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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.


Barclays Bank

38 Boutport St, Barnstaple EX31 1HH, UK – 0345 734 5345

On returning from France, my partner and I had to change our address, set up a new joint account and instigate a number of new direct debits. Being unable to do any of this via the internet, we went into the Barnstaple branch. The service we received was superb. The staff were knowledgeable, smart and efficient. Every time we have used the branch the staff have been helpful and polite. Gold stars all round.

TSB Bank

24-25 Joy St, Barnstaple EX31 1BP, UK – 01271 299998

Staff are always very helpful. Never much of a wait.

Lloyds Bank

17 Cross St, Barnstaple EX31 1BE, UK – 0345 300 0000

Never had a problem here in 25 years of banking

Very friendly staff, always want to help

Building Societies


6 Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple EX31 1UL, UK – 0800 554 0465

Great. Lovely new facility. Convenient, modern and spacious but with the same friendly approach from the staff.

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Local Chambers of Commerce for EX31 1HX. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
Barnstaple Guildhall

Butchers Row, Barnstaple EX31 1BW, UK – 01271 323576

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Click link to see YOUR Council Contact details. Just enter your postcode
See how your local council works and how to get in touch.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for EX31. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Barnstaple area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Barnstaple and EX31 1HX with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Dr. S Pope - The Old Vicarage Dental Surgery

2 Vicarage St, Barnstaple EX32 7BT, UK – 01271 342113

Great dentist with lovely receptionists who are very helpful and friendly

Pure Dental Centre

Fishleigh Rd, Barnstaple EX31 3TJ, UK – 01271 328188

Have just had implant surgery carried out by a great team, Jonny Lynd and his assistant Lizzy, both of whom made the whole operation so smooth and handled it with sensitivity and care. Jonny is very knowledgable and Liz’s support invaluable with just right amount of hand holding during the procedure. Many thanks.

I can't praise this practice enough. Whilst on holiday my 9 year old son had excruciating toothache. I spent 2 hours calling around dentists to get him an appointment, all of which said they had no emergency appointments. Pure saw him within two hours, gave him a filling and anti-biotics, they were amazing with him. I'm truly truly grateful for their exceptional care.

Dental Access Centre (Barnstaple)

Vicarage St, Barnstaple EX32 7BH, UK – 01271 324878

I experienced a fantastic service delivered by really nice, caring people. I'd managed to break a tooth exposing the nerve on the Sunday night of a bank holiday weekend when I was leaving early the next morning for a holiday abroad. The female dentist (who'd travelled down from Exeter to start at 0900) treated me quickly and efficiently, providing a temporary filling that lasted until my own dentist replaced it (2 1/2 weeks later!) with a permanent one. My dentist also commented on the excellent workmanship of the temporary filling. I was extremely fortunate and grateful that this service was available. Thank you. Jeff Harding..


Hillcrest Dental Aesthetics

Bickington Rd, Barnstaple EX31 2DB, UK – 01271 379867

When it’s come to dentist visit , needless to say many of us a bit frightened. So was I , but after my first visit this feeling all disappeared. Dr Zol was always very patient and payed attention to all my requests. The staff is excellent and very friendly. I can only recommend Dr Zol

The whole team at Hillcrest put me on ease straight from my first visit at the practice,. Thank you for you kindness and your empathy regarding to my dental phobia. You have helped a lot to wear it off in no time.

Dr Zol - Excellence in Dentistry

Hillcrest Dental Practice, Bickington Road, Barnstaple EX31 2DB, UK – 01271 500001

I have been Dr. Zol’s patient for 3 years. I’m glad to find a great dentist. He did a great job with my teeth. He is always helpful and friendly and he is the dentist I can trust and did a quality work. I can only recommend Dr. Zol and his friendly team at Hillcrest dental practice. 😊

Dr Zol has been my dentist for many years. He is gentle, very patient, paying attention to my requests and always spending as much time with me as needed. For me he is representing a level of professionalism I have never witnessed before visiting my dentist. I would recommend his services to everyone.

West Country Dental & Implant Centre

Old Station Rd, Barnstaple EX32 8PB, UK – 01271 343012

I go to a lovely dentist called assle she is amazing she gentle and kind top marks . Always helpful and saved my tooth which I thought I would lose amazing with children as well. Always takes her time to do a good job . Thank you

Coming the Practice for the last 2 years. staff are always lovely and helpful. I have had a fear of dentists for many years and the dentist here have helped and supported me to get the smile that i wanted. I would fully recommend this practice.

Dr Peter Taylor

Brannam Medical Centre, Kiln Ln, Barnstaple EX32 8GP, UK – 01271 329004

Dr J Tolhurst - Brannam Medical Centre

Kiln Lane, Brannam Square, Barnstaple EX32 8GP, UK – 01271 329004

Dr J Jarvie - Dr N Brennan

6-7 Queen St, Barnstaple EX32 8HY, UK – 01271 372672

Click for local doctors - see contact details and location maps.
NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park, Barnstaple EX31 4JB, UK – 01271 322577

Always felt looked after when I've been hear nurses can't do enough for you. Beds comfy and it's a very clean hospital from what I've seen of it. Hospital food not great but not the worst, slightly better food in main lobby café if you can sneak off. Appointments seem to take a while to come through and waiting times can be long but I think that is in most if not every NHS hospital.

