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New shops! The best cocktails! Indie cinema! If it’s new in Wiltshire and you need to know, it’ll be in our edit of all the latest goings on
ORGANIC OPENING IN MARLBOROUGH
This week saw the launch of Eversfield Organic in Marlborough, a brand new organic farm shop on the high street, stocking everything from fresh fish, to cheese and charcuterie to organic vegetables and dry-aged meat. There’s also a wine cave that has our name on it, brimming with organic vino and sparkling delights.
There are already two Eversfield shops in Devon, so we feel honoured that they chose Wiltshire for their first non-Devon outpost.
The even better news? They’re also opening an organic café and wine bar in the coming weeks, with barista-crafted organic hot drinks and artisan cocktails. We can’t wait to go from business meeting to after-work cocktails all in one place.
We quizzed the shop on what made them fall for our fair county. “On our first visit to Marlborough, we immediately felt our ethos would fit in well with the locals,” brand manager Hazel Gosling told us. “We couldn’t wait to offer premium organic produce from local, artisan producers on Marlborough’s residents’ doorsteps. We’ve had many local people praise the shop and seen lots of customers already.”
BESPOKE JEWELLERY AND BARGAINS GALORE IN MALMESBURY
It’s a busy week for shop openings; Bay Design, a new jewellery, and clothing hotspot has opened on Malmesbury high street. If you frequent Devizes, you might recognise the name – they have a boutique there too.
What makes Bay Design extra special is that it sells factory overstock and end of season lines at half the normal price – bargain hunters will love this place. It’s a family-run boutique and Jo Burke, one of the family members at the helm is a silversmith who sells her jewellery in store. Pop in to check out her wares.
BRILLIANT BURGERS AND FAB COCKTAILS LAND IN SWINDON
Following a pop-up residency at The Hop pub in Swindon’s Old Town, chef Josh West has just opened the doors to his own restaurant across the road, The Pick Up Point.
The new spot offers fresh, juicy burgers that taste way more expensive than they are (no dry patties with sad lettuce here!), along with crisp salads and amazing fried chicken in salted honey butter.
We stopped by on Friday (three weeks post-opening, that’s how popular it is, it took us that long to get a table!) and it wasn’t just the food we fell in love with. The place has a laidback, intimate vibe, plays only the best cheesy rock music, and the staff have the most incredible buzzy energy that just makes you want to be friends with them.
Most importantly, the cocktails are out of this world. I tried the absinthe pina colada and have been thinking about it ever since, my dining partner opted for the popcorn-infused old fashioned and was equally enamoured.
OFF TO THE PICTURES MARLBOROUGH
Looking for somewhere cosy and homely feeling to catch the latest flicks? Check out Marlborough’s newest independent cinema, The Parade.
Housed inside an ultra-opulent former chapel, this is so much more charming than your local multiplex. It has a fully licensed bar and a café which serves food and drinks from 9.30 am till late. Coffees, cocktails – you name it, they’ve got it.
The cinema seats 106; 70 in the stalls and 36 in the balcony, if you’re in the mood to feel fancy. Come early November they’ll be showing Edgar Wright’s latest release Last Night in Soho, so we’ll be sinking deep into their seats when that debuts.
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