About Us

Established 1956

Harringtons was established in 1956 by Bob and Molly Harrington

The business started life as a hardware shop based in Southcote, Reading. As soon as their son Roger was old enough, he joined the family business and continued to run the shop as a traditional hardware business for many years. Roger’s son Adrian continued in his father’s footsteps and joined the family business in 2002.

Time passed by and the decision was taken in 2009 by Roger and Adrian to expand and move the business from Southcote, Reading to Sonning Common.

A new side of the business was developed by Adrian and his wife Lucy to sell and deliver bottled gas and pre-packed fuel.

The business continued to expand and in 2017 we were given the opportunity to set up a new yard in Oakley. We now supply many customers within Oakley and the surrounding areas.

Between both of our yards we run a fleet of eleven vans, the drivers and vans are always kept busy.

In 2021 Harringtons acquired WG Hill. This highly regarded local coal merchant, based in Marsh Gibbon, Bicester, has been operating since 1960. Harringtons are dedicated to continuing the high level of service to which WG Hill’s loyal customers are accustomed.