An Aladdin’s cave awaits at Barnstaple store

Joseph Bulmer

Blakewell Services at Mill Road has a new “country store” store with a wide variety of goods to appeal to both domestic and commercial customers.

A country store in the heart of Barnstaple might be the best way to describe the well stocked premises of Blakewell Services at Mill Road Trading Estate.

With an Aladdin’s cave of tools, toys, clothing, equipment and accessories the spacious shop should appeal equally to domestic customers, those who enjoy outdoor leisure pursuits and trades people as well the agricultural industry.

The store has been added by owner Richard Tanton to his thriving family run tractor and machinery sales, service and repair business at Units J and K just off Mill Road on the former Gliddon and Squire site, next to Barnstaple Rugby Club.

People are more than welcome to call in and browse a wide range of stock that covers a variety of applications from home or vehicle maintenance to work and play.

Examples include all manner of tools, equipment and accessories from socket sets, trailer spares, vehicle lighting, fixtures and fittings up to Karchner pressure washers. From nuts and bolts to major components, spares can be supplied for most machinery types.

The store features a good selection of quad bikes in various makes and sizes, suitable for children up to adults.

There is also work wear, safety equipment, animal foods for domestic pets and livestock, plus for younger customers, a selection of popular toy tractor and machinery ranges.

In fact it might just prove the ideal place to pick up a little Christmas shopping and useful presents for the ones who are often tricky to buy for.

For those seeking something a little larger, Blakewell Services offers a wide range of top quality new and used agricultural plus horticultural equipment and vehicles to suit a variety of needs, from brands such as Deutz Fahr, Kubota and many leading machinery manufacturers.

In fact Richard Tanton and his team have built a reputation for being able to provide or repair almost any make of machinery, from tractors through to quad bikes and horticultural equipment. A mobile repair service is available.

The business supplies coal too, with delivery by arrangement on larger orders.

To find out more, visit Blakewell Services at Unit J and K on Mill Road Trading Estate, telephone (01271) 375947 or visit