Visit Hillbrush is a new and unique visitor centre where you
can come to browse and purchase products in our homeware shop, enjoy the locally sourced food in our spacious and airy restaurant, grab a coffee from our master baristas, and learn about the history of brush-making and Hillbrush everywhere you turn in our exciting, first-of-its-kind brush-making museum.
Where is Visit Hillbrush - Restaurant located?
From the East
From London/Basingstoke/M3, head west on A303. Do not take the first Mere exit you see; it will take you through the village. Continue on the A303 for about 1.5 miles around the Mere bypass and take the second Mere exit, signposted to Frome B3092/Gillingham B3095. Turn left at the bottom of the slip road towards Gillingham and Mere. Hillbrush will be on the left about ¾ mile down the road.
From the West
Head east on A303 and take the exit towards Frome/Gillingham/Mere/Zeals/B3092 and turn immediately right to continue to follow Signs for Gillingham/Mere. Turn right onto B3092 and Hillbrush will be on the left about 1 mile down the road.
What cuisine is on offer at Visit Hillbrush - Restaurant?
Visit Hillbrush has a menu to satisfy all appetites, from delicious full English breakfast to comforting lunches. Our skilled baristas produce expertly crafted coffee to accompany tempting locally sourced cakes and bakes that you can eat in or grab-and-go. We also offer gluten free,
vegetarian and vegan dishes with a selection of local drinks.
On Friday evenings, Visit Hillbrush are open till 11pm and there is something special and delicious to eat, themed on the 3rd Friday of every month and also with live music. Previous themed evenings have included Seafood Night, Curry Night and Italian Night - see our upcoming events here: https://visit.hillbrush.com/calendar/
What is the signature dish at Visit Hillbrush - Restaurant?
Our menu changes every 3 or 4 months in line with the current seasons and fresh ingredients available. However, there are a few dishes which are customer favourites and we don't change! You can choose from a variety of dishes to suit your taste, from Veal Saltimbocca (Pan-Fried Veal Escallop with Sage, Parma Ham and Mozzarella Served with Sautéed Potatoes and a Salad Garnish) to Dressed Crab with a Potato and Chive Salad served with a Salad Garnish. We have a varied selection of burgers and also a children friendly menu.
What makes a meal at Visit Hillbrush - Restaurant unique?
Our interactive museum is the first of its kind in the country, hosting a wide range of fascinating information about brush-making, the company's history and the local area. It offers colourful and tactile displays, a Kid's Corner to keep your little ones busy, 3D exhibits to entertain and inform, videos, and vintage brush-making machinery.
Our shop has all manner of cleaning and grooming products
from traditional bahia filled bucket brushes, to food-safe, colour-coded dustpan sets, and beautifully soft ostrich feather dusters alongside hundreds of other useful cleaning items for your home.
Where else can you Eat, Discover and Shop all in one place!
As well as the capability to hire out the Visitor Centre, Hillbrush offers meeting room facilities for private events or smaller meetings. Room hire can include refreshments and catering.
This is a flexible meeting space which can accommodate large groups for company meetings. It can seat up to 75 people theatre style, and there is access to free WiFi and a large presentation screen.