Huntercombe prison visiting information

Booking information: 

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

All you need is:

  • the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting
  • their prisoner number.

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what's available and confirm your visit by email. You'll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email. You must bring this with you when you visit.

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email SocialVisits.Huntercombe@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call 01491 643151 (with the exception of evening bookings where you will need to telephone 01491 643100).

Official visitors are reminded to bring a letter of introduction to show on their arrival to the Gatelodge to confirm their company details.

Visiting times:

Legal Visits:
Mon: none
Tue: 9:00–11:30
Wed: none
Thu: 9:00–11:30
Fri: none
Sat: none
Sun: none

Domestic Visits:
Mon: 13:45 - 16:15
Tues: no visits
Wed: no visits
Thu: 13:45 - 16:15
Fri: no visits
Sat: 13:45 - 16:15
Sun: 13:45 - 16:15

Booking Information: (legal visits) Bookings for legal visits take place during the legal visits opening times but only until 16:00.

Social visits booking times:
Mon: 09:00–11:30 - 14:00–16:00 - 18:00-20:00
Tue: 09:00–11:30 - 14:00–16:00 - 18:00-20:00
Wed: 09:00–11:30 - 14:00–16:00 - 18:00-20:00
Thu: 09:00–11:30 - 14:00–16:00 - 18:00-20:00
Fri: 09:00–11:30 - 14:00–16:00 - 18:00-20:00

Additional information: A Visitors Centre is located outside the main gate. The visits room has a small Children's Play Area, toilets and nappy changing facilities. Refreshments are available from the vending machines in visits. All areas are wheelchair friendly. A searching policy is in operation. Identification and proof of age is required.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

How to get there:
The prison is located in Nuffield, near Henley on Thames.

  • Bus: X39 from Henley on Thames (Hart Street).
  • Train: From London (Paddington) take train to Reading where you should change for Henley on Thames. Then bus as above.
  • Car: From M40, leave the M40 at Junction 7 onto the A329 heading South. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A4074 towards Wallingford. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit, signposted Henley-on-Thames A4130. Huntercombe is approximately 10 minutes down the road on your left. There is a road sign shortly before the driveway entrance, although this is not itself signposted.

    From M4, if approaching from the East (London), exit M4 at Junction 8/9 onto the A404 and follow signs to Henely-on-Thames. Upon reaching Henley you will drive over a bridge over the Thames. Continue straight ahead to the next set of traffic lights, at which you should turn right. Continue straight over the first mini-roundabout. At the second mini-roundabout, turn left. Follow the road for approximately 10 minutes, passing through Nettlebed village. The turning to Huntercombe will be on your right, shortly after the speed limit is reduced to 40 mph.

    Limited visitors' parking is available to the rear of the Visitors centre immediately to the right of the drive in as you enter the Prison Site.
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