Fun, Food and Friendship for over 65s in West Berkshire and North Hampshire




We offer fun food & friendship for over 65s here at our vibrant Centre in the heart of historic Newbury. Including a range of activities, fun entertainment, tasty hot meals, hairdressing, foot health and ear wax microsuction appointments, minibus transport and more!


Visit our What’s On page to keep up to date with our upcoming events.  

We do advise booking for lunch, however this is not essential.


Serving hot, nutritious meals at midday in our community restaurant, open Sunday-Friday.  Including Fish Fridays and a Roast on Wednesdays and Sundays!

Also serving tea, coffee & cake from 9.30am, Monday-Friday.


Offering a variety of midweek activities from chair exercises and Bingo to crafts and quizzes… there will be something for everyone!


Our minibus service is available Monday-Friday for those who are unable to get to Fair Close by their own means. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to make arrangements. 


Freshly cooked one or two course lunches delivered to Newbury & Thatcham 7 days per week. All meals are delivered by our friendly volunteers who have all passed a DBS check.

Life at Fair Close

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 over 65s in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Become a volunteer

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


We offer membership for just £25 per year which means savings on the cost of lunches, hairdressing and foot care. 

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

Our Services


Welfare Service
Welfare Service

Our Welfare Officer, Teresa is available in person at the Centre and by phone Monday to Friday to give advice and offer help with problems however big or small.

If Teresa doesn’t know the answer to a question, she’ll always try to find someone who does.

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Hairdressing Salon
Hairdressing Salon

Our unisex hairdressing salon is open, appointments available with Jane from Monday - Thursday. Call Jane directly on 01635 551808. 


Our activity schedule features a mixture of regular activities such as chair exercises, arts and crafts, quizzes, live entertainment and more, monthly events such as the dementia café, tea & tech, bake sales, and one-off events such as pet therapy. Most activities are just £1 per session.

Foot Health
Foot Health

Our lovely Foot Health Practitioner, Amanda, is available for appointments at the Centre - get in touch to find out her availability

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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.