If you’re a Kirkby Lonsdale local, you’ll probably be aware of the popular independent coffee brand, Kircabi Roasters.
We’ve always enjoyed the Kircabi Roasters coffee and we were delighted when an opportunity presented itself to take over the brand and relocate it to The Royal Barn.
Stuart Taylor, co-owner of The Royal Barn and Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, said: “We’re thrilled to be incorporating the Kircabi Roasters brand with Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. We know the coffee is incredibly popular in and around the town and Anthony Gatrell has done a fantastic job of introducing his quality coffee to Kirkby Lonsdale.”
Co-owner James Law added: “This new offering complements our passion for craft beer and I’m sure will be popular with our daytime customers, as well as in the evening. Our ethos is centred upon quality, consistency and passion in everything we do, and we’ll certainly be continuing Kircabi Roasters’ same high standards for coffee.”
Anthony Gatrell, who launched Kircabi Roasters, said: “It’s mixed emotions for me as juggling the business with a full-time job and a young family hasn’t been easy. However, I’m very proud of the Kircabi brand and I didn’t want it to be the end of the road for the business. Kircabi will be a perfect fit for Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. The Royal Barn is in a great location and is a complementary offering to their selection of craft beer.”
The coffee will be roasted on-site at The Royal Barn – Kircabi Roasters’ gas-fired roaster is located on the mezzanine overlooking the bar.
News of the relocation was picked up by a number of media outlets, including Taste Magazine, SIBA, In-Cumbria, Lancaster Guardian and The Westmorland Gazette.
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