As of today (23 March 2020) Ian will be on a fortnightly delivery schedule rather than weekly. We know that this is earlier than usual but given the coronavirus situation this move is aimed at further limiting his contact with other people.


He asks that you please remain indoors whilst he delivers and either pay by BACS or leave cash in an envelope somewhere he can easily find it.

If you are a regular weekly customer he will ensure you have sufficient coal to last you two weeks and will leave extra if he feels you may be short (with a note to let you know how much extra has been left).

We are also ceasing Saturday morning cash and carry and ask that you phone ahead for a time to visit the yard in the week for cash and carry. This will allow us to prepare your order ahead of your visit to minimise the time you need to spend in the yard. We will still take orders where possible.

To simplify hygiene, we would greatly appreciate payment by BACS (all new customers placing orders will need to pay ahead of delivery) however where this is not possible we will accept cash in an envelope from our regular customers.


We will continue to keep you updated via this page. Our priorities are to do our bit to reduce the spread of this virus, to keep ourselves and our customers healthy and to keep our customers warm.

Owned and operated by Ian Pritchard, a third generation coal merchant, we provide quality solid fuels designed for heating and hot water.

F Pritchard Coal Merchants are approved by the Coal Merchants Federation of Great Britain so by choosing us to provide your solid fuel you can rely on us to provide excellent customer service, knowledge of fuels and appliances, the law relating to retail coal deliveries and matters of safety.


We are located in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, and deliver throughout the district and surrounding areas, including Gloucester, Cheltenham, South Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. 

All of our products are available either in environmentally friendly 50kg open sacks or in 20kg pre-packed bags. The pre-packed products are also available as cash and carry from the yard after 2pm each weekday and on Saturday mornings.

We are proud to provide a professional and efficient service and would be delighted to advise on what products may be best suited to you. 

Details and prices for all of our products can be found on the products page of this website.

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