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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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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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Wedding

Went these for my brothers wedding and it was simply beautiful. Very surprised as i had it in my head it was a registry office so wouldnt be great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
luv2rave
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thatcham, berkshire
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thatcham, berkshire
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went these for my brothers wedding and it was simply beautiful. Very surprised as i had it in my head it was a registry office so wouldnt be great.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited to attend a simple ceremony at this beautiful old house. We had to concentrate on the affair as there was quite a distraction in the building itself. We plan to go back to one of their Open days to learn more.

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Thank paul W
Newbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am currently visiting once a month on a training course, this building is being well utilised for conferences, courses and wedding. Has lots of pleasant rooms with period charms. I have only had coffee and Buffett sandwiches of which there was plenty of variety and all very fresh.

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Thank Karen F
Newbury
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Not many people seem to be aware of Shaw House, so it is often quiet. The guys there are working really hard to provide a destination that Newbury can be proud of... including, fetes (summer and Christmas), open air cinema, tours, training rooms, children's entertainment. We have visited a number of times and have always been impressed with the presentation... More 

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Thank CharlieUK123
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Having moved into the area recently, I hadn't had chance to visit! We went along to one of the open days & got taken around by a very pleasant guide - who knew all the history of previous owners etc. Will definitely be popping back for some of their other events.

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Thank Hannah G
Reading, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Since its refurb a real lovely place I would recommend a visit, surprising how big it is. We got married there just a few years ago & decided to re-visit.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The company I work for use this venue for their training courses. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are beautiful, lunches are nice and the parking's great

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Thank CaroleBL61
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a rainy day and there was plenty for the kids to do. We had a staff member give us (the adults) a complete history of the place which I thought was very interesting if you like local history. The children enjoyed the interactive boards and dressing up. We also made some family bunting in the craft... More 

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Thank Aussiebrit1968
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

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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