I sent my beloved Paddington bear, who is 45 years old, for a bath and tidy up. The results are amazing and my Paddington looks just like the day he was bought. Nicola was so caring with him and her communication was excellent- it’s always a worry parting with something so sentimental but Nicola was so lovely. Would highly recommend xxx
Hi Nicola, I’ve tried leaving a review on Google, but no joy! Nicola has restored my 72 year old Teddy bear, named FredBear, beautifully. He looks amazing now but happy to be home again. Nicola’s work is amazing, real attention to detail. She kept me up-to date with all the work she was going to do on Fred. Can’t thank you enough Nicola. Highly recommended
Thank you so much for restoring my beloved Special Teddy. I was very nervous about sending him away but Nicola was kind and reassuring throughout all of our communication.
Her work is spectacular she's clearly very passionate and talented at what she does.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nicola to all my friends and family and won't hesitate to use her again should the need arise.
Thank you again x
I have a very old teddy by the name of Grumble that I rescued when I was six. He was my much-loved bear, who suffered at that time even from a dislocated shoulder! For some time, I have been wondering if he could be given some treatment and support as his stuffing had also settled somewhat.
I also rescued another huge bear as a teenager that for some reason was without ears.
After somehow stumbling across Nicola’s Ambrosia Bears site, and reading all the very positive reviews, it was clear to me that she is a person who could be trusted to receive and repair both bears.
Nicola has worked her magic, and Grumble has departed and returned with a new lease of life. I hope that he will be able to be treasured even after I am gone. His ‘grumble’is restored, and he has had a shoulder replacement surgery from which the recovery has been uneventful!
He can hold his head up high once more, as the stuffing in his neck area is now plumped up, ditto that of his legs.
Next step: new clothes!
The larger bear (who really must name) has had perfectly matching external auditory receptors retro-fitted.
I noticed when I got him back that magically his growl now works more often than before.
I highly recommend Ambrosia Bears and Nicola for your precious stuffed toy repair.
Every part of the restoration process is clarified before and during, and any potential issues explained, with proposed solutions agreed upon by both parties (the patient dictates the need but has no voice themselves, needless to say!)
Thank you, Nicola
Restored a very old and bedraggled 49 years older much loved little bear that means so much to our Daughter. It was a birth gift from her Aunt who died very young 40 years ago. This Bear went everywhere with us and the only thing holding it all together was a little pair of pyjamas. Until Ambrosia waved her magic fingers over it, he looks absolutely fantastic, she even added a special touch, a little pocket with a heart ❤️ inside, and a ribbon with his name on. Keeping it till Christmas when her 9 year old son can give it to her as a gift. She will be so emotional when she sees Bruno restored as he was originally. Thank you so much from all of us. xxx
What a wonderful find. Nicola was so helpful and understanding being asked to try and mend a homemade and very nondescript but much loved teddy whom my husband found wet and bedraggled in a hedge. He was christened Crying Teddy.
After nearly fifty years of love and cuddles his arms, legs and head were barely attached and his knitted paws, pads and nose threadbare. My son cherished him over all his other bears and now my seven year granddaughter is in love. Nicola is amazing, Crying Teddy has been sympathetically mended to perfection whilst maintaining the essence of the homemade bear. He looks wonderful and I am sure will be part of my granddaughters world for another fifty years. Thank you Nicola.
Highly highly recommended.
Hi! My Teddy is 61 years old. He was looking a bit worse for wear to say the least(too much loving i think!) When i found Ambrosia Teddy Hospital, i was very impressed with the Website. I got in touch with Nicola, and she talked me through every stage, from getting Teddy to her, what treatment he would need(and have) the cost involved and eventually posting him back to me. All this i found very helpful, especially putting my beloved Teddy in a box and sending him away! Nicola couldn't have been more sympathetic to my anxiousness in the whole process, informing me he had arrived safe and sound. We talked through what needed to be done, and off she went! He was restored back to his old self, and i couldn't have been happier! He is back home with me, safe and sound, and i don't know what i was worried about, he looks absolutely beautiful. So if anyone is wondering what to do to restore an old favourite Teddy/soft toy, send them to Nicola, she is amazing!! I can't say anymore, other than.....do it! : )
I have been looking for someone to repair my 26 year old fabric dolly for months as she had a tear to the back of her head. She is my most precious possession and I was so worried about sending her anywhere but the damage was getting worse by the day.
I saw Ambrosia’s website and all of the fantastic reviews and immediately got in contact.
Nicola was so helpful and accommodating with my request. From the moment I sent off my doll, she gave me constant updates which was very reassuring. She then sent pictures of the final work which is beyond what I could have hoped and very thorough.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Nicola and I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a toy repair!!
Thank you so much Nicola and Ambrosia ❤️ Xxx
My lovely old Ted has just arrived back from Nicola's gentle ministrations; he looks fabulous!! He's a 57 yr old Wendy Boston; looks like he's had a new lease of life! Thank you so much Nicola! I'd recommend you to anyone wanting a top teddy repair job!
