The idea of an annual food festival in Urchfont came about when the local community group were brainstorming ideas to benefit their lovely village in 2012...»
The death knell had sounded for Great Bedwyn’s village pub when James and Ashley Wilsey saved it from closure. After years of cooking in London and USA ...»
Masterchef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter and wife Lauren bought The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat in November 2015...»
Head chef Pete and his wife Emma lived in Enford for 12 years before the run down, village-owned pub came up for tenancy. ...»
Balmain and Balmain have been making quality sofas and chairs since 1987 and Henrietta Gillespie now runs the bespoke furniture business...»
Sarah Holton loves transforming her illustrations into wedding stationery & accessories for the home. A former art college student & brand specialist, ...»
Fioriblu is a partnership of two Italian-speaking Scots, Rachel and Henrietta who met while studying Italian more than 25 years ago. Returning to Italy...»
Childhood memories of running around in colourful wild meadows are often the most treasured, but sadly meadows are in decline along with our wildlife. ...»
Inspired by a love of travel Marion and Richard Lightbown set up Indigo Antiques & Interiors in the early 1970s to introduce beautiful hand crafted Asian furniture to the UK....»
Clementine always dreamed of having her own shop, and when she returned from London to her family home in Tisbury in 2006, she realised she could make it a reality.
In 2014 after more than 15 years in corporate sales & marketing Kerry Gover decided to do it for herself, combining her experience and love of shopping ...»
Despite coming from a family of sewers, Danielle Seatter only discovered the joys of making when her children were at 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 ...»
In 1653 the Great Fire of Marlborough almost destroyed the whole town. Over the next 40 years a house was built ...»
Ashley Sandy learnt to Nordic walk when living in Switzerland in 2006, and has always been interested in improving her own health. ...»
Troutbeck is a stunning guesthouse located opposite the Michelin starred Red Lion at East Chisenbury. ...»
Buckerfields Barn Apartments in Ogbourne St George adjoin The Ridgeway, Europe’s oldest thoroughfare,...»
The Youngs’ experience at Savoy London and the Royal Household of Jordan stood them in good stead when they bought a derelict vicarage...»
Overtown Manor is a unique Bed and Breakfast and business meeting venue, situated just minutes from the M4 at Swindon...»
Racehorses have been trained around Barbury for over a century & the wider area is a haven for lovers of fast horses. Holding four Point to Point meetings a year, ...»
Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets Association runs ten monthly markets across the county where local people can buy local food and drink direct from producers....»
“My mother ran Compton Marbling for over 35 years and organized gift fairs in the courtyard of our family home. When I moved back, I realised it was the perfect opportunity to create exactly the shop I’d always wanted.”...»
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...»
Lucinda Bevan is a nutritional therapist with a keen interest in the brain. She runs lively and informative nutritional cookery demonstrations...»
Queen Street, Salisbury has been home to Well Natural for 30 years but only under the current ownership since 2015. ...»
Dance has always brought joy and been an integral part of human societies - a way for individuals and groups to express themselves. It’s ability to bring health benefits to body and mind...»
Pod & Pip recommends
Beautiful Victorian Walled Garden full of flowers and vegetables which supply the restaurant. Always a delicious lunch. Buy buckets of cut flowers from the gardens to take home with you. An all round lovely experience.
The Pear Tree recommends
We are always looking for great food sourced locally and we buy our pork from two main farms – one in Purton and another in Melksham. We would recommend looking for local producers to keep our economy strong and you can trace the source of your food.
The Merchant's House recommends
Marlborough is a lovely place to visit and fortunately still has quite a few interesting independent shops selling a wide range of wares. Stroll down the High Street and venture into the alleys – there are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to make a day of a trip to Marlborough.
Barbury Races recommends
Barbury Races is less than 30mns from Lambourn, so-called Valley of the Racehorse, which means you can be sure of bumping into one of your Jump racing heroes when you come to Barbury Races. Alan King, Nicky Henderson, Charlie Mann, Warren Greatrex – they all pass through to check out the latest emerging riding talent on display in Barbury’s highly competitive races.
Not only is the view stunning from Barbury Castle, but it’s perfect for getting the children out at the weekend to fly kites when there’s a decent wind. Topped off with a walk around the castle mounds it’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon in the fresh air.
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