Barnes' Blog

Happy Retirement Lindsay!

Posted On 21 June 2018 at 16:38 by nicola

Happy Retirement Lindsay!

Lindsay put together a few words to describe her time here at Barnes Coaches....

"I started working for Barnes Coaches on Valentine’s Day 1994, at their office in Aldbourne &  I’ve had 24 very happy years with the firm and have seen so many changes. 

Technology has gone crazy – we used to pass a book around the office to make day trip reservations! The coaches have improved in so many ways, comfort and technology – they weren’t equipped with phones or air conditioning in the good old days and, as for wi-fi – well! The company gradually grew, eventually necessitating the move out of Aldbourne and into South Marston Park.  What hasn’t changed is the integrity of the company and the emphasis on customer service.

Over the years my colleagues have become my friends and I’ve worked with and for some lovely clients. And, to quote a colleague, you can’t do too much for a good boss!

I’ve always been proud to tell people that I work for Barnes Coaches and I wish the firm continued success in the future. 

Now (at last) I can go on a Senior Citizen Special!"

Thank you for all your hard work Lindsay, you will be missed greatly!


Father's Day Vouchers Now Available

Posted On 15 May 2018 at 16:24 by nicola

Father's  Day Vouchers Now Available

Our Father's Day Vouchers are now available to pre-order, ready in time for the special day!

Vouchers can be of any amount and can be put towards either Holidays, Day Trips, Concerts or Theatre trips. Our team will create a personalised voucher tailored to your request and you can include your own message to make the present extra special!

Call to order your voucher today on 01793 821303, or request online at our website.


NEW 2018 plate now ready to hit the roads!

Posted On 03 May 2018 at 14:48 by nicola

NEW 2018 plate now ready to hit the roads!

The new Mercedes-Benz Toursimo has just been released in Europe and so Barnes felt that it was time to give this prestigious brand a go in its fleet of 40 vehicles. It promises to be one of the safest vehicles on the road as well as one of the most comfortable for passengers. This is Barnes Coaches 5th new vehicle of 2018 taking spending over £1.5 million.


Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency

Posted On 25 April 2018 at 14:38 by nicola

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency

Today, we are proud to be part of the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency earned recognition scheme launch, as a founder member!

Find out more here >


Meet the Barnes Team! - Rachel

Posted On 28 March 2018 at 14:21 by nicola

Meet the Barnes Team! - Rachel

Over the next several months we will be introducing the Barnes staff one by one so you can get to know the people that help make everything happen behind the scenes at Barnes Coaches!

We've done a quick question & answer session to help you get to know them, next up we have our newbie starter…. Rachel

Name? Rachel Beechey

How long have you worked at Barnes Coaches? 4 weeks

What do you do? Holiday Administrator

Favourite food? Any! - I'm a grazer, but I do enjoy Italian Food

Any Hobbies? Walking my chocolate lab Darcy, Horse Riding, Travelling & helping my husband run a football team.

What do you like most about working in travel? Seeing the pleasure when people enjoy their holiday, and I enjoy talking to customers & helping others

Favourite destination? Cyprus & Wales

What three items would you take to a desert island, and why? 

Hair Straightners as I hate my hair being curly - (let's hope there's electricity then!?)
Eye Liner & my Kindle - so I won't be bored!