Top 10 Half Term Events

Visit Hillbrush has been listed by Wiltshire Times as one of the Top 10 Half Term Events! This is excellent as we are open all week and weekend, and cater to adults and children (and of course dogs, who are welcome on our terrace) of all ages.

If you are still looking for things to do in Wiltshire with the family this half term, why not pop in and see us? We have coffee, cakes, dinner, gifts, tactile displays and more!

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Mere Flower and Music Festival

We encourage you to stop by the Mere Flower and Music Festival, which is taking place from the 9th – 11th June 2017. The festival celebrates the community of Mere with a mix of live music, services, food, and floral arrangements.

Visit Hillbrush will be donating cakes and scones to the event, as we are proud to call Mere our home and wish to thank everyone for their friendship over the years. We hope you will attend the festival and lend your support, no matter where you are from!

Find out more about the Mere Flower and Music Festival, including concert times and ticket prices.

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Thank You For Visiting Us This Bank Holiday!

Although the weather wasn’t quite as nice as we were expecting over the bank holiday weekend, we hope you enjoyed your visit if you popped in to see us! The restaurant was quite busy, with many people coming to have lunch and refreshments despite the rain.

If you haven’t experienced Visit Hillbrush yet but you’re wondering what we have on offer, you can view our menu by clicking here. We have a wide selection of delicious foods and drinks, all using locally sourced ingredients, all top quality. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available, but if there is anything else you are unsure of, please do ask a member of staff as we are more than happy to adjust our dishes to cater to people with allergies or intolerances.

We would also like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave us reviews on Trip Advisor, Facebook and Google My Business so far. Your feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve our service. Plus it’s always lovely to hear from people!

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It’s A Classic!

We recently spotted this beauty in our car park at Visit Hillbrush in Mere and we just had to share it (with the permission of the owners, of course). Our visitor centre is the ideal place for a classic car meet up, where owners can gather, admire and discuss their vintage vehicles! We have a spacious car park so there is plenty of room for everyone. Not to mention we are in a picturesque location in Mere. Our restaurant is open so it would be the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat and a drink while you’re here. Our gorgeous south-facing terrace is designed for those long, sunny days!

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Throwback Thursday

We found some interesting photographs while browsing through our image library. Just look at Hillbrush HQ exactly one year ago! It’s quite a different picture nowadays, with our factory, offices and visitor centre completed, populated and working hard. Relocating to Norwood Park was a massive undertaking at the time, and we appreciate the patience and kindness of the residents of Mere and the surrounding area while we made the leap.

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Muddy Stilettos Awards (Reminder)

Voting closes soon for the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 and we would really appreciate your votes for our visitor centre, Visit Hillbrush, which is in the Best Cafe in Wiltshire category. We are so happy to be nominated in the first place, and as a brand new venture this would be a fantastic boost for us. From the Muddy Stilettos website:

Muddy Stilettos is the biggest and most influential lifestyle blog in Wiltshire, with over 100,000 discerning, intelligent, fun-loving AB women nationally every month (30-55 years) reading our advice on where to go and what to do with their precious free time.

Thank you to those of you who have already voted! Please spread the word.

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Colourful Stationery in our Gift Shop

If you’re prone to forgetting shopping lists, upcoming events, birthdays, or if you simply like to jot down your thoughts, you might like our selection of stationery available in our gift shop. Tidy, compact, convenient and with a splash of colour, our notepads, colour coded reminders, pencils and colouring sets are ideal additions to any handbag, school bag, glove compartment, or phone table.

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An Evening of Wine Tasting, with Yapp Brothers

We are delighted to announce an evening of Wine Tasting and Live Music at Visit Hillbrush. We are pairing up with local wine merchants Yapp Brothers (who feature on our drinks menu) in Mere to celebrate the launch of our visitor centre. Guests will be able to browse the brush museum and gift shop, while Jason Yapp and Meirion Williams are on hand to talk you through some of their latest and most delicious wine discoveries. Canapés and aperitifs will be served on arrival, and house band Ziggerat will provide music throughout the evening.

Numbers are limited so book promptly to avoid disappointment!

Date: Thursday 6th July 6:30pm-8.00pm

Tickets: £15

Venue: Visit Hillbrush, Norwood Park, Mere, Wiltshire BA12 6FE

For more information and to book your place, please call 01747 440077.

 

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Muddy Stilettos Award Nomination

We are thrilled that Visit Hillbrush has been nominated in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 for Best Cafe in Wiltshire!  We are so happy and proud that people are enjoying our new facility in Mere.

If you have visited us and tried the delicious food in our restaurant, sampled our artisan coffee, explored our brush-making museum, and browsed the many gifts available in our shop, please click this link to vote for us. We would really appreciate it!

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What are you up to this weekend?

If you’re out walking or cycling this weekend with friends, family, or even just your dog(s), why not drop into our visitor centre where you can rest and enjoy a relaxing cuppa and cake, or go all out and order yourself some lunch from our amazing menu?

It would also be a great opportunity to check out our brush making museum, which features interactive and tactile displays and tons of information about brushes. Our museum is still expanding and we are adding more components, so it’s definitely somewhere you could easily come back to and learn more.

Perhaps you could buy a nice product from our quality gift shop, too, and give it to that special someone. :)

Everyone is welcome! We would love to see you.

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Our new visitor centre and website

Welcome to the new home of Visit Hillbrush! We are currently busy moving content onto the site, and we appreciate your patience while we get it looking spiffy. Expect to see our website grow and highlight the many delights we offer, from our quality gift shop, our brush making museum, and our locally sourced restaurant and artisan coffee bar.

In the meantime (and if you’re in the area) why not pop over to Mere, Wiltshire and visit us for a cuppa and slice of cake. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about us.

If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch.

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