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

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

Hungerford Bookshop

After our recent sell-out event with Julia Bradbury, there are a few copies of her signed book Walk Yourself Happy in store. And don’t miss our next author talk with thriller-writer JS Monroe this Friday in Thatcham 

Please see our facebook page for more news. And if you are in Wantage do pop into our new shop on Mill Street (where Madhatter Bookshop was).

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

Royal Mail has raised the price again of a 1st Class stamp to £1.25.

But don’t panic as here at the Hungerford Coin and Stamp Centre we are delighted to be able to continue to sell valid 1st Class stamps at 85p each so no price increase here.

And our 2nd Class stamps are still available at 57p.

Open: Mon to Sat 9am to 5pm.

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

discount stamps

Berkshire Trout

We have had a busy summer with lots of great shows such as The Newbury Show which was spectacular. On Saturday 14 October in her role as Chair of Slow Food for Berkshire and Wiltshire Lucy will be joining a panel of speakers at the Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley. The panel discussion will follow the showing of the documentary ‘Hungry for Change’ a collaboration between WWF, RSPB and National Trust that explores how businesses and farmers can reduce the impact of the food system on nature. We are also looking forward to being at the last Hungerford Food and Artisan Market of the season this coming Sunday. We so adore this special market and we will be counting the days till its return next spring. In the meantime we have Christmas fast approaching and the launch of two new Heritage trout products. The return, with a twist, of our Gin & Beetroot Cured Trout and our new Honey Roasted Trout. They are seriously scrumptious and would grace any Christmas dinner table. Look out for these and news of our Christmas Hampers!
The trout are given as much space as they need to develop and grow as they would do in the wild which provides an enhanced and delightful flavour.
Shop online and we deliver within 40 miles of Hungerford every Friday. We also go to lots of local markets – follow our facebook page for details.

Berkshire Trout
07881 823083


This month we are celebrating 39 years of being open and we would like to thank all our customers for supporting us over this time. In the last week we have had some new customers who have lived in Hungerford for a number of years but who had not been in the shop before.  Their commented that they hadn’t realised that the shop was so big and that we sold such a wide variety of things!
We have lots of lovely Halloween products to decorate your house. Our Advent Calendars and candles are also out and selling fast, as are the Diaries and Calendars. Lots more lovely new stock will be arriving over the next couple of weeks so, if you haven’t visited us yet come and see what we have to offer!

122 High St, Hungerford RG17 0DL

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

Congratulations to Marlborough Law for their 700th client and for advice on what happens to pets after divorce or separation, check out Peyton’s latest blog.

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.

If you need any financial or legal support, please contact us for a no-obligation chat on: 
01488 508008

Hungerford Legal & Financial

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

You may have noticed these signs around Freeman’s Marsh and Hungerford Common lately.
The Town and Manor are members of Southern Streams, a farming cluster group of more than 25,000 acres, with land that delivers water to the Rivers Dun and Shall – both tributaries of the River Kennet – as well as the River Kennet itself.
The farmer members of this group are committed to enriching the landscape and biodiversity in our environment, whilst enhancing water quality in our rivers, stream, lakes and ponds.

Steady progress is being made with our Kennet Valley Wetland Reserve. If you would like more information or to have a tour of the wetland site, please contact us at

Venue and rooms to hire
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

07880 311731
Hungerford Town Hall wedding

Cobbs Farmshop

At our Hungerford farmshop we are pleased to offer top quality fresh produce, deli, cheese, butchery and florist as well as our popular cafe and play barn.
Our autumn drinks menu is now available in our cafés. Join us for a pumpkin spice cappuccino, orange hot chocolate, or a dirty Chai latte this autumn. And Hampshire Game is now available at our butchery counter.

Cobbs at Hungerford
Bath Road (A4) just west of Hungerford
01488 686770

Jon Shatford Business Support Services

If you need help with your business, whether you are a current client or not, we offer mentoring and support as well as book-keeping, tax returns, VAT and payroll services.

We offer monthly business networking for Hungerford businesses 11am – 1pm on the first Thursday of the month (next one Thur 5 Oct) 

You can also book our quiet spacious meeting room, as a full day or 1/2 day pass. 

Fare Wise Travel

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

Read Veronica’s October travel blog for the inside scoop!

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). 

Mio Fiore Italian Restaurant

The atmosphere of real Italy is the mood at our café and restaurant on Hungerford High Street. Check out our facebook page (warning – it will make you hungry!)

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. 

…plus full English breakfast from 9am to 3pm!

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

Book on 01488 680730

Howards Pet Care

We are your local, friendly pet store!
In fact, we have everything you need for your two and four legged friends from premium dog food, chews, feeding bowls, beds, leads, bird seed to hedgehog houses and bags of dishwater salt.
Suzi and the team
01488 685314
Howard's Pet Care montage

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

At WBIC, our door is always open to new and existing customers. There is no need to continue suffering from those niggling aches and pains.
With our team of Osteopaths and Sports Therapists, we offer a range of treatments that can help you reduce your pain so you can keep doing the things you love.
We believe prevention is better than cure so we also offer a Business Health & Wellbeing package to help prevent illness and reduces absenteeism due to staff sickness and poor mental health.
West Berkshire Injury Clinic
01488 493014

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

M & P Hardware

It doesn’t feel like it but autumn is round the corner so think about what you need to make sloe gin and to brush up the leaves in your garden. 
Whatever you need we either stock it or can get it in quickly for you!
Open: 9am to 5pm, Mon to Sat.
01488 681048 
M & P Hardware

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 Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

As the days shorten and temperatures start to drop, we have three top tips on how to stay spook-tacularly healthy this  halloween and autumn. 

We also have a new client offer this autumn for £50 off initial assessment, report of findings and first treatment.

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

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

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:

Other shops to visit in Hungerford:

Crown Needlework 

Hungerford Arcade 

Ellie Dickins Shoes 

Barr’s Yard 


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