24th – 25th April 2021
NEWBURY RACECOURSE ENTRY
Newbury Racecourse is easily accessible from M4 Junctions 12 & 13, from the M3 and A34. Follow the brown signs to the Racecourse. Sat navs use the postcode RG14 5AW for the correct gate access. The Racecourse also has its own railway station.
Visitor parking is in Car Park 4.
CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS – NEWBURY
Due to the Government guidelines resticting events and social interaction we are postponing, Contemporary Art Fairs – Newbury 2020 to 23rd-25th April 2021. The fair will be returning to the prestigious Newbury Racecourse in the heart of West Berkshire.
Art lovers and artists meet face to face, to browse, to talk, to admire and to buy.
Bringing together over 160 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries from the UK and Europe, we offer the very best in contemporary art.
With artwork from £40 to £4,000 and workshops and demonstrations, from leading artists and galleries, our artists will inspire you to create a unique space in your home or office.
This is the time to allow yourself several hours to really appreciate everything there is to see. Many visitors make a full, fun, art-filled day of it.
Licensed Restaurant – Workshops – Painting Demonstrations – Interactive Art – Children’s Art Quest – Wine Tasting – Gin Tasting
Nestled in the heart of West Berkshire, the market town of Newbury is a must visit destination. Only an hour by train from London, Oxford and Bristol this dynamic gem is surrounded by the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The riverside town boasts many cultural attractions, it’s well known arts venues, the Corn Exchange, Watermill Theatre and The Base are popular with locals and visitors and host the very best in theatre, comedy and entertainment. No visit would be complete without a visit to Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey.
Also taking place in May are the acclaimed Newbury Spring Festival and West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open studios.
The Newbury area has some of the best fine-dining and gastro cuisine in Berkshire. From multi-award-winning pubs and restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide, to quaint tea rooms and cafés.
Here are some of our favourites:
For real foodies The Vineyard is a 5-star hotel and spa, renowned for its impeccable service, 3 AA Rosette restaurant and award winning 30,000 bottle wine cellar. The Vineyard hotel is located in Stockcross, perfect for those that want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Crown and Garter, Inkpen offers delicious seasonal menus in a picturesque country setting. The meat and produce is ethically and locally sourced where possible and they even have their own bakery!
If you are looking for a light bite and barista quality coffee, try Harrisons Coffee Shop a really delightful café on The Broadway near the clock tower. Wonderful service great coffee and delicious food, definitely worth a visit.
The Yew Tree Inn is a delightful 17th century pub with excellent dining and quirky interior, situated in the lovely English countryside, moments from Highclere Castle. Only 15 minutes from Newbury, it has built a reputation within the local community and further afield for its high standard of food and service.
The Dolphin – a pub with stylish mid-century rooms is grown-up, glamorous and fun with very cool art work adorning the walls. The modern British menu comes highly recommended and you can even host a private party in one of their garden beach huts.
Just outside Newbury is the Dundas Arms, Kintbury, where you can enjoy a scenic and luxurious country stay, nestled between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon canal. They serve real ales, classic pub dishes and locally-sourced menus crafted from quality ingredients.
Surrounded by glorious hills and stunning parkland, Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a natural blend of charm and elegance with uncompromising quality. Home to 111 bedrooms, it is a privately owned 4-star country hotel in the heart of Berkshire with a state-of-the-art spa and 18 hole golf course.
THE RACECOURSE, NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE RG14 5AW
- Free parking at the racecourse
- The racecourse has its own train station
- Licensed restaurant serving light lunches, cakes and snacks.