Join the Stokes team at their centenary plus celebrations!

Stokes will host a celebratory event on Thursday 14th July 2022 at Stokes Tea & Coffee, The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln, LN1 3BU. Celebrate with friends, colleagues and partners from across the hospitality industry for a full day of exciting events and activities as the family firm marks its 120th year of operating with passion, innovation and excellence.

Guests can hear from industry experts about the hottest topics in hospitality, get advice on funding, innovation, business growth, sustainability, and health. They’ll also meet exhibitors, discover what’s on offer to help independent businesses succeed and enjoy free demos, roastery tours, talks and tasters.

A save the date will be circulated soon and guests will be able to join Stokes in working together for a sustainable future for hospitality. In the meantime here’s the Stokes Coffee with Real Character story..

Located in the heart of Lincoln, family-run Stokes Tea & Coffee has been brewing up exceptionally fresh roasted beans and blends for over 120 years – all crafted with love, pride and passion. With most high streets dominated by international coffee chains, artisan companies demonstrating real passion and heritage – just like Stokes - are gold dust. The team takes control of every element of the roasting and blending process and has become renowned for unrivalled quality both by wholesale and retail customers, and the end results speak for themselves.

Celebrating its 120th anniversary in the year of the Queen’s jubilee, Stokes is a family company that has weathered many storms since it was established back in 1902, witnessing two world wars, the great economic depression and, of course, a global pandemic. It’s older than the BBC and has seen four monarchs and 23 Prime Ministers! Now in its fourth generation, Nick Peel is the current MD and, along with his team, is putting 120 years of know-how into sourcing, roasting and blending coffee and tea for retail and wholesale customers as well as running two destination cafés in Lincoln and a barista training academy. The Lawn Café is located at Stokes’ HQ (where the roastery is also based) in the famous Lawn Building - a former 19th Century asylum on Union Road. The High Bridge café can be found in an amazing historical, Tudor building, (the only one of its kind in the UK), on the high street; both are favourite haunts for tourists and locals. Shoppers can buy a vast array of products at Stokes cafés as well as online, including fresh beans, coffee pods, and all manner of coffee and tea brewing kit.

Stokes is a company that truly embraces the old and the new. “History and heritage are a huge part of what we’re about – our dedication to quality has been consistent for over 100 years, but we’re also constantly looking at new ways to innovate and delight our   customers”, explains MD Nick Peel. From accredited barista training at the dedicated training academy, to the best Coffee Club subscription service, the company is doing huge amounts to share the love and knowledge of coffee, far and wide. And one of the company’s most exciting new innovations is its range of virtual events, where guests can enjoy a full sensory experience online with a professional coffee or tea tasting session.

Participants include some of the Fortune 500 companies who have enjoyed receiving their very own tasting kits before joining one of the Stokes expert Master Roasters online to share something fun and interesting and learn about the fascinating world of tea or coffee. Many hospitality businesses are also signing up for machine and product supplies from Stokes due to the unrivalled service, support and quality they receive. With further plans afoot, Stokes is a great British Business that has an exciting future and looks forward to leading for the next 120 years!

For more information, visit the website here.