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Discover the hidden delights of Wiltshire.

Our members represent a rich community of independent local businesses providing quality and unique products and experiences.

Find local artisan food & drink, unique gifts, art, local shops, events, places to stay & things to do in Wiltshire.

  • The Wiltshire Liqueur Company

    From a delightful cottage just inside the Wiltshire border, Tiffinie Pride and her partner Christopher have developed a distinctive collection...»

  • Dragonfly & Blossom

    Sarah Holton loves transforming her illustrations into wedding stationery & accessories for the home. A former art college student & brand specialist, ...»

  • The Wheatsheaf

    Masterchef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter and wife Lauren bought The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat in November 2015...»

  • Marlborough College Summer School

    In 1978, thanks to an air traffic controller’s strike, the presenters from the BBC “Holiday” programme had to cancel their planned trip to Spain ...»

  • Troutbeck Guest House

    Troutbeck is a stunning guesthouse located opposite the Michelin starred Red Lion at East Chisenbury. ...»

  • Wiltshire Farmers Markets

    Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets Association runs ten monthly markets across the county where local people can buy local food and drink direct from producers....»

  • Well Natural

    Queen Street, Salisbury has been home to Well Natural for 30 years but only under the current ownership since 2015. ...»

Summer Cocktails

Sam Bertram

7 July 2017

Tiffinie Pride from Wiltshire Liqueur Company loves a cocktail so we asked her for her favourite summer recipes.   Sloe Gin Negroni Ingredients  1 part Sloe Gin 1 part gin 1 part sweet Vermouth  1 part Campari  Method  Combine all the ingredients and serve over ice garnished with a slice of orange   Wild Strawberry Daiquiri  Celebrate the best of British Summer. Ingredients 1 part Wild Strawberry Liqueur 1 part white rum 2 teaspoons of white sugar Juice of 1 lime Method Mix all the ingredients together and serve in a martini glass garnished with half a strawberry.      Maiden’s Prayer A beautifully coloured and refreshingly cooling cocktail. Ingredients 2 parts Sloe Gin 2 parts Blood Orange Liqueur 1 part orange juice Method Shake all ingredients together and strain into a chilled martini glass.      Strawberry Crush A lusciously long and cooling cocktail.  Ingredients 1 part Wild Strawberry Liqueur 2 lime wedges Chilled champagne to top up 2 strawberries plus extra to decorate  Method Muddle the strawberries and lime wedges at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the Wild Strawberry Liqueur and some ice cubes. Shake and strain into a chilled champagne flute, top up with champagne and decorate the glass with a slice of strawberry.    For more inspiring cocktails recipes visit https://www.wiltshireliqueur.com/recipes    

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Quintessentially English accessories

Sam Bertram

4 August 2017

Picture it – the breakfast table laid with stunning plates & cups with the smell of fresh coffee & bacon wafting through the air. A scene where Dragonfly & Blossom’s beautiful illustrated fine bone china and fabric home accessories would feel right at home. We talked to founder Sarah Holton from her home in Malmesbury to find out more about her gorgeous range of products for the home. Tell us briefly about the inspiration behind your range of home accessories ‘With a background in arts, graphic design and brand management I always wanted to make a quality product that’s not only made locally but the best it can be.  Originally from Gloucestershire, the countryside has always been a major part of my life. My illustrations are inspired by nature – whether it’s the insect range featuring bees, dragonflies, ladybirds or butterflies or the countryside collection including hares, stags, chickens & pheasants.  I wanted to create a distinct understated quality brand, with broad appeal, so all my illustrations are black on white.  I’ve always enjoyed pencil drawing which is perfect for my products. I started with fine bone china (mugs, teacups, bowls, plates, jugs & jam pots) but have since added candles, fabric accessories (lampshades, cushions & noticeboards) and more recently notebooks & box files.’ You mention some new products – tell us about those  ‘The most recent addition to my range is a bigger farmyard mug where I’m donating 10% of all product sales to Jamie’s Farm, a charity enabling disadvantaged young people to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. The mug is not only bigger than previous mugs, but is the first design to deviate from the black illustration on white. It’s on a grey background, features pigs, cows and geese, is fun and perfect for morning coffee! I’ve introduced the grey background to other products too. It’s on the new notebooks and box files which are hand finished, and on the aprons, tea towels, book bags and gift wrap. All our new products have been launched in the most popular design – the bee & hare. With the aprons and tea towels it’s not always practical to have a clean white design so the grey background offers a more user-friendly solution. We’ve also introduced a range of greeting cards & doorstops. There are new additions to our fine bone china range too with tea bag tidies and spoon rests. We launched them at the Cotswold Show recently and they went down a storm.’ What’s next for Dragonfly & Blossom ‘The exciting part is the brand is starting to get recognised and known. At the Cotswold Show so many people came in to give us some wonderful feedback on our products. I love shows as that’s when you get to meet your customers and see people’s reactions. We’re always looking to introduce new products & ideas. Our next stop is Christmas when we’re going to launch some gift collections. If you’ve got any ideas of what you’d like to see please let us know.’  http://www.dragonflyandblossom.co.uk

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Marlborough Food Assembly

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We're setting up a Food Assembly in Marlborough to put locals in touch with local foods. Join us to get access to local food and support our local food producers.

 

 

 

 

 

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