News from Hungerford’s Independent Shops & Businesses – January 2024

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

Inklings

Happy New Year to everyone. 
 
After the rain we now have the cold – but don’t worry, we have a wide range of jigsaws and craft kits for you to do inside whilst keeping warm.  
 
Our Card Sale also continues whilst stocks last and prices start at £1, so come in and grab a bargain.

Inklings
122 High St, Hungerford RG17 0DL
[email protected]
www.inklingsofhungerford.com
facebook.com/inklingsofhungerford

Hungerford Bookshop

Happy New Year everyone. Hope you had a cosy time with your nose in a book or two

We are looking forward to welcoming journalist Gavin Esler in Conversation: Britain is Better Than This in The Croft Hall on Wednesday 7 February.

See our facebook page for more news and if you are in Wantage do pop into our shop on Mill Street. For more events and to sign up to our newsletter, please visit our website hungerfordbookshop.co.uk

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, [email protected] or message us on Facebook.

Amore Italian Restaurant

It’s a bit grim out there so why not come and enjoy our warm Italian hospitality and delicious food!
 
Vinnie and the team
Amore Hungerford
16 Charnham St
Hungerford RG17 0ES

 [email protected] 

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

As has been reported widely, we suffered a serious robbery on New Year’s Eve. 
 
We aim to be up and running in the new shop next door and ready to start our daily auction on Monday 15 January 2024.
 
If anyone has any information regarding the crime, please contact 101 quoting the reference 43230582642.
 
Thank you all for your kind words and support through this very difficult time.

35a High Street, Hungerford RG17 0NF
01488 684008
[email protected]
philatelicheritage.co.uk
facebook/Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

At this time of year many people focus just on losing weight but we suggest a more holistic approach to wellbeing in your New Year Resolutions.

We are also pleased to still be able to offer the discounted price of £40 on any 45 minute massage treatment. There are so many benefits to massage, it is truly a path to health and wellbeing. 

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

 
Happy New Year everyone. Karen from Marlborough Law has lots of advice on how to start the new year on a sound legal footing.

Our office in central Hungerford (down the alley between Eliane’s and Hungerford Bookshop) is shared by Marlborough Law and RiverView Portfolio accountants. 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:
hungerfordlegalandfinancialcentre.com 
01488 508008 [email protected]

Hungerford Legal & Financial

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

The water levels in the River Kennet and River Dun around Hungerford are about as high as our River Keeper, Rob Knight-Starr, has ever seen them. The water meadows, including Freeman’s Marsh, are doing what they should be doing:  holding river water as part of the flood plain for the River Dun, Shalbourne Brook and the numerous springs that feed them, allowing water to flow across the land away from the river channels and soak in slowly. As long as these flood waters subside, it will be good for the plants and animals of this Site of Special Scientific Interest. Stay safe near these areas, as some of the floods are deep and fast flowing with a thick layer of mud under the water.
 
Elsewhere on the Town and Manor estate at Undy’s Meadow, where the ancient channel of the River Kennet was reconnected to its floodplain,  this historic restoration has led to huge amounts of river water spreading across the water meadow so mitigating flooding further down the river towards Newbury, Thatcham and beyond. 
 
Allowing rivers to flood properly across their floodplains allows fast flowing flood water to become ‘slow water’, taking much longer to move downstream and having the chance to filter deep into the ground to the bedrock below. The Rivers Trust UK talks a lot about ‘slow water’ and how we desperately need to rethink how we manage our rivers and their drainage basins to help mitigate the effects of climate change.’
 
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 
[email protected]

07880 311731
Hungerford Town Hall wedding

Cobbs Farmshop

Enjoy two Full English breakfasts (Vegetarian option also available) for the price of one Monday to Friday until the end of January.
 
Breakfast is served daily until 11.30 am. 
 
Click here to book your table!

Cobbs at Hungerford
Bath Road (A4) just west of Hungerford
01488 686770
[email protected]
facebook.com/cobbsathungerford
instagram.com/cobbsfarmshops

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 – 12.30pm on the first Thursday of the month (next one Thur 8 Feb). 

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

We also offer training sessions where we explain each software system (Quickbooks, Sage, Xero) in detail, so you can make a confident decision in which accounting system would be best for you.

Berkshire Trout

At this time of year, don’t forget to stock up on those essential omega 3, antioxidants and Vit D and B. Give your body the armour it needs to fight off those lurgies this winter and add trout to your weekly shop.
 
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
[email protected]

berkstrout.co.uk
facebook.com/berkstrout
instagram.com/berkstrout

M & P Hardware

After Christmas we all need to sort our excess bits so make sure you have enough storage boxes and bags – many sizes are available for sale. 
 
Don’t put too many boxes up in the loft though as, so often is the case, they never come out again unless one moves…
 
Whatever you need we either stock it or can get it in quickly for you!
 
Open: 9am to 5pm, Mon to Sat.
01488 681048 
facebook/mandphardware
M & P Hardware

Fare Wise Travel

January is the traditional month for holiday planning and we have lots of new brochures to inspire you. We offer travel advice based on many years’ experience, not only when planning the trip but also during or after it, if problems emerge. See Veronica’s latest travel tips here.

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

Fare Wise Travel Hungerford

Howards Pet Care

 
Happy New Year from your local, friendly pet store!

We now have in stock Chewllagen dog chews, 100% natural chewable collagen treats. Also, as ever, a full range of pet food, accessories, treats and toys.

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
facebook.com/Howards-Pet-Care
Howard's Pet Care montage

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

As you gear up for your next challenge, don’t overlook the significance of addressing those nagging aches and pains. Ensure you’re at your peak performance level by tackling any niggling discomforts now before your event, even if it’s a few months away.
 
Book a consultation with us so those minor pains don’t become major obstacles.
 
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

[email protected]

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 to yummy fudge.

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

You can also browse online here: hungerfordhub.com/shop

[email protected]
facebook.com/The-Curve-Gift-Shop

Other shops to visit in Hungerford:

Crown Needlework 

Hungerford Arcade 

Ellie Dickins Shoes 

Barr’s Yard 

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