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



We’re now open for all services – the café, restaurant, activities, hairdressing salon, foot health, welfare, transport and meals on wheels – all at the Fair Close Centre. We can’t wait to see you! Call us on 01635 40488 to book.

While the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, we are still making sure that our visitors’ safety is a priority. We still advise people to wear face coverings and sanitise their hands, and our restaurant servers wear face coverings. We advise calling to book in for lunch as we have limited spaces.

We’re very pleased to have our minibus back up and running! We offer a door to door service (return trip) for just £5.  


Serving hot, nutritious meals in our community restaurant open Sunday-Friday from 12 noon. 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.

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 regular users of the Centre 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

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.