We have had the pleasure on several occasions of visiting Hungerford and its surrounding villages when commissioned for our bespoke kitchen design.
Hungerford is a pretty historic market town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, west of Newbury, east of Marlborough, and northeast of Salisbury. The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the town alongside the River Dun, a major tributary of the River Kennet. Amenities include schools, shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and a weekly market all supporting this vibrant town.
Hungerford is best known as a centre for antique shops and fairs. The town is also home to other unique shops and boutiques and there is also a range of warm and friendly pubs, tea shops and restaurants.
Whilst it may be an historic town renowned for its antique shops, in recent years Hungerford has experienced a new wave of younger professionals moving to the area seeking a vibrant ‘rural meets town’ vibe. Knight Frank reports that 30% of its residential sales are to families escaping London life. Bridge street is commonly known as ‘The Bond Street of Berkshire’; all the shops on Bridge Street are independent, and proudly so.
There are many popular pubs in the surrounding villages. The picturesque village of Ham, once the weekend retreat of The Bloomsbury Set, has the Crown and Anchor. The Pheasant, on the way to Lambourn, is the haunt of the valley’s racing fraternity.
The Kennet and Avon Canal is a popular walking destination, if you head west you reach Great Bedwyn, home of The Three Tuns, voted by Tom Parker Bowles as one of his favourite country pubs. Head East and you reach the canal side The Dundas Arms at Kintbury.
Hungerford is only an hour to London’s Paddington station but with a real sense of community, a wonderful town to relocate to, and one in which Guild Anderson always looks forward to working in.