The historic town of Berkshire with a world famous antique shop and one of the best Sunday roasts in the UK


There is nothing better than a hearty Sunday roast on a cold winter afternoon.

And while London may have a lot of pubs, something about the country air makes it better.

So why not take a day trip to find the best roast in the UK?

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The aptly named Hungerford is a town of about 6,000 inhabitants in Berkshire.

It is the quintessential British market town and there is plenty to keep you busy on a day out of the city.

For your first stop, head to Hungerford Arcade Antiques and Collectibles.

It was voted Britain’s Best Antique Shop by BBC Homes & Antiques in 2012 and proudly wears that title.



The antique center is a real treasure

There are 100 antique dealers in the shop and they have appeared on Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

Here you’ll find everything from silverware and jewelry to books and vintage gardening tools.

They also have their own cafe with lots of cakes and hot drinks.

TripAdvisor reviewers have called the center “Aladdin’s cave of antiques and collectibles” and “collectors’ paradise.”

When you’re done shopping, head to Hungerford Wharf for a nice walk.



Walks along the canal are perfect on weekends

According to the Canal and River Trust, the wharf is a “picture of tranquility.”

Walking along the towpath is a great activity on weekends and you may spot kingfishers, little grebes and great crested ducks.

There are also plenty of benches dotted around for relaxing.

“It’s nice to sit on one of the many benches and watch the world go by,” said one reviewer.

And when you’re feeling hungry, go to Eliane for a bite to eat.

The Healthy Cafe serves “food that brings a smile to your soul” in the form of classic brunch dishes that can be made vegan and gluten-free.

“Not only was the food very varied and interesting, but also tasty and sustainable,” said a guest. “Everyone enjoyed their meals; we heard a gluten free person say it was the best meal he had had in ages.

“The younger members of the family loved the smoothies and others were particularly impressed with the fresh and healthy salads when we walked through the door.”



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And for something more substantial, head to the Tally Ho pub.

This is a classic British pub serving all the traditional dishes, but it is particularly famous for its Sunday roasts.

“This little treasure is well worth a visit,” said one reviewer and another called the roast “magnificent.”

And countless others have said it was “the best” pub they had been to.

How to get there

A direct train from London Paddington to Hungerford only takes an hour.

By car you will drive for one hour 15 minutes.

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