News from Hungerford’s Independent Shops & Businesses – February 2023

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

Fare Wise Travel

Since the beginning of the year have seen a huge demand for holidays, so here are our travel tips for February 2023.

We offer advice based on many years’ experience, not only when planning the trip but also during or after it if problems emerge. 

Please contact Veronica and the team on 01488 686858,, facebook or pop in to our office at 19 Hungerford High St (under the railway bridge). 

Fare Wise Travel Hungerford

Hungerford Bookshop

We have enjoyed a lot of reading this winter and are looking forward to local author Jerry Crowther signing copies of his darkly comic debut novel Just Deserts in the bookshop on Saturday 25 February.

We love to see our customers but if it’s not possible to get to us, you can easily shop on our website for next day delivery, send in book orders on 01488 683480, or message us on Facebook.

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

The new King’s coins are out – although one doesn’t see many in circulation (yet). The 50p coin is available at main Post Offices but they won’t sell you any – you have to buy goods and hope to receive one in change.
The Royal Mint has struck a huge array of these coins in all metals including gold – surprisingly they are still mainly available on the Royal Mint website as demand has been slow.
We have the new Charles III 2023 Silver 1 Ounce Britannia available – these sell for £32.50 each. There is also a 2023 Elizabeth II Silver Britannia available – the last to bear the Queen’s effigy.
Make of it what you will, we are selling the Queen’s coins at a rate of 10 to 1 to Charles. Well, she has been on our coinage since her Coronation in 1953.
Open: Mon to Sat 9am to 5pm.

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


We have lots of great Valentine’s Day cards in the shop and lots of gift ideas to celebrate the day.
Spring is around the corner and we have a wide range of lovely new things coming into the shop this month so do pop in and have a browse!

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

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 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

Mio Fiore Italian Restaurant

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

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

Whatever age or level of fitness you are at, we are here (opposite The Borough Arms) to help with any niggles or injuries. To find out which treatment – from shock therapy to massage – is best for you, contact us on:

01488 493014

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

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 and winter woollies to yummy fudge.

15% of our sales goes towards the upkeep of the library.

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

You can also browse online here:

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

GrapeSmith, Barrs Yard

Introducing Hartenburg Estate from Stellenbosch. Established in 1692 this is one of the very best Wine Estates in South Africa. Here are my two favourites:

Hartenberg Riesling 2019 – £13.90
Planted on clay-rich soils and harvested entirely by hand, with 25% of the grapes showing signs of Botrytis at harvest time, this wine boasts stone fruit aromas, honeyed petrol notes, lanolin and a vibrant acidity. Try this with Asian food, fish and spicey vegetarian dishes.

Hartenberg Cabernet Shiraz 2020 – £13.90
One of the best value wines in South Africa, made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Shiraz, 16% of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc. A real crowd pleaser, this is rich, deep, ripe and slightly peppery. Wonderful with all red meats, roasts and casseroles. 

Both of these wines will be open to taste throughout February, so please pop into the shop and taste wine from one of South Africa’s oldest vineyards.

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

Howards Pet Care

We are your local, friendly pet store and we’re pleased to say that Nature’s Way pet food is now available in 5kg bags (for dogs) and 2kg and 5kg bags (for cats). High quality nourishment, competitively priced and with recyclable packaging – ticks all the boxes for you and your pet.
We have everything you need for your two and four legged friends from premium dog food, chews, feeding bowls, leads, bird seed to hedgehog houses and bags of dishwater salt.
Suzi and the team
01488 685314
Howard's Pet Care montage

M & P Hardware

There are signs of spring out there but temperatures are still low. 

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 studio at 109 High Street (opposite Hungerford Arcade) to chat about your printing needs. hing on everything. 

Or contact us on 01488 684337 or 

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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