UKHost4U are a UK company and have been around since 1999 which is about as long as it gets in the web hosting world.
The basic plan seems to cover everything a wordpress webmaster would need including cpanel with fantastico for that famous 1 click installation of wordpress. UKHost4U also offer more expensive packages, the reason you may want to go for those would be if you wanted to host multiple websites.
Paying for a year upfront gives 2 free months and paying this way also gets a free domain so that would definitely be the way forward I would think.
At the time of writing they have got a 30 day free trial available.