We’ve recently launched a new Vegan-Friendly Trail Map one year on from its initial launch and ahead of World Vegan Month!
We are delighted to support many of the local independents and national brands across the town centre with the launch of an updated Newbury Vegan-Friendly Trail Map with a brand new design. This is the final map in our Newbury Town Trail map series to launch in 2022.
The handy pocket map has launched online in advance of World Vegan Month, which starts on the 1st November, and aims to help raise the profile of Newbury as a vegan-friendly destination, while simultaneously promoting the national and independently owned shops, salons, cafés, and eateries to a vast and growing audience of vegans, v-curious, or simply eco-conscious shoppers.
Physical copies of the map are due to be distributed in matching display boxes to all 39 independent businesses and some of the national brands featured, as well as the 20 independent businesses included on the recent Dog-Friendly Trail Map, and 48 brands featured on the Independent Retail Map. The maps will also be available to pick-up from Newbury Library, West Berkshire Museum, and Old Town Hall, as well as from market stall holders at the next seasonal Vegan Market, taking place on Sunday 20th November in the Market Place. Additionally, maps will be available to collect outside of the town centre from the gift shop at Shaw House.
The Vegan-Friendly Trail Map includes a brief description of each venue and is set to become a useful resource for visitors and local residents who attend Newbury’s popular quarterly Vegan Market, signposting them to other animal-friendly and plant-based venues in the town centre. You can view the Vegan-Friendly Trail Map online here.
The businesses featured on the map will be open to customers on market day, and we anticipate that the trail maps will encourage visitors to shop in-store on the vegan market day and beyond. The trail, spanning from London Road through to Newbury’s Southern Quarter (consisting of Inches Yard, Bartholomew Street and The Arcade), should also help visitors to discover other businesses along the route, as the trail takes participants down some of Newbury’s quieter streets, many of which are hidden gems.
The themed maps we produced here at Newbury BID are the third in a series of town centre maps for Newbury under the umbrella term ‘Newbury Town Trail Maps’. Downloadable copies of the physical maps and interactive versions of the Town Trails can be found online here.