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

Hungerford is famous for its independent shops and businesses which make the High Street worth a visit. There is also a Heritage Trail you can enjoy while you are browsing the shops.

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

The first Town and Manor Antiques and Collector’s Fair last month was a huge success.  The next one is Sunday 21 April in the Corn Exchange. Open 9am to 3.30pm. Free entry.

In the meantime we have Hocktide to enjoy and we need your help. We have been busy uploading information about Hocktide celebrations over the years to our website and there is a big gap 1980 – 2009. We would be very grateful for any photos, anecdotes or memorabilia you can share with our clerk, Tara, on or 01488 686555.

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’. There will also be children’s crafts and a chance to meet the Tutti Men 10am to 12pm in the United Reformed Church and Hungerford Town Band playing in the Town Hall in the evening. 

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

Hungerford Bookshop

Looking forward to our Fizz and Fiction event here in the bookshop on Wed 24 April with best-selling author Georgina Moore and acclaimed novelist Becky Hunter who grew up in Newbury and went to St Bart’s. We also have Clover Stroud speaking in Wantage on Wed 8 May about connections with the local landscape.

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

Don’t miss the free Health and Wellbeing talk with our amazing team.
HCPH are holding a FREE talks evening, we would love you to come learn some awesome strategies to keep yourself healthier and your body moving well.
With talks about Posture, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, the benefits of Massage and a guest Health Coach speaker, we are sure there is something for everyone.

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Cobbs Farmshop

We are pleased to be hosting a screening of the important Six Inches of Soil documentary about regenerative farming here in the UK at 5.45pm on Saturday 20 April. Entry is £5 in aid of (HEAT) Hungerford Environmental Action Team. It is nearly fully booked so grab your ticket here or contact us to go on the waiting list.
Join us this Easter holidays for the reopening of the milkshake bus (weather dependant) open from 10am to 4pm on:
Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April
Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 April

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

Berkshire Trout

We love spring. As the sun graces us with longer days and nature bursts into bloom with blossoms, wild garlic, and tulips, we’re celebrating the season with our exquisite Smoked Trout Pâté canapés.
Visit our facebook page for more recipe inspiration.
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: Karen and the team discuss New Company Law, mediations and business planning.

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

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 April travel blog and 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


After the excitement of Easter we are all looking forward to some better weather and holidays.  
Inklings will be shrouded in scaffolding for the first couple weeks of April but we are still very much open for business..!
Do pop in to browse our lovely range of gifts, cards, wrapping paper carefully selected for all ages and tastes.

122 High St, Hungerford RG17 0DL

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

We are always here to talk. We will always triage to make sure that you are coming to see of us for the right reasons. If we don’t feel we can help then we will always suggest other therapists who maybe suitable.

Quick reminder of our treatment list:

Chronic pain
Soft tissue therapy
Shockwave therapy
Wellness for women
Sports therapy
Sports massage
Gait analysis
Care of athletes
Vocal massage
Event support

Find out more here and book your appointment.

West Berkshire Injury Clinic
01488 493014

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

The price of gold continues to rise to all-time new record highs on almost a daily basis. This means we are paying record high prices for anything gold – chains, bracelets, earrings, necklace bangles and of course gold coins.

We pay between double and triple what jewellers offer even if the gold is damaged or broken. In our shop we have an electronic gold testing machine and trading standard approved scales to test the carat of the gold and weigh it accurately.

If you have any old gold please bring it in for an offer, and of course any coin or stamp collections.

34a High Street, Hungerford RG17 0NF
01488 684008
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 – next one Thursday 11 April

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.

Jon Shatford Business Support Services
01488 505301

M & P Hardware

If the colour of paint you want is not on the shelf or it is an old colour of Dulux, we can mix it for you.  It takes just 5 mins and we can mix from 250 ml up to 5.0 litre in matts and silks. 

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

Amore Italian Restaurant

Why not come and enjoy our warm Italian hospitality and delicious food – we are open for lunch and supper every day of the week!
Vinnie and the team
Amore Hungerford
16 Charnham St
Hungerford RG17 0ES 

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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