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About Pattersons

Who are we?

Pattersons is a one stop shop for all of your commercial cleaning, catering, bar, accommodation, and welfare supplies. Providing the UK with a next day delivery service, you can shop with us on line, over the phone, or in person. Our website features our full 12,000 product range, and offers exceptional ease of ordering and 24/7 access. We also offer a fast and reliable delivery service which includes Saturday and FREE next day national delivery.


Alongside our online catering and cleaning equipment shop, we also have a catering and cleaning supplies showroom in Bristol, a janitorial and catering equipment trade center in the West Midlands, and a dedicated accommodation service center in Exeter. Our Bristol showroom is one of the largest of its kind in the UK, and showcases a broad range of top quality products and supplies. Run by a team of friendly staff, you will find all the expert advice, information, help, and assistance you need. Benefiting from regular product training, Pattersons’ cleaning and catering staff are fully equipped to offer you sound and unbiased advice whenever you require it. Open to the trade and public, the Bristol Cleaning and Catering showroom is open from 8.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday and from 9am until 1pm every Saturday.


Exeter is home to our ‘Accommodation Center of Excellence’; a dedicated accommodation supplies base providing a full range of inventory packs and display packs. Specialising in working in partnership with businesses which provide lodgings, our expert staff are on hand to help holiday parks, student accommodation and serviced accommodation suppliers with anything they need. Our Exeter branch also run a click and collect service whereby our full range of over 10,000 cleaning and catering supplies can be ordered and collected the next working day.


Our West Midlands branch features a trade counter and product display area where our specialist staff are on hand to help and assist visiting customers. Specialising in cleaning equipment and supplies, the West Midlands branch also employs catering industry experts who can help and assist with any bar, restaurant, hotel, or pub supplies enquiry.


History of Pattersons

Pattersons was founded in 1889 by Robert Patterson, when he purchased an ironmonger’s premises on 74 Redcliffe Hill, Bristol. Before long, Robert had established a regular trade with Bristol Avonmouth Docks, The General Hospital and farmers and farriers from all over the South West. Orders were collected every month and delivered as far as Chard by horse and trap.


Now the fifth oldest businesses in Bristol, we remain a family owned business with a fleet of 10 delivery vans. We deliver next day using our own transport team from Coventry to Penzance and via courier for deliveries across the nation. Since our first home on Redcliffe Hill, we have witnessed many social and historical changes and have twice relocated.  In 1969 we moved to 30-36 Redcliffe Street and remained there until 2006 when Pattersons HQ moved into a purpose built, state of the art warehouse and showroom on Winterstoke Road.


Pattersons’ ethos

We recognise that in order to be a success within a thriving market, you must be able to adapt to the demands of your environment. This is why we offer a broad range of quality products to reflect current trends, demands and to suit individual business needs. With over 125 years of business within the Catering, Bar, Cleaning, Accommodation and Welfare industry, Pattersons is committed to serving the market with focus, quality and dedication.  With a deep, long-standing knowledge of business, we understand what is most important to our customers, and yours. Alongside our proven expertise, we are fully devoted to offering a flexible service that is tailored to meet your specific needs.


From kitchen equipment, professional china, durable drinkware to a comprehensive range of cleaning chemicals, equipment and guest accommodation essentials, we stock everything you need to keep both front and back of house running smoothly. We provide professional caterers, janitorial services, and the hospitality and care industry throughout the UK with quality commercial equipment and wholesale cleaning supplies at affordable prices. We believe our job is to present our customers with a wide choice of products, all with the appropriate and applicable information to allow you to make the right choice. From cost effective products, all the way to 5 star supplies, we are confident we will have the right solution for you.