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

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


Spring is here and March is a busy month as this year both Mothering Sunday and Easter fall during the month.
Sunday 10 March is the first important date, a time to celebrate all the mothers out there and to send them a special card.  Easter Sunday is on Sunday 31 March.
For both occasions we have lots of lovely cards, gifts and decorations to help you celebrate.  
Pop in and have a look.

122 High St, Hungerford RG17 0DL

Hungerford Bookshop

We are very excitied about the  Hungerford Poetry Festival 2 – 16 March. To see how contribute to Hungerford’s Postcard Poem, follow the new facebook page here.
We have author events coming up including Calling Sergeant Crockford on Thursday 21 March, the story of a policewoman in Newbury in the 1950s/60s.

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

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 Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare

It’s no secret that many patients choose to visit us to overcome back pain, neck pain or headaches. However, Chiropractors can also play an important role in supporting the performance and recovery of athletes of all skill levels. 

It is estimated that over 90% of professional athletes (including Usain Bolt!) have access to a Chiropractor and get adjusted regularly. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, student athlete or professional, chiropractic can help you perform at your best.

Here’s how!

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Amore Italian Restaurant

Why not come and enjoy our warm Italian hospitality and delicious food – especially on Mother’s Day Sunday 10 March we are open from 12pm to 9pm. 
Vinnie and the team
Amore Hungerford
16 Charnham St
Hungerford RG17 0ES 

Berkshire Trout

Save the chocolate to Easter and treat your Mother to smoked trout breakfast/lunch this Sunday 10 March! And to help you celebrate we are offering a 10% discount until 10 March if you use the discount code: TULIP10 (on purchases over £30).
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

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:
01488 508008

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

The Town and Manor is starting up an Antiques and Collector’s Fair on the second Sunday of the month. The first one is Sunday 10 March in the Corn Exchange. Open 9am to 3.30pm. Free entry.

For more news follow the new facebook page for Hungerford Antiques & Collectors’ Fair. 

Officers of The Town and Manor are busy making preparations for this year’s Hocktide, a centuries old tradition that is now only celebrated in Hungerford. 
The Ale Tasters have started making arrangements to hold the annual Assize of Bread and Ale (mostly ale!) while the Constable and Steward are sending out the invitations to Commoners for the Selection of The Hocktide Jury and The Hocktide Court. 
All are welcome to come and observe the Hocktide Court on Tuesday 9 April at 9.05am in the Town Hall, after the Tithingmen have set off around the 100 or so Commoner’s houses to collect the taxes. 
Tickets for the Hocktide Luncheon, also on Tuesday 9 April , are available from the Town and Manor website or from Crown Needlework, 115 High Street, Hungerford (01488) 684011.

The trees along the High Street will be decorated by local groups in Hocktide colours.

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

Hello March…we are pleased to announce extended opening hours for the farm shop and cafe! 
Check out our amazing selection of food and gift boxes online, designed to treat your Mother or celebrate Easter.
Check out our facebook page for Easter tasting days and seasonal veg that we have to offer this month and our screening of Six Inches of Soil on Sat 20 April an inspirational documentary about UK farmers standing up to the industrial food system.

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

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Royal Mail are putting up the price of postage again next month.

With the last price increase we were able to keep our discount postage prices the same i.e. 85p for First Class and 57p for Second Class. 

However this next increase by Royal Mail will have to reflect on our prices so stock up now while you can. We can make any denominations you want.

Meanwhile thank you all for the enormous amount of support and good wishes after the ram raid robbery at 35a. The insurance company have given the green light for the rebuild. Meanwhile we are working out of 34a.

34a High Street, Hungerford RG17 0NF
01488 684008
facebook/Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

discount stamps

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 Thursday 7 March). 

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 our facebook page for lots of inspiration including Australia, Croatia, Venice, South Africa and Madeira.

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

M & P Hardware

If you are not already using refillable household cleaners to cut down on plastic – make 2024 the year. FILL, our refillable range includes all the products you need from washing up liquid to floor cleaner. 

Quick reminder about our amazing Cobbler who collects shoes for repair Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  He also stretches shoes and can repair bags and belts. A repair is much cheaper than a new pair of shoes!!

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 
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
Howard's Pet Care montage

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