blanket Roll and Toffee Nut Muffin. Starbucks UK proudly serves a broad range of dairy alternative options, including oat, soya, almond and coconut – all available at no extra charge.

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Bradley Stoke store manager, Simone Guerreiro, said:

“I joined Cobra Coffee two-and-a-half years ago as a supervisor and worked my way up becoming an assistant manager and now store manager. We are excited to open our new store in Bradley Stoke and look forward to welcoming the local community.”

The new store, based at the town’s Willow Brook shopping centre, will offer Too Good To Go from 18th December – a leading surplus food app connecting customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold food.

Photo of a Starbucks restaurant nearing completion.
The new Starbucks restaurant and drive-through at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, pictured after fencing around the site had been removed in December 2022.

Andy Wynn, centre manager at Willow Brook, said:

“There has been a lot of people looking forward to the opening of this new Starbucks store which will bring a new flavour to shopping at Willow Brook. The regional licensee operating this branch has a great team of people who have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and I’m looking forward to trying the festive range of food and drink.”

The drive-through store has a contemporary design, with a selection of indoor and outdoor seating, offering customers the opportunity to enjoy a handcrafted cup of coffee and relax with free wi-fi.

Photo of the inside of a Starbucks restaurant.
Inside the new Starbucks restaurant at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke.

Customers can order via the Starbucks UK App, available for iPhone and Android, to order ahead, skip the queue and collect to takeaway. Delivery will also be fully available within the month to all customers via Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Starbucks is committed to 100 percent ethically sourced coffee in partnership with Conservation International. The cornerstone of its ethical sourcing approach to buying coffee is Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices.

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


Store location

The new store is located on the northern edge of the car park at the Willow Brook Centre, adjacent to the new McDonald’s restaurant which opened in September.

Vehicular access is via the private road into the shopping centre from the roundabout on Savages Wood Road (near the Three Brooks public house). N.B. There is no direct vehicular access off Bradley Stoke Way.

The Willow Brook Centre
Savages Wood Road
Bradley Stoke
BS32 8BS

?️ View the store location on Google Maps.

Opening hours

The opening hours of the Bradley Stoke Starbucks restaurant and drive-through are:

  • Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 7am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 6pm
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Project timeline

Plans for the Starbucks restaurant, along with the neighbouring McDonald’s outlet, were first revealed more than four years ago in February 2018. Both units were granted planning permission on appeal in January 2020, after South Gloucestershire Council had twice rejected the application.

Work at the site finally began in January 2022, when it was stated that both restaurants could be open by August. The steel framework for the Starbucks building was in place by early April, but progress slowed after that.

Photo of the steel framework for a building.
Steel framework for the new Starbucks restaurant at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke, in early April 2022.

The McDonald’s outlet finally began trading on Wednesday 14th September 2022, but it has taken a further three months for the Starbucks store to open its doors. During this period, Cobra Coffee would only say that it had “a few elements to finalise” and that it was “working hard to make this happen as soon as possible”.

More photos: McDonald’s and Starbucks in Bradley Stoke (Album on Google Photos)

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  1. Starbucks is a welcome addition to the Willow Brook Centre! It was a good visit – a little untidy, but I think they will get to grips with that soon. Recommended.

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