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About Hungerford

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In the far west of West Berkshire, alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal and surrounded by beautiful countryside you will find the charming market town of Hungerford. Hungerford is best known today for its antique shops and fairs that adorn the town centre. Hungerford town centre is also home to other unique shops and boutiques, where you can lose yourself for a delightful few hours. There’s also a range of warm and friendly pubs, cheery tea shops and restaurants to tempt you. The unusual yet extraordinary Ashdown House nestles in a beautiful valley not far from the town.

Hungerford is on the River Dun. It is the westernmost town in Berkshire, on the border with Wiltshire. It is in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The highest point in the entire South East England region is the 297 m (974 ft) summit of Walbury Hill, centred 4 miles (7 km) from the town centre. The Kennet and Avon Canal separates Hungerford from what might be described as the town's only suburb, the hamlet of Eddington.

The town has as its western border a county divide which also marks the border of South East and South West England regions; it is 68 miles (109 km) west of central London and 55 miles (88 km) east of Bristol on the A4 road. It is almost equidistant from the towns of Newbury and Marlborough and lies 2.5 miles (4 km) south of junction 14 of the M4 motorway.

Hungerford has a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the western edge of the town, called Freeman's Marsh.


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Hungerford Travel Links

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By Car -
The town centre is located four miles to the South of Junction 14 on the M4, eight miles to the West of Newbury and the A34 Birmingham to Southampton road.  The A4 from London to Bristol passes directly through the South edge of Hungerford

By Rail -
The town enjoys a main line rail service from London Paddington station via Reading and Newbury.

By Coach -
Regular service from London and Heathrow as well as from the West Country. Visit the National Express

By Bus –
the Swindon Bus Company runs regular buses from Hungerford to Marlborough while the route from Hungerford to Newbury is served by the Kennections bus service.



Taxi Firms in Hungerford

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With so much to do within Hungerford and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Hungerford is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Four Oaks Cars, First Direct Cars and Broadway Cars.



Hotels and Guest Houses in Hungerford

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Three Swans Hotel, Hungerford -
Relaxed rooms in a former coaching inn with a wood-panelled bar and an airy restaurant. On Hungerford High Street a 4-minute walk from Hungerford train station, which has direct trains to Reading and central London, this relaxed, dog-friendly hotel in a former coaching inn is also 12.7 miles from Highclere Castle, home of TV's Downton Abbey.

The Bear Hotel, Hungerford -
Relaxed hotel in a 1200s inn featuring a restaurant & a riverside beer garden, plus free breakfast. Set in a 13th-century inn on the banks of the river Dun, this relaxed hotel is a 7-minute walk from Hungerford train station, 3 miles from Littlecote Roman Villa, and 6 miles from hiking and views at Walbury Hill.

Littlecote House Hotel, near Hungerford -
16th-century mansion on 113 acres with indoor and outdoor recreation, plus nightly entertainment. Set in a Tudor mansion with a Roman mosaic on 113 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, this elegant hotel is 10.3 miles from Marlborough and 3.4 miles from junction 14 of the M4.


Places to Get Married in Hungerford

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Combe Manor, near Hungerford -
Combe Manor and its barns are set in the stunning picturesque hills of Combe and make a perfect wedding venue for couples looking for stunning views amid a picturesque historical rural setting.

The L-shaped position of the two great barns offer very flexible space. It has a stage at the angle of the barns ideal for bands, discotheque etc. The venue has a licence with West Berkshire Council to conduct civil ceremonies in the Barns and can seat an audience of over 150 for a marriage ceremony. There is also a delightful small Norman church (Grade 1 Listed) next door to the Manor. This can be used for the wedding ceremony subject to discussion with the local Rector and agreement with the Church of England. The church is just 50 metres’ walk to the barns. Some couples prefer to be married in their local parish church and then come to Combe Manor Barns for the reception afterwards.

Templars Barn, near Hungerford -
Situated in rural Berkshire, with breath-taking views across rolling countryside, Templars Weddings has a magnificent historic barn which has been completely refurbished and is now available for wedding receptions and additional services.

Individually decorated for each function, the barn’s interior is stunning. It captures the very essence of the Georgian period but also provides comfortable modern dining facilities in rustic surroundings.

Templars Barn has a dance floor which is positioned through a separate archway, allowing livelier guests to dance the night away while those who choose to chat in peace are seated away from the music. The barn has a path that leads to the barn’s imposing original doors and overlooked by rustic stables, the gravelled area to the front is the perfect setting for your drinks’ reception and photographic opportunities. Restored to its original design, this barn is an authentic working farm barn, providing a unique setting for your special event. A perfect ‘time capsule’ of Georgian history but with modern amenities, makes it the ideal venue for your big day. The family has lived here for over a quarter of a century, giving the farm a wonderful family feel – this is something central to the barn which many have fallen in love with.

Elcot Park Hotel, near Hungerford -
Nestled in the breathtaking Berkshire countryside, the magnificent Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel offers stunning weddings with a difference.


At Elcot Park Hotel they understand that everyone is unique, which is why the team will create a bespoke wedding package to ensure your wedding day lives up to your individual expectations.

From an intimate gathering to an extraordinary affair, the Elcot can make it happen. Whether you dream of a horse and carriage arrival or the ease and peace of mind that comes with celebrating the whole day under one roof, the experienced team is on hand to turn your wedding day dreams into a reality. With their experience, expertise and professionalism, you’ll feel relaxed and confident with your big day in their capable hands.

