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Welcome to Hungerford

Hungerford is a small historic town located in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and yet it is only 4 miles from the M4 and has a direct rail link to London

The town's historic market status is retained by the significant number of small independent retail and commercial businesses providing visitors and residents alike with..

personal service across a wide range of products. Hungerford has an excellent variety of eating places and there is ample local accommodation.

The town today is surrounded by open common land, five minutes walk from its centre where visitors may en...

 Local author success
Children’s novelist Geraldine McCaughrean is a remarkable woman. Not only has she published 160 books, including the official sequel to Peter Pan, she is also one of us, a Great Shefford lady!...
 Summer dining offer
Blandy’s bistro is famous for its exquisite dining experience and diverse, seasonal menu. This month only they are offering a dining promotion from their fixed a la carte menu. You can enjoy two...
 Parent’s checklist for best summer bike
When it comes to our children riding on two wheels, safety and quality are paramount. Parents are increasingly choosing to shop with specialist bike shops such as Banjo Cycles in Newbury to make s...
 Hungerford's very own Library Hub opens
Following public outcry in 2015 when plans were announced to axe 8 of West Berkshire’s 9 libraries, the Hungerford community pulled together with a plan...
 #1 Laid back honeymoon ideas 2018
Are you getting married this year? Can you think of nothing better than relaxing in tropical bliss? Fare Wise Travel have an exclusive 10-night honeymoon package this December, for an all incl...
 Luxury honeymoon on a budget
Credits : Veloso Are you getting married over the Christmas period in 2018? Fare Wise Travel are offering an exclusive 7-night winter beach-chillout honeymoon with an all-inclusive luxury packa...
 Hungerford venues: Croft Field Activity Centre
Croft Field Activity Centre may be one of the best kept secrets of the town. This smart facility is set within a beautifully tranquil part of Hungerford, overlooking the canal. It enc...
 Local nursery manager gets MBE
Suzanne Taylor, Headteacher at Hungerford Nursery School has been awarded with an MBE for outstanding contributions to the early years sector. Suzanne has worked tirelessly for almost a decade at ...
 Blooming botany
Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gat...
 HERONGATE CLUB heads to the heart of the community
Exciting changes are afoot at Herongate Leisure as management transfers at the end of April to its local owners the Bennet family who will be running the newly renamed HERONGATE CLUB on a not-for-pro...
 Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen...
 Simply spectacular
Weddings at Donnington Grove Country House Hotel Nobody wants average on their wedding day. We all want a ceremony and reception which is uniquely ours, a personalised expression of the lifelong...
#2 laid back honeymoon ideas 2018
Pick an idyllic spot in the Mediterranean, combine it with panoramic coastal walks, snorkeling and beautiful turquoise waters to make it a perfect honeymoon!

Freedom of the town awards
Last month, three upstanding citizens from our local community: Norman Barr, Chris Scorey and Catherine Wooliston were presented with the prestigious Freedom of the Town award for 2018, recognising their unique contributions to Hungerford.

Open garden for good cause
On Saturday 7th of July, 76 High Street Hungerford will be opening its secret garden for a day of fundraising fun!

Aldbourne’s fun run is back
Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

Your library is about so much more than books
Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.