Halloween Photo Competition!

It’s competition time at Visit Hillbrush! Come and snap a photo with our delightfully frightful pumpkins for a chance to win some goodies. Tag @visit_hillbrush #visithillbrush and #pumpkinpose to enter.

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We have just launched our Christmas Party Menu!

We have just launched our Visit Hillbrush Christmas party menu! You can view it by clicking here, or you can find it on our website sidebar beneath the regular menu. We have added all manner of festive feasts, including turkey with roast potatoes, vegetables, pigs in blankets and stuffing. There are also vegetarian and gluten free options available!

If you’re hoping to host a Christmas party, either for work or personal, you can book your places using the booking form attached to the menu download. Please return it to us as soon as possible so we can check the availability of your chosen dates. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or speak to a member of staff in the restaurant.

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Wine Tasting With Yapp Brothers

Thank you to everyone who attended our first event at Visit Hillbrush. Our Wine Tasting and Live Music evening, in partnership with Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants of Mere was a great success. We had around seventy people in attendance and anyone visiting the centre during the day might have noticed something was afoot, with Yapp’s signature van sitting conspicuously in our car park.

The festivities kicked off at 6:30pm with a wide variety of wines available for tasting, ranging from reds, whites and rosés to cater to different palates. We were lucky to have such a gorgeous evening which meant a lot of the merriment could take place outside on our terrace.

Yapp’s in-house band Ziggurat provided an up-beat backdrop of French inspired music.  Instead of remaining stationary the band weaved among guests from time to time. This versatility meant that their performance was much more personal, and they really felt like part of the crowd.

We look forward to holding many more events in the future. If you missed out this time around or you would like to keep up to date on what we have in the pipelines, you can find our events page here. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and announcements.

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Great Pit Stop For Glastonbury Festival Goers

Glastonbury festival gates open this evening and it looks like the week is going to be a scorcher. With many of you travelling through the area we imagine you’ll be looking for ways to keep cool, hydrated and well fed! We welcome festival goers to our restaurant where we offer a nice selection of beers, as well as many non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks! Our menu is packed with variety, and all ingredients are locally sourced because we believe in supporting fellow local businesses.

We hope you will drop by on your way either to or from the festival! Find us just off the A303, Gillingham/Mere exit.

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Wine Tasting and Live Music at Visit Hillbrush with Yapp Brothers

Date: Thursday 6th July

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tickets: £15

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

E: events@hillbrush.com

T: 01747 860494 and press option 2 (office hours only)

We are delighted to collaborate with Yapp Brothers wine merchants to host an evening of wine tasting and live music at Visit Hillbrush. This event celebrates the launch of our visitor centre in picturesque Mere, Wiltshire. 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! Our booking form is now live. You can purchase tickets any time via an order form on our website here: www.visit.hillbrush.com/events/ or by phoning us during office opening hours.

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Mere Flower and Music Festival is Underway

Mere Flower and Music Festival is well underway and we wanted to share some photos of the incredible flower arrangements. Massive thank you to Pammy Coward for putting together this stunning, colourful flower-and-brushes display. It must have taken ages and it’s so eye-catching, a real burst of colour. We are proud to represent Hillbrush and Visit Hillbrush at the festival and we hope people will drop in to see us on their travels.

If you would like to see more photos from the show that we have taken, please click to see more.

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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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