Things to do
in Newbury at the Hare & Hounds Hotel

Visiting Newbury, we're ideally placed near the A34 and M4. So rest assured in your choice of accommodation as a base for any or all of these great things to do.

Newbury Racecourse , only 10 minutes away for a great racing break. Home to the famous Hennessy Gold Cup in November; regular Party in the Paddock concerts, with world famous artists; the Free Arabian Stable race day; Special Armed Forces day, and many more...

Highclere Castle , now equally famous as the home of the hit TV series Downton Abbey, This great example of a fine English stately home has so much more, enjoy Capability Brown designed gardens, and many events including the fantastic Battle Proms.We have a local private taxi who will be happy to arrange any transport

Visit Bucklebury Common , now popularly known as Kate Middleton Country! This conservation area has fascinating history dating back centuries. Kate's parents still live in Chapel Row. Enjoy some terrific walks and a pint in her local , who knows whom you might bump into!

Shaw House , renovated to show a fine example of Elizabethan architectures. Following its extensive refurbishment the House is now a thriving centre for civil wedding ceremonies, conferences, meetings and tourism with many activities.

Kennet & Avon Canal - just 5 minutes walk from our Inn and you can enjoy the tranquillity of this old canal. Take half an hour away from the hustle and bustle to unwind and watch holidaymakers and working boats while their way along this beautiful waterway. Or why not include us in your walking holiday. There are many walking and cycling ideas to tempt and a great interactive map on their site.

AND we also recommend The Kennet Horse Boat Company who arrange trips along the canal with one horse power!

The Uk Wolf Conservation Centre is run by Tsa Palmer and her team of staff and volunteers. They have some wonderful experiences to enjoy including, Walking with wolves, Artic Wolf experience, Children's days and much more. We recommend booking on an open day or take your choice on their incredibly detailed website.

Fully provisioned fishing trips are available to book with local professional fishing guide Steve Roberts. His service River Days caters for all skill levels from the absolute beginner upwards, and provides you with high quality tackle, all bait, flies, equipment and refreshments for a fabulous fishing experience. The local river Kennet holds trout, grayling and coarse fish such as barbel, but days on the Thames in a traditional fishing punt, Loddon, Pang and Lambourne can also be arranged. Steve Roberts, a fully insured Angling Trust qualified coach, has over 40 years experience on our local rivers. He also writes for Fallon’s Angler Email him on

Parkway, Our brand new shopping centre with all the top name shops including John Lewis at Home, Debenhams and Superdry. Newbury really has arrived as a quality shopping town!

Even more to do in West Berkshire.

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