Facilities

The Brocante will be in various locations around the village – as traders book, we aim to fill one hall before moving on to the next. Each of the village halls has a kitchen (tea & coffee making provisions should be available for traders) and toilet facilities. There are pubs and Beatons Tea Room in Tisbury High St; plus food shops (Co-op, the Butcher and The Deli) which sell sandwiches, ready made pies etc. Also last year many locals sold home made items ranging from Macaroni Cheese ( highly rated) to Lemon Drizzle cakes from houses en route.

Public Toilets on 'The Avenue' ... Turn past the post Office just before the FREE car park which is signposted. Toilets will also be available in the various halls and recreation field so you never be too far away if with smaller children

Cash Machine - As this is a village it will normally be emptied by 9. 30 at the latest in the morning, if it is working. So bring cash many shops will take cards but locals do not .

Safety. . . there will be marshalls and first aiders around stunningly easy to find as they will be in the fetching high vis jackets often attached to a radio. If near a shop many have chairs and simple things to help so you will not be far away from assistance whether a safety pin is needed or doctor

Disabled parking. . . There will be no provision around the village but remember the hill is steep so very much quicker descending than climbing. The village will be suitable to drive around if really needed as there will be a diversion route but equally nice to walk as designed or bottlenecks may ensue.. . . . . . Remember that parking is always a premium so often better to walk and shop than spend time searching for a new space especially if in the centre of the town !

Co-op... Sandwiches, snacks standard Arkwrights format... open all hours sells most things do shop early as last year they were hoovered clean by after lunch !

Beatons . . . Real Coffee, Real Tea from a selection plus killer cakes and a bookshop too www.beatonstearooms.co.uk/ Again get in early or queue real coffee takes time

Beatons Interior

Play park for fractious tinies . . . we have one at the top on the Churchill Estate ( signposted as Sports Centre) plus a smaller one at the back of the recreation ground so they can relax after time spent browsing but do watch if by the river as VERY muddy but occupied with well fed ducks and otters that love unattended picnics

PARKING :The Brocante is run by the village with volunteer help. The parking is aided by the youth club and the Carnival Committee Marshalls. They do their best to help for a day when our population can double in size and do not work well with verbal abuse as being simply there to help and advise. Do plan where you wish to park if possible in advance and life will be stress free rather than sitting in a  single track road with opposing traffic working out how to move and then taking it out on a volunteer.

To help we now have designated parking areas just off all the approach roads in to town plus the central car park and some in town parking all marked in red on the maps pdf  click here. Due to being a historic village  with many beautiful old stone listed buildings many of the streets were built for the horse and cart not two abreast 4 x 4 's and we cannot alter these facts however you argue. Parking will be labelled as field parking ( good for all if dry best for 4 x 4 or profficient drivers when damp) and hard standing areas. There are NO designated  disabled parking  spaces but  you should be able to find spots to ' drop off' people and later collect with a car after parking elsewhere unless mega early and lucky. . .  sorry about that but Wiltshire council have not allocated us any.

Certain areas are definite DO NOT PARK areas last year parking by the fire station doors signified a severe lack of thought  as a large fire engine driving through your pride and joy would drastically re-model it. Parking on private house drives is also unpopular without permission ie think and respect other people. . . we live here.
The bottom end of town & railway  There  is a very inviting watermeadow oppsite from the station with happy toads and newts and occasional unhappy motorists who discover exactly why it is called a water meadow. However there should be parking spaces in the station area being a bank holiday and on the two roadsides opposite  the South Western and by the Recreation field also the other side of the station bridge.

 The Park and ride centre behind the Medieval Tithe Barn ( Messums Art Gallery ) best approached from the Salisbury/Chilmark road. On this day as Messums use their own car park a field will be designated by kind permission of Lord Margadale

Approached via Hindon and Fonthill  there will be parking  at  Tisbury Campus next to the Sports Centrte and swimming pool. This will be signposted with both on field and hardstanding areas to park. Try not to park in the housing estates as the roads are narrow and people object when blocked in. Remember you are driving past their homes with free range children so please use a reasonable speed

Food Areas :-

Big Bang Pizzas outside The Benett

Brocante Café – Home made cakes and teas in the Reading Room (NOT the Methodist Hall)

Light refreshments in the Hinton Hall – sandwiches and home made cakes

The Boot Inn

The Long Room café at the Tithe Barn

 


And for dads etc we have a number of old fashioned refreshment sellers/ for mums a dad park whilst shopping :-

Pubs.


Tisbury Sports and Social Club.. . on the sports field +


Benett halfway up the High Street... local Ale/ wi-fi, snacks. . . The home of Keystone brewery local craft ales brewed a few miles away in Berwick St Leonard on the Fonthill estate High St, Salisbury SP3 6HD :01747 870428 www.benetttisbury.co.uk/ Plus the pizza oven man outside for real hand made pizza! The bar also has wi fi for internal customers




The Boot Towards the top of the High Street, 
 High St, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6PS 01747 870363 For food & real ale. . .The oldest pub in the village and a stunning early building inside



The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford also rooms if booked well in advance about 1.6 miles Fonthill Gifford SP3 6PX 01747 870385 www.beckfordarms.com/ Amazing food, craft ales, often fully booked so you have been warned. Home of creative car parking. . . a few spaces only!



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