Fun, food and friendship for older people in West Berkshire



Community Restaurant
We’ve launched a delicious new menu with one and two-course lunches to be served Monday to Friday and roast on Sunday. We aim to provide the opportunity for older people to eat out with their friends and family with confidence in the highest standards of social distancing, customer safety, limited numbers and respectful staff. Find out more here
Advance booking is essential – please call 07784 819313 or email

Meals on Wheels Service
We deliver
 hot and nutritious meals to older and vulnerable people in their homes across West Berkshire. Find out more here

Hair Salon and Foot Health
Our unisex hairdressing salon is open – call 01635 551808 to book an appointment. The Foot Health practitioner is also available for appointments at Fair Close – please call 01635 40488 to book in advance.



Fair Close is open for lunch! We serve freshly cooked lunches at the Centre six days a week (Sunday to Friday). Advance booking essential – call 07784 819313 to book.


Social distancing rules prevent us from welcoming our members to the Centre for our lively programme of events and activities – we hope to welcome everyone back soon!


Temporarily not available. The Fair Close minibus collects people from their homes in the morning and takes them home in the afternoon.


Why not have freshly cooked hot meals delivered to your home daily or a few times a week? Our Meals on Wheels service is available to older people across West Berks six days a week (Sunday to Friday) with the option of a frozen meal delivered on Friday for Saturday.

Get involved with us


The Fair Close Centre receives no public funding. We are dependent on our own efforts to fundraise. Please donate to help us enrich the lives of older people in West Berks.

Become a volunteer

Are you looking to help your community? Why not join us as a volunteer? We are always looking for help and for drivers to deliver our meals on wheels.


We offer membership for regular users of the Centre which means savings on the cost of lunches.

Opened by the Queen Mother in November 1967, the Fair Close Centre is an important community facility for the town and also for many Sovereign residents and we support this exciting initiative.

Ann Santry

Chief Executive, Sovereign

You can find us at

Fair Close Centre
Newtown Road
RG14 7BH

Get in Touch

If you would like to make a donation to Age Concern Newbury & District which runs the Fair Close Centre, please click on the button below. If you have any questions, please get in touch via email and we will do our best to answer you as quickly as we can.