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Hatters Fine Furnishings, an independent family owned business for over 55 years, has Bedfordshire's biggest and brightest showrooms with friendly and experienced staff. We pride ourselves on the high level of personal service we offer each one of our customers.
The store has free parking located directly in front of the main entrance and a complimentary Coffee Bar for you to relax in. There is a free 30 miles delivery service for items ordered over £200.
At Hatters we have a reputation for quality which is built on supplying the finest products from companies recognised for their innovative design, high grade materials and superb craftsmanship. In over 100 room settings, and in every department, you will find some of the most famous brand names in fine home furnishings.
From traditional to contemporary we have a range of furniture that will suit your home and your lifestyle. For example upholstery from distinguished manufacturers like; Stressless, Ercol, G Plan and Parker Knoll; beds from Vi-Spring, Gainsborough and Health beds; cabinets and dining furniture from Ercol, Skovby, Old Charm and Nathan to name but a few.
Hatters are one of only a handful of retail businesses operating successfully for over 50 years in Bedfordshire. The business is still independent and family run today. The story starts with two brothers, Eric & Frank Wenham and their home decorating shop in Waller Street, Luton, called Wenham's, which opened in 1959.
Frank's son, Paul, remembers going into the store, aged 6, with his father on the first day. “I have a clear memory of that first day, my Dad was putting up shelves ready to take the new stock.” The shop quickly won a growing number of satisfied customers built on the experience, expertise and service offered by the Wenham's, leading to the expansion of the business into home furnishings with another store in Bedford in 1961. Fred and Brenda Marshall, of Roxton, Beds, became the first customers when Hatters first opened in Bedford in 1961.
Later Frank Wenham along with director Alan Cooper, decided to change the name, and being keen Luton Town FC supporters adopted the club nickname, so Hatters Furniture was born.Over the years further stores came and went across Bedfordshire.
Now the third generation of the family help to run things, however those early family principles still apply; understanding customer needs and providing them with quality merchandise.
Paul Wenham said, "Even though we have a bigger product range now, the same reliable service and expertise that was offered in those early days is still the most important element, ensuring we have satisfied customers every day." In recent customer surveys 95% of customers surveyed said that Hatters service was good or very good, with very helpful, knowledgeable and professional staff.
A major extension and refurbishment of the Goldington Road store was completed in October 2003. The store now includes a vast range of leading brands for most rooms of your home including kitchens carpets and fitted bedrooms from Hammonds plus wallcoverings, blinds and curtains from George Short Interiors.
Over the years Hatters has played an active part in the local community supporting a number of local charities and good causes, including village fetes and other events and are a major sponsor of Bedford Rugby Club.