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Information about amenities in and around Harwell Campus.

Harwell Campus has a wide range of amenities including cafes, restaurants, health and beauty centres and a Post Office for convenience. Set amidst farm and woodland, the site has many open spaces and areas where you can relax, picnic or walk through green, landscaped areas.

Restaurants and Cafes

There are a number of restaurants, cafes and farm shops to choose from on Campus and close by.

Pierrepont’s Café #Pierreponts@TheQuad
Open 08.00 - 17.00 - Monday to Friday
The café currently serves salads, sandwiches, cakes and drinks and there will also be hot options from the end of Nov ‘18. If you are visiting the café you will need to either walk there (it is located behind the Quad One building on Becquerel Avenue) or if you drive, please park in the Thomson Avenue Car Park and use the pathway from the Quad car park directly to the café. Please note there is no parking at the café itself. Take-away as well as eat in options are available.

R22 Restaurant and Coffee Lounge is available to all campus occupiers, serving breakfast and lunch, together with snacks and beverages all day. It also sells newspapers, greetings cards and a selection of other handy items.

R1 Coffee shop
Open Monday to Friday from 08:30 - 16:00
Located within the RAL Library building, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches.

Costa Coffee
Open 08:30 - 16:00 is located within the Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue and is available to all campus occupiers – no pass required. Costa serves one hot meal at lunchtime, plus sandwiches, baguettes and cakes throughout the day.

The Wandering Kitchen
Visits Harwell Campus every Wednesday, for most of the year.
Assorted food purveyors serve hot and cold food and beverages from a pitch on the edge of the recreation field, off Curie Avenue. Click to register for updates, opening times and weekly suppliers.

Bloomers Sandwich Bar
Open from 07.30 for breakfast. Closes around 14.00hrs Offer a selection of sandwiches, baguettes, soup and salad. Located at the Shopping Centre, Curie Avenue.
01235 833885 for orders.

Sandwich Express. 01865 390288.
Offer a sandwich delivery service to companies on campus which can be arranged direct by contacting them.

McColls Shop on Curie Avenue sells sandwiches, some hot food and a selection of supermarket items. Tel: 01235 834391. Open weekdays 06.30-18.00 and 07.00 –
12.00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ridgeway House located on Harwell Campus.
A new restaurant will open later in 2018 in the refurbished HQ Building on Thomson Avenue. Details will be circulated prior to its opening.

Nearby Pubs/Restaurants & Cafes

  • Chilton Wyevale Garden Centre with Café - just outside Campus, towards Chilton village
  • The Rose & Crown Chilton
  • Style Acre, Savages Farm Shop Blewbury
  • The Packhorse Harwell
  • The Hart of Harwell
  • The Wheatsheaf East Hendred
  • Eyston Arms East Hendred
  • The Blueberry Blewbury
  • The Harrow West Ilsley
  • The Swan East Ilsley
  • Q Gardens Tea Room Milton Hill
  • Beefeater Milton Gate, Didcot
  • Costa Coffee Milton Gate, Didcot
  • Harvester Milton Gate, Didcot

Post Office

Open weekdays 06.30-18.00 and 07.00 – 12.00 on Sat/Sun.
The Post Office is lcoated, within McColls Shop, Curie Avenue, Harwell Campus Tel: 01235 834391.


RAL R22 Coffee Lounge
Post Office Counter – within McColls Shop


Barclays Bank – Now on campus

Barclays know this is a worrying time for their customers and are here to help you, your colleagues and their families as the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve.

They have created a Coronavirus hub that will be regularly updated with the most up-to-date information, keeping you informed about managing your money, providing help and support on finances and travel, and advising you on staying fraud-safe. You can also contact Barclays via email:

There are also a number of banks in the area:

  • Banks in Didcot
  • Banks in Oxford
  • Banks in Wantage

Supermarkets and Mini Marts

McColls Shop, Curie Avenue, Harwell Campus Tel: 01235 834391
Rowstock Petrol Station
Milton Hill Services includes M&S BP outlet


Atomic Hair Curie Avenue, Harwell Campus.

Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centre with café, Chilton


Bob’s Butchers Harwell Village

Farm Shops

Savages Farm Shop Blewbury – fruit, vegetables, plants, gifts and café.
The Old Farm Shop Milton Hill
Q Gardens Farm Shop and Butchers Milton Hill

Local Garage Services

Mellors Garage, Challow provide a collection and delivery service for car servicing and repairs. 01235 760606
Scotlands Ash Garage is very close to Harwell Campus and they provide a courtesy car service while your car is being serviced. 01235850707.

Harwell Day Nursery and Preschool

Operated by Bright Horizons and with a Good rating from Ofsted, the recently refurbished nursery offers full and part time sessions for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Alison and her team will be delighted to offer you a personal tour and showcase the unique curriculum available for every age group.

Find them on Curie Avenue, Harwell International Business Centre. Call the team on 01235 422053 or visit


Covid-19 Business Support

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