I have been in Hospital on Glossop Ward from Saturday evening to Tuesday evening the staff were fantastic nothing was to much trouble.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EX31 1HX.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for EX31 1HX
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Christian Spiritualist Church

14 Higher Church St, Barnstaple EX32 8JE, UK

This is a lovely little Spiritualist Church which has a very big heart and a very warm welcome for all. I can highly recommend this church for all who wish to know more about Spirit and Spiritualism. A varied programme of events caters to different tastes. These include Divine Services, Clairvoyance evenings, Awareness Circle, Psychic Suppers and Open Days. It is okay to take your pet in with you, they too will be made welcome. No worries on that score! There is a nearby public car park with easy access into Barnstaple town centre.

Christ Church

Bear St, Barnstaple EX32 7BU, UK – 01271 345313

Played bowls against the churches bowls team. Lovely people and cosy atmosphere. Always enjoyed the friendly matches.

Friendly place and a lovely venue

Holy Trinity Church

Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HG, UK – 01271 374240

Been down with the primary school for Christmas events. lovely atmosphere and look to the church with a real feel of care from those there. there is a kids club there too

Good charismatic style contemporary worship, decent preach and free time of prayer, all wrapped up in a church of England shell! And the people are lovely too.

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Barnstaple. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

S W M & Waste Recycling Ltd

Gratton Way, Roundswell Business Park, Barnstaple EX31 3NL, UK – 0333 123 7000

Couldn't have been more helpful in finding the most cost-effective way of arranging our waste disposal. Very pleased.

Unit 8, Gratton Court, Barnstaple EX31 3NL, UK – 0845 900 4044

Newbery Recycling Ltd

Anchor Mills, Braunton Rd, Barnstaple EX31 1GB, UK – 01271 441002

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Barnstaple

Pizza Hut Restaurants

6, Barnstaple Retail Park Station Rd, Barnstaple EX31 2AY, UK – 01271 379330

Food is excellent, service is excellent and and attentive. Given a choice of vegan cheese with all pizza. Will be going back!!

All the 3 stars are for the food but nothing else. Food was amazing really tasty, loved it. For everything else I didn't like it at all. Staff forgot orders I made, half of the ingredients were not available and the ice cream machine. Place feels empty doesn't have any atmosphere. Looks cheap.

Pizza Express

80 High St, Barnstaple EX31 1HX, UK – 01271 378553

The staff here are always wonderfully polite, friendly, and helpful. The menu is equally as nice, with options for vegans like me! Which can be hard to find, so knowing such a popular chain restaurant has options is great. The restaurant is located in a historical building with warm inviting decor. Perfecting for a relaxed meal. Although the food and location Is wonderful, its the ever amazing staff that truly wins this place the 5 stars.

Great service especially when we asked to move table. Waitresses professional and approachable. Gorgeous building. Worth eating at just to see inside !

Gurkha Restaurant

2 Market St, Barnstaple EX31 1BX, UK – 01271 377665

Great food, great atmosphere, treated well by staff who were also very helpful.fair price,good portions. Will certainly visit again in the not so distant future. Highly recommended.

We ordered and picked up a takeaway a couple of weeks ago. We were greeted like old friends by a lovely man. We ordered all Vegetarian and what a banquet we had. This was by far the best Indian/Nepalese food that we have ever had. The food was quite delicious. Highly recommended and we cannot wait to enjoy more when we are next in Barnstaple. Thank you so much for such wonderful food. XXX

Nursery and Preschools

Pilton Pre-school

The Church Hall, Pilton Street, Barnstaple EX31 1PQ, UK – 07729 358655

Barn-a-b's Pre-school

Our Ladys Catholic Prinmary School, Chanters Hill, Barnstaple EX32 8DN, UK – 01271 325060

Yeo Valley Nursery

Derby Rd, Barnstaple EX32 7HB, UK – 01271 371477

Primary and Secondary Schools

Yeo Valley Primary School

5 Richmond Walk, Richmond St, Barnstaple EX32 7EP, UK – 01271 375429

A fanatic learning excitement with excellent opportunities for primary school children including a dedicated music teacher and Spanish being taught from an early age

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Public & Preparatory Schools

The Park Community School

Park Lane, Barnstaple EX32 9AX, UK – 01271 373131

The members of staff here are amazing. They teach really well. Littering was an issue but the new rules that have been put in place are slowing the amount of litter at our school. I think we should change our motto and get rid of the core values. Also, there should be more academically based house matches. For example at the end of last year there was a massive quiz where all the houses got a top student for each topic to compete against other house in front of everyone. It was so much fun, (especially because my house won). I think the sport house matches segregate those who are good and those who aren't therefore not everyone can take part. But overall the schools sports and academics are very good and grades are above average for most.

There's more benches then students. They lock the gates when we arrive so we can't leave. We're forced to eat in an confined area. 100% recommend this school

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
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Local social service agencies for EX31 1HX with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EX31 1HX with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EX31 1HX, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for EX31 1HX with contact details and location maps

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