Now the lockdown is eased - please plan to have...
A Day Out in Wallingford, Oxfordshire
(and save £26.32 postage on your bird table...)
Lamb Arcade - 3 floors of Antiques stalls
Have your hair cut!
We have a selection of excellent hairdressers, and 3 barbers
Tourist Information in the Market Square can supply info on history of the town, walks around town and in the area, Midsummer Murders info (was filmed here), Agatha Christie info (she lived here), What's on etc.
They do an excellent audio guide. Wallingford and it's huge castle were besieged by Cromwell's forces in the civil war. Afterwards the castle was blown up using cannon recently improved in design, and the stones of the destroyed castle were floated down the Thames on barges to help extend Windsor Castle.
Museum Opening Hours:
Market day is Friday.
Fresh good quality fruit and veg
Bird food - nuts, seeds, fat blocks etc.
Large range of delicious loaves of bread, cakes & pies
Independent quality food shops
(bring your cool box - meat, fish and cheese are superb)
Cheeses in Wallingford Butchers - including many locally made.
Wallingford fishmonger - plus shellfish and samphire in season
Wallingford Tea and Coffee Co - Proper traditional tea and coffee merchant, tea blends made in house, also roasting of coffee beans. Big choice of quality teas (also herbal) and coffees.
Wallingford Butchers -
fantastic quality meat and game,
plus home-made sausages
Charming Coffee shops, good pubs for lunch.
Bean and Brew - one of many charming coffee shops with home made cakes
The Boathouse pub, on the river Thames, which runs through Wallingford.
Waterfront Cafe in Benson
You could walk along the Thames towpath to Benson - about 35 mins -
and have lunch in the Waterfront Cafe. Or on a summer's evening have
dinner with a glass of wine then stroll back in the twilight.
Electric Boat Hire in Wallingford
You can hire a silent electric boat from
pureboating.co.uk from £40 per hour for
a 4 seater or £50 for an 8 seater.
Thames looking north towards Benson, which is only 35 mins walk upstream, passing Benson lock and crossing the Thames at the spectacular weir! A lovely walk with the Waterfront Cafe to reward you at the end.
Thames looking south towards Goring.
You can swim, paddleboard or canoe in the Thames, and picnic on the bank under a willow tree.
We have many excellent specialist shops in Wallingford
Wallingford Bookshop, great advice on what to read. They can order and get most books in 24 hours. Ring and order the day before and collect your books when you collect your birdtable.
Tel: 01491 834383
Wallingford Bookshop - Good selection of hard and paperbacks, Also cards.
Waters Violins - They also sell cases, do repairs and also sell old violins
Cellos in Waters Violins
Petits - Gentlemen's Outfitters.
Jackets, trousers, suits, shirts, hats etc.
Petits - Gents Outfitters, everything you could need, including shoes.
Bike shop - Rides on Air. Huge range of bicycles and accessories for sale, they do repairs and have a cafe. They run courses on bike repair.
Sportswize - choice of trainers
Sportswize - whole range of
sports clothing and equipment
Brooker and Breeze Jewellers. They design and make jewellery, sell a range and do repairs
Shoes in Twos - Ladies Shoes
First Edition - Ladies Clothes and Shoes
Busy Brush - you can decorate your own pottery . Coffee and cakes too.
Village Fabrics - huge specialist patchwork and quilting shop.
Village Fabrics also run a range of courses on patchwork and quilting.
Also haberdashery. They make curtains and sell sewing machines.
Colliers - Builders' Merchant in Crowmarsh, just over Wallingford bridge.
Everything you could possibly need plus helpful advice.
Colliers - Tools, electrical and
plumbing equipment, paint,
door furniture, screws etc
Colliers - Paving slabs, fencing, cement etc
We are at the foot of the Chilterns with many lovely walks and pubs in the surrounding countryside.
We are a short distance from Streatley and Goring, and the lovely Swan Hotel, which is right on the Thames.
We are also just 20 minutes' drive from both Henley on Thames and Oxford.