Foodie Feature: Hunters Chicken

There have been a number of changes and additions to our incredible restaurant menu lately, but one of our staple, most well-loved dishes has not changed. Today’s Foodie Feature is all about our delicious Hunters Chicken.

This dish is lovingly put together by our chefs, featuring juicy chicken, home made coleslaw, local bacon, mature Cheddar and french fries. It is a filling dish and very versatile, and can be enjoyed for lunch or on a Friday evening as a main meal.

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We are deleting our Twitter account!

We have decided to focus our efforts on our Facebook and Instagram accounts on social media, so we will be deleting our Twitter account @VisitHillbrush to make it easier for us to manage our platforms. This decision is not due to any negative factors, it is purely so we can dedicate more time to just a couple of social accounts rather than spreading ourselves too thin (we are a small team!).

We wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has followed, liked and retweeted us in the last year that we have been active on Twitter. We appreciate your support and encouragement, and all the lovely comments we’ve had about our restaurant, shop and museum.

You can find us on our Facebook page and our Instagram account, so please follow us there and keep in touch!

We are recruiting! (Front of House Staff)

We are currently recruiting for Front of House Staff so if you know of anyone looking for a career opportunity please pass this message along. We have one maternity cover position and two positions available for work at the weekends (including Friday evenings) and school holidays. Find out more and download an application form at our Careers Page.

A Bucket Full of Dreams

One of our wonderful Visit Hillbrush team members, Amber, created an excellent window display last week, right before the blizzards hit Mere! If you haven’t seen it yet you can grab a sneak peek here. Of course nothing beats coming down and seeing it in person because all of these products are available in our shop.  While you’re here, why not grab a warm cuppa and a bite to eat? We have just updated our menu.

Visit Hillbrush Opening Times (21st July 2017)

Please note that due to a private event taking place at Visit Hillbrush, the visitor centre will be closed to the public between the hours of 10:30am – 12:45pm on Friday 21st July, 2017.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes. We will be reopening at 12:45pm and business will carry on as usual, so we hope to see you in the afternoon for tea and cake and (hopefully) sunshine!

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.

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.

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.