What a wonderful day we had at the first ever ‘Taste of Corsham’ festival last Saturday. Looking lovely in her Summer bunting outfit, Corsham High Street is the perfect setting for markets and celebrations – it “has no match in Wiltshire for wealth of good houses” (Pevsner).

Part pedestrianised, it’s a safe and peaceful place for a meander around the many stalls purveying local delicacies, or sitting relaxed trying delicious fresh samples, surrounded by beautiful buildings and the floral displays of Corsham in Bloom. Add the ambiance of live music, a spot of west country cider and glorious sunshine and you’ve got the ingredients for a perfect day.

We were super-busy at Previous, with lovely Summer linens, vintage garden items, pompom scarves and Father’s Day man-gifts the most popular purchases of the day, (though fart whistles weren’t far behind!)

Leaving things in the capable hands of my lovely assistant Becca, we ambled around the corner, past the glories of Corsham Court and the peacocks, along the cool of the carriage drive to the celebrated Methuen Arms, for a long cold drink over ice in their glorious garden, (oh, and a cheeky sample or two from their tea and cake offering out front – highly recommended). Of course, it would have been rude not to try lots of other tasty bits on our way back along the High Street – including top sausage dogs from Toby Haynes fabulous butchers.

A massive well done to the organisers, we’re looking forward to the next one!

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