We are quick to moan in this country and often slower to praise good local businesses. I thought I would add a page to my website simply to add trustworthy businesses that have been friendly and offered good service.
Baby Photography by Sharon Lewis 07957 567 926 sharonlewisphotography.co.uk
I’ve known Sharon Lewis a while now and have witnessed the great work she produces. Baby photography is not really something I tend to do myself, but Sharon is an expert at it, so I am happy to recommend her. Sharon offers services such as Maternity Photography, Newborn Photography and Cake Smash Photography. Have a look at her website and give her a call.
J’S Kids Disco 01278 662 818 www.jsdisco.com
I met James whilst working on the photography at a birthday party. Whilst I got on with the photography I was extremely impressed by James’s ability to keep the kids captivated and entertained. He had their total attention at all times and the party went so smoothly when James was around.
James had lots of little tricks and showpieces which caused a lot of wows and laughs. He had a very slick routine and clearly knew exactly what he was doing.
James is exactly what a kids party needs in order for it to run smoothly and be well remembered. Highly recommended.
East Quay Vision 01278 440 440 www.eastquayvision.co.uk
Being a photographer, my sight is obviously very important to me, not only personally, but also professionally. East Quay Vision have provided me with really fantastic service every time, especially from both Edward and Sarah. I have had a number of tests on my eyes, not just for glasses, but also eye health checks. The checks have been really thorough and what I personally like most is how everything is explained in a way that I understand. I knew exactly what was going on with my eyes, why, and how best to treat them to keep them tip top. I have been given a very friendly service whilst also being helpful and very informative which I think is a great combination. I tried another local optometrist recently, but their customer service style came across as them being more interested in my money than my eyesight. Not so with East Quay. Highly recommended!
iPhoneFixUK 0845 094 4836 www.iphonefixuk.co.uk
I currently have an iPhone 4s. It is a few years old now and the battery was dying before it had reached 0% I dedided a new battery was in order so I bought one online from iphoneFixUK. Unfortunately after installation I had the same problem. After a few phone calls I was told that it may be another issue. The charging port on the phone can be problematic apparantly. After already sending me two batteries, committed to the solution iPhoneFixUK sent me a new charging port (free!) for the iPhone and advised me on which video to watch online to help fit it. Even when I was having some trouble performing the very delicate install, they were happy to talk to me about the problem over the phone so I could resolve the issue. Amazing service, thank you!
The Bicycle Chain – Bridgwater 01278 423640 www.bicyclechain.co.uk
Whenever I can and when it isn’t totally freezing or bucketing it down, I like to get out on my racing bicycle. I have always enjoyed cycling for the freedom and quietness on a ride. Every now and again the bike needs a service and The Bicycle Chain in Bridgwater do a really great job. I have just had the “Silver Service” and had lots of new parts fitted to replace those that had worn out. It cost me a few quid as a fair bit of work had to be done, but the bike now rides like new and the brakes are super sensitive! They even cleaned the bike before handing it back. It’s really satisfying for me to have a bike that works flawlessly and feels great to ride. Thanks Bicycle Chain.
NRK Services (Garage) – Bridgwater 01278 450610 www.nrk-services.co.uk
Another annual visit was made to my local car garage today. I have used NRK for the past 4-5 years now and they have always been very good. I have received honest advice on how best to look after my car and how best to keep costs down maintaining it. I have never felt I have been overcharged and NRK have been fair on all occasions I have needed some work done. I first started using NRK based on the recommendation of others and I haven’t regretted it. If you are nervous about car dealers overcharging and you want a friendly, professional service, NRK are highly recommended.
The Lamb Inn pub – Spaxton 01278 671350 www.lambinnspaxton.co.uk
I visited this cosy pub last night with 6 friends. We all had a great time. The surroundings were relaxed, the service was good and friendly and the food really excellent. Plates were hot and vegetables nicely done and flavoursome. Highly recommended. At time of writing £12-15 for a main course
Mulberry’s Bistro – Yeovil 01935 434188 www.mulberrysbistro.co.uk
I visited Mulberry’s for a lunch date and was VERY impressed. I had already got a feel for the place via a video on the website and the special lunch offer where a glass of wine was included looked inviting too.
The ambiance was quiet at this time of day and that was fine by me. The decor was also very nice, this was one of things that attracted me to the restaurant. I had a two course meal which included home made fresh bread which was delicious as well as a leek soup (also very good). I had a fish dish for mains which was so full of flavour. It wasn’t necessarily large portions, but was extremely well presented, tasted delicious and with a glass of very nice red wine included too I thought it was tremendous value for money. My date had a beef dish which she asked to be cooked rare. She commented on how nice it was and from the taster I had of it, it was cooked perfectly.
I can’t recommend highly enough, this is just the sort of place you hope to come across. I came away feeling very fortunate I had found such a nice place.
All of the recommendations above are purely my personal opinion, and none of the businesses have given me anything in order for me to write nice words. Places and people change over time. My opinions are based on the last time I interacted with them.