A COFFEE HOUSE chain has made roots in the hub of a Hampshire town.

Starbucks has brought a new store to the retail park in Hedge End in a bid to keep residents and commuters happy.

Since starting in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has become the largest coffeehouse in the world and baristas are excited to open up their latest branch.

The Mayor of Eastleigh Tony Noyce and Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton launched the store before enjoying a coffee with customers.

The branch is just off the motorway opposite the new Next superstore.