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Tel code: 01235 | code search
Postcode: OX12 | code search
Population: 10000
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Birthplace of:
Lester Piggott Alfred the Great Joseph Butler David Cameron
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Folk Customs:
Boars Head Feast
Hunting the Mallard
Magdalen College Oxford Outdoor Sermon
Needle and Thread Ceremony
The Bampton Morris

Wantage Events

May Fair
Scots Guards Parade & Fun in the Park

Wantage Children's Day
Wantage Summer Festival

Wantage Craft Fayre

August Annual Jazz Festival

October Fair

Wantage Beer Festival

Dickensian Evening
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Yummy Thai
"I would be careful here. "Yummy Thai Restaurant of Wantage, Oxfordshire, has been given a Food Hygiene Rating of 0 stars by Vale of White Horse District Council on 22nd ..." More

Yummy Thai
"Having just eaten once again at the Yummy Thai in Wantage, I can honestly say that their food and service is first class. The review below this should be dismissed. ..." More

The Star Inn
"Good Points: Lovely cosy bar, very friendly staff and proprietor, rooms warm and comfortable Bad Points: Food just above average General review: Really enjoyed ourselves

Date visited: 2008-09-09 ..." More

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This engaging market town nestles under the ancient Ridgeway – possibly the oldest road in Europe. Wantage is the birthplace of one of England’s most memorable kings, Alfred the Great. Anyone with an interest in English history can not miss a visit to Wantage which has been an important market town for over 2,000 years. The award winning Vale and Downland Museum has an interactive displays, popular with children, which tell the story of the White Horse, the Ridgeway, Alfred and Wantage through the ages.
Under Alfred’s tenacious leadership warring tribes were united into the beginning of the English Nation. Anyone with an interest in English history can not miss Wantage which has been an important market town for over 2,000 years.
Above Wantage you can access one of the richest arrays of prehistoric monuments - striking Iron Age hill forts, such as Segsbury Camp and Uffington Castle, Bronze Age burial mounds, and the ethereally beautiful White Horse, and Wayland's Smithy, one of the Britain's most impressive prehistoric tombs. Wantage is an ideal place for a visit combining the town and its museum with walking on the Ridgeway. Its charm attracts many visitors who enjoy it's easy access to the uplifting countryside and the freedom of The Ridgeway National Trail just 2 miles, 3.5 kilometres, above the town. Population 10,000


Druce Accountants
Goddard & Broadley
Ridgeway Accounting Services


Ardington House
Vale and Downland Museum




Dance - Karen Brind School of Dance
Yoga - Colin Brown


Cherrytree Dental Care
Portway House
Wantage Dental Care


Church Street Practice
Grove Medical Centre
Newbury Street Practice

Estate Agent

Allen & Harris
Dreweatt Neate
Harpers Estate Agents


Bear Hotel
Chequers Inn

The Chequers Inn
The Greyhound Inn


Wantage Country Market

Pub and Bar

Abingdon Arms
Black Horse in East Hanney
The Star Inn
The Star Inn


Blowing Stone Inn
Lord Nelson
Villa Chinese
Yummy Thai


Charles Lucas & Marshall
Smith Patrick & Co


Evenlode Taxis
Keiths Cabs
Royal Carriages



Sports Clubs

Didcot Phoenix CC (Cycling)

East & West Hendred CC (Cricket)
Grove Rangers (Amateur Football)
Mountain High (Cycling)
Wantage Town (Amateur Football)
White Horse Harriers A.C (Athletics)


Wantage Book Shop
Gaynor's Floral Workshop
Charlton Park Garden Centre
Grove Pet Stop
Kissing Bridge Vegetables
Meat Matters
Clegg Chemist
Campbells Opticians
Geoffery Bailey Shoes Ltd
The India Shop
Holland and Barratt
Fat Face


Arbery Centre


Places to Stay near Wantage

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Bear Hotel (0.12 miles)

Bear Hotel

A 16th Century Coaching Inn offering outstanding personal service. over looking the market place
The hotel is modernized whilst retaining its original character. Two bars, residents' lounge and a period oak- beamed restaurant.The Bear Hotel has ... More | visit website

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Larks Haven (1.33 miles)

Larks Haven

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Situated 1 mile outside the historic town of Wantage, Larks Haven is ideally situated for both business and pleasure. You will find clean, comfortable accommodation in a quiet location. Well ... More

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The Greyhound Inn (1.37 miles)

The Greyhound Inn
The Greyhound Inn is a Grade II listed redbrick building in Letcombe Regis, a short distance from Wantage off the B4507. ... More | visit website
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Manor Farm (2.02 miles)

Manor Farm
A warm welcome is assured in our delightful Grade II* listed Queen Anne Manor House which dates back to 1402 and is listed in ‘The Perfect English Country House’ by Candida Lycette Green. With its ... More | visit website
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La Fontana (3.56 miles)

La Fontana
La Fontana is a Italian family run Restaurant with Accommodation since 1988. Situated on the outskirts of a small, Oxfordshire village.We have 15 spacious bedrooms all of which are en-suite. Deluxe Double features ... More | visit website
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Greensands Guesthouse (3.92 miles)

Greensands Guesthouse
GREENSANDS Greensands B&B is situated on the A417 between Wantage and Rowstock and adjacent to the picturesque village of East Hendred in South Oxfordshire. Set amidst what used to be a major fruit growing ... More | visit website
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Greensands Guest House (3.92 miles)

Greensands Guest House

The guesthouse sits privately within beautifully cared for gardens and offers its guests an enjoyable relaxed stay. All 7 rooms have en-suites, fridges, TV and wifi access, tea/coffee making facilities and there is ample parking. ... More | visit website

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Chequers Inn (4.35 miles)

Chequers Inn

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Roberta and Husnu welcome you to The Chequers Inn, a charming and peaceful characteristic countryside inn, with recently refurbished and decorated 3-en suite letting rooms and pleasant dining areas, overlooking the village green ... More

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Milton Hill House (4.88 miles)

Milton Hill House

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Milton Hill House is a charming Georgian Mansion House set in 22 acres of peaceful parkland.The enchanting Georgian manor house which has been sympathetically extended over the years is surrounded ... More

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Steventon House Hotel (5.11 miles)

Steventon House Hotel

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Quietly located family run country house hotel situated close to A34 with links to the M4 and M40. Convenient for Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Newbury racecourse, the Ridgeway and the Cotswolds. ... More

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