A Coombs Pet Centre

The Husband and Wife team run the store together for many years. Allan was a very charismatic character and was very much involved in every part of his business. He enjoyed serving the customers and interacting with them on a daily basis. His passion for retail is what made the store so popular.

In later years Allan and Joans children Peter and Rosemary joined the store to help their parents. The family worked side by side together to make the store a household name in Brighton and Hove.

Looking through its history, A Coombs Pet Centre has been through some turbulent times. It has survived one world war and two global recessions! The longevity of this independent, family run pet store is due to the fact that it has become an integral part of the community in Brighton and Hove. Generations of families have all bought pets from the Baker Street store. Known affectionately as 'Coombs' by the locals this store has gone from strength to strength since its opening in the early 30's.