Thatcham Area Guide

Thatcham Area Guide

Nestled in the heart of West Berkshire, Thatcham boasts a picturesque blend of rural charm and modern convenience. With its quaint streets lined by historic cottages and green spaces, this idyllic town offers a serene setting for those seeking a tranquil lifestyle. 


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Thatcham Fact File

  • Thatcham is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and is home to several nature reserves, including Thatcham Reed Beds and Greenham Common.
  • Thatcham is also home to the Nature Discover Centre, with a network of walks, interactive wildlife and natural history displays, as well as a playground, to be enjoyed all year round by all the family.
  • Thatcham is one of the oldest continually inhabited places in Britain, with a history dating back over 13,000 years.

  • Thatcham is famous for hosting the Thatcham Research Center, a facility dedicated to vehicle safety and insurance.

  • St. Mary's Church is a prominent historical landmark in Thatcham. This Grade I listed church dates back to the 12th century.

  • Thatcham has a long history as a market town, and it continues to host a weekly market where residents and visitors can purchase fresh produce, local crafts, and other goods.

Living in Thatcham

Thatcham has a delightful blend of rural serenity and modern convenience. This charming town boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with its historic cottages, tree-lined streets, and a vibrant community spirit. The local high street buzzes with quaint shops, cozy pubs, and all the amenities you need for everyday life. Thatcham's green spaces and scenic walks provide the perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls and outdoor activities, making it an ideal place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Alternative locations to consider within easy reach of Thatcham include the bustling town of Newbury, known for its shopping and entertainment options, as well as the charming village of Cold Ash, offering a more secluded atmosphere. Additionally, Hermitage, a nearby village with a strong sense of community, is another appealing option for those seeking a tranquil countryside setting. Each of these nearby areas provides its unique charm, ensuring there's something for everyone in this delightful corner of West Berkshire.

Thatcham History

Thatcham Has a rich and ancient history that stretches back through the ages. Originally a small farming village, it gradually expanded and evolved over time. As it grew, Thatcham retained its historic character with charming old buildings, while also embracing modern development, becoming a vibrant town that bridges the past and present, showcasing its enduring heritage.


Thatcham's property landscape comprises a diverse range of homes, from charming cottages with thatched roofs to contemporary houses designed for modern living. Whether you're looking for character-filled abodes or sleek, contemporary spaces, Thatcham has something to suit every taste and lifestyle.

Explore Thatcham 

Thatcham's community spirit shines through its local shops, welcoming pubs, and a vibrant high street, making it a perfect place to call home.


There is a wide variety of fantastic restaurants in Thatcham, alongside country pubs and farm shops in the surrounding villages.

Bella Luna

Italian Eatery

Jade Cottage

Chinese Eatery

Casa Mia

Italian Eatery

Szechuan Inn

Chinese Eatery

Shops & Boutiques

Thatcham's shops and boutiques offer a diverse array of goods. From quaint, family-run stores with handmade crafts to familiar high street brands, there's something for everyone. You can find fresh produce at the market, stylish clothing, home essentials, and much more.

House of Cards

Gift Shop

Geeky Graphghans

Craft Shop


Pubs & Cafes

Thatcham's pubs and cafes provide a welcoming atmosphere for all. Traditional pubs offer hearty meals and local ales, while cozy cafes serve up delicious coffee and homemade treats.


Pop Inn Cafe


Mug & Brew

Coffee Shop

The Taste of England

Public House


Public House


Entertainment & Days Out

Thatcham offers a variety of entertainment and days out for all ages. Enjoy outdoor adventures at nearby parks, picnics by the river, and family-friendly activities. Explore history at local museums, catch a movie at the cinema, or attend community events.


Nature Discovery Centre

Tourist Attraction

Wyld Court Alpacas




Thatcham has a wide range of schools including primary and secondary options. These outstanding educational institutions provide excellent opportunities for students.



Primary School


Secondary School


Thatcham's transport links are convenient for getting around. The town has a train station with regular services to nearby cities like Reading and Newbury and a straight route to London Paddington. Buses connect different parts of town, and road access to major routes is straightforward.

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