The British Bed Company


The British Bed Company

Welcome to the homepage of the British Bed Company. Looking to break into the world of bedding in the United Kingdom, we’re a small group of individuals dedicated to bringing manufacture and production back to British shores. Aiming to create premium quality mattresses and bedding, we work with a passionate staff and a desire to build British jobs.

The Rise of British Manufacture

British manufacture is on the up, and we’re eager to fly the flag for homegrown industry. In a country once known for its strong production, we’re eager to help kick-start the growth of the economy from right here in Norwich, a town which was once a major player in the English economy. Here at the British Bed Company, we feel that it’s vital for the consumer to be afforded the chance to buy British, and our premium mattresses are just the start of this new revolution.

Success for the Love Bed at Summer Shows!

We’re having a busy summer here at the British Bed Company, with retailer Mattressman taking our beds to the Lincolnshire and Royal Norfolk Shows!

Among some of our old favourites was the Love Bed, which was commissioned by Mattressman as part of their “Month of Love” back in February and which made a reappearance at both shows. By taking a picture at Mattressman’s “Selfie Station”, visitors to the stand were in with a chance of winning a Love Bed mattress, divan base and headboard in the size and colour of their choice!

The Love Bed, complete with divan base and headboard.

Two lucky winners will be sleeping soundly from now on!

Show season may be coming to an end, but we’ll continue making our luxuriously comfortable beds! Keep an eye out here and on our retailer Mattressman’s website for news!

WIN a Cotton Pocket 1400!

This month, we’re teaming up with our friends over at Mattressman to give a double Cotton Pocket 1400 Chenille away to one lucky winner!


This is a hand-tufted, pocket sprung mattress with luxurious cotton fillings, moulding to your body to support you as you sleep while keeping you cool and dry during the night. The Cotton Pocket has side vents to ensure breathability, handles to make it easy to turn, and side stitching and our own Bulldog Border to reinforce the sides and extend the sleeping surface.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize, simply head over to Mattressman’s Facebook page and guess the total length of the springs in a king size Cotton Pocket 1400 by 28th March. The closest answer wins!

Introducing The Love Bed!

It’s been a while, but we’re reviving this blog, and what better way to do so than with the introduction of the latest addition to our range, The Love Bed?

The Love Bed, complete with divan base and headboard.

The Love Bed, complete with divan base and headboard.

Specially commissioned by Mattressman in honour of their Month of Love, the Love Bed has been through a couple of design changes, with most Valentine’s-themed embellishments removed in favour of a subtle nod to this special day in the form of the plush, heart-patterned cover and pink label. The Love Bed is a pocket sprung mattress — each spring is encased in its own fabric pocket and responds only to direct pressure. This means that the springs mould to your body to provide better support. There are considerably more springs than you’d find in a regular open coil spring system, with 1000 in a king size mattress. Just as you’d hope, the Love Bed also encourages harmony between couples, as the individual spring movement means no disturbance to the other person when one of you moves, ridding you both of a common cause of sleep disruption.

On top of the springs sits a 50cm layer of memory foam, which adds to the support and comfort offered by the springs. Memory foam responds to body heat, softening so that it can mould to your shape, helping to keep the spine aligned. The Love Bed has a jump and tack quilted cover, which gives the mattress a soft, cosy finish.

The mattress has a firmness rating of medium-firm and a comfort rating of 8 out of 9. It is vented to allow air to circulate throughout the night, keeping it dry and cool. Handles help you to move the mattress, making it easier to seasonally rotate it. The Love Bed has a rod edge to support the sides and extend the sleeping surface of the mattress.

We’re really pleased with the end result, and are delighted that Mattressman are offering this wonderful mattress, along with a specially made divan base and headboard, as a prize in their Month of Love Facebook competition! The Love Bed, headboard and divan base (in a variety of colours) are also available to buy exclusively through Mattressman, so be sure you don’t miss out!

Win The Baron In Mattressman Competition

Promotional image for Win A Mattress competition

One of our top-end mattresses is being featured in a competition from Mattressman, offering The Baron as a prize to one lucky winner.

The competition, which can be found on their Facebook page, simply requires you to ‘like’ the page, and then enter your name and email address to be entered into the prize draw.

The competition can be entered here.

The Baron has 1200 pocket springs for superb full-body support, as well as luxury cotton and wool fillings for softness, and hand tufts for prolonged plumpness. A bulldog border holds the mattress together and ensures that the sides of the mattress do not sag.

All in all, this is a superb prize that we highly recommend trying your luck at – priced at £449, this mattress is one of the best!

Custom 7′ x 7′ “Duke” Is Built

The employees at the British Bed Company were given a challenge last week, when they recevived a custom order -for a whopping 7′ by 7′ mattress.

This Emperor sized mattress was specified to be zip and link – which enables it to be separated into two smaller beds or one larger one.Workers head pop up behind a huge mattress

The Duke is a firm tensioned mattress, with a tip-top comfort rating of 9. Luxury fillings consist of soft wool, silk, cashmere and cotton, for supreme comfort, with 2000 pocket springs for support, and a Bulldog Border for lifelong shape and rigidity.