I have a bear who has been with me for over 30 years and he was in desperate need of repair. Nicola came to the rescue and my experience of working with her was above and beyond. I had an update at each stage of the process and I did not have to nudge Nicola for updates. In other websites they talk about a 4 week time but I received my bear all mended less than one week after sending him away. The quality of the work was AAA+++ and the ribbon with my bear’s name on it and the perfumed aroma were great. I strongly endorse and recommend Nicola to repair any furry friends.
Outstanding work on my daughters bunny. Customer service from Nicola was above and beyond any I have experienced before. We got updates on the arrival, process and postage back of bunny and felt confident and reassured that we had made the right decision. Nicola's work was perfect and of a really high standard and the turnaround was under a week which is amazing. My daughters bunny even got a pretty pink ribbon with her name on. Priceless little touches that make such a difference. I can not recommend highly enough. Thank you!
Thanks Nicola. You did an amazing job on my partner's bear that was bought by her Mum and Dad when she was little. Her Mum, who is now in a home, was very impressed, as was my partner. It definitely earned me a few brownie (bear) points!!
Teddy will be 71 on Christmas Day. He had two holes in his chest and his paws had disintegrated. His poor nose was threadbare(bear). He no longer growled however hard you punched him. He now looks amazing - I didn’t want him to look like new but to look full of life and ready for another 71 years - which he does. Thank you for an amazing job Nicola, I will recommend you whole heartedly. Only one thing, Teddy said you did the work too quickly, he would have liked To have had a longer holiday. Thank you for your amazing work, love Carole and Teddy.
All I can say is this lady has a 5* review from me! From start to finish she Nicola has been more then helpful and reassuring! They time and effort this lady puts into her work is beyond amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her service again xxx
Thank you, Ambrosia! You made my vintage Chiltern look as good as new. I wish you could do the same for me lol.
Thank you very much for the excellent work you did on my bear! Really pleased 😊.
I asked Nicola to give my Ted a makeover, he had belonged to my Dad, so was probably nearly 80 years old, very deflated, no nose and had very flexible limbs! Nicola did the most amazing job, he now looks fabulous, I don’t recall him ever looking as gorgeous!
I sent him off to Nicola and he was home within 4 days. Nicola communicated with me so efficiently, her expertise is clear, and I felt very confident that my very precious bear would be safe with her. I will be making a gift of him to my Dad’s first great grandson later this summer. Can not recommend Nicola highly enough xxx
Bought my sad looking 1932 growling bear to see if Ambrosia Bears could improve his sad looking appearance, his eyes had been missing since he was given to me in 1977 and was generally looking a little grubby and tatty.
Dropped him off on Saturday, Nicola e-mailed me to say she had found some information regarding where and when he started life and what type of eyes footpads etc to keep his authenticity.
After 3 days I had a message to say he was looking good and ready for collection, brilliant result and brilliant service, would highly recommend this lady to anyone.
Dr Nicola has done a superb job of turning our 3 micro-wave rice/bean-bag hand warmer teddy's into real teddy bears by removing and replacing the rice/beans with real teddy insides because they were too heavy to keep carrying around.
She is a true professional and kept us informed of everything with pictures and emails, we cannot praise her highly enough.
So we now have 3 lovely light-weight teddys to cuddle and love instead of heavy bean-bags lol.
I sent my Mum's very old, but much loved bear, Joe to Nicola for a complete restoration. Every step of the way, Nicola kept me informed of his progress and when we got him back, he looked absolutely amazing and brand new! He looked as good as he did, almost 50 years ago, when he was first bought for my Mum. Nicola is a very gifted lady, with truly magikal hands. Thank you, Nicola for your brilliant work.
My poor worn, threadbare childhood teddy whose head had come away from his body and had no stuffing whatsoever in his ripped chest or arms, underwent a total transformation at Ambrosia whilst maintaining his original character and I cannot describe the sheer joy to see him restored and able to be picked up and hugged again. I owe Dr Nicola a huge debt in that she had the patience, expertise and care to carry out the work on my teddy and I would highly recommend her to anyone who has a beloved teddy who needs restoring. I thought that no-one would be able to repair him, he was so broken and ripped, yet he is just the like the teddy I had when I was a child and I will be forever grateful to Dr Nicola for taking up the challenge for me in repairing him.
Sarah & Brandon
It was with much apprehension that we decided it was finally time for our beloved monkey to go for a restoration "spa weekend." But our communications with Ambrosia reassured us that he would be in caring and qualified hands. He arrived back right on schedule and looked as good as new, while still maintaining the characteristics that are unique to him. You could even see a renewed twinkle in his eye. We were so pleased with the work, we're quite certain he'll now be taking an annual trip to Birmingham for his rejuvenating "spa weekend!"
Have had a couple of bears from Nicola / Ambrosia bears over the past few year!
