The History Of Berrys Coaches
Berrys Coaches is a family run business currently operating a fleet of over 45 coaches providing school services, private hire, day excursions and our famous London Superfast service linking London and the West Country. We have a range of standard and executive vehicles, varying in size from a 16 seat executive minibus to our 77 seat executive double deck coaches and 78 seat double deck buses and operate out of our new purpose built depot in Taunton.
Our popular London Service was started in 1981 and now includes three routes and up to six services a day operating from pick-up points throughout the West Country – Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton, N. Petherton, Bridgwater, Ilminster, S. Petherton, Yeovil, Ilchester, Wincanton, Street, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Warminster & Codford Village.
Originally founded in 1920 by Clifford Berry as a truck and haulage business that was based in Bradford-on-Tone we only had one vehicle which converted to carrying passengers at weekends. The business evolved into a coach company and by 1965 had outgrown the premises in Bradford-on-Tone and moved to a purpose built depot on Galmington Trading Estate in Taunton in 1965.
The company continued to expand and in 1978 moved to a larger depot on Galmington Trading Estate, Taunton, and in 2014 it moved again to an even larger facility at Peter Clifford House, Great Western Way, Taunton; the new premises being named after Clifford Berry the founder of the business and his son Peter who died in 2014. Peter’s son Stuart is now running the business and in 2015 his two sons, the fourth generation, joined the business and nearly one hundred years on are still endeavouring to provide the same great service that has characterised Berry’s Coaches from the early days.