News from Hungerford’s Independent Shops & Businesses – September 2022

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

Mio Fiore Italian Restaurant

The atmosphere of real Italy rules the mood at our new restaurant on Hungerford High Street (next to Inklings), following the success of our restaurant in Newbury.

We serve homemade Italian food using quality traditional Italian regional products as well as seasonal and local ingredients – accompanied by carefully selected Italian wines and drinks for all the family to enjoy. We hope to welcome you soon so you can experience all of this for yourself.

We offer a 10% discount on take-aways.

Book on 01488 680730

Mio Fiore Italian restaurant Hungerford

The Curve at Hungerford Hub & Library

The Curve Gift Shop at Hungerford Hub & Library sells high quality crafts and gifts produced by local artisans including Lizzie’s Kitchen fudge and Isla Boo children’s clothes.

Please remember that 15% of our sales go towards the upkeep of the library building!

Open: Tues, Wed & Friday 10pm-4pm and Sat 10am – 12noon.

You can also browse online here:

Grapesmith, Barrs Yard

After an absolutely scorching summer, it is somewhat of a relief to experience cooler mornings and evenings that are quickly drawing in. It’s time to step away from the rosé and uncork a lovely bottle of red, and here is what I recommend for September: Alianca, Vinho Tinto from Dao in Portugal. 

The hand-picked grapes are sourced from selected vineyards in the Dao region south of the Douro Valley, where old vines are tended traditionally in granite soil. The grapes undergo a cold, pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days, followed by a final alcoholic fermentation lasting around 4 days. The wine also undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then matured for 12 months in (2nd year) French and Russian oak.

Immediately juicy with lots of bramble fruits and polished aromatics. Underlying savoury and herbal character with silky, supple black fruit. Soft tannins with hints of pine and vanilla on the elegant finish. Goes well with grilled beef or lamb or robust stew. For a veggie alternative try with spinach and lentil casserole.

We are open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and every day we deliver wine locally in our trusty Van Rouge. So why not treat yourself, go to our website and order by midday for free same day delivery on 12 bottles or more. 

01488 680933

Alianca Dao Grapesmith wine

Fare Wise Travel

With continued uncertainty we strongly advise travellers to book with an agent who will have their back if they get stuck in transit. See here for our latest advice and tips for travellers which includes increasingly popular ‘slow travel’ excursions.

For more advice on your particular travel plans please contact Veronica on 01488 686858,, facebook or pop in to our office at 19 Hungerford High St (under the railway bridge). 

Fare Wise Travel Hungerford

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

Back-to-school season can be a time of stress and anxiety. Here are 5 tips to help your kids have the best start to the new school year.

If your child has any niggles, growing pains or poor posture, we are offering free assessments for 16s and under during September.

Hungerford Chiropractic logo


As thoughts are turning to autumn we have lots of lovely new toys and gifts coming in ready for Christmas, some old favourites as well as new.
A selection of Christmas cards and advent calendars are out in the shop, discreetly at the back for now but they are already selling.
More new stock will be coming in this month so come and see what we have.

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

At the Hungerford Coin and Stamp Centre we’ve never been busier. As the cost of living explodes it may be worth considering disposing of old coins and stamps that have been lying around for years.

We are seeing record numbers of sellers at the shop but we are still very keen to buy.

Please remember we also wish to buy banknotes and medals, and we are also very strong buyers of old gold (even if damaged or broken) as well as vintage watches.

Whatever you have for sale you are assured of a warm welcome and a very fair offer for anything you have for sale.

Open: Mon to Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 2pm.

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

Coin & Stamp Centre cabinets

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

Our office in central Hungerford (down the alley between Eliane’s and Hungerford Bookshop) is shared by Marlborough Law and Claritas Accountancy. We also collaborate with Harridge Financial, Ludlam Wills & Estate Planning look after your wills, trusts and LPA (Lasting Powers of Attorney) HR experts Professionals in Partnership and asset finance experts Industry Finance UK.

Please enquire about our Protect Your Business initiative which allows businesses to regulate their outgoings by paying a monthly fee to cover all our services. 

For more please details contact us at: 
01488 508008

Hungerford Legal & Financial

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

We are delighted to be supporting 18 year old javelin thrower Ben East from Hungerford who has trained hard to now be competing for England.  See our case study here of how we have helped Ben recover quickly from injury and excel at international competition level.
But whatever level of fitness you are at, we are here to help with any niggles or injuries.

01488 493014

Hungerford Bookshop

We hope you have had a good summer and are looking forward to our great autumn schedule of author talks starting with Two Crime Writers on Monday 26 September – see our facebook page for details. 

Book of the month is: The Echo Chamber by John Boyne. Powered by Boyne’s characteristic humour and razor-sharp observation, this novel is a satiric helter skelter, poised somewhere between farce, absurdity and oblivion.

Discount code for Penny Post readers (£1 off): quote PPBOTMSept in the shop or at bookshop’s online check-out (valid throughout September 2022).

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

Belle Chic Health & Beauty

Our lovely salon offers a wide range of lovely beauty and therapeutic treatments.

Our opening times:
Monday 10am ~ 7pm
Tuesday  Closed
Wednesday 9.30am ~ 7pm
Thursday 9.30am ~ 5pm
Friday 10am ~ 5pm
Saturday 9.30am ~ 4pm

Follow us on social media or email to join our mailing list. 

01488 686655 

Belle Chic logo

Hungerford Printing Co.

We are very excited to be moving to 109 High Street (opposite Hungerford Arcade). Do pop in to see us.

We print virtually anything on everything. or 01488 684337

Find us at Instagram/hungerfordprintingco and on Facebook/hungerfordprintingco

The Clockmaker

We have a range of affordable clocks for sale in the shop as well as our usual range of antique clocks and barometers online which  make lovely gifts.

We are also extremely busy servicing and repairing watches and clocks. 

Chris Bessent
The Clockmaker
127 High St, Hungerford, RG17 0DL
(in the courtyard behind Newbury Building Society) 

The Clockmaker Display Ad

Howards Pet Care

Your local, friendly pet store with everything you need for your two and four legged friends.
We have a wide range of dog and cat food, chews, feeding bowls, leads, bird seed and so much more.
Suzi and the team
01488 685314
Howard's Pet Care Hungerford

M & P Hardware

Autumn is coming which means that gutters need clearing, leaves sweeping and external woodwork painting. And now is a great time to check draught seals around doors and windows.

For all your DIY, household and garden supplies, pop in to see us up the railway cuttings. We also offer key cutting and shoe repair services.

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

Other shops to visit in Hungerford:

Crown Needlework 

Hungerford Arcade 

Ellie Dickins Shoes 

Barr’s Yard 


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