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

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

Berkshire Trout

Are you ready to woo? This scrumptious Berkshire Trout Valentine’s Hamper is packed with delights including our melt in your month Gin & Beetroot Cured Trout and our tantalizingly tasty Hot Smoked Trout Pâté. Guaranteed to set hearts racing especially when you know you are saving £15 (hamper price normally £45)!
 
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

Inklings

It’s February and that can only mean Valentine’s Day and we have lots of lovely cards and gifts for the special person in your life.  
 
Mothering Sunday is only three weeks after Valentine’s Day this year and Easter three weeks after that. 
 
But don’t worry, we have all these Spring celebrations covered.  Come and have a look.

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

Hungerford Bookshop

We are very excitied about the upcoming Hungerford Poetry Festival 2 – 16 March follow the new facebook page here.

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 still chilly out there so why not come and enjoy our warm Italian hospitality and delicious food – especially our Valentine’s Set Menu available from 6pm on Wed 14 Feb.
 
Vinnie and the team
Amore Hungerford
16 Charnham St
Hungerford RG17 0ES

 [email protected] 

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

We are delighted to have been awarded Best Family-Orientated Chiropractic Practice by GHP Social Care Awards 2024!

And to share the love this Valentine’s season, we have extended the discounted price of £40 on any 45 minute massage treatment so you can treat yourself or a loved one. 

We also recommend 5 easy ways love your spine – it is one of the most important parts of our bodies. 

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Hungerford Legal & Financial Centre

In our latest Legal & Financial show: ten things that can slow a conveyance, tips for family-run businesses and court process for financial remedy proceedings: to court or not to court?

Our office in central Hungerford is shared by Marlborough Law and RiverView Portfolio accountants. We also collaborate with Harridge Financial, 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]

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

Looking for effective treatment options? Shockwave Therapy has got you covered! Here are a few reasons why you should consider it:

Non-invasive: No need to worry about invasive procedures! Shockwave therapy is performed at the surface level, providing comfort without compromising effectiveness.

Minimal Side Effects: You may experience mild pain, discomfort, or light bruising/swelling after treatment, but you can say goodbye to severe side effects.

Faster Healing: Say hello to faster recovery as Shockwave therapy helps loosen tight muscles, ligaments, and tendons, reduces inflammation, and improves blood circulation to the injury site, accelerating the healing process.

By combining all these benefits, shockwave therapy offers long-term pain relief and a safe alternative to surgery.

Find out more here and book your appointment.

 
West Berkshire Injury Clinic
01488 493014

[email protected]

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

Walking around Freeman’s Marsh and Hungerford Common, the importance of the rough scrublands and uncut hedges has been highlighted by the lack of berries in the New Year. 

Back in early November the holly, hawthorn, ivy and spindle bushes were overflowing with their bright and beautiful berries. In fact, the hawthorn crop was possibly the largest recorded since records began about 20 years ago; 2014 was a good crop, but 2023 looked bigger.

Walking these places again now it is striking how few berries are left. There are more ivy berries and rosehips than anything else, a bit of a calorie ladened last resort for hungry pigeons and blackbirds, but the holly, spindle and hawthorn bushes are pretty much bare.

Stripped by flocks of fieldfares, thrushes and redwings, our berry crops are so important for overwintering birds. The UK has also seen a large influx of waxwings this year, due in part to a poor berry crop in Norway.

Part of the Town and Manor’s wildlife management scheme is to leave scrub and hedges un-flailed, so providing winter food and shelter.

 
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

Hello February… the month of love hearts and pancakes in our farm shops! 
 
Check out our amazing selection of food and gift boxes online, designed to delight the taste buds and the heart of your loved one and delivered straight to their door for Valentine’s Day! You can even get 15% off any order with the code LOVECOBBS15
 
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is available Mon 4 – Sat 9 March – book early as it’s very popular.

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

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

We are very pleased to report that we are back to business as usual.  Please pop into our new shop (next door to the original shop that was raided) to browse our coin and stamps or ask for valuations.

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

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.

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. See Veronica’s latest travel tips here which include important reminder about passport renewals, day tripper fees in Venice and five destinations to add to your bucket list.

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

M & P Hardware

Quick reminder that Pauline offers a very good key cutting service from mortice to cylinder – the quality is very reliable. We also have a very good cobbler who does shoe repair.
 
And all your DIY supplies of course. 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

Howards Pet Care

 
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.
 
We have in stock Chewllagen dog chews, 100% natural chewable collagen treats. Also, as ever, a full range of pet food, accessories, treats and toys.
 
Suzi and the team
01488 685314
facebook.com/Howards-Pet-Care
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