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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

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.


TSB Bank

24-25 Joy St, Barnstaple EX31 1BP, UK – 01271 299998

Staff are always very helpful. Never much of a wait.

NatWest Bank

41 High St, Barnstaple EX31 1DA, UK – 0345 788 8444

Staff always friendly and helpful

These guys are great, they are always friendly to everyone. The team are a credit to NatWest, so don't believe any of the negative comments, I'm sure it's all just grumpy, miserable people who have nothing better to do with their sad lives than moan about hardworking people.


38 Boutport St, Barnstaple EX31 1HH, UK – 0345 734 5345

I've just opened an account which was a pleasant experience. I then purchased a bankers draft in American dollars. Everything went smoothly and pleasantly. I was told that the draft would be ready the next day and sure enough it arrived in the mail in a registered packet the day after. I'm looking forward to a rewarding experience banking with Barclays in Barnstaple.

Warm professional help today with my elderly friend who has early Dimentia and lost his wallet and debit card. Thank you all.

Building Societies


6, Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple EX31 1UL, UK – 0800 554 0465

Great. Lovely new facility. Convenient, modern and spacious but with the same friendly approach from the staff.

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6-6a High St, Barnstaple EX31 1BG, UK – 01271 396909

Couldn't have been more helpful with everything to do with our mortgage - only place we could find that would finance a home with a section 106 on it! And coffee while we waited was a lovely surprise.

Very fast service and has machines to deposit checks and notes

Yorkshire Building Society

Thomas Westcott, Barnstaple EX31 1SQ, UK – 01271 374138

Local Chambers of Commerce for EX31 4AZ. 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!
Barnstaple Guildhall

Butchers Row, Barnstaple EX31 1BW, UK – 01271 323576

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 EX31. 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 Chivenor area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Chivenor and EX31 4AZ 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

Pure Dental Centre

Fishleigh Rd, Barnstaple EX31 3TJ, UK – 01271 328188

Best dental surgery going locally, been with Simon Flynn for years best dentist I've ever had. He save one of my teeth when others would have just pulled it. Ignore the 1star not being able to get a same day app. This must been a rare and unusal situation. I got an app same day and it wasn't even an emergency and this is with several detist away... A 1 star is as bad as it gets like teeth ruined, surgery done in pain etc. Not a cry baby I can't get a same day app childish 1star review. Grow up, that's acting like the kid who takes his ball home when they don't get their way.

Have just had implant surgery carried out by a great team, Jonny Lynd and his assistant Lizzy, both of whom made the whole operation so smooth and handled it with sensitivity and care. Jonny is very knowledgable and Liz’s support invaluable with just right amount of hand holding during the procedure. Many thanks.

West Country Dental & Implant Centre

Old Station Rd, Barnstaple EX32 8PB, UK – 01271 343012

I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, especially myself but honestly i can not recommend this practise enough. My dentist Tony has been absolutely amazing from the first consultation to having my crown fitted. He made me feel at ease, told me every step of the way the process what was happening and carried it out with great skill and care. He is a credit to the practise!! Thank you again to Tony and all the staff at West country dental & implant centre.

Trinity Dental Centre

28 Trinity St, Barnstaple EX32 8HX, UK – 01271 373738

I have built up a lot of trust with them over the years and would highly recommend them. They also gave me a fidget cube to calm my nerves which was really sweet, always friendly and kind xx

Myself and my 6 year old daughter use this practice, we have had fantastic care and attention. The welcome is always warm , and you are put at easy straight away. Donna is very gentle, we have never had a unpleasant experience. My daughter loves it, as she loves the sticker at the end of the session, stickers mean so much to children and having a relaxed time is a must. The appointments run pretty much on time. l would not go anywhere else, and would be happy to recommended Trinity to anyone.

Queens Medical Practice

6 Queen St, Barnstaple EX32 8HY, UK – 01271 372672

I spoke to receptionist Bridgette and she was amazing. Hit a low point in my life and she showed me utter compassion. Truly helped me today. Such a wonderful human.

Well I have a wonderful nurse I am 14 and I have severe anxiety about dieases hospitals and surgery she always let's me see her no matter of how Ill I am or not Claire is the nicest nurse in that centre I'm going to see her again on Monday about my headaches really hope it's nothing bad. But they do forget to call you back so that should improve and the receptionits could be nicer to not miserable 😂 but yes that's my opinion of the doctors I go to 😀😊

Dr Peter Taylor

Brannam Medical Centre, Kiln Ln, Barnstaple EX32 8GP, UK – 01271 329004

Dr S Smit - Brannam Medical Centre

Kiln Ln, Barnstaple EX32 8GP, UK – 01271 329004

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

Northern Devon Healthcare N H S Trust

Raleigh Park, Barnstaple EX31 4JB, UK – 01271 322577

Riverside Community Mental Health Team

18 Litchdon St, Barnstaple EX32 8ND, UK – 01271 378781

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EX31 4AZ.

