WELCOME TO NEWBURY
Newbury is a small town nestled in the heart of West Berkshire. While it may be small, it certainly has a lot going on! From our mix of independent and known high street stores to the very best eateries and exciting night life, there's something for everyone.
Due to its location, Newbury is also home to beautiful walking and cycling trails, making it perfect for families to have a day out and enjoy the scenery. If that's not for you we have a range of nationally loved attractions.
Visit our top class Racecourse or Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey. The town is also home to well known Arts venues, the Corn Exchange, Arlington Arts and The Watermill Theatre - hosting the very best in entertainment, music and comedy.
West Berkshire lies at the centre of Southern England in the South East, within an hour's reach of London, Bristol, Oxford and the south coast. Transport links are excellent... it is easy to reach from all parts of the UK.
Looking to relax or have a fun filled weekend? Why not pop along to one of our regular events, have a tasty meal at one of our superb restaurants or make a night of it with our vibrant nightlife.
Get involved in our summertime festivals featuring live music and tasty treats, all the way through to Christmas as the town is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with Santa!
It's not just fun and games! Due to its excellent connections to Reading and London Paddington Newbury has become a hub for professionals. All services are covered whether you need financial advice, insurance or creatives you're sure to find it in Newbury.
Situated in a prestigious Grade II listed building in the historic market place and is one of the iconic Newbury landmarks. Corn Exchange Newbury started trading in 1861 but was soon being used as a community venue in the 20th Century as corn trading declined.
Corn Exchange is a multi-purpose theatre and entertainment venue, also including a 40 seat cinema which shows the best of arthouse, independent and British films every day, together with occasional blockbusters and family films.
Newbury Racecourse is one of the most famous and prestigious racing venues in the UK, providing world class racing, hospitality and excellent facilities for conferences and events. Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and remarkable views, Newbury offers enthralling action throughout the year at over 30 racedays including both Jump and Flat codes of the sport. For an all-round summer dayâs entertainment, Newbury regularly hosts world-famous artists including the likes of Craig David, Tom Jones and the Beach Boys on their famous Party in the Paddock racedays.
The Newbury and District Agricultural Society was formed in 1909, today the Society is a registered charity.
The venue is used throughout the year to host a number of events such as: Retro Festival, Showmans Show, British Pet Show and of course are the organisers of the Royal County of Berkshire Show one of the few remaining County shows in the UK.
The canal meanders through the market town of Newbury, with a pretty waterside path running alongside it, and plenty of boat moorings. At Newbury Wharf, you can see many buildings linked to the canal's history. The canal passes through the leafy Victoria Park, with the traditional English attractions of a boating lake, bandstand and bowls club.
West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury's best loved historic buildings - the 17th century Cloth Hall and the old Granary / Corn Stores in the Wharf. Our permanent exhibition tells the story of West Berkshire. From the rocks under our feet to the stories of the people who have lived here; our early ancestors, to well know characters like Jack of Newbury.
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â A-Plan is proud to support the Newbury BID. In an increasingly competitive economic climate, pooling our resources through the Buisness Improvement District benefits Newbury businesses, residents and visitors, allowing Newbury's retail, leisure, hertiage and culture to flourish and grow. The increase in footfall alone since the inception of the Newbury BID, makes supporting the renewal an easy choice! â
ALISTAIR CHAPMAN | A PLAN INSURANCE
â My business partner Liz Chandler was part of the committee that applied for the BID back in 2012. The BID has a vital role to play increasing footfall within the town by planning and organising town initiatives and events. The BID meetings are very important to attend. They are vital for Newbury businesses to have a voice and air any concerns they may have. For this reason I will continue to support Newbury BID and hope that they will be a future resource for buisnesses and retailers within Newbury. â
ANITA HATCH | NATURES CORNER
â Since starting at Jigsaw Newbury the BID have been nothing but fabulous in ensuirng I know what is going on in the town & how we can get involved. Suzanne has gone above & beyond in helping with any query we have. Jigsaw in particular encourages each store to get involved with as much marketing in their town as possible, if it wasn't for the BID this would have been much more challenging and I wouldn't have half the contacts we now have. As a result of this we won marketing store of the year for the company. I would most certainly vote 'Yes' on the renewal of the BID as the town wouldn't have the fabulous community spirting it has if it was not for the BID's hard work. â
ANDI WILLIAMS | JIGSAW