Welcome to North Somerset Coaches – Nailsea’s classic bus and coach specialists. We are a small private organisation established in 1969. Since we sold our day-to-day modern operations in 2013 we have concentrated on restoring and exhibiting our collection of vintage and classic buses.

Please get in touch if you’d like us to visit your event with one of our locally-built and/or operated vehicles to add something special to your day. We will be pleased to join in and help your club or society exhibition, product launch, publicity event, vintage event, village fair, school fete or other event with a static exhibit for display purposes.

Our collection of vintage and classic buses and coaches spans almost 50 years of the 20th Century – we have a classic 1950s bus, 1970s single and double-decker buses, a 1980’s dual-purpose bus and a unique 1990’s bus constructed in Central Europe. The vehicles spent most of their working lives in Bristol or nearby counties and generate much interest and rekindle nostalgic memories wherever they go. Three were also constructed in the city by the Bristol Commercial Vehicle company (of LS, RE and VR types).

Each year we visit many heritage fairs, vintage vehicle rallies, steam railway events and other special events with vehicles from the collection. We welcome guests to travel with us, free of charge. Please get in touch for an up to date list.

VDV 134S - Sennen Cove

Bristol VRT ‘Thomas Hardy’ VDV 134S, preserved by North Somerset Coaches, climbs out of Sennen Cove whilst working service 1 Lands End-Penzance during the ‘VR Revival’ running day. 19/04/15

We hope you like our new-look website and find lots of useful information here. For the latest information about where we’ve been recently look at the “blog” page.

Thank you for visiting.