Beales department stores

Beales has a long and illustrious history and was one of the founding names of the department store movement. The doors opened in Bournemouth in 1881 and our flagship store still occupies the original site.

The founder John Elmes was also Mayor of the town and this is no doubt why Beales has always made a significant contribution to community life. A proud tradition which continues today in all the towns where the Beales Family of Stores are a landmark presence.

In the late 60s, sensing the consumer boom, Beales began a programme of expansion starting in neighbouring Poole and opening or acquiring stores in Winchester, Worthing and Horsham and as far afield as Yeovil, Bedford and Hexham.

Beales recently acquired Westgate Department Stores, part of the Anglia Regional Co-op, which occupies 19 local high street locations from Northumberland to Suffolk, which included St Neots.

Like Beales, the Anglia Co-op has been serving communities since Victorian times, when customer service was the foundation of every retail business. Now The Beales Family of Department Stores is even better placed to provide customers with a great choice and real value for money.

With great shopping, quality dining and the ultimate customer service, the Beales Family will continue to proudly provide the Complete Department Store Experience.

Beales also has an in-store restaurant serving hot and cold food throughout the day.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4.00pm

57 High Street, St Neots Cambridgeshire PE19 1BT
Telephone 01480 473 242 or for more details visit their website.