A BRAND new carpet store has opened in Romsey Town Centre last week.

The Carpet and Bed Gallery opened its third store across the Southampton area, with two shops already in Hythe and Bitterne.

The independent family business is in the heart of Romsey Town Centre and offers all floor covering, beds, floor fitting, delivery and more.

Director of the Carpet and Bed Gallery, Judith Carey, said:

"We thought Romsey had a gap for a small, independent business offering something different.

"We offer all floor covering such as laminate and carpet, fitting and obviously delivery for beds and free delivery for local residents."

Judith has been working in the industry for 20 years, she opened her first Carpet and Bed Gallery in Hythe in 2017.

The 46-year-old added: "I took over Carpet Gallery in Bitterne in 2014 and eventually rebranded it to Carpet and Bed Gallery.

"I then opened my first Carpet and Bed Gallery in Hythe in 2017 and now we have opened the Romsey store.

"I am always looking for new places."

She added: "It is a nice, friendly business with great customer service, it is family run.

"If there are any issues for example, I do personally deal with them.

"I like to keep a close eye on all three stores."

Councillor Mark Cooper, who represents Tadburn on the borough council, said: "Opening a new business in town is strong expression of confidence in Romsey.

"The Carpet and Bed Gallery is very welcome and I wish them great success."

Cllr Janet Burnage, who represents Cupernham on the borough council, said: "It is always good to see a new business setting up in Romsey.

"It shows that they have the confidence to invest in developing their business in Romsey and I wish them all the best for a successful future."

They stock all major manufacturers and all of the leading suppliers of carpets, vinyl beds and more.

The Romsey store is open six days a week and is located on Dukes Mill, Broadwater Road, Romsey.

It opened on Saturday, October 19.