For the lucky customer, this mattress can provide comfort in either Twin-Bed style, or together in it’s full and formidable Emperor size.

British Bed Company Supply The Recruiting Sergeant B&B

It’s a proud day as the British Bed Company supply a prestigious Norfolk Bed and Breakfast with our Mattress and Divans sets.

Highly acclaimed for it’s friendly atmosphere and delicious menu, The Recruiting Sergeant is a charming pub situated in Horstead, Norfolk. Run by Matthew and Nicola Colchester, the team started off as a pub and restaurant, and went on to scoop up a number of awards including the “Best Use of Regional Food Award” and A Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

As of this May, the Recruiting Sergeant have expanded their successful culinary ventures into additional Bed & Breakfast rooms, with the outcome of creating a pub, B&B, and restaurant experience – a truly beautiful and pleasant stay in the English countryside.

With Zip-and-Link, the "Hotel Two Pocket" mattresses can be taken apart and put together for convenience.

We at the British Bed Company are very proud to supply the beds to the Recruiting Sergeant’s new B&B rooms. Our “Hotel Two Pocket” Mattresses are splendid contract mattresses, with 1000 pocket springs for complete body support and comfort. These mattresses have the advantage of being zip and link – this means that they can be zipped together to create a King Sized Bed, or taken apart to make twin beds. This convenient method means that whether the guest wants a shared or twin room, the bed can be suited to their specifications.

To see Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the Recruiting Sergeant, click here

Launch of the ‘Anniversary’ Mattress

Who would believe it, that only a year ago the British Bed Company was making it’s first steps into the bedding world.

Only a year later, we have produced thousands of mattresses, supplied to Gresham’s School and RAF Feltwell, and had a successful place in selling an exclusive mattress range for

The ‘Anniversary Pocket Ortho‘ Mattress was released last week to celebrate this successful first year of the British Bed Company, with the hope of many more to come.

British Bed Company Anniversary Mattress

With 1000 pocket springs for excellent body support and comfort, the Anniversary Pocket Ortho is an outstanding mattress for it’s price range.

3 thick layers of luxury polyester lay on top of the mattress, with a top layer of Highloft Polyester, for the feel of Memory Foam without the heat-reflection. A Maximasoft fabric cover covers the mattress, giving a soft and luxury sleeping surface. Handles are included for easy turning and moving, and vents situated on the border allow air to flow through the mattress, improving it’s lifespan.

The mattress has a firm feel, and so is ideal for those looking for a more supportive orthopaedic mattress.

At under £200 for a double, it is very rare to get a quality Pocket Sprung mattress at such a cheap price. And as always – made with fabulous British quality!

2 New Mattresses available on Mattressman

The Baron and Royal Memory 1400 – two new products, fresh out of production, and available to buy on Mattressman in 2013.

One traditional and one more modern, both mattresses are made in our British factory, to a high quality standard, using our traditional techniques

British Bed Company- Baron Mattress

The Baron is a hand tufted mattress, with 1200 pocket springs for targeted support. Cotton and Woll fillings balance out the temperature, with cotton being cooling and breathable, and wool a natural warmer.
With a medium firmness, this mattress offers a comfortable, not too firm, not to soft feel.
With a Bulldog Border to strengthen the edge of the mattress, this also prevents the sides from sagging and helps lengthen the lifespan of the mattress.
Flag-stitched handles, rod edge, and vents all add to the traditional British quality of this mattress.

The Royal Memory 1400- British Bed Company MattressThe Royal Memory 1400 is a fantastic mattress with a firm feel. With 1400 British Pocket springs for full body support, and a super-thick layer of memory foam for comfortable moulding to the body. iSoft fibres are places on top of the memory foam, to keep the surface both soft and cool. A Bulldog Border gives the mattress a solid structure and a firm edge. A soft and stretchy knitted cover allows the mattress to circulate fresh air, and soft hand tufts, handles and vents all give this mattress a quality finish.

Both of these Mattresses are available on at under £500 for a double size, and are a true example of Great British Quality.

To browse more of Mattressman’s BBC stocked beds, click here.

British Bed Company Supplies Mattresses For RAF and Greshams

Label with product information for the Lancer

Earlier this year, British Bed Company was proud to supply one of our Source 5 contract mattresses, The Lancer, for both RAF Feltwell Base and Gresham’s School.

In 2012, British Bed Company developed the Lancer, a Source 5 Contract Mattress, long lasting and ideal for establishments, and in July of the same year, we provided these beds for the RAF base in Feltwell.

After our success with the RAF base, in August we supplied the very same beds to boarding school Gresham’s, to be used in the boarding accommodation.

Made from a long-lasting and soft cotton, 15.5 gauge spring unit provides a light springy surface surface for sleeping comfortably, with luxury cotton fillings and a cotton cover. Source 5 approved, these beds are fully compliant with appropriate fire regulations, and as such are perfect for accommodation where safely of the occupants are key.

The British Bed Company is very proud to supply to these Great British Establishments, and hope to continue doing Britain proud in supplying quality and reliable bedding for all.