BP’s Wild Bean Café has opened its first stand alone outlet at Portsmouth’s Continental Ferry Port in Hampshire.

Wild Bean, which sells ‘gourmet on the go’ food products, has been situated at BP filling stations for the last seven years; this move signals a natural progression for the company.

The new outlet, which opened on 9 July, will be operated by food and facilities management company, ARAMARK, which operates all catering for the port.

“We are very excited about opening the UK’s first stand alone Wild Bean Café, after the brand’s spectacular growth over the last seven years,” said Karen Hubbard, BP’s UK convenience retail director.

“Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port is the ideal location to launch this exciting new era for Wild Bean Café, with many car and vehicle drivers who are already familiar with the brand.”

Wild Bean Café was introduced to BP sites in 2001, and is now present at more than 200 BP petrol stations in England and Scotland, selling hot and cold baguettes, salads and pastries.