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

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

Mio Fiore Italian Restaurant

Enjoy Christmas Italian-style with the Christmas Menu at our popular restaurants in Hungerford (& Newbury). Our gift vouchers also make perfect presents.

The atmosphere of real Italy is the mood at our café and restaurant on Hungerford High Street.

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 offer a 10% discount on take-aways – order online here.

Book on 01488 680730

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 Christmas we have a wonderful range of gifts and even re-usable fabric gift bags, Christmas cards of local scenes by local artists. And 15% of all sales goes to Hungerford Hub.

We are also very excited to welcome The Little Chocolate Kitchen (the new venture by Polly and James at Phoenix Woodfired Pizza). Made from Fairtrade Belgian chocolate, their chocolate marshmallow snowman and reindeer stirrers are a great stocking filler – perfect for dipping into hot milk for a delicious hot chocolate drink. Just £1.50 each and totally yummy.

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

You can also browse online here:

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Traditionally silver coins have been hidden in Christmas Puddings, but what is the correct coin?
Well, it is key that every member of the family gives the pudding mixture a stir and makes a wish at the same time. Traditionally, a silver threepenny piece was stirred in to bring whoever found the coin on Christmas Day wealth and good luck in the year to come. However, lately, probably due to a shortage of silver threepences, silver sixpences have been used. Even the Royal Mint recently promoted silver sixpences as the appropriate coin for Christmas puddings. So take your pick.
In our shop we have silver sixpences available at £2.50 each, and silver threepences at £2 each, plus a huge selection of other coins and stamps.
Coins also make great Christmas presents!
Open: Mon to Sat 9am to 5pm.

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


The wonderful High Street lights are on and we have a wide variety of gifts and cards for whoever you are shopping for. Our wide range of Christmas cards support many different charities, and there are gifts for all ages and lots of decorations for the home and tree.  Come and see! 
Don’t forget that we are open on Sundays 11 – 4 until Christmas!

Belle Chic Health & Beauty

If you want to escape the football or find any excuse to pamper yourself, book an appointment with Eleanor who is a very skilled massage therapist (and is also Reiki trained):

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 

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

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

We wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas. In this month’s The Finance & Legal Show we discuss online shopping legalities, wills, protecting your business and how separated parents cope at Christmas.

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

GrapeSmith, Barrs Yard

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We are all going to need some festive spirit this year and we are here to help! We have carefully selected some of our finest wines, including Champagnes, Sherry, Port, as well as red and white wine and added a 10 % discount to really help (plus our normal free delivery anywhere in the UK on orders of 12+ bottles). 
Vist to discover what fantastic festive treats await!

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

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

How to naturally boost your mood & energy this winter
Rebecca from Hungerford Chirorpractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare shares these simple tips to keep you smiling.

Fare Wise Travel

In spite of all the dire financial news these days we have some good travel news for December and a reminder about how to get the best long haul flight prices.

May we wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and a well-travelled New Year!

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 Bookshop

The perfect Christmas gift for the book-lover in your life is a bespoke book subscription (wrapped and delivered) including a personal consultation with us here at the bookshop!

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.

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

Providing care to an elderly or young person or someone suffering from cancer or a chronic illness like MS, can take its toll mentally and physically on the caregiver.
This Christmas, we would like to thank all those who look after others by giving them the opportunity to look after themselves. We are offering carers a fantastic 50% off any treatments booked before 1 January and taken by 13 January 2023.
Treatments available include:-
• Osteopathy
• Soft tissue massage/Sports Massage
• Help with those aches and pains or niggles.
To book a treatment, send us a message or call 01488 493014.
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 lots of festive treats for pet lovers this Christmas. We also have 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

M & P Hardware

We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support during 2022 and wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2023 from Pauline, Matthew, Suz and Klara.

For all your DIY, household and garden supplies, low energy appliances 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

Hungerford Printing Co.

Do pop into our new premises of 109 High Street (opposite Hungerford Arcade) to chat about your printing needs. We have been busy printing Christmas and calendars for local artists, residents and businesses.

We print virtually anything on everything. or 01488 684337

Find us at Instagram/hungerfordprintingco and on Facebook/hungerfordprintingco

Other shops to visit in Hungerford:

Crown Needlework 

Hungerford Arcade 

Ellie Dickins Shoes 

Barr’s Yard 


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