Temporary Road Closures

We wanted to let you know that there will be a couple of road closures taking place over the next two weeks, although Visit Hillbrush will still be accessible and open for business as normal! Please leave yourself enough time if you have booked a table with us on the following dates:

From Wednesday 6th March for 5 days:

• Gillingham – Mere Road (B3092) will be completely closed between 09:30 and 15:30 every day. 
• Traffic will be diverted to Wincanton, though there may be alternative back roads that you want to consider.

From Monday 11 March for 5 days:

• From the A303 Junction to Maiden Bradley the road will be completely closed between 08:00 to 17:00 every day.
• There will be a traffic diversion but it has not been specified.

Add a Little Sparkle

January always feels like a long and slow month. A lot of this is due to the nights feeling that much longer but without the promise of Christmas/holidays to look forward to like you have in December. We thought that these amazing glittery Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs were the perfect idea to bring a little sparkle to your evening. Find them at Visit Hillbrush on our till counter, along with many other lovely scented gifts and treats!

100,000 visitors!

We are utterly thrilled to announce that Mr and Mrs Cherrett have helped us cross the 100,000 visitors mark, which is a massive milestone for Visit Hillbrush. They were awarded gift vouchers worth £50 and we are so happy for them as they are regulars of ours. We hope to see them again soon!

Recipe: No-Bake Granola

This no-bake granola recipe is utterly delicious, fairly quick and easy to make and does not use refined sugar. The bars make an excellent snack for work or when you’re on the go and they are super filling!

Time: approx. 20-30 mins to make (and an additional 1-2 hours to chill)

4 Cups of Assorted Nuts (we recommend cashews, walnuts and pecans)

1 Cup of Desiccated Coconut

1 Cup of Dried Fruit (dates, raisins, etc)

1/3 Cup of Coconut Oil

1/3 Cup of Almond Butter

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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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Local Artist’s Broom Animals

These inventive ‘hobby horse’ broom animals were made by artist Steven Rowley, made up of simple household components including our B25/5 broom head! Find out more about Steven and his art at his website. Click the read more button to see photos. 

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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.

A Clean and Festive Christmas Tree

We wanted to share our delightful brush Christmas trees that we have in the visitor centre and in the lobby of our main facility. The tree features our B1241 in festive red!