So nice to have bespoke bears that no-one else has - even have a little replica of my old Bichon which is a lovely reminder of her.
The bears are very well made and have pride of place.
Malcolm Wilkinson - Jones
I had no idea that bear hospitals existed so when I contacted Ambrosia it was a leap into the dark. You find that it becomes important who you trust with the bear, and so approx 60 yr old Simon went to Dr Nicola. Thru the WhatsApp contact I found the professional yet friendly attitude comforting,and I was not disappointed because he returned repaired and spruced up ready for the big reveal for his mom's special birthday! I can't praise Dr Nicola enough for her expertise.. thanks again..
Malcolm Wilkinson -Jones.
Benjamin was a present from my dad 45 years ago. My dad past away last year, so in memory of my dad I sent Benjamin to ambrosia. There he was brought back to his original self! Words cannot express how grateful I am for the magic you performed! Thank you so much xx
The service from this lady is exceptional. I Sent my elephant for a makeover she is 9 years old and was looking rather tired. Regular messages to update me. Going to be sending another of my beloved animals for a make over as well. Thank you Dr Nicola Rowan-Brooks.
Thank you for making Bolt the Superdog all better after his adventure in a hotel laundry. He got a little too skinny after going in a big washing machine! But Nicola has made him all better again by restuffing him.
One happy little girl after a week of worry about her beloved Bolt.
Super friendly service and quick response to messages.
Griff Bear was peeping out of my Christmas sack on my very first Christmas with my husband 31 years ago. He has been well loved, but after several machine washes and loads of cuddles his neck was very weak. I had sewn his neck up a few times, but the holes kept coming back and then we daren’t put him in the washing machine any more. Then I found the hospital.
We left Griff Bear at Ambrosia Bears on Saturday and picked him up on Thursday. He looked so well. After his operation and spa treatment, his neck is now all better and he is very soft and smells wonderful.
We recommend a stay at Ambrosia, looking at the before and after of some of the very poorly animals, the doctors work miracles.
I've just come back from collecting Bobby from Ambrosia-Bears where Nicola has worked her magic on him. I left Bobby with her as a sad 70 year old. He is now a sprightly pensioner. I could not be more pleased and grateful. Thank you. Only one drawback, now that he has regained his 'voice' he's become a little bit gobby. But I love him for it. Jean.x
'Growler' was a much loved and cuddled dog belonging to my now 33 year old daughter. Sent him to Nicola who patched renewed, washed and re-stuffed him. He doesn't look like new because he wouldn't be Growler would he? Quick turn around and easy to correspond with. Obviously loves her work. Thank you so much. Feel free to use before and after photos.
I retrieved my old cuddly lambs and my deceased brother’s old Teddy from my mother’s in Paris. They were in a very bad state, especially Teddy who was missing an eye and had one of his ears falling. I was very nervous about getting them to hospital, as they are very dear to my heart and the only things i have left from my childhood and from my brother - but when I went to Ambrosia’s and met Nicola I was instantly reassured. She was so lovely and understanding about it - and it was obvious she knew what she was doing.
Lo and behold! Nicola and Ambrosia bears have really performed a miracle. The lambs are white as snow and 65-year old Teddy... well he’s in a better state than when I inherited him 45 years ago! He’s shiny and fluffy, he’s got lovely eyes... and he even growls! I didn’t have an idea he could!
Nicola had truly done an amazing job - and she’s been so lovely and fast about it, it didn’t even take a week!
This has made me happier than I can say, and I can’t recimmend Ambrosia bears with enough enthusiasm!
A very heartfelt thank you.
My two childhood bears were looking sad and scruffy. The final straw came when our young dog decided to have a chew on an ear! I located Nicola via an online search but as it happens I live very nearby so was able to deliver them personally. She gave me a very detailed and accurate quote for repairing each bear and very helpfully identified their make and vintage. One is a Chiltern and the other a Chad - both circa 1940s. She repaired and cleaned them very skilfully and quickly and I am thrilled with them. They are just gorgeous again. I don’t know whether it’s just me but I’m sure they’re smiling a big “Thank you”!
Nicola clearly loves her work and was great to deal with. She comes highly recommended.
I'm so happy I chose Nicola and Ambrosia to get my bear Bernadette looked after. The work on her nose is very tastefuly done, and the restuff and wash has made her look just like she did when I was little.
Nicola communicated throughout, and gave really prompt responses, so I cold get the work done pronto. I would definitely come back to Nicola if I wanted to get a bear (or other teddy) spruced up again.
Thanks so much!
Elspeth and Bernadette
I sent my 35 year old duck to Nicola because he was starting to disintegrate!! I didn't want him to be too different but knew he'd have to be recovered. Nicola asked questions and then reconfirmed what I wanted before beginning work on him. She sent me an update by text and work was completed in only a few days.
When I collected my duck he was beautifully clean. The material used to re-cover his hat was perfect and Nicola explained how she'd left everything original underneath which meant he wasn't changed too much.
I am very pleased with the work she did and would highly recommend Nicola for her skill, kindness and efficiency.
My girlfriend 30yr old teddy bear named Genie was in dire need of repair.
I want to give a special thanks to Nicola whom restored our bear back to life. It only took her less then 3 days to do it and the result is perfect. Nicola matched up the colour almost exactly.
We are most grateful.
Thank you so much x
Wow what a fantastic job Nicola did with my son's beloved Basil bear.my son was so apprehensive about sending him but Nicola kept us right up to date on what was going on and he arrived back home today safe and sound and looking very smart (and so clean!!!) . We would highly recommend Ambrosia Bears to anyone for their wonderful work and we will be sending Basil back as soon as he needs restuffed again Worth every penny xxx
OH WOW...If you ever have to part with your beloved treasure, Nicola is the only one to trust in making the whole process, so much easier.
My 30 year old Gregory needed so much attention, I was very apprehensive to send or leave him anywhere..
I searched many places and did some research, finally stopping at AMBROSIA...
So, so pleased I did, Nicola and her team, were beyond amazing, keeping me updated throughout the whole process, answering any questions and giving me full honest instructions of how Gregory was going to be ' made better'
Gregory returned home safely after a short time away, he looks totally, totally amazing, I am incredibly pleased with this platinum service, excellent from start to finish, and extremely well priced..
Thank you Nicola, so much, you are a lovely lady, and it was all a pleasure....
Lisa Smith xxx
Huge huge thanks to Nicola.
My little boy has a much loved toy mouse which he has had since he was born which was recently ruined by a 'so called teddy bear hospital' outside of Birmingham.
What they did was so bad my little boy refused to hold him or take him to bed.
Thankfully I found Nicola who at very short notice, booked him in and (we had him back within 4 hrs).She corrected what the other company had done. She refilled the little mouse and made him all soft and cuddly again.
To see the instant smile and love on my 3 year olds face when he saw Nicola standing on her step with his best friend cannot even be put into words. I was fighting my tears back.
She has done a superb job, is very professional, efficient and such a genuine caring person.
I honestly cannot find enough words to say thank you and highly recommend her to anyone .
No matter how precious your teddy is, they couldn't be in safer hands, and I'll definitely be sending little Cheddar back for further re-filling when he has had all his stuffing hugged flat again.
I'm over the moon with the transformation of my bear who has been around since the 1940s. The turnaround was speedy. I'm so pleased that I chose Ambrosia bear hospital. He looks like new now with a workable squeak. Thank you so much
Huge thanks to Nicola and Ambrosia Bears who have repaired my much loved but rather tatty business mascot. Lamby is quite literally the face of Little Lamb Tales and Nicola has helped to make him look new again. Not only that, she kept me up to date with his progress, reassured me that he had arrived safely and provided a professional and prompt service. I would definitely recommend Ambrosia Bears Toy Hospital to others who have cuddly loved ones who need a bit of TLC.
Nicola is a miracle worker and a really genuine person. My childhood teddy was sent to Nicola for repair as a birthday present. The service offered is just as good as the repairs look on the website, in fact my teddy is featured. She has done an amazing job, her service is second to none, efficient and reasonably priced. If you are looking for a teddy repair please use this website and Nicola's service, you really won't be disappointed
Can't thank Nicola enough, the work she did was amazing. Mr snowman was a difficult task especially so close to Christmas and Nicola certainly delivered. The quality of the work is fantastic and she kept in touch right along the way. Thanks again xx
Nicola is AMAZING! I've had my elephant since I was born- and 24 years had taken a toll on him. His head had nearly fallen off and he was as flat as a pancake. I messaged Nicola and within minutes she got back to me! Throughout the whole process she kept me regularly informed and updated. I cannot describe and praise Nicola's professionalism and efficiency enough! She is such a genuine and warm person and made this whole experience so easy. I received my elephant back in less than a week, in time for Christmas and he looks brand new! I literally cannot believe it.
This has been the best Christmas present I've invested in!
Thank you Nicola you are a genius! I cannot recommend you enough!
I cannot thank Nicola enough for her help!
I have a teddy bear, which I have had since my 1st birthday (he's 24 years old now!) and my dog sadly decided he wanted to play with him.
He's not an expensive teddy and isn't worth anything to anyone else but he has grown up with me over the years and means the world to me!
I'm due to have my first baby this week and was devastated when my dog presented me with the destroyed teddy last week as I always wanted to display my teddy in my little boys room.
I messaged Nicola to see if she could help, and within minutes I had a reply. Not only could she fix Teddy, she could have him back to me within a few days so I had him back before having my baby boy!
I didn't want my Teddy changed, I just wanted him mended, re-stuffed and washed up for my baby arriving! All of which Nicola did to a great standard!
Thank you so much Nicola, you have made a very emotional, 9 month pregnant woman so so happy!! I can't thank you enough for your help! Mya xx
I found my old Panda when I was clearing out my mum's house, he was very flat, his feet were worn and he looked very sad and forlorn. I sent him to Nicola and within a few days he was re-stuffed, had new pads, a new ribbon around his neck and had been washed, he looks like my Panda again. Nicola has done a fantastic job, she's a lovely, caring lady and I would recommend her to anyone who has a poorly teddy or other soft toy that needs a bit of tlc and restoration.
I've owned my cat, Thomas, for over two decades, and he was in pretty bad shape after many years of wear and tear. Nicola was highly compassionate and professional over email, sending me frequent updates on the repairs and consulting me on choice of materials, which put me at ease while Thomas was away. Now, he has returned to me and new life has been threaded back into him. I recommend Ambrosia Bears in the strongest possible terms.
Nicola at Ambrosia has done an amazing job on some old, hand made and very rare soft toys at least 30 years old, thanks to her expertise they look good as new and can be kept for generations to come. thank you
My fiance had a teddy bear from when she was very young. After around 27 years and other children in the family playing with it, it was what I thought beyond repair! Nicola has done an amazing job and I could not recommend her enough! Thank you very much, you have made her day!
After 19 years of love my little teddy bear was a little worse for wear, so a trip to the hospital was needed! I was however worried to see how different my much loved bear would look. BUT I am so happy with what Nicola has done, I couldn't of asked for anything more. I definitely recommend to anybody who has a teddy in need of some TLC!! Thanks again :)
Many thanks to Ambrosia and all the team for doing such a fabulous job on refurbishing my much loved 'Panda'. At the ripe old age of 48.5 years old he was looking a bit worse for wear but now looks magnificent with newly cleaned fur and a lovely new nose. Thanks you so much from both Panda and me!!
Nicola really is a great human being, she's so caring and has a great sense of humour! I'm thrilled with my teddy who I've just collected today. He was VERY grubby, being 63 years old, and needed some restoration and Nicola has done a sterling job with him. We exchanged several e mails and texts, hence knowing her sense of humour and caring side.....she comes highly recommended and trustworthy with your precious teddys or soft toys. Thank you
I highly recommend Ambrosia Bears. A seemingly helpless case of a little Steiff hare dating back to the 1940s was solved and saved by her. Nicola is very compassionate and a great communicator. Her work is great value for money. Do use her!
I can not recommend Nicola enough. My Sons beloved 'Ted Ted' had seen better days and was in desperate need of Repair. My Son was very anxious about sending his Teddy off, but Nicola soon put his mind at rest by sending him daily texts of Ted Ted's adventures. I honestly think that Nicola should add 'Children's Author' to her C.V, as she kept the anxiety at bay and my Son enthralled as to what Ted Ted would get up to next. Nicola really went above and beyond. Ted Ted came back in fantastic shape, I am amazed at the transformation. Nicola is a truly talented lady, there is no doubt that Ted Ted will be taking a return trip when the stuffing has been hugged out of him again.
I found Nicola just by random chance, after a spot of googling. I liked her website, read the testimonials, looked at the smashing pics on the gallery and I just liked her style. I was right to go with my instincts - my blind bear that I found in a junk shop has been returned to me in fantastic shape, fur all fluffy now and the most important thing - eyes.
When I first found the bear I looked into doing the eyes myself. Who knew there were so many eye shapes for bears? What would be the chance I would pick the right ones, let alone manage the insertion neatly. Thus I began looking for expert help and I certainly got an expert. The eyes are magnificent and I am really really pleased. Thank you so much. x
Nicola is simply fantastic. A wonderful shining star. My friends and I only needed a little sprucing up after many an outdoor adventure. Now we look amazing again. A big hug and thank you for looking after us so delightfully. My older friend George needed a dry bath to protect his working growler after 50 years and he came back truly golden. Rupert, Twinkle and Little Brown Bear needed more extensive stitching after their 50 years and now look ready for more larks! Even Rupert didn't really know how truly ginger he was 'til he came home! Oh and I met Ambrosia - lots of love to you sweetie - I will be in touch again. Nicola really cares about her work and loves all of her commissions. Spread the word, she does the most amazing recoveries of our loved ones who are living their little teddy lives to the max.
Our much loved family monkey mascot Tunk had a serious run in with our dog & lost all his face but Dr. Nicola & her amazing team lovingly put him back together again & turned disaster into triumph! He is now back with his family fully restored & looking better than he has in years so if you have a precious soft toy that has met with misfortune however dire contact Dr. Nicola for her to work her own special kind of magic & healing! Thank you thank you from Tunk & family x
I cannot thank and recommend Nicola enough... If you have a bear in need of repair, you will find no-one more caring and loving and amazing at her job than Nicola!!
The teddy bear my Husband was given the day he was born had had a 'run in' with our dog - his entire right side of his face had gone, and then he had been buried in the garden (by the dog!) out of guilt! So he was not in his best shape.
After finding out I was pregnant, I decided I wanted to get 'Sweet Teddy' repaired and gift him to my Husband for his birthday, as my way of revealing that he was about to become a Daddy. I explained my plan to Nicola, and how urgent it was that Sweet Teddy was repaired (holding a secret in like this was killing me, as well as the fact that Hubby's birthday was less than a week away!!). And Nicola was TRULY AMAZING!! She was so personal, and I felt she was genuinely over-the-moon to be a part of my plan. It made the whole experience EVEN better, if that was at all possible!
When Sweet Teddy was returned to me only a mere four days later, he was absolutely PERFECT! Nicola had done a wonderful job. In fact, he was so perfect that my Husband is unsure as to whether he'll be able to give him up in 9 months ;)!!
Thank you so much Nicola, you are one in a million, and I am so pleased you were part of my big reveal!! x x x x x x x
I just wanted to say a very big ThankYou to Nicola & the Ambrosia Bears for looking after Barney Bear
He was knocking on 20 years old and was getting rather frail
So I did some research and stumbled upon Ambrosia Bears and just from the reviews and lovely feedback I booked Barney in Monday 11/01
Provided Nicola with pictures and details of what was needed to get Barney back to TipTop condition.
Nicola happily understood what I wanted and what Barney needed
Nicola kept me up to date while he was away and let me know Barneys progress ( the sweetest smelling best she has looked after ) + pictures; before & after
I picked Barney up tonight 15/01 and what can I say Nicola has done a GRAND job!
Thank so much .. Keep up the work
Hi all !!
My name is Duke and I am a 65 year old Chiltern Hugmee Bear. My best mate Pete sent me to Ambrosia for repairs to my seriously damaged arm, my growler and a few other bits. When Pete picked me up he said that I look a $1000 dollars and as good as new !!
What a fantastic job Ambrosia and her friends have done on me. I also met some other Chilterns there and we had a great time !!
Pete and myself would like to thank everyone there for there excellent work. Have a great Christmas all !!
I found Ambrosia Bears after searching for someone with the know how to repair my 23 year old son's childhood companion. He had needed some basic repairs over the years but things were made worse by an encounter with our two playful, but destructive puppies. Nicola gives a wonderfully personal service with high quality and skilled repairs, she restored Teddy to his former glory in a manner sensitive to his original looks and retained his 'Teddyness'. During the process I was regularly consulted about material choices regarding his nose and eyes and was really grateful that my opinions were valued during such a personal restoration. Thank you so much Nicola, I thoroughly recommend Ambrosia Bears and would certainly use Nicola's services again should the need arise.
Nicola has done a magical job on cleaning and re-stuffing my 14 year old teddy. The outcome is better than I could of ever imagined and she was wonderful at contacting me to tell me how progress was going.
I cant thank her enough, I highly recommend Ambrosia Bears :)
Nicola mended my son's teddy bear, Frankie. He is 11 years old and has been very loved, and was looking somewhat tired. After a very short visit to Nicola, he was returned looking like new. I have a very happy son! She has done an absolutely fantastic job with Frankie and was a delight to deal with. I will certainly be sending other bears to her in the future.
Fei and Gogo
First time to contact with Nicola was two months ago, I really believe her through the email communication and scan the website immediately.
I want thanks for her to help Gogo taking shower and taking care of him these days. He had a very happy time with penguin Ming and hippo Freddie. It was an absolute wonderful to meeting Nicola!
What a transformation! Our penguin Ming (who was bought in Shanghai) was in need of a good clean and re-stuff. Nicola was so good at communicating from the moment of our first enquiry that we knew he would be in safe hands. He was back home within a week and looks a million dollars. Thank you!
A big thank you to Nicola for the excellent job she did in restoring Freddie, my husband’s 30-year old green hippo, to his former glory. From the outset Nicola was the most responsive of the potential teddy doctors I spoke to via email – she made me feel very confident with her speedy emails and genuine excitement about the prospect of repairing Freddie. On a practical level, she was also the best value for money and was able to turn the work around in a very short timeframe! Best of all, my husband was so thrilled with the result and with being reunited with his childhood friend – thanks Nicola for bringing Freddie back to life with so much love and care. Very happy with the work you have done and recommend you very highly to others!
Tudbury arrived and I would just like to thank Nicola for reserving him for me and sending him from Lyme! He's a lovely little thing, you can really tell he's made with care. Thanks again Nicola :)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for restoring my little girl's beloved bunny. You did such a fantastic job and really took care and attention with her, keeping as much of the original bunny as you could, which is just what we wanted. The communication was fantastic and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service to others,
Emma and a very happy Jessica (4)
On Tuesday I sent my poor beheaded Irish rugby bear to Nicola. I am pleased to say that today is Friday and he is back resting after his stay in hospital. Not only is his head attached securely, but he looks better than the day I bought him in Ireland! Nicola was very reassuring as she kept me up to date during his time away. It it obvious that Nicola is not only extremely talented, but that she takes great pride in her work. I would highly recommend Ambrosia bear hospital and can't wait for the new addition (Tudbury) to join the family. Many thanks again.
