About Us

An independent family run coal and solid fuels merchant.
Serving the local community with coal, bottled gas and wood.
Located in the heart of the Mendip hills, Somerset.


Monday - Saturday
9am - 6pm

(Winter only)
10am - 1pm


The yard runs as a cash and carry, where all good must be paid for before leaving the yard. Payment can be made by cash or by card.
All items are priced in GBP (British pounds) and prices are shown correct when uploaded onto the website. Prices and stock may change.


Edward Symes started the business in the 1950's delivering coal, wood and solid fuels to the local area. Coal and smokeless fuels was delivered by stream train along the local railway lines with wood being cut down in the local wood and chopped up to meet the needs of the local community. When Edward died in the 1980's, his children and now grandchildren took over the independent family owned and run company.


VAT on products vary.
Coal, smokeless fuels, BBQ charcoal and bottled gas are sold with 5% VAT.
Garden products, storage and fuel sundries are sold with 20% VAT.