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

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

Howards Pet Care

We are your local, friendly pet store and we invite you to celebrate our 30 years of stocking the fab Burns cat and dog food – and we may win some free stock for all to share!
We have everything you need for your two and four legged friends from prem ium dog food, chews, feeding bowls, leads, bird seed to hedgehog houses and bags of dishwater salt.
Suzi and the team
01488 685314

Jon Shatford Business Support Services

Based in Wessex House in Hungerford High Street, Jon Shatford Business Support Services offer book-keeping, tax returns, VAT and payroll services as well as advice on business start up and growth.

We also offer a meeting room and hot desks that can be booked on a casual basis via our website.

Jon is a former bank manager with years of experience in financial services who helps a wide range of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

April was a very busy month for the Town and Manor with our annual Hocktide events. We thank everyone involved in making it successful and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We had lots of lovely comments about the town being decorated and seeing Tutti Boys for the first time.
We also thank all the organisations who decorated trees on the High Street for the Coronation.

Don’t forget our indoor and outdoor Wednesday Markets, Hungerford Historical Association on 24 May and Flea & Antiques Market on Sunday 28 May. 
Please also give us your views on our new Kennet Valley Wetland Reserve via the survey
Our beautiful character rooms for hire include the Magistrates Room, the Town Hall for larger gatherings or the Corn Exchange for up to 240 people. Hungerford residents get a 25% discount on hire rates. Please contact or 07880 311731. 

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

As we age, our bodies undergo several changes that can impact our mobility. Senior citizens may experience a decline in strength, flexibility, and balance, making it more challenging to move around and perform daily activities. Luckily chiropractic and physiotherapy care can help address some of the top mobility issues that seniors may face.

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Hungerford Bookshop

Please see our facebook page for lots of exciting news from the bookshop this month including  author Alice Winn on her stunning debut novel In Memoriam in Hungerford Town Hall this Friday 19 May.

For more events and to sign up to our newsletter, please visit our website

We love to see our customers but you can also shop on our website for next day delivery, send in book orders on 01488 683480, or message us on Facebook.

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

We maintain a keenly priced and interesting selection of stock for sale at all times and you can buy from us over the phone, in person in the shop or on our website.

We are always very interested in meeting collectors, investors, or people wishing to sell their coins, stamps or old gold and silver for which we pay the highest rates in the district.

Open: Mon to Sat 9am to 5pm.

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

Fare Wise Travel

Fancy a destination wedding? Why not have a combined wedding and honeymoon. From getting married on a tropical beach to getting married on the Alps. Contact us for information about wedding and honeymoon packages. 

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). 


Our treasure trove of a shop stocks seasonal gift and card inspiration for all occasions and for all ages.
Pop in any time for a browse!

GrapeSmith, Barrs Yard

Based in spacious premises in Barr’s Yard in Hungerford – and with plenty of parking – GrapeSmith offers a superb collection of wines, beers and spirits.

We stock everyday kitchen-supper wines, brilliant to drink but outstanding value (under £12); rather special wines, perfect for dinner parties or to treat yourself (£12 to £24); and wines for that really special occasion or gift, or to invest in (£24+). 

We also have wide range of beers and spirits including a good choice of gins.

Grapesmith logo & wine

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

In this month’s Finance & Legal Show Alex explains the difference between shorthold leases (tenancy agreements with exclusive possession of the property) and licenses which causes a lot of confusion. Alex and Steve also discuss impact of interest rate hikes, espcially on mortgages. And newly qualified solicitor Peyton reminds us of the importance of wills.

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

For more please details contact us at: 
01488 508008

Hungerford Legal & Financial

Hungerford Printing Company

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

We can now scan architect/interior/garden designer plans and drawings up to A0 in colour or mono. We can print them off or send to you as a pdf.

We also have an Epson Sure Colour large-format printer up to A1 (594 x 841mm) on photo-quality paper, plotter paper or waterproof polypropylene. Available Monday to Friday and can generally be done while you wait. Prices start from £10.

Or contact us on 01488 684337 or 

Find us at Instagram/hungerfordprintingco and on Facebook/hungerfordprintingco

Mio Fiore Italian Restaurant

The atmosphere of real Italy is the mood at our café and restaurant on Hungerford High Street. We serve spring on a plate with Mio Fiore pizza, beautifully topped with fresh rocket salad and buffalo mozzarella.

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 also serve a full English breakfast from 9am to 3pm.

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

Book on 01488 680730

M & P Hardware

We have some new ranges to announce:  colourful children’s lunch boxes, plates and cutlery – plus USB charged lamps (around £55) and magnetic USB strip lights (around £30) which light up for 8 hours before needing recharge and can be used anywhere in the garden, in the shed, on the boat to create ambient lighting.  

Open: 9am to 5pm, Mon to Sat.
01488 681048 
M & P Hardware

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.

Open: Tues, Wed & Fri 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

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

Other shops to visit in Hungerford:

Crown Needlework 

Hungerford Arcade 

Ellie Dickins Shoes 

Barr’s Yard 


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