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Visit Hillbrush

Muddy says: Vintage brush machines, a fab sun terrace and artisan coffee bar – can you get more cool and quirky? This is Muddy to a tee.


At Visit Hillbrush, a brand new visitor centre in Mere, you can enjoy a meal in the locally-sourced restaurant, grab a drink at their artisan coffee bar, while learning more about the history of the company in their tactile brush making museum.

Hillbrush has been manufacturing cleaning equipment in Mere, Wilts, since 1922 and now, with their new shop and visitor centre, you can check out their quirky kitchenware, home tools and personal grooming kits. Excellent gifts for the person who has everything!

The restaurant offers a delicious locally sourced menu, an artisan coffee bar and terrace where dogs are more than welcome. Local suppliers include the wonderful Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants (Finalists in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017), Lavender Blue Bakery and Andrew Barclay Traditional Family Butchers.

The interactive museum features vintage brush machines, an extensive timeline that covers the history of the company, and fantastic tactile displays. Visit Hillbrush is also available for private function hire.

Set in a gorgeous location on the outskirts of Mere, it is ideal for travellers and families looking for venues or activities in the area.

Fancy a great night out? Visit Hillbrush hosts Steak Night every first Friday of each month, and every third Friday is a special night with a bespoke menu set to a theme (these are announced on their Facebook page in the weeks leading up to the third Friday). Fancy a curry? Visit Hillbrush is excited to host a Curry Night on Friday 17th May in the latest of their monthly themed evenings. They are offering a special menu of delicious Indian dishes as well as live music from award-winning singer and songwriter Greg Agar, who has entertained Visit Hillbrush before singing a medley of live music and providing lots of cheer. Book your table here to get a 5% discount online.

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