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Designed & Handcrafted in Britain since 1968

We’re very proud of our roots, starting in 1968 in the small Yorkshire mill town of Batley. It’s a place built on hard work and determination: two excellent qualities that we believe are at the very heart of our thriving business.

We don’t just make chairs and sofas. We handcraft well-built, beautifully upholstered comfort furniture. Our skilled craftsmen have decades of experience behind them and exacting standards that they are not prepared to compromise. Don’t just take our word for it. Visit your local Comfort store and try out our furniture for yourself: you’ll be amazed at the difference, and the comfort.

Whilst we are very much Yorkshire born and bred, we have over 50 stores around the country. You’ll always be assured of a friendly welcome and a cup of tea whilst you chat through the options with our Comfort Specialists. Once you’re happy with your choices, we’ll hand-make your choice of comfort chair or sofa.

Quality craftsmanship never goes out of fashion.

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What our customers say about us

  • The chair is the best thing I have ever bought, worth every penny.

    Mrs. B Sayers

  • I went to your store with my sister who wanted a drop arm sofa and the staff were absolutely delightful. We were offered tea and the staff that dealt with us couldn't have been nicer. It was such a pleasure to be looked after by such nice people and we were there for over an hour - they couldn't do enough.

    Mrs. N Ellis

  • The chair is wonderful, can't wait for a comfy evening in, but wanted to thank you first. Great, would recommend you to anyone.

    Mrs S M Bridges

  • I think your staff are very helpful, they greet all of their customers and made us all feel welcome and bent over backwards to make us feel at ease and made sure that we chose the right chairs.

    Mr. & Mrs. Stallard

  • Very pleased with the friendly service. The layout of the shop is very impressive. We bought a chair - Swivel Ayr.

    Mrs. G Wilson

  • Really delighted with the service from this shop. We were dealt with by Helen who certainly knew all about the products. She helped us to consider and compare etc. then choose the chairs. We received them in 2 weeks and 3 days. Well done, chairs much admired.

    Miss Monica M Jackson

  • I was greeted at my car with an umbrella and shown into store and given a cup of tea. Not pressurised at all. Excellent service.

    Jo Stainsby

  • Both the ladies at your store were very helpful and spent a lot of time explaining items to us and showing us how things worked. As a result, we were able to make sure that what we purchased  was just what we wanted.

    Mrs. Brenda Burrett

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