Gary is the best driving instructor i have seen. He is so passionate about his work and knows exactly what that particular student needs extra training on. He is very patient and explains everything in a clear manner. He even went the extra mile of providing me with class from 5.30am as i had my test at 8am and he knew i needed that extra help to pass my test which i did. Will definitely recommend.
Gary is the best instructor I’ve ever had by far! Very nice person and extremely helpful. I would strongly recommend him to anyone, of any level of driving experience, to have lessons with him. The car we used to practice was very nice to drive as well!
Absolutely would recommend Gary. Doesn’t just treat you like a student who needs to pass a test, but as a friend who wants to make you a good driver! Lessons a friendly and challenging, and He’s very considerate of individual circumstances.
I would definitely recommend Gary .
He’s very experienced and knew exactly how to put me at ease in the driving seat
Thanks to him I passed my test last week , so you can’t ask for anything more from your instructor,
Cheers Gary 👍
I passed my driving test first time last week with the help of Gary. I was searching for driving lessons since October but couldn't get any. Randomly sent a text to Gary and a few other instructors in Bath with the hopes of securing a few lessons in Jan. Luckily he had a cancellation from another student same day and I met him. Never did I know back then that I'll get my driving license in the next 3 weeks. Gary assessed my skills during our first session and made me book the next available test date in whatever test center I could find nearby. He was kind enough to build a custom schedule to get me test ready in 3 weeks time. Planned a few sessions driving the test routes near the test center to get me familiar with the area. He was always on time for lessons, very professional, punctual, methodical and to the point. He's a very experienced instructor and his car is a breeze to use for training. Would definitely recommend.
I had one lesson with Gary which to his credit he taught very well and was willing to teach me in my own car, which was much easier for me as I was already adjusted to handling it.
After the lesson I texted Gary to try and arrange another lesson, and when my availability did not match his for a lesson two days later, he texted me 'I think we'll forget it', and then ignored my replies and cut me off.
Looking back, £90 for a 2 hour lesson is a ridiculous price compared to other instructors - and I was further put off by the fact that he refused to drop the price even if the lesson was taken in my own car and I paid for petrol.
All that said - what Gary did teach me was useful, just the price charged and attitude had made for overall an unpleasant experience.
Reply from Widcombe and Combe Down driving school2022-02-02
What you fail to mention is that I offered you a cancellation lesson the following week and you hesitated ( bit like your driving style!) and when you eventually responded that lesson had gone! Then you expected to book a lesson the following week, but as I explained to you I have a 4 week booking wait, proving you didn't listen to me!
We started the lesson in my car, which you couldn't move off ( crazy considering you'd had 6 hours with another instructor! ) so you asked to swap into your car, but you were just as incompetent in that!
Most instructors won't teach in the pupils car, but I did to help you and certainly charge the same as it is the instructors time you are paying for!
I said I think we'd forget it because you were incredibly hard work and in 36 years of teaching had the worst clutch control I've ever witnessed! It was so bad I had to take over at a junction because you couldn't move off and that was in your car!
In addition you constantly kept talking over me when I was instructing you which was incredibly annoying and when I mentioned this to you, you were aware of this trait, as others had mentioned it to you! That's why I said ' I think we'll forget it' because I didn't enjoy your company and will concentrate on my other pupils who quite frankly are easier! You probably will be better off in an automatic car!
Garry was really helpful and in a very short amount of time helped me to pass my test. He was professional and accommodated my lessons at sometimes difficult times. His teaching was very efficient and taught me a lot very quickly.
Can't speak highly enough of Gary. Having been a novice just a matter of months ago, I have just passed my test, and I have enjoyed learning with Gary. He is clear in his instructions and helps in a professional and friendly manner. Gary was always early for lessons and communicated well before and after. His car is excellent to learn in and I would recommend Gary to anyone!
Gary is teaching my son to drive and he always looks forward to the lessons, which he enjoys very much. Gary has been patient and encouraging, which is my son's preferred method of learning. I know that he would instantly shy away from reprimanding methods of teaching and this has not been the case. Gary has provided regular progress reviews and I have had the opportunity recently to observe the lesson. I was very happy with my son's progress. Gary spoke to him calmly and encouragingly.
Absolutely amazing. Everytime I get in the car I feel a sense of calm, inspired by Gary's confidence in me. He slowly introduced me to the world of driving, in a confident yet reasurring way, never rushing me but also just putting me the edge of my ability level so I could grow as fast as possible. I've contacted and researched many other instructors and Gary is simply the best. Would highly highly recommend.
Gary is a amazing driving instructor, he took his time and patience with me learning all the rules of the roads. I have gained so much confidence I recommend Gary as the top driving instructor for bath I am very happy with his services.
Gary is an excellent instructor! He is very supportive, explains everything clearly and keeps the lessons fun. With each lesson, I am feeling more confident and enjoying the experience. Highly recommend.
Gary is professional, patient and good at teaching. I was a bit nervous when started but could have my confidence back after a few sessions and enjoyed driving lessons because of his great sense of humour. I would highly recommend driving lessons with Gary.
Gary has helped me gain confidence in my driving and has a relaxed teaching style which really benefits me. Lessons with Gary are always fun, but also professional. His car is also a great car to learn with, so I would definitely recommend him!