River Valley Garage

A New Chapter in Quality Automotive Care

River Valley Garage St Austell

Looking for a Reliable Garage?

  • Are you searching for a garage you can trust with all your automotive needs?

  • Do you require mechanics, who are experienced with all vehicle types?

  • Are you looking for fair pricing and honest advice?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you have come to the right place!

A Rich Heritage with a Fresh Vision

River Valley Garage, rooted in the community as the former Hillside Garage in Little Polgooth, continues to serve our valued customers under new ownership. Now located in Kingswood at London Apprentice near St Austell, we've embraced this new chapter with a fresh vision while holding true to our core principles of trust, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Why Choose Us?

  • Broad Expertise: Our team is equipped with the skills and knowledge to handle all makes and models of cars, vans, camper vans, motor homes, and LCVs. Whether it's routine maintenance, complex repairs, or anything in between, we've got your back.

  • Expanded Services: With our move to a more spacious facility, we've broadened our range of services. This includes advanced diagnostics, comprehensive vehicle care, and competitive pricing without compromising on the quality or efficiency of our work.

  • Guaranteed Quality: We stand behind our work with a 12-month nationwide guarantee on all parts and labour. Your peace of mind is our top priority.

  • Advanced Diagnostics & Reconditioning: Utilising the latest technology, we diagnose, recondition, supply, and test all makes of diesel and petrol fuel injection equipment.

  • Competitive Pricing: Despite our expanded capabilities, we remain committed to providing all our services at very competitive prices.

Guaranteed Quality

Consistency in quality is our promise. All our services and MOTs are backed by a one-year parts and labour guarantee. This is our commitment to your peace of mind and the reliability of your vehicle.

New Ownership, Same Excellence

Under the leadership of Byron Pollard, we're excited to build upon the legacy of quality and service that our customers have come to expect. Our commitment to you remains unwavering, as we strive to provide a service that not only meets, but exceeds your expectations.

Join Our Community

At River Valley Garage, we're more than just a service provider; we're a part of your community. We invite you to experience the difference in our approach to vehicle care. Trust, expertise, and a customer focused experience are what set us apart.

For all your automotive needs, River Valley Garage is here for you. Let us show you why we're the fast growing trusted choice for vehicle care in the area.

Great Aftercare and No Quibbling

"We were in need of a new alternator for our campervan… had very little driving range and were 250 miles from home. The garage was friendly, fitting us in as soon as they were able and the work was very reasonably priced for a reconditioned alternator.

There was minimal disruption to our holiday and we were able to get home on schedule. After 500 miles driving the same fault came back and our local garage said the newly fitted altenator was faulty.

We thought that being so far away, and not being regulars, we’d get little interest from the garage but rang anyway. They couldn’t have been better. We got a full refund - they were brilliant! Stacey rang us we didn’t ever have to chase them."


MOT St Austell

You can now book and pay for your MOT at River Valley Garage online for motorcycles, 3-wheeled vehicles, cars, taxis, light vans, small minibuses and goods vehicles.



We are members of the AutoCare network which has over 900 independent garages around the UK. Each garage in the network is committed to the Chartered Trading Standards approved codes of practice.

How to find us

You can find us at the start of the Pentewan Trail, after going over the bridge, then turning left at Kingswood, London Apprentice, St Austell PL26 7AR

  • Phone: Call us at 01726 74056

  • Opening Hours:

    • Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm

    • Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm