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... Introducing Rob

I thoroughly enjoy meeting new pupils, learning about everyone’s personalities and how they connect with a car and its controls.

A large part of my job is about trying to get the best out of everyone in every lesson - a sense of achievement at each stage is really important. And when a pupil passes I know I have made a difference that will be with them for many years to come.

Rugby has been a passion of mine for a long time. My playing days are over, but I still enjoy the sport as a spectator and also a round of golf when time permits.

I would describe myself as a ‘big friendly giant’, I enjoy a good laugh and always look on the bright side of life. And that’s a good title for a song!

ROB IS THE BEST - I passed my test in first attempt-- just about in 3 1/2 months I had my license in hand. I chose Rob after hearing lot about his instructing skills. I would now say ''He proved to be the best instructor''. He's good, very much patient. He reminds you of your mistakes made in previous lessons and tells u how to overcome them in your next lesson. He's amazing, incredible and wonderful and the BEST.


Thank you to Rob - Just passed my test first time - completely down to Rob for sure! My brother and my sister also passed first time too, again, down to Rob! :D Rob is such a great driving instructor with all the necessary attributes# patience, understanding, encouraging, friendly, and supportive. Would STRONGLY recommend Rob to anyone and everyone thanks again Rob. Will miss our Thursday lessons a lot.


Thank You Rob!! - Thanks to Rob I was prepared and confident enough to pass my test first time! I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone learning to drive! He is patient, knowledgeable and supportive! Rob, you've been AMAZING!! I cannot thank you enough for giving me freedom!!! :-)

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Thank you Rob! - Would like to say a massive thank you to Rob in helping me pass my test first time. He is patient, reliable and very encouraging, even on the days when your confidence was low! The lessons were enjoyable and structured to get the most out of each lesson. Can't recommend him highly enough!


Excellent - I have recently my practical test and thank to Rob. He is brilliant driving instructor. He helped me to pass the text easily. I feel better driver after him thanks again.


Excellent - No complaints whatsoever. Rob was a professional, friendly instructor who gave me all the skills needed to pass first time. He was understanding of the odd forgotten lesson and was a pleasure to be taught by. Highly recommended.


Chequers Are Ace - Thank you Chequers, been trying to get my Driving licence off and on for 10 years however Rob you're Driving Instructor has given me the confidence to pass. I always felt in safe hands and was learning something new every lesson rather than doing the same thing and being "fleeced". I always enjoyed the light humour and banter. To sum it up if you're learning to drive then I would go with Chequers A**


Thank you, Rob! - Thank you, Rob! I have been at this for AGES and had lots of instructors. Can we say I am a very nervous driver? Rob was by far the best instructor I have had - very patient but at the same time firmly broke my bad habits and got me a pass! Thank you, Rob!


Thanks Rob :) - Rob managed to get me through my driving test first time with only 3 minors even though I kept disappearing off on holiday at very short notice :P He was an amazing teacher and I'd recommend him to anyone :)


ROB from CHEQUERS - Rob is the best instructor in Bristol...everything went so easy. Thanks ROB.


EXCELLENT - Rob is the best driving instructor in the world, very understanding, very patient, and very positive. On the day of my driving test he said something which turned my fear to confident driver, Quotes "Mo I know you can do it, just do as I said you will pass" (Rob). And I did, and I pass Rob you a star.


Rob is the best! - Rob is fantastic! He turned me into a confident driver, from a very terrified unsure one in quite a short time. I even passed first time with only 2 minors. Rob is great at teaching you the routes they use for the test as well as giving you confidence for life. He's so patient and easy going, never loses his cool, and will get you laughing. He's everything you need to learn to drive. Thanks Rob!


Rob = Awesome teacher :) - Rob was a fantastic teacher, always calm and patient, even if I did take the corners at 30 mph to start with! Thank you for the great learning experience!!


Rob is Good - Rob is a great teacher and is always calm and reassuring.


The genius of Rob Hopkins - Rob Hopkins could teach a sea sponge to drive a Spacecraft if he put his mind to it. A great bloke and an incredibly calming influence and thus helped me conquer my nerves to pass first time. Nice one man!


Rob :) - Passed 1st time today with 2 minor's thanks to rob! Couldn't have done it without him. Very good instructor always makes you feel calm but pushes you to be your best. We always had a laugh in the car and I always enjoyed my lessons. Thanks Rob!! Xxx


Good job! - A big thanks to Rob Hopkins at Chequers for helping me pass the test first time! An excellent driving instructor, he never shouts and is always up for a good laugh. If you listen, you'll pass, simple as that. Cheers Rob.