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Focus on Corsham

Nestled between Bath and Chippenham, Corsham is an extremely popular location taking advantage of excellent local schools and nearby transport links by rail and road. It’s the best of both worlds in terms of a characterful smaller centre (look out for the peacocks from Corsham Court wandering the High Street) and access to local amenities. 

Peacock with feathers splayed

Corsham Peacock

Little known spot: 

Any town that hosts an annual walking festival (Corsham’s takes place in June) knows the value of quieter scenic spots. Wander away from the town centre into the parkland surrounding Corsham Court, complete with its lake, or head to The Batters, once used for WWI trench-digging practice. 

Front facade of Corsham Court with striped lawn to front

Corsham Court

Must-visit destination: 

Grounded café bar in a converted 18th century chapel featuring the original raised gallery has a chilled atmosphere in the day and bustling vibe on weekend nights. Enjoy the sun trap garden (there’s a handy climbing frame for kids), fortnightly quiz and live music events or host a pizza-making birthday party for youngsters. We also love Kettlesmith beer bar and shop, worthy winners of ‘Best Bar’ in the 2023 Muddy Stilettos Wiltshire Awards. 

Beer taps, canned beer and beer in glasses on bar

Kettlesmiths, Corsham

Architectural gem: 

The 18th century Corsham Town Hall, once a market hall and courthouse and a hospital in the First World War, found new fame in the BBC Series Poldark. The ashlar stone masonry stands out next to neighbouring buildings such as The Flemish Weaver, a 17th century Grade II-listed (and ever popular) pub. 

Front facade of Corsham Townhall with clock

Corsham Townhall (and Flemish Weaver to the left)

Our favourite haunt: 

The walled garden of the Methuen Arms is a vibrant spot on a warm day and ingredients from its own kitchen garden pepper the menu. A seat at one of the tables outside Woody’s Deli on the High Street is the perfect place for people watching over a pastry (there are treats for the four legged too), overlooking independent shops including The Corsham Bookshop, Toby Haynes Butchers and The Corsham Art Gallery.   

Beer garden with sheepskins over chairs and canopy with greenery growing through it

The Methuen Arms

Good to know: 

  • The town welcomes the Corsham Creative Market on the first Saturday of every month 

  • Pound Arts offers a packed schedule of film, music, comedy, theatre, art exhibitions and more 

  • Corsham Primary School is rated outstanding by Ofsted (2013) and Heywood Prep features in the Good Schools Guide 

  • National Trust membership is well worth investing in with Lacock Abbey and several other sites nearby 

  • Springfield Community Campus has a swimming pool, climbing wall, skate park and BMX track 

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