News from Hungerford’s Independent Shops & Businesses – May 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.

West Berkshire Injury Clinic

Joining Andrew in Wellbeing Corner at the Hungerford Food & Artisan Market this Sunday 12 May will be Sarah Culpepper from Glass Sponge Coaching
We look forward to talking to you about general wellness, answering questions about nutrition, health and giving advice on physical pain or niggles along with the mental health blocks that are holding you back from really enjoying life.
Happy to have a chat about most things even if you just want to come and say hello!


We are all hoping for some sunshine this month and we have some gorgeous sunglasses, hats and bags for those sunny days.  Perfect for everyday or for holiday. 
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

Town & Manor and Hungerford Town Hall

It’s been a busy time here at the Town and Manor!  
As well as our Hocktide events, which keep the ancient traditions going for another year, we have been working hard in numerous other areas. 
The Kennet Valley Wetland Reserve project group submitted the planning application to West Berkshire Council in early April. The result of rigorous preparation involving over 20 reports, we are waiting for it to be accepted and for a planning reference number to be issued to make the plans public.
There are currently 52 cows in residence on the Common with more expected soon. We urge everyone to keep driving responsibly, keeping to the 30mph speed limit on the Common roads and to leave no litter as it can seriously injure the cows if they accidentally eat it or step on anything sharp. Thank you.
The second Hungerford  Antiques and Collector’s Fair took place on 21 April in the Town Hall, again attracting hundreds of people to our lovely town. The next one is 9am to 3.30pm on Sunday 12 May and coincides with the Hungerford Food and Artisan Market in the Croft. So there will be something for everyone!

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

We are as busy as ever planning fab author events and making weekly reading recommendations.

See our facebook page for all 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

We treat a lot of clients with back issues and highly recommend these seven exercises for keeping your back strong and flexible.
Whatever aches and pains you have, why not take advantage of our new client offer – £49 for initial assessment and first treatment. They also offer 20% off your first massage. Book on 01488 683666,

Hungerford Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Healthcare
The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Cobbs Farmshop

It’s asparagus season!! If you buy it from us it will be significantly fresher and tastier than from a supermarket as we are supplied directly by the grower.
Check out this asparagus tart recipe from Rectory Farm PYO.

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

Berkshire Trout

We are looking forward to the Hungerford Food & Artisan Market this Sunday 12 May. Do pop by to say hello and taste our samples.  
Visit our facebook page for recipe inspiration and let us know how you enjoy our trout.
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 why it doesn’t pay to cheat and knowing your numbers.

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

Hungerford Coin & Stamp Centre

Gold soars to new all time highs as tension in the Middle East and financial woes weigh on traditional investments.

Here at the Hungerford Coin and Stamp Centre we are very busy buying and selling Sovereigns and other gold coins as well as silver.

We are also most keen to buy any old jewellery even if damaged or broken as well as of course coin and stamp collections.

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

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 Jamaica, Corfu and Florida.

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

Jon Shatford Business Support Services

If you’re experiencing any of these challenges, it might be a good time to consider hiring a bookkeeper to lighten your financial workload and improve the financial management of your business.

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

At this time of year we have lots of your gardening supplies as well as key cutting services available from mortice to cylinder.

And don’t forget our refillable range from washing up liquid to floor cleaner. If you are not already using refillable household cleaners – make 2024 the year.

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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