Welcome to WANTAGE

Wantage in Oxfordshire is a small market town in the Vale of White Horse, and has a good range of shops and services, including plenty of pubs and restaurantsplaces to visit and accommodation.

Links with the past are very strong too and Wantage is a great place to visit to enjoy this historic part of England; it is the town in which King Alfred the Great was born. We also have literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy.

On our doorstep is the Ridgeway and lots of pretty Oxfordshire villages; great for countryside walking, followed by a pub lunch!

Wantage Neighbourhood Plan is here

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News and Views

Ed Vaizey Parish News July 2016 #wantage

This last month has seen the UK make one of its biggest decisions for a generation. I campaigned for remain, and my constituency voted for it. While I appreciate the strength of feeling from many of … [Read More...]

Spotlight on places to eat and drink in #Wantage and #Grove

Here’s a chance to check out the range of great places to eat and drink we have in Wantage and Grove. They’re showcased in a new series of short films that give residents and visitors an insight into … [Read More...]

Save #Wantage Community Hospital

Wantage Community Hospital is scheduled to close in the summer due to Legionella bacteria in the water system. The NHS trust will not confirm the hospital will re-open after the repairs. Improvements … [Read More...]

Videos of independent shops in #Wantage

“Shop Local” is the message of a new short film series featuring owners of Wantage’s independent town centre shops. It’s the latest initiative by Wantage’s town team to promote the great range of … [Read More...]

What’s In Store – new town guides

The Wantage Town Team have produced a couple of really useful guides for Wantage. What's In Store - Shopping What's In Store - Food, Drink & Accommodation You can see the guides on our … [Read More...]