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7 Things you must do during a Staycation in Newbury, Berkshire

Our highly desirable, premium aparthotel at Central Gate, Newbury features studio, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed serviced apartments. It is located just off the high street and a stone throw away from Newbury’s prominent clock tower. There is a bookable parking option and you are just a 13 minute walk away from the main train station. When staying at House of Fisher in Newbury here are the seven things we recommend:

1. Newbury & Cookham Golf Club 

Newbury & Cookham Golf Club provides everything you could need for a first class golfing experience  all year round.  Providing the perfect venue for your golf, this 18 hole, par 69 golf course measures just under 6,000 yards and is set amongst some of Berkshire’s finest wood and heathland.

Established in 1873, Newbury & Crookham Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in England.  The course provides an interesting and rewarding challenge for golfers of all standards and is maintained in immaculate condition all year round. We all know how much business is conducted on the golf course, making it highly popular with our corporate guests.

2. Newbury Hot Air Balloon Ride 

A spectacular Newbury hot air balloon ride is the perfect experience to enjoy breath-taking views of Berkshire’s beautiful landscape at your feet. 

Launching from Victoria Park, in the centre of Newbury, your unique airborne adventure offers you a journey of unforgettable ballooning memories as you drift serenely over historic Newbury, enjoying spectacular views of Newbury Racecourse and Greenham Common.

Newbury Racecourse

3. Newbury Racecourse 

Newbury Racecourse is one of the best known in England. Race meets in Newbury date back to the beginning of the 19th century, while the current racecourse arrived in the Greenham area in 1905. 

Newbury Racecourse frequently hosts both jump and flat racing with over 30 meets throughout the year. 

Over the summer months race days are complimented with music events featuring big names and other great entertainment. Platinum selling artists such as Tom Jones and Jessie J have played the ‘Party in the Paddock’ series before. If you love music and horse racing (or just one of these), Newbury Racecourse is likely the place for you, be sure to check their schedule.

The Corn Exchange Newbury

4. Corn Exchange

In 1993, the solemn Neoclassical Corn Exchange on Newbury’s Market Place was converted into a 400-seater performing arts centre. Building upon its rich history and reputation of live entertainment, there is a selection of classic pop, rock and classical music at the Corn Exchange, with live broadcasts from the Royal Opera House during their season.

The Corn Exchange attracts many highly recognisable comedians throughout the year, who love the environment and setting created in this centre. Wonderfully located, you can experience top entertainment and take in a delicious meal before/after the show before enjoying drinks amongst Newbury’s eateries and bars. It features a wealth of entertainment, making it a highly popular venue for our long stay guests.

5. Shaw House

Often described as a hidden gem, Shaw House is located in tranquil surroundings on the north edge of Newbury.  This Grade I listed multi-purpose event venue has welcomed royalty, seen action during the Civil War, housed soldiers during WWII and schooled generations of local children over the centuries.  

Although steeped in history, Shaw House is the ideal venue to create an inspiring and productive location for conferences, seminars or meetings with facilities very much set in the 21st century with modern digital and audio visual equipment. 

6. The Woodspeen, Michelin Restaurant 

The Woodspeen is both a restaurant and cookery school, with a Michelin star, award winning wine list and a relaxed atmosphere.

Set in a lovingly restored 19th century farmhouse, The Woodspeen serves seasonal dishes which are inspired by homegrown ingredients.  The restaurant has been created to offer first class food and service but with an unfussy feel, where what’s on your plate depends on what is growing in the garden and where you can while away an evening sipping cocktails or just drinking in the views.

A memorable restaurant that will tantalise the taste buds of visitors, making it a restaurant of choice for our corporate guests when entertaining clients.

7. ExCLUEsive Games Escape Rooms  

This immersive and theatrical live escape room games experience is a must do experience, perfect for team building or family fun.  

Step into the world of adventures to create a fun and memorable team building experience for family, friends and colleagues.  Assemble your team of 2-8 and prepare yourself to be trapped in a themed, decorated room where you will need to solve a series of puzzles and riddles, crack codes, find keys, using strategies and clues to unlock the door. Are you ready for the challenge?

Where to stay in Newbury?

We recommend our highly desirable, premium aparthotel at Central Gate, Newbury featuring studio, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed serviced apartments as the perfect place to stay during a staycation in Newbury. It is located just off the high street and a stone throw away from Newbury’s prominent clock tower. There is a bookable parking option and you are just a 13 minute walk away from the main train station. It is fantastically located to explore Newbury and beyond!

When booking with House of Fisher, we always encourage you to book directly through our website and advanced booking engine or by calling our Reservations team on 01189 514151.  Click here to read the wealth of benefits from doing this and remember booking directly with House of Fisher is the only way to guarantee you will pay the lowest price.

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