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Handmade in Britain

A household name since 1929

Bobbie Burns has been a household name in Bristol since 1929, when the business was owned by the original Bobbie Burns himself. He specialised in selling soft furnishings and upholstered furniture, which we have now developed into specialising in furniture creation, upholstery and restoration.

Bobbie Burns was a true Victorian gentleman; dressed to impress, with a keen eye for exceptional workmanship. We aim to continue to this high standard, operating as ‘Bobbie Burns’ under the trusted South West Upholstery name, in the store he once traded in. We offer a unique vintage furniture collection known as ‘The Bobbie Burns Collection’ in honour of the respected gentleman. This spans across many eras of furniture, from classic mid-century designs to unusual one-off retro pieces, restored and upholstered by us.

We have now launched a range of bespoke furniture, which is handmade in our workshops here in the UK. Our quality beech wood frames are upholstered to the customer’s exact requirements, so we really can turn a dream into reality! The shape, size, length, finish, and design of the item can be customised, making it a truly unique piece of furniture.

We are extremely proud to keep the legacy of Bobbie Burns alive within Bristol and beyond.

What we do

We offer a bespoke, made to order service, creating each item directly in line with your vision. It’s no problem if you want us to change a design – no two items from us are ever the same (unless you want them to be!). We start with the beech wood in its raw state, giving us the ability to cut and shape the wood exactly to your design.

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Whether you’re tall, short, have unlimited or limited space, we’ll make your sofa so it’s just how you want it. It can be adjusted to be shorter, longer, deeper, or narrower, the list goes on!

Fed up with no choice?

Here at Bobbie Burns you can choose a material you love, with a choice from over 5,000 test samples in fabric, leather, and faux leather. Our suppliers are tried and tested, making us a business you can rely on.


All of our products come with the legs shown in the product picture, finished in natural, light oak, medium oak, or dark oak, to give you the finish you want.

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