A coffee chain has opened its first Romford branch.

Black Sheep Coffee opened for business in The Liberty Shopping Centre today (April 16).

The coffeehouse is next to Hotel Chocolat and has employed 14 staff members to work in the 2,500 square foot premises.

Adrian Racaru, marketing manager at The Liberty, welcomed the addition.

"We are thrilled to welcome Black Sheep Coffee to Romford," Adrian said. "Black Sheep Coffee will quickly become a favourite spot for coffee lovers and shoppers alike."

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Black Sheep Coffee was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Southwark, central London.

Nearby business Premiere Cinemas had welcomed its arrival prior to the store opening on Facebook, after the move was announced by Romford Business Improvement District (BID).