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 EX31 4AZ

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St John the Baptist Church

South St, Barnstaple EX32 9DT, UK – 01271 371068

This church is fantastic" if you are looking to be welcomed into a church family this is the church for you'. They were so wellcomming and warm. You feel like you have a new family it is wonderful. My family all live in Northfolk 6 hours away. But now I have all at St John's The Baptist Church as my family' and I feel very happy and loved.

Christ Church

Bear St, Barnstaple EX32 7BU, UK – 01271 345313

Played bowls against the churches bowls team. Lovely people and cosy atmosphere. Always enjoyed the friendly matches.

Friendly place and a lovely venue

Holy Trinity Church

Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HG, UK – 01271 374240

Beautiful church, well worth a visit

Been down with the primary school for Christmas events. lovely atmosphere and look to the church with a real feel of care from those there. there is a kids club there too

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

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

S W M & Waste Recycling Ltd

Roundswell Business Park, Gratton Way, Barnstaple EX31 3NL, UK – 0333 123 7000

Couldn't have been more helpful in finding the most cost-effective way of arranging our waste disposal. Very pleased.

North Devon Council Works Recycling Services

Brynsworthy Environment Centre, Barnstaple EX31 3NP, UK – 01271 374776

Words can not describe the services that Ian Taylor and "all the yard staff" have helped me with on Saturday as i managed some how to throw in with my recycling my wallet which held "all of my family pictures..which i haven't cloned or am ĺikely to get from my remaining parent as he is not so well himself at present so...long story short ..i am enternally grateful to Ian Taylor and his "yard staff" and to Ricky McCormick and Paul Berton for having such dedicated/trusting/empathetic members of staff working for them! Thank you again Ian Taylor for going out of your way! Wish everyone a Fantastic Monday 16th July! Posted from Annemarie Hill.

ReFurnish Barnstaple

84 Boutport St, Barnstaple EX31 1SR, UK – 01271 324000

Charity shop has a lot of larger furniture items, fancy dress and now new larger electrical white goods, obviously at really good prices

Great shop with helpful friendly staff. Excellent service

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 Chivenor

Everest Gurkha Chef

3 Maiden St, Barnstaple EX31 1HA, UK – 01271 376863

Love this place! Amazing food, lovely staff....small, but always a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend a visit....the take away is fabulous too!

Always excellent food and service here. I would highly recommended booking to avoid disappointment as its only a small restaurant. Remember to take your own alcohol, there's a tesco express around the corner.

Fullam Restaurant

18 Tuly St, Barnstaple EX31 1DH, UK – 01271 328882

Wonderful meal, great service. Shame about the other guests who complained about us having a lovely time. My birthday meal, which we were all enjoying was interrupted by guests who were obviously jealous of our good time, asking us to stop laughing. Some people just don't know how to have a good time and lighten up. Chill out people.

We eat here every couple of months and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent and the staff always make it a special occasion.

Monty's Caribbean Kitchen

19 Tuly St, Barnstaple EX31 1DH, UK – 01271 372985

I love this place. The food is great; go easy on the hot sauce that's on the table. The staff are great and I'm pretty sure my wife has a thing for one of them.

You get a real feel for the Caribbean when visiting Montys. The decor is spot on with pictures oh his beautiful family. The food is wonderful. Tonight I had coconut prawns and I just didn't want it to end. The cocktails make you feel like you're on holiday too. Visit Montys you won't regret it. His passion for real Caribbean food is oozing out the door!!!

Nursery and Preschools

Pilton Pre-school

The Church Hall, Pilton Street, Barnstaple EX31 1PQ, UK – 07729 358655

Kiddywinks Neighbourhood Nursery and PreSchool

Barton Rd, Barnstaple EX32 8NT, UK – 01271 325746

St Michael's Nursery - Barnstaple

Sandpark, Bickington Road, Barnstaple EX31 2DB, UK – 01271 267038

Primary and Secondary Schools

Lampard Community School

St Johns Lane, Barnstaple EX32 9DD, UK – 01271 345416


I was at this school in 1983

Ashleigh C of E Primary School

Unnamed Road, Barnstaple EX32 8JZ, UK – 01271 345149

Excellent school.


Pathfield Special School

Abbey Road, Barnstaple EX31 1JU, UK – 01271 342423

This school is second to none. The blatant love, care and attention to each individual child and their needs is outstanding. If you're looking for a Special Needs school that delivers on every level and provides the necessary support for your child's' development, then look no further. The school not only supports the child, it supports the parent too. I whole-heartedly recommend Pathfield School, as our son has been a pupil here for some four years. What he has achieved as an individual has been truly rewarding and we are so proud of him. Without Pathfield School, I really believe he would've been lost within the 'mainstream' system. Here, he is thriving. Thank you Pathfield School for everything you do. ps Yes, James, the website is fabulous.

Brilliant web page, but I would say that I made it ;) Any non bias reviews would be very welcome, so long as they are constuctive. Thanks!

Public & Preparatory Schools

Marland Day School (Springfield Court)

Business Park, Brannam Cres, Barnstaple EX31 3TD, UK – 01271 384100

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Local social service agencies for EX31 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EX31 4AZ with contact details and location maps
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