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Shaw House

A great venue for all sorts of things! This building was very well renovated several years ago and... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
sylvianewheable
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Well worth visiting

Shaw house is a restored Elizabethan mansion grade 1 listed. Our visit today was exceptionally... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
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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...more
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Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
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All reviews registry office sandwiches worth a visit free entrance open air cinema cold snacks listed building introductory talk few hours open to the public information boards nice grounds english civil war nice cafe interesting history lovely place to visit couple of hours
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

A great venue for all sorts of things! This building was very well renovated several years ago and it was done well. Shaw House holds arts exhibitions, events for children or the whole family, for example the forthcoming Christmas fair, which are always very popular....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sylvianewheable
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review on our Trip Advisor page. It sounds like you know what Shaw House has to offer and we are pleased you would recommend the House to others. We share all our reviews with our House...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Shaw house is a restored Elizabethan mansion grade 1 listed. Our visit today was exceptionally enjoyable. We arrived at lunch time and was able to take advantage of the cafe selling excellent cold snacks. Our sandwiches were first class as were the varied assortment of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SheilaAlan B
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review on our Trip Advisor page. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you would recommend Shaw House to others. We share all our reviews with our House Team in order to maintain our...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Just back from Shaw House. Having lived in Newbury 22 years and never been... shame on us, what a fabulous place to spend a couple of hours and FREE which is a very rare thing indeed. It was a special heritage day so we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review on our Trip Advisor Page. We share all comments with the House Team and the staff who worked at the weekend will be pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. We hope to...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

Visited the Grade I listed Shaw House during a free open day, and was able to walk all around the old house. There are plenty on information boards to inform you what the rooms were once used for. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GrahamUK33
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Graham, Many thanks for your review on our trip Advisor page and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, especially all of the historical content. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback and this will be shared with the House Team.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

It’s a lovely house that has free entry and some interesting history. Well worth a visit. Unfortunately the weather was poor and didn’t get to walk around the grounds. Nice cafe with reasonable prices. Nick gave us a good overview of the place. Great place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Many thanks for leaving your comments on our Trip Advisor page. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and took the time to leave your feedback. We share all our customer comments with the House Team and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

Free carpark next to grounds , easy to find. Staff friendly and helpful .We had coffe and homemade cakes , then a interesting enthustaic and very knowledgable talk about the building and family history by Stuart . We then went to several rooms on 2...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for leaving your comments on our Trip Advisor page. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Shaw House and that you may return to one of our other events. We will share your feedback with our House Team and they will be...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

My wife and I had rejoined HHA again (£80.00....visited 25 properties last year) and noticed Shaw House in their booklet and decided that we would visit it whilst in the area on Saturday 28th. We found our approx 75mins walk around the building interesting and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Many thanks for leaving your comments on our Trip Advisor page. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and took the time to leave your feedback. We share all our customer comments with the House Team and we hope to see you at...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018

Very pleasant visit to this beautiful house. Great way to spend a wet February afternoon. The staff were all very friendly and informative. The house itself has extensive wood panelling inside, lovely carved fireplaces, and an interesting history. They cater very well for people with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Many thanks for your review of Shaw House and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, although it was a little wet. We appreciate feedback and we share comments with our House Team and we hope to see you at Shaw House again in the...More

Reviewed December 22, 2017

A magnificent Elizabethan Manor House with a lovely atmosphere. Visit for a tour round the house or to one of the many events they stage here.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Many thanks for your review of Shaw House and continued support. We appreciate feedback and we share comments with our House Team. We hope to see you at Shaw House again in the near future. Kind regards Heather Evans, Business Development Officer

Reviewed November 8, 2017

I went with my grand daughter, aged 8 , and she really enjoyed going around to find the hidden toy mice and ticking off the results on the worksheet provided. It is free and we were the only people in the house, although it was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Many thanks for your feedback about your visit. We share all our feedback with our House Team and they will be pleased your Grand Daughter enjoyed the Halloween themed trail around the House. We look forward to seeing you at Shaw House in the near...More

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We open to the public every weekend from Saturday 14 February until Sunday 27 September (11am - 4pm) and during school holidays Monday – Friday (10am – 4pm). Shaw House is now offering FREE admission on its standard... More
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