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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.



45 Milsom St, Banes, Bath BA1 1DU, UK – 0345 740 4404

Not the most ideal location, but it's a bank. Can't really say much more than that

Helpful staff.

Lloyds Bank

Oldfield Park Bath, 23 Moorland Rd, Bath BA2 3PW, UK – 0345 300 0000

great branch - friendly and convenient

Thank you. I was looking for the full postal address and that's what you gave. Pity there was no Bank Managers name though.

The Co-operative Bank

30 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1DG, UK – 01225 463327

Since I have no choice but to put my money in a bank I'm glad that I have the choice of the Co-operative. I'm proud to be a member because of their ethics and their service. Will bank with them for as long as that lasts.

Very helpful.

Building Societies


21-22 Union St, Bath BA1 1RS, UK – 0800 554 0403

Iv never had a bad service their. I would recommend them to anyone. A great service and disable access as well.

Excellent local bank

Bath Investment & Building Society

15 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN, UK – 01225 423271

Small savings and mortgage specialists who specialise in flexibility and personal service.

Coventry Building Society Bath

2A Wood St, Bath BA1 2JQ, UK – 01225 427764

Local Chambers of Commerce for BA2 8LP. 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!
C J Pound

Manvers St, Bath BA1 1JQ, UK – 01225 480420

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.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for BA2. 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 Shoscombe area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Shoscombe and BA2 8LP 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

Edgar Buildings Dental & Implant Clinic

7 2EE, Edgar Buildings, George St, Bath BA1 2DU, UK – 01225 466086

I had a single implant fitted by Philip Pettemerides. The whole process carried out over a number of months, was conducted in a professional and sympathetic manner using quality products. I can highly recommend Philip and his team for work of a similar nature. A very friendly atmosphere with passionate staff.

Have recently received root canal treatment and am very impressed by the quality of the treatment - absolutely first rate. Would definitely recommend this practice.

Aquae Sulis Dental

Station Court, Ashley Ave, Bath BA1 3DS, UK – 01225 339767

I have never written a review for any service I have received or purchase made – ever!! Having been to Aquae Sulis for over 12 months of extremely intensive/extensive treatment I feel compelled to share my experience. I am a mature lady who, over the years has experienced some horrendous and detrimental dental treatment, all of which I endured for the sake of vanity!! I was becoming increasingly concerned about the condition and appearance of my teeth and my dentist, at the time, recommended a full set of implants as the solution. I was horrified. A dear friend recommended Dr Ian Bellamy at Aquae Sulis in Bath. I live in South Devon so had obvious reservations about the time and distance involved. I had a lengthy telephone consultation with Ian and my fears were allayed. I am one appointment away from completion of my treatment. There are only two back teeth that Ian was unable to salvage and replaced with implants. The rest of my teeth and gums are healthy, look absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t be more delighted. Ian and his team are totally professional, experienced, friendly and caring. Having spent years of feeling physically sick prior to a dental appointment I can honestly say (and I do know this sounds a bit mental!!) I actually look forward to the 250 mile round trip to see them all. 5 stars and couldn’t be more highly recommend by me. What price a SMILE?

Luke came to my aid when I urgently needed root canal treatment a few days before my holiday. The treatment was painless , Luke was very caring and gentle, just what you need in a stressed situation. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

Widcombe Dental Practice

4 Sussex Pl, Bath BA2 4LA, UK – 01225 317681

I had been considering having Botox for sometime as I knew it would help with softening crows feet around my eye area. I like to look natural and was concerned that people would notice that I had the procedure done. Taking the plunge and not looking back, everyone keeps telling me how well I look but nobody has mentioned the B word, a few people have also taken the plunge after being impressed with my new younger, relaxed look. Paul is a true professional he takes photos and discusses in detail how you would like to look and always likes to see you two weeks later to make sure you are happy with your results.

I have been a patient at Widcombe Dental Practice for a couple of years now and whilst I have always been impressed with Paul's calm, professional and reassuring manner on this occasion I needed root canal treatment! I developed rampant toothache whilst away on business and made an appointment for my return. At the appointment diagnosis was quickly made, Paul explained the entire process to save the tooth, he removed the offending nerve, cleaned and treated the tooth and applied a temporary filling. My toothache immediately gone and an appointment made for a follow up visit. I mentioned my treatment to a couple of friends who (as helpful friends are) warned me the procedure was far from over and that they wouldn't want to be in my shoes recalling their personal horror stories! Well, at the follow up appointment I hid my apprehension somewhat as Paul again reassuringly explained what needed to be done, how and what the inside of the tooth would be filled with etc. I need not of worried. The entire procedure was undertaken with care, consideration and total professionalism, Paul working efficiently with his dental nurse, ensuring I was kept comfortable throughout and using what I am sure is an array of the latest dentistry equipment and techniques. The procedure was over with the minimum of personal discomfort, a final x-ray taken and Paul showing me the before and after images and success of the root canal treatment. I am writing this only an hour after treatment and have already joked with one of my 'helpful friends' that he too should make his way to Widcombe Dental Practice if he wants to enjoy the benefit of the best dental treatment and care in Bath. I am overjoyed with the result. Thank you Paul and the team!

