Newbury Activities & Things To Do
A small, principle town that you can find in Berkshire, this is a nice little place that picturesquely sits alongside the River Kennet and the Kennet Canal. It’s got over three hundred years of history, as well, with buildings standing since the 17th Century. If you want to take a trip to a smaller, more peaceful town away from the traditional clubbing world then this is a good place to come to – it’s got its fair share of things to do outside of your usual drinking and dancing, anyway!
Getting to Newbury
You can get to Newbury via the Newbury Railway Station, which can be accessed via the Reading to Plymouth line. Reading is fairly easy to get to and then a short train again from Reading will see you to Newbury. However, you could also drive down the A4 from London to Bristol, if you are coming via your own transport.
What’s on and when to go?
Serving as one of the prime retail areas within the Berkshire region, there are plenty of enjoyable things to do with your time here in Newbury. The Newbury Racecourse ( http://www.racecoursenewbury.co.uk/ ) is one of the most popular in England, and celebrates its 110th year in 2015. If you come in late November, you can catch the Hennessy Gold Cup which is a key event in the racing calendar.
The Keep off the Grass music event is held in Victoria Park, as well, alongside Crafty Craft which is a racing event down the local canal. These are both usually held in the Summer, and can be great events to witness if you are looking for something a bit more unique to do on your time away.
Donnington Grove ( http://www.donnington-grove.com/ ) is a good place to go if you like a few rounds of golf – it’s been open since 1993, and is a reputable course within the area well worth your time if you are a golfer of any capacity.
The Newbury Library provides internet access to the public if you ever need to get in touch with loved ones while you are away or organise anything within the area while you are here like transport or bookings.
There is a fair share of restaurants to visit, as well. The Valle D’oro ( http://www.valledororestaurant.co.uk/ ) is a popular restaurant found on Oxford street which serves quality Italian cuisine.
You might also want to think about trying out the Hoggit & Hood Steakhouse, a real quality place for a quality meal before a night out.
This isn’t a city with an incredible nightlife by any stretch of the imagination – if you are coming here for the parties, you want to consider stopping off in Reading for a better selection of clubs and pubs.
In terms of a nice drink or a late event, though, you should check out both the Lock Stock & Barrel bar ( http://lockstockandbarrelnewbury.co.uk/ )and the Hogshead. The Hogshead, the comical name aside, is a classy place to get a good drink and some real Newbury styled peace and quiet.
The Lock Stock & Barrel bar is a great place to be as well and offers a great family experience if you are down with the kids – it’s got a great selection of drinks available, too!