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White Horse Bookshop


  • 136 High Street
  • Marlborough
  • Wiltshire
  • SN8 1HN


  • 01672 512071
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Opening Hours

Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

About us

A bibliophile's dream, The White Horse Bookshop is housed in a 16th Century townhouse on the High Street in Marlborough. In existence for over eighty years, The White Horse has received generous investment in recent years and undergone a tasteful refurbishment to create three floors of cultured heaven with its own gallery


Bookshop Extensive range in stock
Rare and collectable books Exhibition space
Art exhibitions Art classes

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A comprehensively well-stocked shop run by relaxed and friendly staff, The White Horse is a place where obscure enquiries will be met with knowledgeable answers. It also has a rare and collectables library and access to over 200,00 titles online, all available for next day delivery. But it is the physical experience of browsing in this beautifully created space and lingering along the shelves which makes the White Horse a cut above the big chains.

Exhibition Space

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Exhibition Space

The White Horse has a fabulous gallery at the rear of the shop, an wonderful airy space which is home to regular exhibitions and events. See website for details.

Annual Open Exhibition

Some of you will remember that last year, to celebrate the opening of our new art gallery, we held an open art exhibition. With over 80 entries, the exhibition was a huge success. I am therefore delighted to announce that we will be holding another Open Art Exhibition this May (and every May from now on).

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Rick Stein with author Alice King at a recent book signing in the Gallery

Art Classes

Art Classes

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Workshops will run from 10am until 4pm Workshops will be held in our new workshop studio on the first floor.

All tutors give individual and group attention throughout the day.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.

Tutors will break for an hour at lunchtime when you may either stay in the workshop or wander into the High Street for lunch.

Tutors provide an information sheet explaining what the workshop is all about and what art materials you need to bring along. All art materials can be bought in the Art Shop, situated on our lower ground floor. 10% discount will be provided on all materials purchsed on the day of the course.

Date Workshop Tutor Cost
Sat 2nd June Life Drawing 10am - 1pm
Suitable for beginners and improvers
Jenny Arthy £45
Mon 4th June Chinese Painting Jacqui Franks-Alcock £45
Mon 11th June Oil Pastels, Inks & Felt Tip Pens Jacqui Franks-Alcock £45



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For a full list of events at the White Horse Bookshop please follow this link.

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