29a Peartree Business Centre,
Peartree Rd, Stanway
Colchester CO3 0JN • Map
Slumbers in Colchester opened its doors in 2000, one of a number of local bed shops run by Phil and Chrissie dating back to ‘Floors and Snores’ on Friars Street in Sudbury, the place where they’d lived and grown up.
After the success of Floors & Snores, Phil and Chrissie branched out and opened ‘High Street Beds’ in Clacton-on-Sea, followed by Slumbers in Colchester. There have also been shops in Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford and Ipswich, but the main one has always been Colchester.
Having started off at Unit 1 on Peartree Business Centre, the owners established a great rapport and friendship with the local community, something that is still here 20 years later. Slumbers moved to the opposite side of the road to Unit 29A in around 2005.
In 2004 James joined the business as a part-time Saturday boy, delivering beds sold by Phil and Chrissie. Having progressed to a full-time member of staff when he left school in 2006, James left the company in 2014 to pursue a lifelong dream of being a police officer in London. In 2019 Phil and Chrissie offered James the opportunity to return to the business as a partner.
Quite a few of our customers over the years have become great friends, always popping in for a cuppa or better still, bringing us biscuits and cake! Having grown up sleeping in beds bought from Slumbers, their own children are now coming in to purchase beds. We’ve all loved the last 15-20 years and hope to remain a fixture of the community for many years to come.