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Shaw House

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Address: Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
Phone Number: 01635 279279
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Description: Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman this fine Elizabethan...
Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman this fine Elizabethan building was recently restored through a £6million project. The stories and characters from Shaw House’s varied past are bought to life in the new exhibition. An ideal day out for families; Wheelie Do activities are located throughout the house, with activities from designing the gardens to playing our Civil War board game. Exciting and varied events program. Open most weekends.
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Nice setting

The building is lovely, in nice grounds. It has some interesting displays inside. It has some great events happen there too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The building is lovely, in nice grounds. It has some interesting displays inside. It has some great events happen there too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I attended here for a week & a half for a business meeting involving a reasonably large group. They have different suites to accommodate different group sizes, refreshments were great. They host weddings too & the historical importance of the listed building made it educational too.

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Newbury Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I got married at Shaw house the decor is lovely and the gardens are beautiful it is also full of history this really is a beautiful building and one worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My son married at this venue last month. Beautiful setting and very lovely old house. Impressive place for a wedding.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having visited Newbury on several previous occasions, it was a surprise and delight to visit Shaw House for the first time. The architecture is delightful, and with a fascinating history (including its role in the second battle of Newbury in 1644), and more recent vicissitudes, the careful restoration in recent years make a visit very rewarding. We particularly liked the... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Shaw House is used as Council working space, so it’s mainly open to the public only at weekends, from mid-February to the end of September. If you visit, don’t expect a national Trust type of experience, but it does have free parking. You get to wander around rooms in the restored house, which is very impressive, but without the usual... More 

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Shaw House was my old secondary school back in the early 1970's, it is a beautiful Elizabeth I manor house, that has a long and interesting history. In the window frame of our history room is a civil war musket hole, reputed to have been a shot made at Charles I when he stayed there. I think it is a... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited Shaw House with my partner as she was a former pupil when it was a girl's school,back in the late 1950 's so it brought back happy memories for her.An impressive building but most of the rooms were empty so not very much to see.More information about each room would have been useful.What was interesting was a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited shaw house to watch robin hood at the open air theatre. Another fantastic production by illyria. Lovely grounds to sit and picnic in. Luckily the sun was shining. The toilets were clean but a bit of a pain being downstairs in the basement. Nice little cafe, only had a cuppa cos had picnic with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great evening, great atmosphere.......just a shame the evening wasn't a bit warmer! The event was well organised, parking was easy and the film (Dirty Dancing) started on time. The screen was in front of the house, where we all sat on picnic chairs or rugs.

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Address: Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
Phone Number: 01635 279279
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury

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