Something For the Weekend....
30th September 2010
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As summer definitely turns to Autumn, now is a great opportunity to get out and about and enjoy the colour changes of the season. So, if you are looking for inspiration and ideas on what to do, heres'a few suggetsions on how to enjoy the best that the local area of Newbury and West Berkshire has to offer, this weekend:

Things to Do... 

Mary Hare Christmas Market  - Get a head start on Christmas!

Mary Hare School, in association with the travelling Souk is holding their Christmas Market at Mill Hall, Pigeons Farm Road, Newbury. This unique shopping experience is for both people young and old and would make the perfect opportunity for getting in some early Christmas Shopping. See events page for more information.

Thatcham Discovery Centre - Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2009

The winners of the Veolia Environment Photographer of the Year 2009 competition come to The Nature Discovery Centre. This stunning exhibition will showcase the best of the entries, including winners, runners-up and commended photographs from all categories. "Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine". See events page for more information.

Hungerford Food Festival 2010 - Calling all foodies!

The Hungerford Food & Drink Festival is a 10 day celebration of the abundance of good local food and drink to be found in and around Hungerford. The main Festival weekend (Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October) begins with a full day of cookery demonstrations featuring TV celebrity Daniel Galmiche, Michelin starred chef from The Vineyard and a Masterchef style competition. Sunday is the day of the Food Fayre with over 35 exhibitors showcasing local produce, crafts and cookery demonstrations. See events page for more information.

Newbury Farmers Market - Great for fresh local produce

The very popular Farmer's Market is held in the Market Place on the first and third Sundays of every month. See events page for more information.

Places to Eat...

Seasons Cafe in The Corn Exchange Market Place, Newbury and The Nature Discovery Centre Cafe, Thatcham.

Both great places to stop for a drink and a snack, where you can also currently enjoy a special offer download the details here from  our website.

For a real taste of the country why not visit The Pot Kiln, where under the guidnace of celebrity chef and Countrywide presenter Mike Robinson, locally sourced game and wild food is often at its best during autumn months.

For a relaxed copuntry pub setting look no further than The Bunk Inn in Curridge, where you will enjoy high quality food in a relaxed and comfortable environment or The Blackbird Inn at Bagnor, known for its good  pub food.

And, if you are south of the area, maybe visiting Highclere Castle, setting for the new ITV drama, Downton Abbey, do try The Carnarvon Arms in Burgclere, where you can enjoy fine British cooking by way of a great value fixed price menu and a delicious Sunday Lunch, which are attracting diners from all over.

So, if you plan to be and out about in and around Newbury this weekend - dont miss out on whats on locally - theres some great things to see and do!

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