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

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

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

There has been much comment, speculation and inaccurate reporting in the press regarding the withdrawl of stamps in January 2023.
Only the Machin Definitive stamps (with the Queen’s head) are affected by the introduction of the new bar coded stamps. These have to be used by the end of January or swapped for the new barcoded stamps.
What the media fail to mention is that all the illustrated commemorative (including Christmas) stamps will remain valid after January.
We still stock these at a big discount to the Post Office. As Christmas is just around the corner it makes sense to acquire these now at a discount prices:
First Class stamps at 70p each (Post Office price 95p)
Second Class stamps at 50p each (Post Office price 68p)
Open: Mon to Sat 9am to 5pm.

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

Stamps cancelled from 2023


Christmas is a-coming, and we are receiving lots of lovely comments from customers about our range of gifts, which couldn’t be nicer. 
As always, we have a great selection of Advent candles, calendars, gifts, gift wrap and over 100 different Christmas cards that support Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation, Shelter, Cancer Research UK, Dementia UK, RSPCA, Parkinson’s, Mind, and many more charities.  
We also have Christmas crackers supporting the Trussell Trust and non-charity cards for our customers who would like to donate to a charity of their choice. 
As well as packs we also have lots of single Christmas cards to choose from.
We are so pleased that nearly all of our crackers are plastic free.  Huge strides have also been made in the way that Christmas cards are packed and the majority of our packets are plastic free or use very little plastic.

The Curve at Hungerford Hub & Library

The Curve Gift Shop at Hungerford Hub & Library sells high quality crafts and gifts produced by local artisans from gorgeous adult knits to yummy fudge.

This Remembrance Day purchase a poppy from The Curve Gift Shop and 20% of sales goes to Poppy Appeal and 15% to Hungerford Hub.

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

You can also browse online here:

Belle Chic Health & Beauty

Click here for details of our November special offers on massage, lash and eye 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

GrapeSmith, Barrs Yard

Just LANDED: Domaine Patrick Javillier, Bourgogne Cote d’Or, Cuvee des Forgets 2020
This really is the Holy Grail. The ‘Meursault’ wine at Bourgogne prices. We were honestly blown away by this and think you will be too.

Patrick Javillier makes Meursault, Volnay, and Puligny, owning land in each and on the peripheries between. The grapes for this cuvée are grown on the Volnay side of Meursault, and the vineyard quality shines through in the wine. Generous, sensuous, engaging. Rich with aromas of apricot yoghurt, lemon posset and green mango. Seamlessly bound together in subtle, nutty, toasty oak, and balanced by a bright bite of freshness on the finish. White Burgundy par-excellence.

Our last parcel of this wine sold out in a matter of a week, and I really implore you to give it a try. This could become your new Christmas tradition.

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. 

GrapeSmith, Barr’s Yard
GrapeSmgith, Barr’s Yard

GrapeSmith Bourgogne

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

Top Tips for Practicing Mindfulness This Holiday Season
Christmas can be a stressful time so Andy our physiotherapist shares these simple tips to get you through the hols.

Fare Wise Travel

Our travel news for November includes a perspective on airport queues, sustainable travel options and some relaxing rail holidays and a Christmas break in York to look forward to. 

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

Fare Wise Travel Hungerford

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

Recession is actually a time of opportunity for businss growth – to get into markets that have been previously closed to them via acquisitions, mergers, franchise agreements, distribution agreements, licensing and re-selling to reach wider markets. Listen to Alex here (from 36 mins 40 secs)

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 HR experts Professionals in Partnership and asset finance experts Industry Finance UK.

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

Hungerford Bookshop

Looking forward to our event with Robin Ince (from The Infinite Monkey Cage) on Fri 25 Nov. Grab your tickets here.

We love to have customers pop into the shop but please remember if it’s not possible to get to us, you can easily shop on our website for next day delivery or phone in book orders on 01488 683480, email or message us on Facebook.

Mio Fiore Italian Restaurant

The atmosphere of real Italy rules the mood at our café and restaurant on Hungerford High Street, now open from 5 – 10pm Mon, noon – 1pm Tues – Thurs, noon – 1pm Fri & Sat.

We serve homemade Italian food using quality traditional Italian regional products as well as seasonal and local ingredients – accompanied by 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 – order online here.

Book on 01488 680730

Mio Fiore Italian restaurant Hungerford

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

We offer a wide range of treatments including sports or soft tissue massage and shock wave therapy for conditions like plantar fasciitis to help you say goodbye to pain.
Whatever age or level of fitness you are at, we are here to help with any niggles or injuries. To find out which treatment is best for you, contact us on:

01488 493014

Howards Pet Care

Your local, friendly pet store with everything you need for your two and four legged friends from premium dog food to hedgehog houses and bags of dishwater salt.
We have 10kg bags of cat that cost £20 which you could share with friends as it works out at just 10p per portion.
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
Hedgehog House Howard's Pet Care

Hungerford Printing Co.

Do pop into our new premises of 109 High Street (opposite Hungerford Arcade) to chat about your printing needs.

We print virtually anything on everything. or 01488 684337

Find us at Instagram/hungerfordprintingco and on Facebook/hungerfordprintingco

M & P Hardware

With the rain we’ve had you might find your gutters need clearing, leaves sweeping and external woodwork painting. 
We also have a range of low energy products including small kettles, slow cookers, LED bulbs, solar powered garden lights and also draught proofing and insulating products to help keep your fuel bills down.

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 to 5pm Mon to Sat.
01488 681048 
M&P Hardware LED bulbs

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

Other shops to visit in Hungerford:

Crown Needlework 

Hungerford Arcade 

Ellie Dickins Shoes 

Barr’s Yard 


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