Bath operator branches out

News stories are free to read. Click here for full access to all the features, articles and archive from only £8.99.
Bugler was named Best Accessible Coach Operator at the UKCA 2009
Bugler was named Best Accessible Coach Operator at the UKCA 2009

Bugler Coaches has introduced away breaks into its repertoire after enjoying a successful 2011.

The Bath-based operator experienced a 20% rise in demand for day trips last year, and had 12,000 people travelling with them.

Director Gerald Creed explained the expansion into breaks is due to demand from regular customers.

He said: “We are delighted with the figures for 2011 as it shows that in a recession we are offering good value for money experiences for our thousands of customers.

“Many of them book several trips with us each year and our drivers know the regulars by name.

“We believe in offering a personal a service and pick up as close to people’s homes as we are able with in Bristol and Bath.

“Our regulars have been asking for some time if we would organise away breaks for two or three nights and we have decided to introduce these in 2012. It’s an exciting new venture for us and full details will be announced when we launch our new brochure in February.”

Talking to CBW, he explained the firm started offering day trips four years ago, and they have since become immensely successful.

“We are confident they will be very successful,” he added.

Buglers Coaches operates from a purpose-built depot at Burnett Business Park, Keynsham. It has been running trips since 1956 although the company started life just before the Second World War.

The company was named Best Accessible Coach Operator at the UK Coach Awards in 2009, beating National Express into second place.

For more information visit