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Davetherave

We are renewing our vows in May here and really looking forward to it. We have been many times to... read more

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davehughes1964
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Newbury, United Kingdom
My old school

I went to school here, so am thrilled that it’s been renovated. Full of good memories. The house... read more

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Miranda390
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews registry office sandwiches worth a visit free entrance introductory talk outdoor cinema cold snacks listed building few hours information boards english civil war nice grounds open to the public rich history couple of hours cake biscuits
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Reviewed yesterday

We are renewing our vows in May here and really looking forward to it. We have been many times to visit and it’s a beautiful place

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to school here, so am thrilled that it’s been renovated. Full of good memories. The house is still beautiful, and interesting. It’s free to look around too.....will go,often I,love it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Miranda390
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving your review on our Trip Advisor page. We hope you visit soon to reminisce and you can explore the House again. Kind regards Heather Evans

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Easy access from the M4 and A4, with free parking And separate disabled parking area to avoid the stairs. Warm welcoming reception staff. refreshments on arrival, good choice of drinks and biscuits. Facilities for the courses were great; white boards, water, projector's, aircon etc Highly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you for leaving your review on our Trip Advisor page which I will share with our House Team. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Shaw House and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed December 14, 2018

Back in WWII the RAAF pilots and American pilots were house here, the Germans found out and dropped 7 or 8 bombs on Newbury as a result. Lovely old house, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kwocka
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thank you for leaving your review on our Trip Advisor page. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will want to learn more about the history of the House in the near future. Kind regards Heather Evans

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Shaw house is now a registry office as well as a beautiful Elizabethan Manor House. Was a school for many years and used for meetings now too. Was shot up somewhat during the English Civil War. Worth seeing for anyone interested in architecture and history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brizy83
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for leaving your review on our Trip Advisor page. We hope you enjoyed your visit and will want to learn more about the history of the House in the near future. Kind regards Heather Evans

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
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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

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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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