1930
1930

Haskins Furniture since the 1930s

Haskins Furniture in Shepton Mallet dates back to the 1930s and grew rapidly – in particular through the 1960s and ‘70s, when the famous tag line emblazoned across all its vehicles was “The largest furnishers in the West”.

1930
1969
1969

Haskins headquarters

The headquarters and main store is based in Shepton Mallet and Haskins Furniture has traded from its present 100,000sq ft site since 1969! For many years, it also had a branch at the Gardiners building in Bristol, as a tenant to Gardiner Sons & Co. This ceased in March 2009. Haskins Furniture has no connection with Gardiner Haskins in Bristol.

In March 2009, the original family owners sold the Haskins Furniture retail trading business to its Managing Director, Garry Preston, in a management buyout, with Garry retaining 25 loyal and dedicated staff from the Sales, Warehouse and Management teams in Shepton Mallet. Haskins Furniture is now the largest tenant within the retail centre.

1970
1970
1972
1972

Iconic West Country name

Furnishing tens of thousands of homes throughout the country, Haskins Furniture is an iconic West Country name.

N.B Haskins Furniture is an independent furniture store trading in Shepton Mallet and has no connection to Haskins Garden Centres.

1972
1980
1980

Probably the UK’s largest furniture store in 1980

At one point, it was the possibly UK’s largest furniture store, with over 100,000sq ft of furniture and a turnover in 1980 of seven million pounds per annum. In today’s money, that equates to twenty five mllion! Haskins through the 80s & 90s had stores in Bristol, Yeovil, Salisbury and a bed store near Southampton. Now it operates only from Shepton Mallet.

1980

Loyalty and dedication

Seven members of our staff are still with the business today, including the MD, and have worked with the company continually since 1980.

2008
2008

Amazing 10,000 sq ft bedroom department

£200,000 refurbishment in 2008! Our newly refurbished bedroom department really has to be seen to be believed. It includes many multi-bed and mattress galleries from all of your favourite brands, including Tempur, Sleepeezee, Relyon, Harrison, Vi-Spring, Health Beds, Myers, Mammoth, and many others. You’re spoilt for choice when you visit our amazing 10,000 sq ft bedroom department!

2008
2008
2019
2019

Still Somerset’s largest furniture store

Haskins Furniture trades as Haskins Furniture Shepton Mallet Ltd. It is a totally independent furniture, upholstery and bed retailer, and is still Somerset’s largest furniture store, based within Haskins Retail Centre with nearly 58,000 sq ft of showroom and warehousing space in Shepton Mallet.

Haskins Furniture has substantial furniture, upholstery and bed showrooms on both the ground and first floors. Other separate in-store businesses include Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Pavers Shoes, Bristol Carpets, Hammonds Bedrooms, Goodfellows Cafe and Restaurant, plus many others. The massive 100,000sq ft plus retail centre is in the heart of this historic UK town.

2019

Home of the big furniture brands

Haskins Furniture is famous for its great displays and galleries of the UK’s premier quality furniture brands, including: G Plan, Ercol, Nathan, Silentnight, Relyon, Parker Knoll, Old Charm, Harrison and Tetrad. What makes Haskins very popular is our constant investment both in store and in the transactional website with national free delivery.

2019
2019

Leading brands to buy online or in-store

In-store you’ll also find many of the leading brands, including G Plan Upholstery. As a diamond stockist, we have a fabulous choice of G Plan sofas and armchairs available, alongside up-to-the-minute galleries from Parker Knoll, G Plan Vintage and La-Z-Boy. Our incredible Ekornes Stressless® Comfort Studio offers the very latest models of designer leather seating in a state-of-the-art setting. Our Ercol gallery is one of the largest displays of the prestigious producer’s cabinet and upholstery in the United Kingdom.