Rush Hill Surgery

20 Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QH, UK – 01225 446087

Excellent surgery. Always found the receptionists kind, polite and helpful especially given how busy they must be. Never had a problem getting an appointment when one of the family has needed one.

Been with this surgery for 18 years and only had good experiences. One former receptionist was quite abrupt, but otherwise all good.

Monmouth Surgery

8 Monmouth Pl, Bath BA1 2AU, UK – 01225 334618

The whole team have always been absolutely incredible to my family and myself. Cannot fault. Personal and caring in an extremely busy surgery having patients with chronic and complex health ,social and life style issues.Thank you.

The Pulteney Practice

35 Great Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4BY, UK – 01225 464187

First to implement new system of getting a doctor's appointment. To begin this process one must tell the receptionist why you want to see a doctor. If you can satisfy the receptionist that you really do need to see a doctor a doctor will ring you back within an hour and give you an appointment. Not very popular.

This practise is an oasis of brilliance. So many good doctors, incredibly proficient, and Dr Gardener Thorpe deserves a special mention!

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

St Martin's Hospital

Midford Road, Bath BA2 5RP, UK – 01225 831500

Car park can fill up quite easily on a weekday other than Friday.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BA2 8LP.

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 BA2 8LP
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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Locksbrook Rd, Bath BA1 3ES, UK – 01225 446804

Always a beautiful experience at the church.

Beautiful service for anyone to attend!

Holy Trinity & St Andrew's Church Office

The Avenue, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5EE, UK – 01225 835835

Bath Beacon of Light Spiritualist Church

25-, 33 Chelwood Dr, Bath BA2 2PR, UK

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 Shoscombe. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Bath Recycling Centre

Midland Rd, Bath BA1 3AT, UK – 01225 394041

Staff always helpful and cheerful, helping unload where they can and advising where each item needs to go. Beware of long queues that form 45 minutes before closing time - don't leave it until the last minute to go there.

Always friendly and helpful staff.

Douglas & Tucker

Arch, 6-8 Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 9ES, UK – 01225 421933

Fab service, super quick, no waiting around, friendly and helpful.

Excellent fast service very helpful and friendly

RAM Associates MAR Muck Away and Recycling

Railway House Railway Cottage, Old Fosse Way, Dunkerton, Bath BA2 8BR, UK – 01761 420465

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 Shoscombe

Woods Restaurant

9-13 Alfred St, Bath BA1 2QX, UK – 01225 314812

Excellent food, good selection in comfortable surroundings. Centrally located with very good service. Great wine list.

I had the battered fish and chips, good portions, well presented, piping hot, slitly too salty for my taste, still I recommend the restaurant.

CAU Steak Restaurant

1-2 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1BZ, UK – 01225 316158

I've been coming here for quite a while now. I also send my clients here when they ask me for recommendations and I'm yet to have a customer come back to me who didn't love it as much as I do. Steaks cooked to perfection every time, delicious sauces and sides and waiting staff are naturally great hosts. Brought my family here for my 21st and they catered very well to a range of needs and made the day extra special. I was also informed the burgers are made from cuts of left over steak and I must admit they were brilliant burgers. Cocktails are awesome and we have taken wine recommendations from staff each time and they have yet to fail us for a good pairing! Never a bad experience here and we will be coming back for a long time. Thank you to the CAU team! Our waiter (Anthony) was excellent!

Absolutely the best steak I've ever had. Beats Hudson's hands down in my opinion. Thick juicy steak with a salty crust. YUM! The cocktails and the service are amazing too. Still buzzing about it a week later! Just go!

Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill Restaurant

24 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1DG, UK – 01225 750120

Absolutely amazing sea food. We had the oysters, mixed seafood grill and the salmon fillet. All cooked to perfection. Drinks were great. Couldn’t talk this place up more if we tried. Pricey but you get what you pay for :)

As part of a chain, it's neither the best nor the worst Loch Fyne in the country. My fish was cooked perfectly but it was the only thing that was out of 9 meals so not a great return. Service was ok but the menu we were given was dirty and stained to the point of probably needing to be thrown out.

Nursery and Preschools

Widcombe Acorns Pre-School

St Mark's Community Centre, St Mark's Road, Widcombe, Bath BA2 4PA, UK – 01225 445446

Simply the best pre-school in Bath. Run by passionate committed staff - the children love it. The kids come out happy, confident & enthusuastic little people :)

Bath Opportunity Pre School

Bath Opportunity Pre-School, 180 Frome Rd, Bath BA2 5RF, UK – 01225 830972

Oldfield Park Baptist Pre-school

Triangle E, Bath BA2 3JD, UK – 07799 271853

Primary and Secondary Schools

King Edward's Junior School

North Road, Bath BA2 6JA, UK – 01225 463218

Oldfield Park Junior School

Lymore Terrace, Bath BA2 2JL, UK – 01225 423477

Public & Preparatory Schools

Monkton Prep School

Combe Down, Bath BA2 7ET, UK – 01225 831202

middle is good

Prior Park College

Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH, UK – 01225 835353

Our children were educated and nourished by this wonderful school with its exceptional academic teaching, pastoral care and passion for art, drama, music and sport.

Top education, beautiful location.

King Edward's School, Bath

North Road, Bath BA2 6HU, UK – 01225 464313

Pretty gud

It's a really good school, whoever posted the other review is... a bit crazy...?

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