Lockdown – November 2020


The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange

Following the updated instructions from the government over the weekend, the Corn Exchange and the Learning Centre will close from Thursday 5 November until Thursday 3 December.


The Watermill Theatre

The Watermill Theatre

Following the Government’s announcement of a second national lockdown, sadly we will temporarily close from Thu 5 November. Performances of Lone Flyer from 5 – 21 November and A Christmas Carol from 26 November – 2 December have been cancelled.


The Honesty Cookery Courses - Courses are planned to resume on the 4th December
Following the latest government announcement, The Woodspeen Restaurant and Cookery School will close on November the 5th until the beginning of December.
It is with great sadness that we have to close the school again for the new period of national lockdown, in line with the latest published Government guidelines. We will be rescheduling workshops planned between 5th November and 2nd December just as soon as we can. We may be able to run some of them online during the lockdown, and others will be postponed until after the lockdown or until 2021. We plan to re-open, subject to Government guidelines, from 3rd December.
The Tithe Barn Garden School - Courses are planned to resume on the 7th December
Due to the national restrictions coming in on 5 November we will be cancelling or postponing our November workshops. If you are booked on a workshop in November we will write to you shortly with some options. We won’t announce December workshops until we know whether they can happen.
Micklems Farm- currently deciding


Library services nationally must comply with the latest national restrictions for Covid-19. The Government will provide guidance for library services later this week. Therefore, we don’t yet know what level of service we will be able to provide. More news soon.



Following the recent Government announcement the Museum will be closed from
Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Shaw House is now closed for public visits.

Shaw House is only open for a limited number of pre-booked small meetings.
For information about new bookings please call 01635 279279

Please note: the Registration Service at Shaw House is open for appointments.
For information about the Registration Service please telephone 01635 279230 

The National Trust will be able to keep their gardens open
Newbury Thursday and Saturday Market will be operating following the latest Government announcement. The Market can only offer 'essential goods', therefore only our food and drink items. Remember to social distance to protect you and our traders. Thank you
Local farm Shops will be open

Local Pubs & Restaurants

The Eastbury Plough will be doing Take-Away Menu
Takeaway Menu available from Thursday 5th November
Dundas Arms Take- Away Menu
Coming soon .. The Pot Kiln Rambler Hampers
Hartley Arms Donnington Take- Away Menu
Crown & Garter Take Away Menu
Following the Government announcement, these stores will closed from Thursday 5th November.
Honesty at Barrs Yard
Honesty at Herongate
Honesty at Bucklebury
However the good news is that the following stores will remain open for takeaway and click and collect only.
Honesty @thebasegreenham – Tuesday – Saturday 0800 – 1500.
Honesty Kingsclere – Tuesday – Saturday 0800- – 1500.
@honestyovertondeli , Overton – Tuesday – Saturday 0800 – 1500.
Honesty Inkpen – Monday to Sunday 0830 – 1630.
Honesty @basingstokegc – Wednesday to Saturday 0930 – 1630 and Sunday 10.30 – 16.00.
You will still be able to order all of your favourites online including new additions along with our wonderful Christmas selection.
For the latest news regarding all venues please check all social media channels and our websites.
We wanted to thank you all for the overwhelming support you have shown us and we look forward to continuing to be able to serve our community, looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Although our cafe will close, the farm shop will remain open, operating as normal also offering a limited takeaway drink and food service during lockdown. Please check locally for full details.
The pub will close as of Thursday 5th – However the good news is that they will be offering a takeaway service Thursday through Sunday, please check locally for full details.
The pub will close as of Thursday 5th – However the good news is that they will be offering a takeaway service Thursday through Sunday, please check locally for full details.
Take Away Afternoon Tea From The Vineyard
Other Take Aways
We have reinstated our temporary coronavirus page during lockdown - for any other news that comes into us. Please also visit our social media accounts.