The Market will be open between 9.00am and 4.00pm every Thursday and Saturday.
Although there is no record of its existence in the Doomesday Book, Newbury market is believed to have been in place since Anglo-Saxon times. Earliest records show that a toll was received from the market in 1205, which amounted to £8.00, a very large sum in those days.
The Market has been refurbished and now provides a pleasant area within which to browse the stalls.
Trees have been planted and the surface is composed of granite sets laid in a pattern of whirls, which impart a Continental feel to the square, all traffic is banned during the hours of 10.00am to 5.00pm.
The majority of the traders today have been on the market for many years. For example Geoff Fisher and his family have been present at Newbury market for over 60 years.
There is space for about 30 stalls and Steve Brind, the Market Manager welcomes new traders, provided they can supply the relevant insurance.
Charges are based upon size of the site, not position. Electricity is available from purpose built rising switchboards using the 16A euro plugs. A great variety of stalls is encouraged.
Currently we have the following stalls:
Fruit & Veg, fishmonger, olives, bakery, flowers, plants and books. We also have our 2 fresh butchers stalls, jams and chutneys, army surplus goods and a range of pet supplies.
You will also find fine handmade jewellery, clothing, fresh coffee beans from around the world and delicious cupcakes. We have fresh Isle of Wight garlic and freshly milled flour for your bread making.
You can relax with a cup of tea and hot food whilst you shop or trade from our market.
It is suggested that traders pay by direct debt. Other approved methods may be considered.
The Multi Storey car park is within 200m of the Market Place and the Wharf / Library car park is within 100m of the site. Traders may park (displaying the relevant pass) within the Coach Park close to the Library.