Pearl House is perfectly located; set within the Newbury Town Centre conservation area, amongst striking 18th and 19th century architecture. The main entrance is found on Oddfellows Road, a quiet residential area, with access available from the development onto Bartholomew Street (where the marketing suite is situated) you can take a short level walk right into the centre of Newbury Town.
Newbury offers a mix of modern convenience with traditional market town charm; this historic location has everything to cater for your requirements; high street banks are located nearby as are coffee shops, and restaurants. Local food shopping includes Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco with Marks and Spencer situated just a short walk along the high Street, there is plenty to choose from.
Market days are held every Thursday and Saturday, with a variety of traditional stalls and bespoke crafts. A Farmers’ Market is also available on the first and third Sunday of each month offering ‘direct-to-you’ local and seasonal produce.
For the historian, the picturesque 15th century Grade I listed Church of St Nicolas is next door to the Pearl House complex and the Corn Exchange, a flagship art centre with excellent facilities, including a 400-seat auditorium, cinema, and café is just around the corner in the market place. The Watermill Theatre is well renowned for productions at its exquisite setting in Bagnor village just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Newbury.
Newbury is surrounded by nearby attractions, including Snelsmore Countryside Park, Greenham Country Park, Highclere Castle, and Donnington Castle. Newbury Racecourse has been hosting horse racing since 1805, offering both jump and flat racing throughout the year.
Meet the locals
Newbury is a nice, relaxed place to live with a great sense of community. It is very well-connected with fantastic access to the countryside and surrounding villages.
Hetherton’s Bakery is a firm favourite with Newbury’s residents, thanks to Keith and his friendly team. A delicious array of freshly-baked goods and deli sandwiches, using traditional methods, are made daily on his premises.
CROOKHAM GOLF CLUB
Situated just outside of Newbury’s centre, Newbury and Crookham Golf Club is a picturesque, member-owned golf course that dates back to 1873. Alongside the 6,000-yard course and clubhouse facilities, the club provides an indoor academy room which is used by golf professionals for training sessions with students and to host golfing leagues in the winter season. Gareth Williams is the General Manager, having played golf at theclub as a junior member.
WILLOW & BLOOMS
Helen Vickers is owner and proprietor of Willow & Blooms, an awardwinning independent florist. Featuredin The Good Florist Guide, Helen and her team provide a truly personal service as well as beautiful flowers, plants, and curios.
THE CORN EXCHANGE
One of the most recognisable landmarks of Newbury, the Corn Exchange building looks out over the historic market square. Now an arts centre, the Corn Exchange is a thriving community hub offering a variety of events, shows, and classes available to residents of all ages and interests. As well as the theatre and the cinema, the Learning Centre hosts workshops and youth theatre groups. Director Grant Brisland has lived in Newbury for six years.
The Newbury, a charismatic Georgian gastro-pub, provides the opportunity for a delicious lunch or a quiet evening pint, and is located just opposite to Pearl House. Renowned for its delicious Sunday lunch, the pub also runs an award-winning gin distillery. Founder Peter Lumber moved to Newbury from Bristol, attracted to the town’s location and the community feel he encountered at the pub.
Griffins is a traditional butcher in the historic centre of Newbury. Manager Sam Vine has a loyal customer base, who return again and again thanks to the high-quality, responsibly-sourced produce.
Newbury Racecourse has been hosting horse racing since 1805, and is considered one of the UK’s leading venues. Offering both jump and flat racings, Newbury Racecourse provides top-quality entertainment throughout the year.