Vintage brush machines, a fab sun terrace and artisan coffee bar – can you get more cool and quirky? This is Muddy to a tee.
First opened to the public in 2017, Visit Hillbrush is a unique venue providing an eclectic mix of high quality products in the shop, a fascinating collection of displays including antique brushes and a timeline of the company history presented in the museum, and a delicious selection of specially curated dishes in the restaurant.
Hillbrush has been manufacturing cleaning equipment in Mere, Wiltshire, since 1922. Originally focussing on traditional wooden brushes, Hillbrush has grown from manufacturing brushes for the locals of Mere to a national company selling to all corners of the UK, and since the introduction of hygienic plastic brushes and cleaning equipment in the 1980s, to a global manufacturer selling into more than 90 countries worldwide. With the introduction of Visit Hillbrush, you can now check out their top quality brushes and quirky gifts (you’ll never believe how many different brushes there are!), indulge in their delightful food and be inspired by their museum. If you haven’t visited before, what’s stopping you?
The restaurant offers a delicious locally sourced, specially curated menu alongside an artisan coffee bar serving take away or drink in teas and coffees and a beautiful south-facing terrace, perfect for your doggie friends and the summer months! Some of the local suppliers Visit Hillbrush use includes Yapp Brothers Wine Merchants and Lavender Blue Bakery, both located close by.
Visit Hillbrush also opens late on Friday evenings for special nights, including Steak Night on the first Friday of each month, Seafood night on the second Friday, and an ever-changing list of themed nights on the third Friday, including French Night, Curry Night, Jazz & Blues Taster Night and Pizza Night, just to name a few. (Evening food available 6pm – late on Fridays. See their events page https://visit.hillbrush.com/events or follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VisitHillbrush/) for more info).
The interactive museum is certainly unique but offers many fascinating facts and tactile touch points about the company history, from their visit from HM The Queen and the different ways brushes are made, to the variety of different fibres used in all their brushes and real-life vintage machinery.
To book a table for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or even dinner, click here and get a 5% discount off the total bill if you quote MUDDY5 when booking.
Norwood Park Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6FE