01691 780212 info@tanat.co.uk
01691 780212 info@tanat.co.uk

100 Years of history, and the future's looking bright!

2020 will mark 100 years since our forefather; William Williams bought his first motor car and began to take passengers to places where the train didn’t go. He was joined a few years later by his brother; Elfyn Morris, and between them they purchased a lorry which, for the next two years they used to transport timber, stone, animal feed and fertiliser.

This was great, but the people of the remote farms and villages also needed to get themselves and their produce into the weekly market at Oswestry. Never ones to miss a trick, on Wednesdays the brothers would convert the lorry into a bus; using planks for seats and a canvas secured as a make-shift roof. The farms,
cottages and small-holdings along the back lanes became a regular route for the lorry/bus, and the service proved to be very successful, transporting the locals to market along with their calves, chickens, lambs, cheese, milk and eggs.

Nearly a century later Tanat Valley Coaches remains owned and operated by the same family that started it from such practical yet humble beginnings. We now operate a fleet of vehicles; from 16-seaters to 70-seater coaches, employing over 60 local people and between us, we carry around 1,500 school children to and from school each and every school day.

We haven’t forgotten our early days, and we are still the proud owners of a vintage classic: a 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub bus which can often be seen be-decked and be-ribboned for a variety of special occasions including
weddings and all sorts of other celebrations.

We’re really excited about our 2020 programme of trips and tours, with firm favourites such as the Blackpool Illuminations, the Harry Potter Studio Tour and a day out in lovely Liverpool back on the schedule, alongside some cracking new adventures including a chance to see the fabulous Westlife, a tour of the beautiful Inner Hebridean Isles of West Scotland, and several opportunities to visit some of Wales’ finest beaches and most glorious countryside – after all, we haven’t forgotten where we’ve come from!

We’d like to take this chance to thank all of our customers for their loyal and valued support over the past 100 years, and hope that we get the chance to carry you, your friends. family and clients wherever you might like to go into the next century.

Vintage 1962 Bus Hire

Tanat Valley Coaches are the proud owners of this 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub. Lovingly restored by our in-house craftsmen, its beautifully designed curved bodywork it is guaranteed to be a head turner for your Wedding, Special Event, or maybe just for a trip down​​ Memory Lane. The Tiger Cub can comfortably seat up to 41 guests and can be decorated and themed to any style for all kinds of special events and weddings.


Private Coach Hire

Forget the woes of parking or finding your way and let our experienced drivers take the strain out of any journey with our wide range of vehicles suitable for any occasion. Whether you’ve got just too many for a taxi or enough to fill a 70 seater coach, we have an affordable and practical solution for all your travel needs. We are always happy to hear suggestions from you, for wherever you want to go!


Trips and Tours 2020

When it comes to days out and holiday tours, we have options for all ages and levels of activity; from the barmy but brilliant Bounce Below and the feast of flavours and fun at The Ice Cream Farm, to the more leisurely day trips to the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, and the Victorian Elegance of Llandudno, to holiday tours to the bustling city of Swansea or the historic city of York. We really do have something for everyone!


If you would like to make an enquiry about any of our private hire services, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form opposite.  

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