We are The Rather Excellent Carraige Co Ltd a bit of a gob full so we answer the phone as Trecc! We are a local private hire cab company for St Leonards, Hastings and the wider 1066 area.



We provide a Premium Airport and Port Transfer Service at great prices on time and with a smile! We value the trust given to us by our lovely regular customers and would love the opportunity to show you why!


  • Care is built into the very core of our business and always with a smile!
  • We build strong trusting long term relationships.
  • We will surpass your expectations and that is a promise!
  • We accept all Credit/debit cards in car and over the phone also heavy gold doubloons and the odd piece of cake!
  • You can ring or tippex this number onto your phone, if you dont know what tippex is ask your nan.
  • We have enhanced DBS checks in case we are naughty and NVQ's in passenger management thingies and child safety certificates.
  • We specialise in transporting underage minors internationally through airports and deal directly with airlines.
  • All our vehicles are sign free in and out, suitable also for funerals and more formal occasions and times when you just want to arrive by car.
  • We look after our elderly customers to or from discreet NHS appiontments and never make them run to save 10p on parking. we understand mobility and try not to make them laugh if they've just had stitches.

For a quote for any airport/port transfer or anything else

Call us on

01424 404400

If we fail to answer the phone that means we are busy, our technical dept has worked out a way for us to receive texts on a landline so text us!



Or email any requirements to:






We provide a unique, personable and friendly professional private hire cab service in Hastings and St Leonards and we have over 50 combined years of experience transporting our lovely locals and visitors to all corners of Hastings and St Leonards and to the 1066 area and beyond. We have experience of over 108,000 journeys in and around the Hastings and St Leonards area over many years. A squillion miles travelled!


Our Vehicles



We have Ford Tourneo Custom Ltd Edition Long Wheelbase Minibus With EIGHT passenger Seats! its the top of the range wotsit with underfloor heating, reclining heated seats, aircraft style overhead A/C and reading lights. no loo though, my idea of sellotaping a small shed to the rear door never made it past our quality control dept.





For our Corporate, funeral service and VIP Clients and any special request where a discreet service is required you can arrive in your own private car with no external signage.





Full Leather Interiors




Our new cars are shiny black large Skoda Superb Estates, these are even bigger than the previous fleet with a huge luggage area and more comfortable with a  full leather interiors, wifi hotspots and climatronic air conditioning



Phone trecc on


01424 404400


We are proud to have transported well over 300,000 rather lovely customers in our careers, except for that time when we left a drunk one in a hedge with a note pinned to his chest. he slowly sunk through the hedge 'til all that was left was feet. He may still be there.


 It is our aim to accommodate all your needs in Hastings and St Leonards just give us a ring.



If you are visiting this area, we want your journey or transfer from or to Hastings and St Leonards and it's beautiful environs to be perfect!


Corporate Accounts


We have facilities for our popular 0% interest free business 30 day account management. Details upon request. We provide an online invoice retrieval and checking service too! please click our corporate and business tab on your left.



Phone Trecc on

  01424 404400


we record all calls and are deleted after six months in line with our GDPR Policy and can be

individually deleted upon request.


The Rather Excellent Carriage Company Ltd

Is Registered in England and Wales. Company No. 8925706


Registered offices

20 Havelock Road


TN34 1BP







We have contactless card machines in all vehicles