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Groceries

Local shops
Basics – bread, milk, papers can be found at Yarnbrook Filling Station. Left at Church – 1/2 mile. Farm Shop – fresh eggs, cakes, jam, logs etc – right at church, immediately right again. Or a 5 minute walk. Tell them you’re staying with us..! Tesco express, right at Church about 2 miles on right. Spar store – left out of house, left again at main road, 1 mile on right.

Supermarkets – Co-Op – Right at Church-1mile on left. Coopers in Westbury, more comprehensive range, also has Post Office. Tesco,Trowbridge – left at church, right at roundabout, left at lights, over mini-roundabout, left at roundabout – 3 miles

Shopping

Trowbridge –  Supermarkets and some chain shops. Much closer than Bath for basic needs.

Bath – plenty of shops here, and great food and drinks! Quickest by train, and escape the parking headache.

Clarks Shopping Village Retail therapy on a grand scale! More than 40 different stores. Street, near Glastonbury. Climb the Torr and then go shopping! www.clarksvillage.co.uk/

McArthur Glen retail outlet Swindon, just off the motorway. www.mcarthurglen.com/

Salisbury – Great shops in the city, plus Wilton Shoppiong Village on the outskirts. Do the cultural bit then shop ’til you drop! www.wiltonshoppingvillage.co.uk

Cribbs Causeway – Huge area just off the M5 with shops, cinemas, fast food etc. Better then the website suggests!
www.cribbs-causeway.co.uk/  Also has a large bowling arena www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk

Pubs

Royal Oak in Hawkeridge – great food. 10 minute walk across the field. Our local pub.
Hungry Horse in Yarnbrook – speaks for itself really, but cheap steaks etc and very large portions.
Westbury Square – a variety here, but can be a bit on the wild side at weekends! Westbury Hotel is more civilised.
Trowbridge – loads of pubs here but can also be a bit wild!
Bradford-on-Avon – The George Inn, The Castle and The Dandy Lion are quieter venues with good food. The Bunch of Grapes is a highly regarded gourmet pub with a French chef.

Restaurants

There are so many restaurant review sites there’s no point in duplicating the information but here’s a general eating out guide!
Westbury is the closest town to the cottage and there are a few good places, Thai Chinese etc.
Trowbridge has more to offer but can be a bit wild at weekends in the centre!
Bradford-on-Avon has many super restaurants and is a lovely place to visit. Essential to book well in advance especially for large groups.
Bath is your nearest city and hosts a vast range of eateries and is also a lovely city to visit. Parking can be difficult.

Useful telephone numbers

Useful telephone numbers
Taxis/Minibus
– Beta taxis Westbury 01373 822986 D&D 01225 719437
Railway Station – Westbury. Goes to Bath regularly (20 mins journey). Also to London Waterloo and Paddington ( approx every hour) see rail enquiries. Left out of house, left again, follow signs.
Health/emergency – Trowbridge Hospital (daytime minor accident and emergency) 01225 711359 Royal United Hospital Bath (major accident and emergency unit) 01225 428331.
Out of hours Wiltshire NHS service 01249 456530
Dentists – Westbury 01373 865084 Trowbridge 01225 315333/753198/754638 Bradford-on-Avon 01225 862377
Chemist – There are 2 in Westbury High Street; Preddy 01373 822998 and Boots 01373822819. See local paper for duty out-of-hours shop.