Thank you Nicola. My ted is restored to former glories. I didn't realise how worrying it is to part with them and hoping the post office does not lose my childhood toy/memory! You made me feel as looked after as my bear was and your feedback, communications and bear history was wonderful. I am forever greatful. Gushing? Yes. Sorry but it's true and you really really deserve it. Thank you. Chris
Annabel (and Snowy)
As I did not feel comfortable sending my much loved Snowy by post, Nicola allowed me to drop Snowy off in person (this made me feel much better about parting with him).
I was extremely impressed with how quick she fixed my bear.
When Nicola opened the door, I didn't quite know what to expect but there he was, my beautiful Snowy, looking fab and healthy again! He went from an awful dirty grey/black colour to completely white (which I didn't even know was possible). He has also magically gained a lot of weight, which definitely makes it easier to cuddle him (which I can now do a lot of).
I am very thankful to Nicola as Snowy means the world to me and she has done a brilliant job. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that has a beloved teddy that needs a bit of TLC.
Thank you again Nicola,
Love Annabel, Darryl and Snowy xx
I have had Mr Bear for 26 years and during that time he has been round the world with me on our family holidays and loved to bits. He had got to the point where all his fur on his body was gone and only nylon remained which was starting to fray. To say he was on his last legs was an understatement!
We found Nicola through a google search. Her customer service is outstanding and e mails were answered immediately. Mr Bear was "delivered" to Birmingham as I couldn't bear to put him in the post!
The care and concern shown for him was just amazing and updates and photos were sent to me.
He now looks like brand new and will be able to be loved for another 26 years!
Nothing was too much trouble and really reasonable charges for all the intricate work that had to be done. Would highly recommend Nicola to everyone.
Thank you so much x
Our much-loved bear, Rose Bear, visited the Ambrosia Hospital for Bears recently. Her head had become rather loose and she needed re-stuffing. From the very first moment of our contacting Nicola to Rose Bear's return, we were overawed by the quality of service we received. It is not an easy thing for a child to be parted from his or her toy for any length of time, but Nicola and Rose Bear were in constant contact by email, and we received regular updates and lovely messages from Rose. Rose was back within a week, looking simply wonderful. We cannot recommend Ambrosia enough - the quality of the work and the service we received was far beyond the call of duty. We recommend Ambrosia unreservedly. Thank you.
I sent in my rather flat and well used gruffalo bear to Nicola and within one week I had him back as fat and as scrubbed up as I had originally brought him! I am so impressed. Nicola kept in touch many times to let me know of his progress and was really reassuring whilst I did not have him. I would happily send him there again if need be. An amazing job has been done and I couldn't thank her enough. I couldn't be more thankful of all the clear effort you have put into him. Thank you. x
I am so impressed with the quality of Nicola's work! We had a pretty destroyed bear- it has been our dog's best friend for the past 8 years and Bear was on his last legs. Within one week Nicola went above and beyond and we are so happy with our results! Nicola kept us posted on all the developments and the Bear got very special treatment. If you have any worries about this process- please do not! She is so careful and clearly loves helping bring toys back to life. We appreciate her work so much!!! She is amazing!
I sent my son's bear "Grumpy" to you to have a new growl put in and a clean up. I received him back today and I've got tears in my eyes it's as if I've gone back 27 years to when we first received him! He's still got his grumpy face but looks amazing. I can't wait till I see my son's face. Thanks a million. Here's hoping my son's expected baby loves Grumpy as much as we've done. I will certainly recommend your quick and efficient service to everybody I know.
Teddy was sent to Nicola a week ago, she was in a sorry state after being loved, literally to pieces for almost sixteen years. Within a few days Nicola had mended, re stuffed and cleaned our much loved Bear, today she came home and I can't tell you how pleased we are. Worth ever penny. I can't thank you enough.
Bina B Joshi
A Big 'Thank you' to Dr Nicola and all the bears and fairies at Ambrosia Bears for having teddy over at Christmas. It was the first ever holiday he has had (without me!) and came back wonderfully rejuvenated and ready to tackle work once again. He is still continuing with the yoga and meditation classes he attended.
I sent my wife's teddy to Ambrosia Bears just before Xmas 2014. The bear was a vintage Little Mickey from the Hugmee Range from the Chiltern Bear Company. The bear had been given to my wife when she was just three years old when it had been rescued from a fire after the boy next door had decided that he no longer liked the bear! It was in a very sorry state with patches on the head and back, paws coming apart , missing stuffing, lop sided head, none working growler etc. My wife was overwhelmed when she got the bear back in time for Xmas looking like a bear just off the production line of Chiltern Bears circa 1945.It has pride of place on our bed. I cannot overstate the wonderful restoration work that is carried out at the Bear Hospital at rates that are extremely reasonable when considering the sheer amount of needlecraft that goes into the restoration projects.
