News from Hungerford’s Independent Shops & Businesses – December 2021

Hungerford is famous for its independent shops and businesses which make the High Street worth a visit.


The switching on of the magical Hungerford lights and the recent snow have made us all feel like Christmas is nearly here.  

We have lots of presents for all ages and don’t forget that we are open every Sunday until Christmas. 

Hungerford Printing Co.

Our Pop-Up shops have been going really well and this week we are delighted to welcome MYNT. Hand-sourced original coins made into beautiful one-off silver and gold pieces. 

Please pop in to our studio at The Courtyard between Eliane’s and The Hungerford Bookshop to view this incredible collection. 6th – 12th December. 

We also have copies of our 2022 calendar featuring lovely images of Hungerford by local photographers.

All enquiries to: or 01488 684337

Find us at Instagram/hungerfordprintingco and on Facebook/hungerfordprintingco

The Naked Grape

Whoever you are gift-buying for, we have the perfect present from local fizz, reds, whites, gins, ports, whisky and liqueurs
And of course they are ideal for your festivities at home this year.

Stay well and remember…Life’s too short to drink bad wine so why not try our December wine of the month.

The Naked Grape
108 High Street, Hungerford 
01488 684684

Fare Wise Travel

It’s great to see the travel scene building back up again but please remember you need a PCR test pre-booked for return to the UK and you must self-isolate until a negative result is obtained. USA now require a negative test within 24 hours of departure (was 72 hours). Masks increasingly mandatory especially on public transport. But Switzerland has relaxed quarantine for passengers in transit to France so skiing is possible again.

Regarding sustainability in travel, we recommend Eco-Ski who recycle and hire ski clothing and equipment. 

Please contact Veronica on 01488 686858 or or pop in. We are open Monday to Friday 10am -3pm at 19 Hungerford High St (under railway bridge).

You can also follow us at 

Belle Chic Health & Beauty

Join us for our Christmas Party on Thursday 9 December from 5pm to 7pm. If you can’t make the evening, the purchase offers are still valid throughout the day.
Book to come either 5 – 6pm or 6 – 7pm for festive socialising (with masks), browsing & shopping, demos & your own gift bag when you pre-purchase tickets.
If you want a goody bag but not attend a third of the ticket price will be donated to Newbury Cancer Care (who looked after Mel’s Dad in the last few days of his life last year). Tickets are £8.
Please follow Belle Chic on social media or email to join our mailing list 

01488 686655 

Belle Chic logo

Honesty Coffee Shops

Hungerford is lucky to have two Honesty Coffee Shops at Barrs Yard and Herongate Club.

This December, Honesty’s bread of the month is the Sage and Onion Cottage Loaf.

You can also pick up whole Christmas cakes (or enjoy a cheeky slice with a cup of coffee) as well as all the festive treats you can wish for by ordering them on our website for collection at your favourite Honesty coffee shop.

You can also use the virtual loyalty card app ‘RWRD’ to gain stamps every time you purchase your favourite coffee from any Honesty location and have access to exclusive offers and discounts, as well as getting a free coffee!

M & P Hardware

We wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year and thank them for their support during a very difficult 2021.  We will be closed from 25 December and re-open Wednesday 29 December.

Find us up the cuttings next to Martin & The Magpie.

Open: 9am – 5pm Mon – Sat, 10am – 1pm Sun
01488 681048 
M & P Hardware

Hungerford Bookshop

Our bookcases are crammed with wonderful titles, and the tables beautifully heaped with books. We are recommending shopping early for Christmas this year. And don’t forget we are open Sundays too!

Here are our top ten book recommendations for Christmas.

Customers can phone through orders on 01488 683480, or place orders online at or message us on Facebook.

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Here at the Hungerford Coin and Stamp Centre we haven’t been busier – with Christmas around the corner we are hectic supplying discount postage stamps to lots of customers. Save money on Royal Mail prices – our 1st Class stamps are 70p and 2nd Class just 50p – compared to 85p and 66p at the Post Office and their prices are going up again early next year.
We are still paying very high prices for old coin collections, banknotes, medals, stamp collections and old gold, silver and watches.
We are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

35a High Street Hungerford RG17 0NF
01488 684008
facebook/Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Coin & Stamp Centre cabinets

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

This month family lawyer Karen Salmon has tips for surviving Christmas after divorce. As domestic abuse is worse at this time of year please remember that 01793 610610 is the 24 hour helpline for Swindon Women’s Aid.

Steve from Claritas Accountancy advises business owners who want to reward their staff at Christmas that HMRC allows £150 per head for entertainment over a year but if you spend over £150 then you can’t expense any of it. There is also the £50 trivial gift allowance that is tax-free for the employee. Another idea is to give half a day off work just before Christmas. 

Dan from Hungerford Mortgage Company reminds everyone to pay off any debts by the required deadline as a CCJ (County Court Judgement) stays on your records for 6 years and if you need to get a mortgage during that time, you will have to get a specialist mortgage with higher premiums.

For more seasonal advice (including how not to behave at the office party) listen to the latest Finance & Legal Show on 4LEGS Radio.

Our office is shared by Marlborough LawClaritas Accountancy, The Hungerford Mortgage Company and Hungerford Financial Partners. We also collaborate with HR experts Professionals in Partnershipand asset finance experts Industry Finance UK. This collaboration has been set up so that busy local people can address all their personal or business problems in one appointment at one place.

Contact us at 01488 508008 or

The Clockmaker

Do browse our range of affordable clocks as well as our usual range of antique clocks and barometers online. We have many more in the shop and they make lovely gifts.

We continue to be as busy as ever in the workshop (with one clock even being sent to us from Kenya!). If you want to drop off or collect clocks to repair or purchase please call 01488 682277 to arrange.

127 High Street, Hungerford, RG17 0DL
(in the courtyard behind Newbury Building Society) 

Howard's Pet Care

We stock everything your pet needs and wish all our customers a safe and happy festive season.

Our opening hours are: Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm Sat: 10am – 3pm`

Suzy Viscal
Howard’s Pet Care, 
6 Park Street,
RG17 0EF

01488 685314 

Howard's Pet Care Hungerford

The Emporium

We have a wonderful eclectic range of treasures at The Emporium.

If you are looking for that special piece of furniture or even jewellery do pop in for a browse as we always have something interesting to view.

01488 686959

Emporium Hungerford

Other Shops in Hungerford:

Blue Cross Charity Shop on the canal bridge

Crown Needlework Please see their facebook page

Martin & The Magpie florists. See their facebook page for updates.

Hungerford Arcade see their latest newsletter here

Ellie Dickins Shoes  Ellie Dickins Shoes on Hungerford High Street.

Barr’s Yard see their latest newsletter here


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