From the moment you arrive on your wedding day you will be treated to the very best in service and hospitality. A red-carpet arrival comes with all packages as standard, adding to the luxury of the occasion. Packages also include a delicious three-course meal, a toastmaster and overnight accommodation for the happy couple.

Licensed for civil ceremonies they can host your entire day and with a choice of rooms and suites, the hotel can cater for both small and intimate weddings as well as extravagant, large scale parties. With gorgeous gardens and stylish interiors, you and your guests can enjoy every aspect of this fabulous venue as the dedicated staff work to ensure every detail of your day is simply perfect.

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Event Planning in Hungerford

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Complete your event in Hungerford with DarkStar Discos, the Hungerford marquee hire experts who offer the following services which can reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For stress-free and expert event-planning, contact  DarkStar Discos the Hungerford marquee hire experts.


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Top Restaurants in Hungerford

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Eliane Restaurant, Hungerford –
As a restaurant catering to vegetarians, vegans and those who have food allergies, Eliane believe that everyone should be able to eat out knowing that they are able to choose food that is right for them and is delicious and nutritious, no matter what diet they are committed to at the time. Using only the best ingredients from local sources wherever possible, Eliane creates delicious and nutritious dishes and drinks in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

In short, Eliane is a place everyone has the choice to eat nutritious yet truly delicious food in a happy, friendly space.  Whether you’re a veggie, a vegan, a raw foodist, or even a full-blown raw vegan you’ll find something inspiring, tasty and satisfying here. Also, there’ll always be choices of gluten-free, wheat-free, soya-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and any other free-from you can think of! Just name it and Eliane will cater to it.

The Hungerford Arms Pub, Hungerford -
A lively local meeting spot for regulars and those visiting the town for its wealth of Antique shops and attractions. Situated on the High Street in the heart of this pretty market town, the Hungerford Arms is located in the centre of the area’s thoroughbred and horse racing world, with the "The Valley of The Racehorse” – Lambourn - just a few miles away and countless Trainers in the area

Their philosophy is simple. Great food made with the best local ingredients where possible, cooked to perfection & served in a welcoming & relaxed atmosphere. Their food is sourced locally from top suppliers & they work with many locals in the area during the Game Season to ensure a hearty theme to the menu at that special time of year.

Blandy’s at Inglewood, near Hungerford -
Set in Kintbury, West Berkshire, in the beautiful Inglewood House surrounded by picturesque gardens, Blandy’s restaurant and bistro is contemporary yet full of English charm. You can enjoy fresh, locally sourced, seasonal dishes while soaking up the stunning décor and serene atmosphere. Our exquisite modern menu has a delightful classical twist. It’s worth the visit to experience a truly memorable dining experience.

Experience a modern menu with a classical twist that could rival any London bistro, and enjoy the locally sourced seasonal food. Blandy’s prides itself on carefully executed menus, and always aims for ambitious standards in presentation, taste and service. For those wishing to enjoy a more relaxed bistro experience, there are freshly cooked breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and cocktails, or simply a coffee and cake ready to be enjoyed throughout the day.



Top Things to do in Hungerford

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Combe Gibbet -
The gibbet is located on the Test Way close to the Berkshire-Hampshire border, it is named after the village of Combe, but it is also close to Inkpen. It was erected in 1676 for the purpose of gibbeting the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman and has only ever been used for them. The gibbet was placed in such a prominent location as a warning, to deter others from committing crimes. Broomham and Newman were having an affair and were hanged for murdering Broomham's wife Martha, and their son Robert after they discovered them together on the downs. Unfortunately for the lovers, the murder was witnessed by "Mad Thomas", who managed to convey what he had seen to the authorities. Nowadays it is a popular local tourist attraction with good views of the surrounding area. It is also popular with hang gliders and paragliders.

North Wessex Downs -
he North Wessex Downs is an amazing yet often overlooked landscape. Its story begins more than 150 million years ago when tiny algae were deposited on the beds of warm seas creating the layers of chalk we now see in the characteristic rolling hills. Over the last six thousand years man has lived, farmed, fought, hunted and prospered here and there is evidence everywhere of the way people have used and shaped the land. For wildlife, the North Wessex Downs offers a rich variety of special habitats for many unusual and rare species. It’s not surprising that this area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty protected by law to ensure that its special qualities are conserved and enhanced

Hungerford Arcade, Hungerford -
Hungerford Arcade Antiques and Collectables is an award-winning Antiques Centre. The Arcade is proud to have won the title of the UK’s Best Antiques Centre 2012 – as voted for by readers of The BBC Homes and Antiques magazine.  With over 100 antiques dealers under one roof, it has something to entice every visitor, from pocket money collectors to lottery-winning big spenders. Spend a day in this magnificent building and you can be confident that you will find something to catch your eye, whatever your interests.  Relax for a while in the Cafe and enjoy a slap-up breakfast, or maybe take some time out from bargain hunting with a walk down to the marsh or the canal and enjoy the local wildlife. 



Hungerford Today

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Hungerford is a historic market town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, 8 miles (13 km) west of Newbury, 9 miles (14 km) east of Marlborough, 27 miles (43 km) northeast of Salisbury and 60 miles (97 km) west of London. The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the town from the west alongside the River Dun, a major tributary of the River Kennet. The confluence with the Kennet is to the north of the centre whence canal and river both continue east. Amenities include schools, shops, cafés, restaurants, and facilities for the main national sports. The railway station is a minor stop on the London to Exeter (via Taunton) Line.


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