Recommendaltons 

Here at waynealton.com, we have a few businesses (and now apps) that we use regularly and we have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

So, listed below, is a table with the nature of the business/app listed alphabetically.


BARBER

Rob & Tony's WAYNE'S FAVOURITE

17 High Street, Carshalton, SM5 3AP
For more than 13 years, I've been going to this traditional barbers in Carshalton. Rob and Tony (and Malarna) are both accomplished barber's and it's always a nice, friendly and calm place to sit and have your hair cut. And with no frills, it's excellent value too.

CAFE

Carats Cafe Bar Ltd.

Southwick Beach, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1WD
Tel: 01273 430 924‎
Each and every time we have visited this cafe, it never fails to impress. By far the most impressive feature is the quality of the food and its consistency. Next is how good looking all of the staff are, male and female, then the prices, excellent cup of tea every time, decor and eating outside as well as in. It's an all-round fabulous place to eat and we love it!


Ditchling Tea Rooms (formerly Dolly's Pantry)

6 West Street, Ditchling, Sussex, BN6 8TS

Tel: 01273 842708
This is just so nice.  Jezz and I went there for the first time ever on 24 July 2008.  We took Joan and Hayley and had such a fab time.  The bacon sandwich is to die for (it's enormous) but the cream tea is superb too, oh and so is the sausage sandwich and Dolly's Special Breakfast.  <Well we didn't have all that in one sitting... Jezz and I went back two weeks later>.  I have to mention the wonderful staff.  It's the best place to go for customer service. Sally and Sophie are the best hosts.  We have to mention Patsy too, she makes the scones.  We've been back for a third time now... went with David on 13 August 2008.


Silver Spoon Diner  WAYNE'S FAVOURITE

5 Tattenham Crescent, Tattenham Corner, Epsom, KT18 5QG
Tel: 01737 668049
I've been several times to this neat diner. I've taken Jezz, Gary, Nik and Tim here on individual visits and several times on my own. I've had a takeaway bacon sandwich with a portion of chips, the all-day breakfasts including bubble and their amazing chicken curry with chips. All perfect and reasonably priced. The diner itself is brightly decorated with neat blue lights above American diner styled booths... it's cosy and perfect!

CAR

cleanyourcar.co.uk

Unit 3d Spa Fields Industrial Estate, Slaithwaite,
Huddersfield, HD7 5BB - Tel: 01484 841444 
Here's a company that has it all.  Excellent website that is easy to navigate around.  Clean and concise with no nonsense. They have friendly staff who know their stuff too.  And just when you think it doesn't get better than that, the delivery is by courier and is superfast.  On top of that, the products are packaged in a way that not even Royal Mail can break what you've bought! Outstanding and excellent shopping experience.

CAR MECHANIC

Oakhill Garage

Erskine Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3AS
Tel: 020 8643 6175
Jay runs this well-established car garage in Sutton, not far from the Butterchurn pub. He is friendly, polite and professional. He doesn't overcharge or take advantage of customers. The MOT service is efficient and very fast, including a while-you-wait service. I have no doubts or reservations about Jay and his business and would feel very comfortable recommending anyone to him for their car mechanic needs.

CAR SALES

Cooper Banstead

1 Oatlands Road, Tadworth, KT20 6BP
Tel: 01737 749518
If it's a new or used Mini you're after... it is worth the drive to the Banstead branch of Cooper. I live locally to another branch but their customer service is just not good enough. The team at Banstead are perfect and behave as though they really appreciate your custom!

Convent Motors

126 Feltham Hill Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1HN

Tel: 01784 252005  Mobile: 07788 715991
There have been two occasions we have bought cars from this company. Simon's Tigra and Jezz's Smart For Two. Each time, the father and son were absolutely brilliant. The cars were in excellent condition too. 

GREETING CARDS

Touchnote
This app is amazing for making personal cards, adding a personal greeting and posting off, all through the iPad or iPhone. But you can also send traditional postcards (only personalised). You pay for them by adding credits to your account with Touchnote. I pay £22.35 for 20 credits which translates to £1.12 per credit and it's 1 credit for a postcard and 2 credits for a greeting card. There is a way of scheduling the date for processing but for now, you'll need to log on to the website to edit an existing order.

FLORIST

Ray's Florist WAYNE'S FAVOURITE

151 Ash Hill Road, Ash, Aldershot, GU12 5DW
Tel: 0800 0372025 or 01252 311966
What an utterly professional superb company. Effortlessly and easily the best florist that I have ever used. They are modern, trendy with their website and excellent with customer service.

FUNERAL SERVICE

J Stoneman and Son Funeral Service  WAYNE'S FAVOURITE
11 Shelvers Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5PU
Tel: 01737 814406
Brian Herbert or Rosalind. This company dealt with virtually every aspect of Dad's funeral. This service was so superb. Brian is just the most professional and compassionate man that I ever had the pleasure to do business with. At a time that was too difficult to function properly and get organised, he completely put us all at ease and took all of the worries out of the proceedings.  He was able to guide us carefully with amazing comfort and never once came across as taking over.  Outstanding!

PHARMACY

First Pharmacy

108 Woodcote Road, Town Centre, Wallington SM6 0LY
Tel: 020 8647 3204
First Pharmacy is one of the local chemists in Wallington High Street. Its best feature is the wonderful staff with particular attention to Val. We always try to have a laugh when we go there, at least once a month and they are always keen to have a giggle with us too!

PUB AND FOOD

The Grasshopper on the Green

The Green, Westerham TN16 1AS (A25)

Tel: 01959 562926
This is an exquisite pub. It's in the tiny village of Westerham which is Kent and Surrey borders. It's on the A25 from Caterham. The food is excellent and there's a restaurant area upstairs if the quaint countryside manner and open fire atmosphere downstairs isn't what you're after.


The Star

Kingston Road, LeatherheadKT22 0DP

Tel: 01372 842416
This is a nice place to drive out to and have a hearty hot meal. We've been three times now and each time, the food and service were very pleasant.


Tattenham Corner

4 Tattenham Crescent, Epsom, KT18 5QG
Tel: 01737 370960
New and refreshing restaurant and menu. This place was originally a Beefeater restaurant and then changed to an Out and Out. It's now, quite rightly, back as a Beefeater.

RESTAURANT

The Seine Rigger

11 Nork Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1PB

Tel: 01737 351168
This is a traditional fish and chip shop that has a very popular take away counter. But the restaurant is so perfectly clean, tidy and welcoming. The waitress is consistently excellent and friendly. And the food is outstanding, hot and makes me want to return all of the time. Also, there doesn't seem to be any riff-raff there!

SWEETS

Jericho's Sweet Store

150 The Street, Rustington, W Sussex.
Tel: 07702 700035
This gorgeous sweet shop sells some really unusual sweets. It's run by a really friendly and handsome guy called Lee. We had some of his chewing nuts that they sell in jars by weight (like the old days).

TATTOOS

The Tattoo Emporium Ltd.

169-171 Red Lion Road, Surbiton, KT6 7RG
Tel: 020 8397 3835
Jay is the owner and the most professional tattooist I've been to. He is very gentle and pleasant but is also an extremely thorough perfectionist. He did my 8th tattoo and it's amazing. Thoroughly recommend Jay at The Tattoo Emporium.