Monopoly is coming to Newbury!

News at Jones Robinson | 24/04/2023

A new way to manage property in Newbury! 

Now we love property management MORE than the next person - so you can imagine how excited we were to find out that Newbury is getting its own MONOPOLY game! 

As announced by Newbury’s Mayor, the Town Crier and “Mr Monopoly” outside the town hall earlier this month, Newbury came first in a competition with 20 other high-profile UK market towns to secure the creation of its very own official MONOPOLY board - beating other locations such as Hexham, Dorchester and Stow-on-the-Wold. Other localised versions of the game have recently been produced for Doha, Brooklyn, Phuket and Naples. And now Newbury can be added to that list! 

The game is set to be produced by Winning Moves under licensing from Hasbro and will be out in time for Christmas, with an October release date. A variety of factors were used when deciding on a winning town, including ‘Pride’, ‘Beauty’, ‘Sense of Community’ and ‘Distinct Heritage’. John Keen-Tomlinson, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves said: "The market town has a plethora of leading landmarks to fill the board. We expect to be wonderfully spoiled for choice putting this game together."

With the Mayor of Newbury, Gary Norman, adding: "Newbury is delighted to have won this contest. To be associated with a world-famous brand like MONOPOLY can only be great for the town”.

What important landmarks may feature on the board? 

  • Newbury Racecourse: the town’s renowned race circuit which has held a number of notable races and events including the Game Sprint Race, Legacy Cup and concerts featuring Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones and more!
  • Highclere Castle: the Grade I listed country house and 5,000-acre estate that received international recognition and fame when it was used as the main filming location for ITV historical drama Downton Abbey. 
  • Shaw House: the Elizabethan manor house visited by Elizabeth I in the 16th century and now hosts weddings, outdoor theatre events, afternoon teas and lots more.
  • Donnington Castle: the ruins of a former Medieval castle and royal stronghold, founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder in 1386 and bought by Thomas Chaucer before being taken under royal control during the Tudor period. 
  • Kennet and Avon Canal: the waterway built in the 18th century and used to ship Somerset limestone to London before railways became prominent. 
  • Watermill Theatre: one of Newbury’s most celebrated performing arts venues established in 1967 in an 18th-century mill on the River Lambourn.

Here at Jones Robinson, our love of all things local has got the office very excited about this new MONOPOLY and we can’t wait to start playing in October! 

About Jones Robinson 

Located in the heart of Newbury, we’ve been operating in the town for 25 years, growing from just 7 staff in 1998 to almost 80 members of staff, supporting the local community to buy, sell and rent local homes and property. 

As leading local estate agents in Newbury, Didcot, Lambourn & Hungerford, Marlborough and Devizes, and the surrounding areas, we are best placed to help you sell or let your property and of course to help you find your next home, whether you're buying or renting.

By offering a personalised service we can tailor the sale and timeline to your requirements as we don’t believe the ‘one size fits all’ approach works in this Industry.

The way we work is very transparent with a clear sales process, so you know what to expect. This is especially useful if this is your first time selling a house.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you sell your home, and for advice and guidance on the local area.