Wayland's Yard

by [email protected] in Worcester

We did it
On 2nd October 2016 we successfully raised £10,385 with 145 supporters in 24 days

A project to help speciality coffee shop, Wayland's Yard get off the ground. A community hub, serving proper coffee and proper food :)

by [email protected] in Worcester


Wayland’s Yard will be a place for the whole community to gather and enjoy proper coffee and proper food. Whether it’s to meet friends, make new friends, work on your latest project or simply grab a coffee before jumping on the train - Wayland’s has got you covered.

With a passion for speciality coffee and a rugby season spent on the sidelines due to injury, the concept of Wayland's Yard has been brought to life. Sam Smith, recently retired from playing professional rugby with Worcester Warriors and formally Harlequins, has made the most of his time being injured by making his long-term dream a reality. This isn't just another coffee shop, but a way for Sam to give back to Worcester, the city that he now calls home.

(To read more visit www.waylandsyard.com)



Crowd funding is all about the community getting behind projects, helping them to get off the ground, in order to become a long term success - we know that we can't do this without YOUR help. Anyone that joins our crowdfund will instantly become part of the Wayland's Yard team and will have the satisfaction of knowing that they gave this business, that truly aims to give back to the community, the jumpstart it needs.


Obviously a huge thank you from us, but also:

  • Free coffees
  • Drawing yourself onto our epic wall mural, designed by local street artist Viktor Void
  • Wayland's t-shirt
  • Free cake on your birthday for life
  • 10% off food and hot drinks
  • Home brew classes - learn to make coffee the Wayland's way at home


We took on this Grade II listed Georgian townhouse as a serious project of love (it had mushrooms growing in one of the stairwells!!!!) and since June have been carefully restoring it to it's former glory, ready to share with all of you guys!

The money that we raise from this project will be used for three primary aspects:

1. To renovate our beautiful upstairs room, including it's marble fireplace, into a multifunctional room that the whole community can enjoy. It will be available for free hire for groups to use for a variety of activities, we're thinking kids birthday parties, business meetings, university societies, book clubs, talks and art groups. There will also be regular yoga classes with Yaur Yoga!


2. To cut down and re-design the jungle that is currently growing in our back yard. We have a huge walled courtyard that is just crying out to be utilised all year round for coffees, brunches and cakes with friends, away from the busy streets of Worcester. The weeds are nasty pieces of work, so we really have a battle on our hands!


3. To help us purchase our espresso equipment, we really want the best there is, as speciality coffee is our passion and central to this exciting business. Without the equipment we want we won't be able to serve you the consistently amazing coffee you deserve, day in day out. Trust us - the coffee you'll be drinking will truly blow your mind!

Thank you so much for taking the time to have a read, watch, listen of our crowdfunding project. We hope that you can see the benefits of helping us to reach our target - not only for yourself, by receiving some cool rewards, but also for the City, which we think will really benefit from having a place dedicated to meeting, relaxing and enjoying speciality coffee together.

Love Wayland :) 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Draw yourself into our epic wall mural, becoming part of the shop.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

An exclusive Wayland's Yard Keep Cup, 1 hot drink, 1 slice of cake and 30p off every future hot drink served into your cup! Photo of the keep cup in our updates section.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

5 free coffees and draw yourself into our epic wall mural.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

5 yoga classes in our community room with the amazing Yaur Yoga (www.yauryoga.com)

£45 or more

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£45 Reward

Meet our coffee roasters! An evening with the gang from Method Roastery - learn all about the coffees that go into our espresso blend and more. Free coffee, cake and a bag of beans to take home with your new found coffee knowledge!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

15 free coffees, Wayland's Yard t-shirt, a free slice of cake on your birthday for life and draw yourself into our epic wall mural.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

10% off hot drinks, 30 free coffees, Wayland's Yard t-shirt, a free slice of cake on your birthday for life and draw yourself into our epic wall mural.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

10% off food and hot drinks, 60 free coffees, invite to a home brew class at the shop for you and 1 friend, Wayland's Yard t-shirt, a free slice of cake on your birthday for life, draw yourself into our epic wall mural.

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