They are a non-profit arts centre created to spread the benefits of creativity, performance and lifelong learning in their community in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Their mission is to share knowledge, love and passion for the creative arts with everyone.

The venue emerged amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic when Ashford Hill’s historic Ship Inn pub was reborn as the Ship Inn Arts Centre and Country Hotel.

They want to share the beauty and inspiration of music art, crafts and wellbeing to stimulate and delight all who come through their door.

They hope to open eyes to new exciting possibilities in the world

They have upcoming concerts and workshops.

Also a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Musical Cream Teas and more….. 

In Summer 2022 the arts centre became the London College of Music‘s exam centre for the Newbury region.

Mad Hatters Tea Party

The Ship Inn Country Hotel, Ashford Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8BD

Tel: 0118 981 4504, Email:

The Ship Inn

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