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Shaw House

Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
+44 1635 279279
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Lovely Elizabethan house

Very pleasant visit to this beautiful house. Great way to spend a wet February afternoon. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bel_pea
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Elizabethan Grandure

A magnificent Elizabethan Manor House with a lovely atmosphere. Visit for a tour round the house or... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
652janemaries
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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 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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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
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"registry office"
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"worth a visit"
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"empty rooms"
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"free entrance"
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"local history"
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"nice grounds"
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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 22 December 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.

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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 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

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Reviewed 8 November 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

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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 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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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful setting to experience our first outdoor cinema.. our ticket included free popcorn and drink.. Be sure to take a blanket, your own snacks/meal and drinks although pop up bar available Would consider going again in the future.More

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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of Shaw House and for your support. We appreciate any comments and share them with the team. Last week was a lovely week and perfect for the Open Air Cinema event which ran over two...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a lovely place to visit - the house is really interesting and entrance is free. The team of volunteers are friendly, helpful and informative. But what I like the best is the outside performances and events they organise. Last Friday we went to...More

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Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of Shaw House and for your support. We appreciate any comments and share them with the team. Last week was a lovely week and perfect for the Open Air Theatre event which ran over three...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went there for a wedding ceremony. The venue is beautiful and the ceremony was lovely. It was a hot day so the room had 2 Windows open but the next wedding party was waiting outside and was very loud so at points in the ceremony...More

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Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comments about our venue and the wedding ceremony itself. We do our best to ensure that each wedding group is able to enjoy their special day at Shaw House without affecting another group and as this was a hot day...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Although I was there on a day when there were no tours, they were kind enough to let me see one of the main rooms downstairs, where the history of the mansion over time was well illustrated. The exterior alone is worth a visit and...More

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Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor Page and it sounds like you enjoyed your visit. Shaw House is a Conference Venue during the school term time. The House is open to the public during the school holidays plus weekend (Feb -...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Not your usual register office - we got married here and he grounds are lovely for photos as is the staircase and front room with the fire place

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Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor Page. We hope you had a lovely wedding ceremony and the photos captured some happy moments. Kind regards Heather Evans Information and booking Officer

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Well,what a find, especially on a beautiful ,sunny day.Shaw House is in one word, magnificent, especially to an architecture buff like me.The House is open to the public only at weekends and holidays and we will certainly return . Apparently the rooms are not furnished...More

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Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor page. We share all our comments with our House Team to make sure our service is consistently reviewed and of a high standard. Thank you for highlighting our calendar of events and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

An intertesting place no doubt although I feel much more interesting if you attended shaw house all those years ago. I would definitely recommend if you're after some Newbury history.

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Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor page and encouraging visitors to Shaw House. We share all our comments with the House Team and are lucky to have such a lovely historical building in the local area.

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Sheelagh D
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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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