A FAMILY-RUN company is about to open a new leisure facility in a village near Warminster.

Hillbrush will take an exciting step forward in its 95-year history on Monday, April 10 when Visit Hillbrush, a new destination for eating, shopping and learning, opens to the public in Mere.

Based in Norwood Park and located minutes from the busy A303, Visit Hillbrush will open its doors to serve locally sourced food and quality coffee and there will also be a new interactive museum opening up for adults and children to enjoy.

Managing director Philip Coward said: “We are really looking forward to the future in our new building, which we have been planning for many years.

“Our new facility will not only allow us to expand as a business, but will keep us at the heart of a community which is home to generations of Hillbrush employees.”

Visit Hillbrush has collaborated with a number of local suppliers including Countryside Alliance Award Winners Penleigh Farm Traditional Butchers and Lavender Blue Bakery.

Light bites such as soups, sandwiches and charcuterie boards will be served as well as classics including burgers and pasta and a range of deserts.

Visitors will also be able to purchase a variety of Hillbrush products including brushes, doormats and feather dusters.

Commercial director Charlie Coward said: “Visit Hillbrush is a contemporary yet warm and comfortable venue, which will be a welcome pit-stop for weary travellers in need of a delicious coffee, as well as local people relaxing with friends over lunch.

“We are also very excited about sharing our rich history with our engaging and educational museum and showcasing our quality product range.”

Since being founded in 1922 by brothers Fred and Bill Coward, the company is now headed up by the third and fourth generation of Cowards.

It is one of the UK’s largest brushware and hygienic cleaning tools manufacturers supplying to over 90 countries globally, and the company employs over 100 people.

For more information, contact 01747 440077