Maghull station's fabulous new coffee shop is a new focus for the local community

Two young entrepreneurs have launched a new coffee shop at Maghull station, providing not only refreshments for commuters and travellers, but a hub that aims to be a focal point for the local community.

The Coffee Carriage recently opened in the station’s ticket office and provides a warm, cosy seating area for customers. With artisan pastries and a range of freshly baked produce, the new shop is a must-visit for foodies in the area.

Craig Reeves, who runs Coffee Carriage alongside Rory McLellan, said: “Our customers can expect a friendly and welcoming place, almost like a second home.

“We will be providing barista coffee from a traditional espresso bar, as this is what customers have come to expect now when visiting any good coffee lounge.

“We will also be offering freshly baked morning pastries, breakfast rolls, cakes and other treats.”

And Craig has revealed ambitious plans for the Maghull coffee shop.

He said: “We will be looking into having events in the mornings, together with afternoon teas, Sunday strolls and so on.

“We want to make this a little hub for the local community and become a part of it. Our opening times will be Monday to Friday from 6am - 4pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm. However, these times will be reviewed and adjusted to meet the demand.

“We are thrilled and filled with optimism about the business's prospects. We are genuinely excited about the positive journey ahead.”

Suzanne Grant, CCO & Deputy MD of Merseyrail, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Coffee Carriage to Maghull station, and I’m sure customers and local people will be impressed with this fantastic new facility.

“Rory and Craig’s business is a great example of some of the opportunities available on the Merseyrail network, and we’d love to work with any local independent businesses who are interested. We’re open to any ideas, so do please get in touch by emailing [email protected]."

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