Thanks again Ambrosia and the Birmingham Bear Hospital for a job well done!!
Hello, My beloved bear Doodle came here to have some treatment. I am so pleased with the outcome, I was updated all the way through and nothing was done unless I agreed, I felt so comfortable with leaving my bear for the four nights as I knew he was safe. Nicola was very pleasant and reasuring during this time. Thank you very much. Zoe and Doodle x
Would like to say a massive thanks for all the hard work you have put in to all the bears I have adopted. I love them all especially my gorgeous brindle who started my ambrosia bear addiction. Me and brindle are looking forward to our next two additions to the family arriving soon much love Holly and Brindle xxxx
Alan (Kodiak) Law
What a lovely lady Nicola is. My wife has a BagPuss and his voice had gone. I asked Nicola if she could help and within one week BagPuass was back with us Looking like NEW with his voice back. He now says "It's Rather Nice to Get a Cuddle" Not only that but Nicola spruced him up and not only does he look good he also smells wonderful.
Thank You Nicola for treating BagPuss in such a Kind way and getting him to speak again.
Bailey arrived today, he is beautiful, thank you so much for your care and attention to detail in creating him for me, I will treasure him. Xx
I purchased Parsley who will be joining peanut and piper when I get home. I look forward to adopting many more of your bears and will certainly be recommend them to friends wanting beautifully crafted characters made with love.
I would like to say a huge thank you for the hard work and dedication you have put into repairing my bunny. I couldn't be more thrilled with the end result, you have given her a new lease of life. I will hopefully have her for another 21 years.
Thank you very much :) Stacie
If i ever need to get her repaired again i will definitely be bringing her back to you !!
Once upon a time there was a little brown Monkey who was a well loved toy. His best friend Vincent almost loved him too much from 1980 onwards and monkey ended up wearing out, losing his arms and eyes! In 2012 Vincent became a daddy to gorgeous Katie and so Nonna Leigh decided monkey needed a lot of TLC by the lovely Dr Nicola and sent him off to Ambrosia bears. His transformation was amazing and very very quick. On 2nd July 2013 at the grand old age of 33 monkey and Katie will become best friends, and monkey will be reunited with Vince too and they will all live happily ever after.
Hannah Beth Evans
i have just received beautiful Birkin and i am incredibly happy with him. i love the wobbly joints which allow him to curl up in my hand like a baby. he is delighted to have found a new teddy family including buttercup the flowerbud bear and a few other bears form Lyme Regis. i am extremely satisfied with the service. as there was a problem with my order due to technical difficulties in Lyme Regis on their site, i texted the number on this site and the response was very fast and helpful. thank u beary much! :-)
VISITED ALICE'S BEAR SHOP YESTERDAY IN LYME REGIS. SO MANY LOVELY BEARS THAT I COULD'NT MAKE MY MIND UP SO CAME AWAY EMPTY HANDED. LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT MY BOYFRIEND SNEAKED BACK TO THE SHOP WHILST I WAS WAITING FOR HIM TO PICK ME UP IN THE CAR AND BOUGHT CONKER FOR ME! SHE IS NOW AT HOME IN BIRMINGHAM MAKING FRIENDS WITH TUMBLE WHO I BOUGHT ON MY LAST HOLIDAY.
HOW LUCKY AM I?!
Our adopted bears Fleur and Chestnut have arrived home safe and well.
What beautiful little bears they are!
We will take very good care of them and think they will settle in nicely.
They have already made firm friends with Duke and Little Crumb. Hopefully soon we can introduce some more little friends.
Thank-you so much, best wishes Natasha, Charlotte and Amelia
Poppy and Avalon arrived safely today, they are both totally stunning in every way....I love your creations! Keep up all the lovely work....I'm sure they won't be the last bears I adopt...
Daisy arrived today safe and sound. She is so pretty and I am sure my neice is going to be delighted to take her in and care for her. The service you provide is excellent and it has been a real pleasure to help you in your quest to home these special little folk. Rest assured this one will be well loved! Many thanks love from Bindy and a happy little Daisy. XX
I love my little coral she is my new beautiful best friend. Excellent service, very friendly and super fast delivery. Absolutely unique in every way. Thanks so much she will be loved. highly recommended to others.xx
Lovely little bears - I want to adopt them all! A numpty would be nice, too. I will start to save up NOW!
Thank you for making starlight she is absolutely beautiful. She is a christmas present for my grand daughter. Thanks Anna xx
i have just had a fairy bear made for me, it only took a couple of days. great communication in the design of the bear. i would definately recommend this service to others. a truely great bear site.
These are really sweet bears! I had Shadow for my birthday, and she's amazing; she's beautifully made and the finishing touches made her extra special. xx
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